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Brora fights back and draws with 10 Fraserbergs

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Brora Rangers drew 2-2 in the Breedon Highlands League at Bellesley after a 2-0 draw against 10-man Fraserburg.

The champions were 2-2 at half-time thanks to strikes from Conor Wood and Scott Barber.

However, Max Ewan recovered a goal for Cattaches early in the second period, and when Sean Butcher was sent off, Bloch was left with 10 men in the final half hour and the visitors were scored by Andrew McRae. The score was tied.

The result moved Brora to second place in the table while Fraserburgh dropped to sixth.

Organizers had Brian Hay, Jamie Beaglee and Louis Davidson suspended for work reasons, and Ryan Cowie was injured.

That meant Ryan Sargent filled in at left-back and the adaptable Willie West moved to centre-back.

Brora traveled without first-choice goalkeeper Joe Mullin, who tore his Achilles tendon last week, and defenders Josh Meekings and Colin Williamson were also sidelined.

early action

The first attempt at goal was Kieran Simpson’s free kick from 20 yards. Another nearly gave Andrew McRae a chance with a slip from the West, but goalkeeper Joe Barber was quickly put together.

Cattaches goalkeeper Ruardhri Nicol made a nice save at the near post after Scott Barber shot from the right side of the area in the 13th minute.

Two minutes later Joe Barber headed in Mark Nicholson from a Dale Gillespie corner.

The game flowed from end to end, with Nicole saving Aidan Combe’s half-volley from a 12-yard head flick by Butcher and Scott Barber.

In the 19th minute, Fraserburgh made a spectacular breakthrough. Wood played a one-two with Butcher and beat Tom Kelly at the left angle of the box before Wood fired a shot into the top right corner of the net.

Connor Wood (right) of Fraserburgh trying to escape Tony Dingwall of Brora

However, Brolla responded well to the delay, with Ewan shooting Joe Barber straight from the edge of the area and Wood drilling another shot from 20 yards on the other side.

Cattachs tied twice within seconds in the 27th minute.

First Ewan got past Sargent on the right and his low cutback hit Tony Dingwall. Tony Dingwall’s shot strayed off Andrew McRae to the right post and Bloch cleared the corner.

From Gillespie’s delivery, Jordan MacRae’s bullet header was volleyed off the line by Greg Buchan.

Shortly after the half-hour mark, Dingwall fired from just inside the area after the home defense had been driven out.

In the 45th minute, West’s sliced ​​clearance gave Jordan McRae a chance, but in the crucial moment Brora’s striker slipped and the ball returned to Joe Barber.

However, in the second minute of first-half stoppage time, Fraserburgh doubled their lead.

Scott Barber was pulled down by Miller Gamble 25 yards out and Barber had a dead ball off the crossbar with his left foot.

Cattachs look for a comeback

In the 55th minute, Brora cut the deficit with an excellent team goal.

Andrew McRae laid the ball off to Martin McLean on the edge of the area before McLean found Tom Kelly on the right and a full-back low cross finished by Ewan at the back post.

The visitors were buoyed by that goal, shortly after Simpson was forced to slice McLean’s delivery over his own crossbar.

Things got even tougher for Fraserburgh in the 62nd minute when Butcher was sent off.

The forward, who had previously been cautioned for persistent fouling, was challenged for gambling and referee Duncan Nicholson served a second yellow card.

Shortly after, Kerry shot just wide outside from 20 yards and was denied by Joe Barber in the 70th minute after the same player had a fly from the right side of the area.

Fraserburgh’s Sean Butcher, 17, takes on Brora’s Martin Maclean for a header.

Fraserburgh tried to hold on, but resistance was broken in the 80th minute.

Sub Gregor MacDonald’s cross hit Kelly on the right and sent the ball back into the danger zone, but Andrew Macrae headed home and slammed Joe Barbour into the ball.

They approached the final minute of normal time when Andrew McRae wriggled freely in the area, but Joe Barber blocked his shot from 14 yards.

Two minutes into stoppage time, Paul Campbell could have won it when he fell behind on a Paul Young pass, but the striker’s left-footed shot went flying.

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