Missed chances prove costly as Fort William lose at home to Fraserburgh
Fort William 0 Fraserburgh 3
THERE was an optimistic feeling around Claggan Park ahead of the Fort’s first home game of the 2016/17 Scottish Highland Football League Season Season.
The pitch was looking immaculate and the newly refurbished dressing rooms were in use for the first time.
Kick- off was delayed by 15 minutes due to the referee being caught up in traffic.
The home side took the game to Fraserburgh right from the start, and visiting keeper Paul Leask had to look sharp to deny Iain MacLellan after only 15 seconds.
The Fort were the better side in the first half and had further chances from Adam Porritt, Jack Lingard and another couple from Maccy.
But as the old saying goes, if you don’t take your chances it will come back to bite you, and that was exactly what happened in the second half.
Fraserburgh number 9, Grant Noble, was clinical in front of goal and grabbed himself an ex- cellent hat-trick to ensure that the points left with the visitors.
At the death, for the second successive game, the Fort were denied what looked like a stonewall penalty.
Next up for the Lochaber side is a trip to current league leaders Buckie Thistle next Saturday.
Fort William’s Daniel Highet jumps over this tackle from Fraserburgh’s Michael Rae.
Fort William’s new signing Jack Lingard in a race for the ball with Fraserburgh’s Ryan Cowie.