Our fans could head home happy from Scottish Cup tie with Rangers says long-standing Fraserburgh chairman Noble

Rangers' Josh Windass, left, is tackled by Marc Dicks.

Fraserburgh chairman Finlay Noble believes everyone could leave Bellslea happy after the Broch’s Scottish Cup tie with Rangers.

The Buchan outfit acquitted themselves well against their top-rank opponents, exiting the competition as a result of a Josh Windass hat-trick.

Noble, who has been involved at the club since 1981, and the rest of the board worked hard to make sure the game could be played at Bellslea.

So the chairman was delighted to see the occasion come off and watch his team push the Gers.

Noble said: “I think we did ourselves proud and everybody went away from the ground happy after the game.

“We got them at Bellslea under the lights on a Wednesday night and the ground was full.

“It was a wonderful occasion.

“I’m thrilled to bits and it creates memories.”

Noble insists that there was no disgrace for his team in losing 3-0 given the gulf between Rangers and Fraserburgh.

He would have liked to have seen his side score a goal – they could have had a penalty for a shove on Willie West, but it wasn’t given.

Noble added: “I’m delighted because 3-0 is not a disgrace.

“We’ve lost to a team that have defeated Aberdeen three times this season and got a draw at Parkhead against Celtic a few weeks ago. “So it’s certainly no disgrace to come away with a 3-0 defeat.

“Getting a penalty for the challenge on Willie West in the first half would have been good.

“But we might have missed it right enough!

“It would have been a meaningful goal. “It was no disgrace, though, so we’ve got no complaints.”