Former Point FC Youngster fires Britain’s Worst Team to first win in four years
Before last night’s 5-2 victory over Nairn County, Fort William FC had not win a game in 72 attempts a run spanning 840 days.
In the shadow of Ben Nevis, with the score delicately poised at 3 – 2 in Fort William’s favour, 18 year old Donald Morrison fired his side into an unassailable lead and put the game beyond Nairn.
Throughout pre-season Donald has been deployed on the right side of defence but last night was given the opportunity to play in a more advanced role, a chance which he grasped with both hands notching his first competitive goal for the club.
Donald, who is the son of former Na h-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Morrison, came through the youth ranks at Point FC before signing a full time professional contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in August 2018. Donald was one of nine players who last month joined Fort William on loan.
Earlier this week a BBC documentary about the team entitled “the Fort” aired prompting a huge influx of support that has seen Fort William gain 6,000 Twitter followers in the last few days.
This large social media following was evident last night as the tweet announcing Morrison’s goal received over a thousand likes and was even retweeted by BT Sport presenter Stephen Craigan.
Following the match Fort William FC issued the following statement, “A great night at Claggan Park tonight.”
“An Unbelievable feeling?We would like to thank everyone who came along to Claggan Park tonight. And we would like to thank everyone online, around the world who have celebrated with us. Your support doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you”
With momentum now behind them and a rapidly growing worldwide fan base Fort William and Morrison will be hoping to push on and find further success as the season goes on.
Elsewhere in the Highland League former Carloway FC star man Eachainn Miller notched a header as Inverness Clachnicuddin overcame Strathspey 2 - 1. The goal was Eachainn’s first for the club following a summer move from Lowland league side Stirling University FC.