Buckie Thistle free-scoring but boss Graeme Stewart hails clean sheet

Buckie manager Graeme Stewart

Buckie got back to winning ways with a comprehensive Highland League victory against Fort William on Saturday.

Jags manager Graeme Stewart was pleased with the performance of his players as they eased to all three points at Claggan Park.

He said: “It was a good performance and a good scoreline, although we should be beating teams like Fort William.

“It was a performance that I expected. The clean sheet was the most important thing.

“It is a boost for the defence to have a clean sheet. But I was pleased for our strikers, they were the best players on the park.

“Hopefully we can take this on in our next games. It is good for confidence.”

Stewart was particularly pleased with the clean sheet, as it was an impressive 4-0 win at Rothes on December 23 when Buckie last played 90 minutes without conceding a goal.

Andrew MacAskill opened the scoring for the visitors, before Steven Ross doubled his side’s lead.

A fine individual performance from Declan Milne saw the forward score a hat-trick, while Ross was able to add to his tally with another strike.

Buckie’s scoring was rounded off when unfortunately for the hosts, Lewis Campbell turned the ball into his own net.

Fort William defender Iain Foggo believes his team was well short of match sharpness in their first fixture since a 1-1 draw with Clach at the start of February.

He said: “It was a very tough game, we were so off the pace. Buckie won the majority of the 50-50 balls and were clinical when it mattered. It was our first game for five weeks and it showed.”