Macdonald ready to kick on after bagging cup hat-trick
Brora Rangers defender Ally Macdonald was thrilled to notch his second hat-trick for the Cattachs – almost a decade after his first.
The 31-year-old scored a treble in Saturday’s 7-0 second round victory at Clachnacuddin.
Macdonald said: “I scored three against
Fraserburgh at Dudgeon Park in a Highland League match back in 2010 but last Saturday’s one, as it came in the Scottish Cup, was pretty special.
“The pick of my hattrick against Clach was the second one, a 25-yard drive. It was a really good team performance.
“The win means we can now look forward to a third round trip to face Championship side Greenock Morton at Cappielow.
“We all know that it will be a tough one but we also have some good players with great ability who have played at that level before.
“We will go down there and give it a right good go and it goes without saying that we’re all looking forward to it.
“Our goalkeeper Joe
Malin and the rest of the defence, including myself, pride ourselves on keeping clean-sheets.
“We are quite proud of the number of clean sheets we had last season.
“We could do with one or two more this term, but I don’t see why we can’t go down to Cappielow and give a good account of ourselves in the next round.”
The left back added:
“Of course winning the Highland League is still our main target.
“We suffered a bit of setback when we went down 1-0 at home to fellow title challengers Fraserburgh the other week but we know where we went wrong and what we need to do put it right, starting with weekend’s eagerlyawaited north derby at Wick Academy.”
Brora’s Ally Macdonald