Broadhurst welcomes competition

Ryan Broadhurst powers a header goalwards for Locos
Ryan Broadhurst powers a header goalwards for Locos

Sponsors Man of the Match on Saturday was awarded to Ryan Broadhurst the 28 year old oil industry helicopter pilot who has been a stand out central defender since joining the club in 2009, having been converted from centre forward when he played in the Southern Premier League with Birmingham side Stourbridge.

The unassuming Englishman said : “It has been difficult for the past few weeks with games continually being postponed and even on the morning of the game it looked unlikely we’d get a game because of the conditions. I felt we did well, in the first half it was very tough playing in a back four against the wind. At certain times it was difficult enough just getting out of your own half

“We were desperately trying not to concede as it might have been tough to come back from that . In the second half we managed to get on the ball and and we started to see a bit more football. It is great to now have competition all over the team for places, we have players coming back from injury. The postponements have helped some of these players who have had a good rest”

And commenting on Brora Rangers losing a late goal in a 1-1 draw at Cove Rangers he added: “It is still going to be very difficult as Brora Rangers are still the leaders and we are well behind them on points. They are in a very strong position but the onus is on us and the other teams to keep pressing and trying to win all our. From our point of view we can only take it a game at a time.”