United’s confidence is restored

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ARBROATH United captain Fraser Burnett is hoping his side can build on their cup victory after recording their first win since May on Saturday.

The Lochlands men recorded a 168-run win over SMRH in the Scottish Cup and face yet another cup clash tomorrow (Saturday) away to Prestwick.

And with confidence restored, Fraser is hopeful they can make it two wins in two weeks tomorrow.

He told HeraldSport: “On Saturday against Stewart Melville’s it wasn’t comfortable as we had a tricky start, but Calvin Burnett and Greig Peel batted really well to get us a good total.

“We were really pleased to come away with the win and hopefully that will get us going again.

“We are pretty confident going into tomorrow as we should be beating teams like Prestwick. But we just want to build on this win and take our season from here.”

Prestwick could prove to be an unknown quantity for United, with Fraser admitting they are a team they don’t know much about.

But he added his side will quickly adapt. He explained: “They play in the west region and I think I have only played against them once a long time ago so we don’t know a lot about them. But we won’t let that make a difference. We just have to make sure we play better than them.”

Next week United will play their final Scottish Cup match for a while against Clydesdale before returning to league duty.

And Fraser believes the three-week break for the cup was ideal for Arbroath.

He said: “The cup break has come at the right time for us as we have been struggling in the league. I’m not really a big fan of this set up but it might work for us.”