Macdon­ald ready to kick on af­ter bag­ging cup hat-trick

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

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

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