Graeme Stewart’s reign as Buckie manager along with his management team which includes Lewis MacKinnon and Stephen Bruce didn’t begin the perfect way they wished it did as they exited the league cup at the hands of Formartine. After that they have earned well deserved draws with league challenger Turriff United and Fraserburgh.
The Jags have only suffered a 5-1 thrashing by the league champions Brora Rangers and a 3-1 defeat to Wick Academy most recently. The Jags have won four away matches in a row and on Saturday they defeated Lossiemouth in dramatic style thanks to a last-minute winner by Chris Angus where I was lucky to be there to watch an impressive Thistle squad.
In the game at the weekend the Jags opposition Lossiemouth scored the opener which was a freak goal scored by keeper Connor Hall while others said it took a deflection off the back of Darren Wood. This was the worst way possible to be a goal down. The wind certainly wasn’t being kind to Stewart’s side. However, they equalized in the 59th minute as Kevin Fraser sprinted down the right flank to cross the ball into Baxter, who smashed his shot into the net.
This made the away support go crazy with them booming out the chant “Liam Baxter, he scores when he wants” which rang through the Striker’s ears. Dramatically at the death the Jags grabbed the winner as 17-year-old substitute Robert Scott crossed the ball to Baxter, whose effort was well saved. But the ball fell for Angus who stabbed it home. It was party time for the Jags as they had now won four away wins in a row.
Youngster Robert Scott proved to the icing of the cake due to his crucial role in setting up the late winner. He’s a great talented lad and has bright future on front of him. The youngsters going into the senior ranks at Buckie certainly have talent. But for me he stood out with the quick impact he had on the game.
The gaffer already has respect from the dressing room due to his superb spell of being a player at the club. He’s a fan favourite at the Moray club and knows his ropes around the club. Stewart looks to be building for the future with the introduction of many young players. The gaffer has been playing Chris Angus in a different position as a Striker which seems to be working with the top player scoring lots of goals and still being that fast player which defences find hard to keep up with.
Spider’s doing a top job at the Jags and long may it continue. He has walked into the job and implanted his own ideas into the team which have worked very effectively.
Jags are definitely streaming in under the leadership of Spider and will be up for challenging for a top six place in the table next season.
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