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Fraserburgh edged past Dee in a tight encounter at Aulton. Goals from Watson, Anderson and Paterson were enough to take 3 points from a very strong Dee side. It was a sunny afternoon at Aulton with the pitch in good condition, it was all set up for a great encounter.
It all started perfectly for Dee as a long ball was played over the Fraserburgh defence and Dale Kirkpatrick finished past Ritchie to make it 1-0 Dee with just 2 minutes played.
Fraserburgh almost replied immediately as a free kick from Fulton bounced down and Watson's shot rolled just wide of the post. Fraserburgh had a great chance in the 8th minute as West was sent through on goal after a great ball from Anderson only to be denied by Klimkiewicz coming off his line.
In the 15th minute, a long throw from Chris McIntosh was headed towards goal by Dale Kirkpatrick only to be matched by good handling from Ritchie. Fraserburgh found an equaliser in the 20th minute as a long ball played Blair Watson through on goal and he calmly finished past Klimkiewicz to level the score.
Just a minute later Blair Watson was almost played through on goal again, but just as he controlled the ball, he was excellently cut out by Jack Carle. Fraserburgh came close again as a corner kick from Jack Donaldson was headed away by Watt only to be struck back towards goal by Jake West, who agonisingly watched his powerful shot go just wide of the post.
Fraserburgh took the lead in the 26th minute, as Anderson was played through on goal straight from a goal kick by Ritchie, and he finished off-balance into the bottom left corner to put Fraserburgh in the lead. Dee had a double chance on the 31 minute mark as Kirkpatrick had a shot well saved by Ritchie, the ball came out again to the edge of the 6 yard box but Kirkpatrick could only hit his shot just wide.
Kirkpatrick played a ball out on the left to Ritchie Hutchison, who had a swerving shot with his left foot from 30 yards, forcing a good save out of Ritchie. Dee had the ball in the back of the net in the 34th minute after Jack Curle struck a fantastic powerful shot at Ritchie who did well to save it. It came out to Kirkpatrick who finished it off, but the referee immediately blew for offside.
Dean Watt swung a free-kick into the box in the 41st minute, and Dale Kirkpatrick headed wide. Dee had another effort on goal through Aaron Walker who had a well hit shot from the edge of the Dee go wide. Jack Paterson made it 3-1 in stoppage time as a high ball bounced down in the Dee box and Paterson turned and shot with his left foot into the bottom corner.
Half Time: Dee BC 1-3 Fraserburgh
Fraserburgh began the second half the attack as Anderson had a chance, but the ball was well cleared by Jack Carle before he could get his shot away.
In the 52nd minute, Dee got themselves right back into the game as Aaron Walker burst through on goal and finished past the keeper to make it 3-2.
Blair Watson was through on goal in the 54th minute but Oskar Klimkiewicz made an excellent save to deny him. Dee had another chance as Dean Watt swung a free kick into the box and McIntosh headed wide.
Dale Kirkpatrick had a free-kick tipped on to the bar by subsitute goalkeeper Marco Deltesta in the 71st minute. Dee had another chance in the 79th minute as Chris McIntosh headed off the bar, it bounced down and was caught by the keeper. It just wasn't going in for Dee.
Jake West was through on goal for Fraserburgh in the 86th minute but again Klimkiewicz made the vital save. West then rattled the bar in stoppage time with his left foot.
Dee had a few more half-chances towards the end, particularly a header round the back post from Aaron Walker which went in to the side netting, but it just wasn't going to happen for Dee, and Fraserburgh claimed the win.
Full Time: Dee BC 2-3 Fraserburgh BC