Fort William defeated Clachnacuddin 1-0 at Claggan Park last night to record their first win in the Highland League in 882 days.
The perennial basement club of Highland football have been showing signs of a revival in recent weeks. Having gone 73 games without a win in any competition they defeated Nairn County 5-2 in a North of Scotland Cup clash at the end of July. That prompted congratulatory messages from around the UK. Ian Blackford, the MP for Ross, Skye & Lochaber, called it “a great story of perseverance and dedication”.
Last night’s win was even more impressive. Their first league victory in two years and three months came courtesy of a goal from Jack Brown.