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News - 23 November 2023

Match Preview | Brechin City v Fraserburgh - By Steven Mew

Following a midweek victory over Keith, City are back at home tomorrow afternoon as we take on Fraserburgh at the Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park.

It was a winning start for Gavin Price on Wednesday, but his side will certainly be put through their paces against a Fraserburgh side that emerged victorious the last time the sides met.

The victory over Keith moved City five points clear at the top of the table and with the likes of Formartine United, Buckie Thistle & Brora Rangers in Scottish Cup action tomorrow there could be the opportunity to stretch that lead further.

The Broch head into the game off the back of an impressive 3-0 victory over Rothes at Mackessack Park last weekend, however they have had a fairly inconsistent start to the season. They currently sit in 8th place, 12 points off the top of the table.

Other than Anthony McDonald & Kevin McHattie who are sidelined, City should have the rest of the squad available for selection.

Reflecting on his first game in charge against Keith on Wednesday, Manager Gavin Price commented, "The main objective was the three points. I was really pleased with the first half and the amount of chances we created - the only downside of that was not putting the ball in the back of the net more to make the game a bit more comfortable for us.

"The second half wasn't as good as the first obviously - we didn't create quite as much going forward but we did what we had to do on the night. Other than the goal we conceded and a brief flurry in the second half I don't think we conceded many chances.

"I thought the two substitutes (Liam Duell & Spencer Moreland) did well when they came on and Liam was unlucky not to score. The two Michael's (Cruickshank & McArthur) will get their opportunities as the weeks go on. We've not got a big squad so we're going to need everybody and I've been pleased with the team ethic and workrate.

"Keith have caused upsets against Buckie and Fraserburgh lately and we were always aware it was going to be a sticky fixture. The important thing was getting the three points and I thought we thoroughly deserved that. It's a decent start but it's just one game and there's a lot more to go."

Looking ahead to tomorrow's match, Gavin said, "I was actually at the last game between the sides when we lost to Fraserburgh in the Highland League Cup. I know Fraserburgh well from my time at Elgin and I'm well aware of some of their players. It's about how we play more than anything else - as long as we can hit the standards that the players are capable of then I'm sure we can do the business.

"You want to have the points on the board instead of playing catch up so hopefully we can take advantage of that, keep the momentum going and look to build that gap."

Tomorrow's match kicks off at 3pm. Admission prices are £10 for adults and £7 for concessions (Over 65's, 16/17 year olds and students). Season tickets are valid. Digital tickets should be purchased at the following link - PURCHASE TICKETS

The City Club bar, situated within the David H Will Stand is open to both sets of supporters from 1pm prior to the game. The City Club will be closed for hospitality following the match, however the Platinum Lounge will be open as a par bar.

Tomorrow's match referee is Mike Roncone, assisted by Lee Paterson and Shaun Telford.

Brechin City 1-2 Fraserburgh - 30 September 2023
The sides clashed at the Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park just a couple of months back in the semi-finals of the Highland League Cup. Logan Watt's opener had the visitors ahead at the break before City skipper Euan Spark saw red for denying a goalscoring opportunity five minutes into the second half. Despite the numerical disadvantage, City rallied and equalised through Fraser MacLeod. However Ryan Sargent netted the winner for the Broch just after the hour mark to progress to the final against Brora Rangers.

Our match sponsor tomorrow is DWG Services whilst the matchball has been sponsored by Clark Dow. Leading out the sides tomorrow will be our mascots Deacon Stewart and Odin Duthie!