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Bonar Bridge look to take inspiration from miraculous comeback at Alness when they host St Duthus


By Will Clark

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BONAR Bridge pulled off one of the great comebacks in the North Caledonian League when they fought back from 4–0 down to draw 4–4 at Alness United last week.

Bonar Bridge face St Duthus at Migdale on Saturday.
Bonar Bridge face St Duthus at Migdale on Saturday.

Bonar Bridge looked down and out when they fell 4–0 behind after 28 minutes, but after Bruce Urquhart pulled one back before half time, they stormed back in the second half.

With 16 minutes remaining, Urquhart scored his second with Jack Mitchell scoring two minutes later and Andrew Gow levelling late in the game to salvage a point.

Manager Robert Mitchell was amazed with their stunning fightback and praised the character of his squad.

He is hoping they can use it as inspiration when they face St Duthus at Migdale tomorrow.

“I don’t know how it happened,” he said.

“It was an open game and we were getting chances even when they were scoring their goals.

“It was a case of saying to them we were still in the game and we were unlucky not to win it in the end.

“Our forward boys were causing problems the whole time and the rest of the team got a lift from that.

“We played Alness United last season and lost 9–0, in the first half it looked like being that way again.

“To come from 4–0 down to take a point shows there is an improvement.”


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