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Clachnacuddin are told to keep their focus against Fort William as they look to end winless run


By Will Clark

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JORDAN MacDonald is urging his players to maintain focus against Fort William tomorrow as Clachnacuddin look to end their winless run in the Highland League.

Clachnacuddin v Fraserburgh 2 October 2021: James Anderson. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Clachnacuddin v Fraserburgh 2 October 2021: James Anderson. Picture: James Mackenzie.

The Lilywhites suffered a 4–2 defeat against Formartine United in Pitmedden on Wednesday night as their losing run stretched to four matches.

James Anderson gave Clachnacuddin a 1–0 lead at North Lodge Park which they took into half time.

But Formartine responded in the second half with Cole Anderson equalising and Jonathan Smith giving them the lead on the hour mark.

Anderson levelled the game for Clach five minutes later, but the score remained level for just 120 seconds as Smith grabbed his second to put them back in front.

Clachnacuddin pushed for an equaliser, but Scott Lisle killed the game off in injury time to give Formartine all three points.

MacDonald says it was another performance which showed his squad can take on the best teams in the league.

“It was another game where we have gone down and played really well and not got any reward.

“That is another game where that has happened to us.

“But we just need to keep going because it will change, but there are things we need to do better.

“We need more concentration in certain areas of the park and battle for the ball.

“We are creating plenty chances and the results will turn for us.”

Fort William suffered a 7–3 defeat at Strathspey Thistle on Wednesday night but were 2–0 up.

They also picked up their first point of the season in a 3–3 draw at Nairn County nine days ago.

MacDonald says Fort William are a decent outfit and will not be fooled otherwise by the fact they conceded seven goals when they come to Merkinch.

“There has been massive improvement at Fort William, I know they conceded seven at Strathspey.

“But they are scoring goals, which shows that they are a threat and we need to be at it.

“There has been plenty of improvement at Fort William and we will need to be at our best to get the win on Saturday and that is what we are aiming to do.

“We had them watched against Nairn County and we know what we are facing.”


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