Fraserburgh 1-2 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 1st August 2015

Two second half goals from substitute Ryan Green helped Lossiemouth to their first win at Fraserburgh in almost ten years. Ryan Christie scored for the hosts early on as Lossie’s poor record at Bellslea looked like continuing, but an improved second half performance saw Lossie turn the game around.

The Coasters started with Connor Hall in goals, while Shawn Scott was absent through injury and Scott Miller missed out due to suspension, having been sent off in midweek against Brora. Fraserburgh were much changed from their previous meeting with Lossie in March, with top goal scorer Scott Barbour having departed with Kris Hunter to Formartine.

The game started in sunny conditions, with barely a cloud in the sky and a stiff breeze in Lossie’s favour. The conditions did nothing to draw a performance from the visitors, however, and after only eleven minutes Fraserburgh took the lead. A deep cross to the far post was left by everyone and an unmarked Ryan CHRISTIE stooped to head the ball past Hall.

Lossie were struggling to keep up with the hosts play and shortly after the goal the Broch missed a number of chances to double their lead. A shot from inside the area came back off the crossbar, and David Chambers was in the right place to prevent a goal bound effort from crossing the line. At the other end, Lossie slowly familiarised themselves with Broch goalkeeper Scott Cowe, who watched as a couple of long-range efforts flew past his goal.

A pitch invasion by a startled rabbit proved to be one of the more entertaining moments of the remainder of the half as Fraserburgh ran out of ideas, and Lossie saw the game through to the break without further loss.

HALF TIME – Fraserburgh 1-0 Lossiemouth

The blue skies of the first half disappeared during the interval and were replaced by clouds as black as the stripes on the home sides kit, and before the teams trotted back out the heavens had opened and torrential rain was falling. The second half was only a few minutes old when referee Tam Shaw withdrew the players from the pitch as first the rain, and then the thunder and lightning, worsened. A delay of almost fifteen minutes saw the visiting support seek cover from the elements in the dugout, before the sides reappeared and the game restarted.

The Broch managed a couple of early efforts at goal as the second half trudged on, with Hall reacting quickly to a pair of Johnston free kicks, pushing one away and holding another on the ground.

The game turned on a pair of substitutions made just before the hour. Joao Rodriguez and Jordan Main, the only survivor from the last time Lossie won at Bellslea, were replaced by Ally Bellingham and Ryan Green, and within a dozen or so minutes Lossie were in front.

The equaliser came from a free kick into the area and, once the ball had evaded the heads of two Broch players, it fell to the feet of GREEN, who had time for a touch before drilling a low left footed shot beyond Cowe

Seven minutes later Lossie moved in front, as the towering GREEN got his head to the ball at the back post and powered it over the line, despite a two handed attempt at a save from Cowe.

Lossie were now in command and with the weather brightening towards the end of the game, the Coasters did too, keeping Fraserburgh at arm’s length and never looking like conceding what would have been an undeserved equaliser, at least on the second half showing from both sides.

Lossiemouth now face Clachnacuddin at Grant Park this coming weekend, while Fraserburgh travel to Rothes.

FULL TIME – Fraserburgh 1-2 Lossiemouth

LOSSIEMOUTH – Connor Hall, Tony Ross, Jordan Main (Ally Bellingham 60), Chris Ross, Kevin Flett, Mark Hector, Ryan Farquhar, Willie Mathers, Ross Archibald (Bryan Bell 88), Joao Rodrigues (Ryan Green 60), David Chambers; Unused subs – Scott Gordon, Cameron Farquhar

FRASERBURGH – Scott Cowe, Marc Dickson, Bryan Hay, Ryan Cowie (Courtney Cooper), Ryan Christie, Stuart Taylor, John Chalmers (Jordi Walker 85), Willie West, PA Bruce, Graham Johnston, Grant Noble (Cameron Buchan); Unused subs – Aidan Combe, Russell McBride, Dean Cowie

REFEREE – Thomas Shaw

Fixtures 2015-16

2015-Jul-18 – NOS1 – LOSSIEMOUTH v Forres Mechanics
2015-Jul-29 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Brora Rangers

2015-Aug-01 – SHFL – Fraserburgh 1-2 LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Aug-08 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-0 Clachnacuddin
2015-Aug-15 – SHFL – Nairn County v LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Aug-22 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-8 Formartine United
2015-Aug-29 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Fort William

2015-Sep-05 – SHFL – Turriff United v LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Sep-09 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-0 Huntly
2015-Sep-12 – SHFL – Strathspey Thistle 2-5 LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Sep-19 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Forres Mechanics
2015-Sep-26 – WHSC – LOSSIEMOUTH v Forres Mechanics

2015-Oct-03 – SHFL – Inverurie Loco Works 0-2 LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Oct-07 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-2 Wick Academy
2015-Oct-10 – SHFL – Deveronvale 2-2 LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Oct-17 – SHFL – Cove Rangers 1-0 LOSSIEMOUTH (to be played at Harlaw Park, Inverurie)
2015-Oct-24 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Rothes
2015-Oct-31 – SHFL – Buckie Thistle v LOSSIEMOUTH

2015-Nov-07 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Keith
2015-Nov-14 – SHFL – Brora Rangers v LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Nov-21 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Fraserburgh
2015-Nov-28 – SHFL – Clachnacuddin v LOSSIEMOUTH

2015-Dec-05 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Nairn County
2015-Dec-12 – SHFL – Formartine United v LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Dec-26 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Turriff United

2016-Jan-09 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 4-1 Strathspey Thistle
2016-Jan-23 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-1 Inverurie Loco Works

2016-Feb-06 – HLC1 – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-4 Fraserburgh
2016-Feb-13 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 1-0 Deveronvale
2016-Feb-20 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Cove Rangers
2016-Feb-27 – SHFL – Wick Academy v LOSSIEMOUTH

2016-Mar-02 – SHFL – Clachnacuddin v LOSSIEMOUTH
2016-Mar-05 – SHFL – Fort William v LOSSIEMOUTH
2016-Mar-19 – SHFL – Rothes v LOSSIEMOUTH

2016-Apr-02 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Buckie Thistle
2016-Apr-16 – SHFL – Keith v LOSSIEMOUTH

Lossiemouth 0-2 Wick Academy – SHFL – 21st February 2015

Lossiemouth were undone by two late goals from Wick Academy at Grant Park. A tense affair saw Lossie keep their guests at bay well into the second half but a David Allan strike from close range gave Wick the lead with seven minutes left. Allan added a second as injury time ran out, condemning Lossie to a third defeat in a week and keeping Wick third in the table.

Full time – Lossiemouth 0-2 Wick Academy

Lossiemouth 2-1 Strathspey Thistle – Highland League Cup – 07th February 2015

Lossiemouth progressed to the quarter-finals of the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup with an extra time victory over Strathspey Thistle. With ten minutes of the second half played, Josh PETERS opened the scoring for Thistle before Shawn SCOTT fired an equaliser past former Lossie manager Steven Dunn. Darren Bailey was sent off in normal time for Lossie and with no further goals in normal time, an extra half hour was required.

With 28 minutes of the half hour played, Scott MILLER rifled home a shot from close range to win what had been a cantankerous affair and send Lossie into the next round where they’ll face Nairn County at Station Park.

Full time – Lossiemouth 2-1 Strathspey Thistle (AET; 1-1 after 90 minutes)

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Mark Hector, Darren Bailey, Bryan Bell, Kevin Flett, Scott Miller, Andrew Stewart, Scott Gordon, Shawn Scott, Ryan Green, Ryan Farquhar

Strathspey Thistle – Steven Dunn, Jordan Wardrope, Bobby McRae, Jack Maley, James McShane, Mark McKernie, Martin Groat, Josh Peters, Connor Macauley, Thomas Borthwick, Scott Hume

Referee – Liam Duncan

Fixture update

Lossiemouth have been scheduled to play Brora Rangers on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, with a 2000hrs KO. The fixture was initially scheduled for earlier in the season but was postponed due to Brora’s participation in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

This will be the sides first meeting of the season. Brora ran out 3-0 winners when the sides met at Grant Park last season.