Hat-Trick Heroes

Below is a list of hat-tricks (or better) scored by Formartine United players over the years.


Graeme Rodger (3 goals) vs Turriff Utd on Jan 18th, 2020 (League)
This Formartine performance heralded a return to form with a cleansheet win based on slick team work that kept them comfortably in charge of affairs from start to finish. The margin of victory was substantial but so too the difference in quality bet...
Graeme Rodger (3 goals) vs Fort William on Jan 11th, 2020 (League)
From United's perspective, the prospect of this game had a large element of “hiding to nothing” about it. They were clearly expected to beat Fort by a comfortable margin despite missing Smith, Anderson and McKeown from defence and Daniel Park from th...
Scott Lisle (3 goals) vs Clachnacuddin on Aug 24th, 2019 (League)
The prematch expectation was that this was potentially a game of men against boys talented enough boys maybe but few of the Merkinch crew had the range of senior experience that, by and large almost all of their hosts had already tucked under their b...
Scott Lisle (3 goals) vs Wick Academy on Aug 10th, 2019 (League)
Formartine have played remarkably well in winning three of their first four games of this season which makes last week's defeat against Fraserburgh, when they didn't reach anything like that standard, a bit of a mystery. Every team has the odd blip b...
Graeme Rodger (3 goals) vs Keith on Jul 27th, 2019 (League)
After Cove's departure to higher things, this season's Highland League competition is a fascinating one: Formartine have serious and immediate competition from Brora, Buckie and the Broch for the title and although Broch and Brora have lifted it a fa...
Gary McGowan (3 goals) vs Strathspey Thistle on Mar 27th, 2019 (League)
United are in the midst of a congested run of fixtures, including a cup final ten days after this game and it was no surprise to see that manager Lawson was relying on the depth of his substantial pool of players to spread the load over the period. I...
Archie MacPhee (6 goals) vs Fort William on Jan 5th, 2019 (League)
Last time out, up at Wick, Formartine struggled for goals before emerging victorious with the game's only goal which took until the 93rd minute to arrive - possibly the latest opening goal in the club's SHFL history. This time around, North Lodge exp...
Ryan Stott (3 goals) vs Fort William on Jan 5th, 2019 (League)
Last time out, up at Wick, Formartine struggled for goals before emerging victorious with the game's only goal which took until the 93rd minute to arrive - possibly the latest opening goal in the club's SHFL history. This time around, North Lodge exp...
Scott Barbour (3 goals) vs Strathspey Thistle on Mar 14th, 2018 (Highland League Cup)
Generally there is little noteworthy about Formartine beating Strathspey by this sort of margin but to consider this game in such terms would be to grossly underestimate the recent marked improvement in Strathspey performances. In recent games they h...
Archie MacPhee (4 goals) vs Strathspey Thistle on Oct 28th, 2017 (League)
Given the margin of victory, it is difficult to avoid coming across as patronising but Strathspey are due a fair bit of credit for the positive spirit in which they approached this game and with which they played throughout. They could well have opte...
Archie MacPhee (3 goals) vs Inverurie Locos on Jul 29th, 2017 (League)
United utterly outclassed their visitors for every minute of the game and in every aspect of play. Newcomers Jevan Anderson, Wayne Mackintosh and Archie MacPhee went on to produce very encouraging performances. MacPhee in particular was utterly outs...
Conor Gethins (3 goals) vs Strathspey Thistle on Feb 4th, 2017 (Highland League Cup)
These two clubs were elected to the Highland League on the same day and a rivalry begun in the Junior Leagues which continued into this preliminary round tie of the Breedon Highland League Cup. Formartine have almost always got the better of their S...
Conor Gethins (3 goals) vs Annan Athletic on Dec 3rd, 2016 (Scottish Cup)
The result of this victory over, nay thrashing of, Scottish League opposition takes Formartine to the highest level in the game that they have attained in their 70 year existence. Their reward for the comprehensive demolition of Annan in Round 3 of t...
Graeme Rodger (3 goals) vs Fraserburgh on Nov 5th, 2016 (League)
Last time out these two met was back in August when the Broch won through to the semi- final stage of the Aberdeenshire Cup on the back of a penalty shoot out after a 3-3 draw. Since then, both had shown inconsistent and sometimes rather disappointin...
Jamie Masson (3 goals) vs Banks O'Dee on Oct 29th, 2016 (Scottish Cup)
Having had the brass neck to force this replay from 2-0 down in the last half hour last week, those Junior League “toonsers” had the sheer temerity to pinch an opening goal as early as the third minute in the replay this week. However, the effect of...
Scott Barbour (3 goals) vs Huntly on Oct 5th, 2016 (League)
Having missed two successive Saturday games to cup action elsewhere (cup replays take priority over scheduled league games) a little rustiness might have been expected from Formartine, but if there was any Ferric Oxide on display it was quickly dissi...
Garry Wood (3 goals) vs Rothes on Sep 14th, 2016 (League)
Manager Hunter was true to his pledge to ring the changes after the weekend’s thumping at the hands (or should it be feet?) of arch rivals, Cove. Six of that starting eleven were relegated to the bench meaning a radically different team where MacDona...
Neil Gauld (8 goals) vs Strathspey Thistle on Apr 16th, 2016 (League)
This was the final game of the season and United’s task was clear: beat Thistle by as many or more goals than Brora could inflict upon Deveronvale. The reward although not carrying the kudos of winning the league, was more than the bragging rights o...
Cammy Keith (3 goals) vs Fort William on Feb 20th, 2016 (League)
That Formartine beat Fort William was no surprise to anyone: they always do, often by a considerable margin, but the starting line- up for this one raised a few eyebrows. There were 5 changes to the side that had set out [rather tamely it must be sai...
Garry Wood (5 goals) vs Buckie Thistle on Dec 28th, 2015 (League)
Buckie’s biggest mistake was to score first and (arguably) their greatest achievement was to score last. What happened in between, they will want to forget. Their 18th minute opening goal, a bit against the run of play after opening exchanges, was a...
Neil Gauld (4 goals) vs Rothes on Dec 19th, 2015 (League)
There’s little doubt that Formartine were expected to win this comfortably and they did. That, however, is nothing like the main story here. It lies not in the fact of victory but in the manner by which it was achieved. United have been struggling ...
Stuart Anderson (3 goals) vs Huntly on Oct 31st, 2015 (League)
When manager Chris Hunter said after his side had sent Barry Ferguson’s one tumbling out of the William Hill Scottish Cup, that there was more and better to come few realised that this could be achieved as quickly as it has been. Huntly had also bea...
Cammy Keith (3 goals) vs Huntly on Oct 31st, 2015 (League)
When manager Chris Hunter said after his side had sent Barry Ferguson’s one tumbling out of the William Hill Scottish Cup, that there was more and better to come few realised that this could be achieved as quickly as it has been. Huntly had also bea...
Cammy Keith (3 goals) vs Rothes on Aug 29th, 2015 (League)
That Formartine have now scored twenty five goals in their last three games, two of which have been away from home will not pass unnoticed in the ranks of those who share serious title hopes this season. That is in itself significant, but more so is...
Cammy Keith (3 goals) vs Deveronvale on Aug 15th, 2015 (League)
It took no more than two or three minutes for the gulf in class between the two sides to become clear. During that time Formartine had dispossessed Vale of the ball, ensconced themselves in the home penalty area and mounted a siege that yielded a co...
Cammy Keith (3 goals) vs Huntly on Nov 1st, 2014 (League)
Although there has been the odd sighting of some green shoots of recovery at Christie Park, the expectation always was that Formartine would win this one by a comfortable margin and so it came to pass that they did. However until such time as Huntly...
Marek Madle (3 goals) vs Buckie Thistle on Oct 22nd, 2014 (League)
Formartine are really taking this late, late show business to extremes. Again they managed an equaliser in the dying minutes of standard time and followed it up with a winner deep in stoppage time. By the standards of their recent home performances...
Marek Madle (4 goals) vs Keith on Sep 24th, 2014 (League)
Every once in a while a football team brings off just about everything it tries and all the disparate parts of the team suddenly come together to produce a memorable performance where everything clicks sublimely into place. It was Keith’s misfortune ...
Sam French (3 goals) vs Strathspey Thistle on Aug 16th, 2014 (League)
“Trois” is French for three but three for French was exactly what Formartine needed to underpin a victory where the margin of superiority was even greater than the scoreline suggested. Sam French seems to have the pace, strength and finishing abil...