Fort net six in friendly match at Invergordon after Claggan Park fails pitch inspection
FORT William’s home game last Saturday against Fraserburgh was called off after a pitch insp-section found Claggan Park to be waterlogged.
The Lochaber side will be hoping the weather relents in time for their next Highland League fixture, away to Clachnacuddin on Saturday January 30. With the Fraserburgh match postponed, manager Ally Ewen took the opportunity to give his players some much-needed game time in a friendly match against Invergordon FC.
After an even first half, Glenn Fell thundered home a stunning 20-yard drive to give the Fort the lead at the interval.
Invergordon equalised at the start of the second half through Michael Grimes and this seemed to spur the visitors into action. Stefan MacRitchie restored the Fort’s lead almost immediately, and this was followed by strikes from Richard Tawse (2), Darren Quigg and Scott Chisholm. There were some good Fort performances, in particular Tawse, who was only denied a hat-trick by a brilliant save from the Invergordon keeper. Manager Ewen said: ‘We would like to thank Invergordon for the game. They gave a good account of themselves and made life difficult for us at times.’