St Duthus Under 17s fought back from 2-0 down against Brora Rangers Under 17s to earn a hard fought point at Dudgeon Park this past weekend.
Two early counter-attacks from the dangerous home side had seen the Saints behind by as many goals, before a back post header from midfielder Gordie Bryce pulled one back for the visitors before the break.
The second half was as well contested as the first with a goal from either side seeming likely until a spilled cross by the Brora number one gave him no option but to bring down Saints’ striker Taylor Anderson, who cooly dispatched the resulting penalty midway through the second half. Neither team could find the moment of magic in the remainder of the half to clinch all three points and so the game ended 2-2.
The game encapsulates the heart and spirit shown by the St Duthus team throughout their first season in the Highland under 17’s league in which they have competed well with the rest of their well-established competition in this tough and highly competitive division.
The team’s immediate impact this season is great credit to every player in the squad, as well as to the hard work of the coaches, the committee and all the volunteers who help run the club.
Report by Keir Morrison.