Me­chan­ics rev it up in the sec­ond half and put Fort to the sword

The Oban Times - - Sport -

A SEC­OND half de­fen­sive col­lapse saw the Fort hand Satur­day’s win and points to For­res Me­chan­ics on a plate.

The Fort lost cap­tain Ian Foggo dur­ing last Satur­day’s (Jan­uary 21) match at Clag­gan Park to what looked like a se­ri­ous knee in­jury in the 20th minute.

Foggo was stretchered off be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to the Belford hospi­tal by am­bu­lance. His leg was later put in a cast and a spokesper­son for the club said he will be on crutches for the next cou­ple of weeks. It is hoped the in­jury is not as bad as first feared.

The Fort took the lead only min­utes later, Ally Stark got on the end of Liam Tay­lor to fire home from six yards.

Just be­fore half-time, the Me­chan­ics took the lead in ‘con­tro­ver­sial’ cir­cum­stances. John Cameron was a full yard off­side and the lines­man in­ex­cus­ably waved play on, and when the ball was played into the box Alan Pol­lock scored with ease.

Then in the fifth minute of first half stop­page times, Me­chan­ics took the lead, Stuart Soane mak­ing it 2-1 For­res.

But ten min­utes into the sec­ond half it was 2-2. Top scorer Scot­tie David­son was brought down in the box and he then stepped up to fire home his 14th goal of the sea­son.

Just 60 sec­onds later David­son passed up a glo­ri­ous chance to give the home side the lead – when he was clean through on goal with only the keeper to beat, but he couldn’t take the op­por­tu­nity.

It all fell apart for the home side shortly af­ter, when For­res ran riot with four goals in the next 11 min­utes – all free head­ers from just six yards out. Lee Fraser took two, John Cameron and Ross MacPherson all found the back of the Fort net to make the fi­nal score Fort Wil­liam 2 For­res Me­chan­ics 6.

Next up for the Fort is an away trip to cur­rent High­land League cham­pi­ons Cove Rangers. The game will be played at Grant Park Los­si­mouth.

Photo: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy

For­res de­fend­ers strug­gle to con­tain Fort top goal scorer Scot­tie David­son.

Photo: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy

Iain Foggo will be out on crutches for a few weeks.

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