The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Fort ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses after in­ci­dents

FORT WIL­LIAM 1 FRASER­BURGH 3

- Sports · Fort William · Fort William · Fraserburgh · Peter Murphy · Paul Young · Paul Young · Lossiemouth · Nairn · Notts County F.C. · Buckie

Fort Wil­liam last night made an ap­peal for wit­nesses to come for­ward fol­low­ing two in­ci­dents at the end of their High­land League Cup tie against Fraser­burgh.

The Broch won the match 3-1 at Clag­gan Park fol­low­ing two late goals from Sean Butcher and Wil­lie West.

Fort chair­man Peter Mur­phy said the club was in­ves­ti­gat­ing in­ci­dents that oc­curred in the af­ter­math of the tie.

He said: “We will not ac­cept any form of an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour at our games. This in­cludes ver­bal or phys­i­cal abuse of play­ers, of­fi­cials, sup­port­ers or com­mit­tee mem­bers from both clubs. We are aware of two in­ci­dents at the end of the game yes­ter­day that we are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

“We would ask any­one who may have wit­nessed any­thing of an un­ac­cept­able na­ture to con­tact the club by email­ing fortwillia­mfc@high­landleague.com. We will ban in­def­i­nitely any­one who brings down the rep­u­ta­tion of our club and pass ev­i­dence to the po­lice if nec­es­sary.”

Fraser­burgh boss Mark Cowie was re­lieved his side man­aged to over­come Fort to reach the sec­ond round.

Paul Young broke the dead­lock for the Broch with a long-range strike that flew into the top cor­ner with 15 min­utes re­main­ing. The lead didn’t last long with Daryl Tay­lor lev­el­ling for the hosts just three min­utes later when he net­ted on the re­bound after a Ross Gunn strike from 20 yards was spilled. But the Broch de­parted Clag­gan Park with the vic­tory thanks to two goals in the clos­ing stages.

Sean Butcher re­stored the Broch’s ad­van­tage by head­ing home a Ryan Cowie cor­ner in the 84th minute before Wil­lie West nod­ded home a Greg Buchan free kick three min­utes from time.

Cowie said: “Fort de­serve credit as they were fit and well or­gan­ised. I was dis­ap­pointed with some of our play but happy to get the job done as Clag­gan Park is a tricky place to go.”

The tie be­tween Buckie and Deveron­vale was post­poned due to a wa­ter­logged pitch and will be re­played on Wed­nes­day night. The ties be­tween Keith and Lossiemout­h and Rothes and Nairn County were also called off and resched­uled for Wed­nes­day.

 ??  ?? Broch boss Mark Cowie
Broch boss Mark Cowie

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