Fraserburgh boss Mark Cowie pleased with weekend work to take third spot in Elgin competitors
First half targets from Ryan Sargent and Zane Laird earned the Highland League champions third place on this pre-season four-club weekend competitors to mark 100 years of Elgin Metropolis taking part in at their house venue.
And Broch supervisor Mark Cowie felt it was a helpful weekend of labor for his title-winners.
Fraserburgh received the Comfort Trophy after beating Highland League rivals Inverurie Locos 2-0 on the Borough Briggs anniversary match.
He stated: “Over the 2 video games, we’ve proven up nicely. We had a combination of youth and expertise in each matches, so we by no means performed our correct 11 in full in both recreation.
“I’m not overly fussed about outcomes at this stage. It’s about getting momentum for the league marketing campaign, which is an important factor for us.
“The match was good. The squad was perhaps a bit skinny to play two video games in two days, nevertheless it was good to be invited by Elgin.”
Broch have been overwhelmed 2-0 by Elgin Metropolis on Saturday earlier than Locos have been edged out on penalties by Peterhead which means this was a tie for third place.
Locos, who completed seventh within the division final time period, misplaced each video games in opposition to their high-flying opponents in 2021/22.
The primary likelihood of be aware arrived when Fraserburgh’s Sargent received a free-kick on 16 minutes when he received the higher of Logan Johnstone.
From the 25-yard set-piece, Logan Watt drew a cushty save Jamie Shingler on the keeper’s debut.
Only a few minutes later although, Sargent fired Fraserburgh in entrance when he guided a stinging low drive into the far nook after tidy build-up play.
Locos wanted to regroup and so they did for some time. They examined the trialist goalkeeper when Sam Burnett tapped a free-kick into the trail of Lloyd Robertson, nevertheless it was turned behind for a nook.
Then got here a blow for Locos on the stroke of half-time when, from an Aidan Combe cut-back, Laird put strain on defenders and was credited with the ultimate contact to make it 2-0.
There have been a raft of adjustments from the beginning of the second half, primarily from Locos, however the closest the online got here to being hit was by two Robert Ward efforts, one held by the keeper, the opposite whizzing extensive.
Sean Butcher got here closest to creating it three when he headed previous when assembly a Sargent free-kick.