Ahead Ethan Sutherland relishing busy month and title defence with Fraserburgh
The 18-year-old livewire, who joined the membership final summer time, acquired some recreation time for the Broch over the weekend in Elgin Metropolis’s Borough Briggs centenary event.
The HFL title-winners misplaced 2-0 towards the hosts on Saturday earlier than profitable 2-0 towards Inverurie Locos on Sunday to elevate the Comfort Trophy.
Attacker Ethan Sutherland believes Highland League champions Fraserburgh are shaping up effectively forward of their title defence.
Later within the day, League 2 Elgin defeated League 1 Peterhead 2-0 to elevate the primary silverware within the pre-season competitors.
Sutherland was delighted to be concerned and felt the gamers general got here out of the weekend the higher for it.
He mentioned: “Saturday was robust, shedding 2-0, however it was a superb exercise. Sunday was a lot better and we gained 2-0.
“Our squad is trying good in the intervening time and the 2 video games will likely be actually good to get our health up for subsequent season.
“It’s actually necessary to get our health and sharpness up and a superb little bit of pre-season similar to final weekend will actually get us going.
“I performed right-wing for quarter-hour in each video games. It was a bit scrappy in the direction of the tip of Sunday’s recreation, however we will take loads of positives away from the event.
“It’s all geared in the direction of getting ends in the leagues and cups from subsequent month.”
The Broch play a pleasant towards East Finish Juniors this Saturday, with their aggressive season kicking off seven days later with Derek McInnes’ Premiership guests Kilmarnock heading north within the Premier Sports activities Cup.
In the identical competitors, Fraserburgh will play Montrose (at dwelling on July 12), Stenhousemuir (away on July 16) and Partick Thistle (away on July 19) earlier than their title defence begins on July 23 at dwelling to Deveronvale.
Sutherland is aware of the spectacular champions, who held off a terrific problem from Buckie Thistle final time period, will must be on prime of their recreation each time to retain their crown subsequent 12 months.
He mentioned: “Successful the title was exhausting, however it is going to be robust to defend it. We’re the workforce to beat within the Highland League, so each recreation is a last.