Fraserburgh boss Mark Cowie hailed man-of-the-match Scott Barbour’s display as one of the best he has had at Highland League level after he inspired them to Aberdeenshire Shield glory.
Barbour was instrumental in their 3-1 win over Inverurie Locos last night, scoring one and tormenting the Locos backline with regularity. A double from Paul Campbell, his strike partner at the Balmoral Stadium, ensured Chris Angus’ strike was all for nought for Locos.
Cowie said: “Since he (Barbour) came back to the club – I’ve seen him doing it when I played with him but that’s one of the best performances at Highland League level I’ve seen. He deserved his goal.
“Paul Campbell took his goals well; he’s a goalscorer. He gets in that area and he puts the ball in the net.
“Right through the spine of the team and even the guys that didn’t play last night, I’m over the moon for them. It was a great performance.”
The game turned in their favour in the second half, with Barbour putting them back in front nine minutes after the interval before Campbell turned his second to put the Broch out of sight.
Cowie said: “We were excellent in the second half and I don’t think anyone could begrudge us the win. We were the better side on the night. I’m just delighted.
“The players have earned it. They’ve been superb so far this season but we need to kick on now.”
Cowie now hopes his side can kick on and crown a truly memorable season, with the club still in the Highland League Cup and in with a chance of catching Brora Rangers at the top of the Highland League table.
He added: “It gives you a lift, winning cups, but we’ve only got two or three days to enjoy it as we’ve got a massive game against Nairn.
“It keeps certain things quiet if we’re winning trophies. We’ve tried to stay out of the limelight and look after ourselves. I’ll let them enjoy the night and we’ll kick on for Saturday.”