Well you couldn’t get any better entertainment …..a big thank you to all who braved the weather last night but if you’re a Jags fan you’ll think it was worth it!!!
We welcomed Fort William FC to Seafield Park for a Breedon Highland League game in what the press billed as a bottom of the table clash..a real six-pointer!
The Jags team lines showed all of the recognised first team choices were back in the squad as well as a new face in defence – an on-loan signing from Rothes, Ewan Neil, who was starting for the first time.
Also from Rothes another on-loan signing, Kane Davies, was on the bench – both are signed until the end of the season.
Welcome to The Jags gents!
Just before kick off the rain started and it poured all through the game …..dampening the spirits of the home fans as they saw the Jags two behind after only twenty five minutes or so….one very good header from a corner and a debatable (in the eyes of the home fans) penalty – fortunately we got a goal back just on half time but the Jags had been the better team and could have been better off with sharper finishing – as well as being thwarted by some fine goalkeeping by the Fort keeper Ryan Hunter.
Manager Charlie Brown and assistant manager Jamie McGowan went into half time confident that the tables would turn in the second half….and they were right..
More or less straight away the Jags were awarded a penalty and Andrew Skinner hit the bar. There was a collective sigh across the ground as the home fans wondered if it was going to be one of these nights…but a few minutes later we were level.
You can read all about it in the Press and Journal’s Paul Chalk’s coverage of the game …click here.
At the end of the match all Jags fans were soaked but very happy…a 7 – 3 victory – history had been made. That is the first time since we entered the Highland League we have scored seven goals.
Hopefully that’ll give the team a lot of confidence for the next few games starting at Brora on Saturday.
We welcomed David Painter and his mate Steve Ryszka from Sheffield – David is a great football fan who supports York City and Steve is a steam train enthusiast . They thoroughly enjoyed the game ..and the pies!
Also enjoying the game was Leo Hoenig from London who is on a weeks long bus and train expedition following the lower leagues in Scotland – Friday night he watched Edinburgh City’s home game in Edinburgh following that with a couple more games on Saturday, one on Sunday and Monday and finally finishing at Seafield Park on Wednesday night – thanks gents for making the effort to visit us.
In attendance also was Joel Sked one of the four presenters of BBC Scotland’s “ A View From The Terrace” – and on his twitter page he said “ A great night’s entertainment. Defensive mistakes, some great goals, comeback, missed penalty, big performance from the Fort William keeper and ten goals as @JagsStfc win 7-3 “
It looks like you enjoyed yourself – hopefully you’ll be back someday to Seafield Park – also thanks for coming.
And now, on to Saturday …we travel to Dudgeon Park, Brora (KW9 6QN) for our next Breedon Highland League game so good luck to the boys.
Remember to try your luck on our online lottery – jackpot this week is £5,100.00.
Remember, also the next home game is next Wednesday night 13 October versus Formartine FC – kick off as ever is 8pm.