Lochee United got the ball rolling today with a 1-1 draw at home to Highland League side Formartine United. A very even first hald saw the sides go in level at 0-0 Lochee should have went 1-0 up in 50 minutes after Brian Rice squared the ball to Reece Ritchie who tried to place it in the bottom right hand corner only to see it hit the post and away for a goal kick. However the visitors took the lead on the hour mark after they were awarded a free kick 20 yards out. Archie McPhee curled it past Fonzie giving him no chance.With the clock running down and the visitors looking as though they would hold on to their lead good work by Birse and Rice saw Lochee level the match with Brian Rice sweeping home on 87 minutes for a deserved draw. Both keepers had a number of good saves throughout the ninety minutes in what was a competitive match. Good luck to Formartine for their season. Well done Lochee. Big thanks to Chris Ritchie for the graphics and pictures to follow.
Written on 06 July 2019