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Match reports Wed 20th August

Over the coming hours we will complete the set of reports, uploading them as we receive them.

Huntly 1: Christopher Clark (70 own goal) Cove Rangers 4: Jonathan Smith (19), Daryl Nicol (26) Clark Bain (41) and Connor Scully (46)

Three first half goals set Cove Rangers up for a comfortable lead before netting again at the start of the second half as the Aberdeen side ran out 4-1 winners away to Huntly.

There were changes from the side which exited the Aberdeenshire Cup to Banks O’ Dee, Russell Guild was ruled out with a hamstring injury and Bruce Raffell was unavailable. There were returns for Leigh Henderson and Murray McCulloch. Cove made

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Match night live - results Wed 20th August

Full-time 

 

 

 

Buckie Thistle 

2 

Formartine Utd. 

3 

Scorers:Bagshaw og 34 Mackinnon 83 

  

 

Scorers: Keith 4, 19 pen McKeown 40 

  

Kevin Main, Iain Macrae, Darren Wood (C. Angus 25) Donnie Munro, Lewis Mackinnon, Neil Davidson, Shaun Wood, Jay Cheyne (G. Stewart 53) Andrej Kleczowski, Andy Low, Scott Adams 

  

Andy Shearer, Stephen Jeffrey, Stuart Smith, Craig McKeown, Graham Hay, Hamish Munro , Paul Napier, Neil McVitie, Cammy Keith, Marek Madle, CallumBagshaw 

  

Subs: Liam Baxer, Kyle Gauld, Chris Angus, Stuart Hodge, Graeme Stewart, Stephen Gauld, Drew Copeland 

  

Subs: Mark Smith, Ewan Ritchie, CalumDingwall, Gary Clark, Stephen Doak (T) 

  

Booked:  

  

Booked:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Craig Sim 

  

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Full-time 

 

 

 

Deveronvale 

6 

Strathspey Th. 

3 

Scorers: Cowie 9 M. Charlesworth 17 pen, 56, 69 pen,Simpson 34, Watt 39 

  

Scorers: Dorian 16 Adam McLeod 45+2, 78 

  

Darren McConnachie, Kyle Rae, Scott Henry, Connor Rennie, Craig Cowie, John Urquhart, Martin Charlesworth, Graeme Rodger (J. Wilmsworth 34), Colin Charlesworth, Craig Simpson (J. Presley 74), Philip Watt (L. Forbes 70) 

  

Steven Martin, Jack Mailey, James McShane, Mark McKirney, Duncan Davidson, AdamMcleod, Josh Peters, Connor McAuley, Kevin McKee (S. Patience 73), Jordon Laidlaw, Alan Dorian (Max Campbell 84) 

  

SubsRory Davidson, Alan Quill, Liam Archilbald, Rhys Fyfe 

  

SubsBobby McRae, Max Campbell, Callum Riley, Roddy Tweedie, Tynan, Ally Matheson 

  

Booked: Rae 54 

  

Booked:  

  

Sent Off: 

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Alex Shepherd 

  

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Full-time 

 

 

 

Fraserburgh 

2 

Turriff Utd. 

1 

Scorers: Barbour 50, Bruce 54 

  

Scorers: Harris pen 44 

  

Joe Barbour, Bryan Hay, Russell McBride, Ryan Cowie, Marc Dickson, Courtney Cooper, Steven Main, William West, P. A. Bruce, Graham Johnston (A. Combe 74), Scott Barbour 

 

Greg Sim, Lewis Davidson, Chris Herd, Craig McAskill (A. Shand 76), James Chalmers, Kuznecovs, Darren Mackie (G. Harris 12), Paul Young, Nick Gray, Andy McAskill, Robbie Allan 

 

Subs: Stephen Davidson, Scott Fowlie, Jack Daniel, Ryan Christie, A. Combe, John Chalmers, Scott Cowe 

  

Subs: Kenny Mair, Aaron Shand, Andy Donaldson, James Brownie, Keirin McCaffrey 

  

Booked: Main 46,58 West 52 Dickson 75 

  

Booked: Chalmers 67Kuznecovs 75 

  

Sent off: Hay 43Main 58 

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Anthony Cooper 

  

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Full-time 

 

 

 

Huntly 

1 

Cove Rangers 

4 

Scorers:C. Clark og 70 

  

Scorers: Smith 19, Nicol 26, Bain 41, C, Scully 46 

  

Grant Pennet, Blair Johnston, Sam McKenzie, Murray McCulloch, Craig Dorrat, Leigh Henderson, Adam McNamee (Sam Harrison 57), Ian Cruickshank,Neale Davidson(R. Mackie 83), Thomas Johnston, David Booth(C. Morrison 67) 

  

Sandy Wood, Blair Yule(J. Mathers 83), Chris Clark, Clark Bain, Gavin Kelly (E. Watson 55), Scott Webster, Daniel Park, Connor Scully, Jonathan Smith, Jamie Watt, Daryl Nicol (M. Selfridge 71) 

  

Subs: Craig Morrison, Lewis Ingram, , Ross Mackie, Fraser Hobday, 

  

Subs: Jamie McAllister, Jamie Lennox, Michael Selfridge, Barrie Stephen, Jonathan Mathers, Craig Reid 

  

Booked: Dorrat 37 

  

Booked:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Martin Kerrigan 

  

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Full-time 

 

 

 

Inverurie Locos 

3 

Keith 

0 

Scorers:Gauld 34, Bavidge 49, Forsyth 62 

  

Scorers:  

  

Andy Reid, Marc Young, Gordon Forsyth, Mark Souter (S. Begg 66), Ross Anderson, Ryan Broadhurst, David Ross, Andrew Hunter, Neil Gauld, Martin Bavidge, Dean Donaldson (Leyden 50) 

  

Daniel Bell, S Hutcheon (N. Greig 80), Mike Ralton, Bruce Milne, Scott Robison, Fraser Strachan, Sean Keith (S. Whelan 76), Robbie Collinson, MikeEwen, Shaun Massie, Matthew McDonald (G. Smith 64) 

  

Subs: Ross Still, Neil Gauld, Jordan Leyden, Ryan Keir, Scott Mathieson 

  

Subs: Scott Whelan, Gary Kelman, Nathan Greig, James Flaherty, Greg Mcinnes, David Dey 

  

Booked: Souter 6,Anderson 41 

  

Booked: S. Massie 59 

  

Sent Off:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Thomas Shaw 

  

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Lossiemouth 

1 

Forres Mechanics 

2 

Scorers: Miller 42 

  

Scorers: Miller og (4), Duncan 19 

  

Connor Hall, Anthony Ross, Jordan Main,Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, W. Mathers, Ryan Farquhar, Scott Miller, Shawn Scott, Scott Dunn, Darren Bailey 

  

Stuart Knight, Paul Smith, Simon Allan, Graham Fraser, Scott Moore, Kris Duncan, Lee Fraser, Kyle Scott, Craig McGovern, Stephen Fraser, Fraser Forbes 

  

Subs: Mark Hector, Greig Watson, Scott Gordon, Errol Watson, Ryan Green, Jordan McBain, Scott Wilson 

  

Subs: Ryan Mackintosh, David Calder, Andrew Fraser, Ross Archibald, Stuart Soane, DathiKhutsishvili, Mark Bowden 

  

Booked:  

  

Booked: 

  

Sent Off:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Douglas Ross 

  

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Full-time 

 

 

 

Rothes 

0 

Clachnacuddin 

6 

Scorers:  

  

Scorers: Skinner (11), Chambers (14), Laing (27), Grant (42), Watson (59),McGurk (80) 

  

Ricky Horne, Paul Winton, Andrew Corbett, Shaun Mackay (t), Stewart Lamberton, Stuart Thomson, David McCallum, Gary Gallagher, Jaoa Rodriguez, Graham Shand (T), Kyle Stewart 

  

Aidan. McDonald, Andrew Skinner, David Chambers, Martin Laing, David McGurk, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ross Grant, Martin Callum, Gordon Morrison, David Watson, Daniel McLennan 

  

Subs: Craig Lambie, Lewis Mackay (T), Callum Morrison, Miller Mackay, Craig Ferguson 

  

Subs: Jamie Doran, Scott Maclean, Scott Davidson, Fraser Robertson, Ryan Macdonald, Dylan Mclean 

  

Booked:  

  

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Sent Off:  

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: David Watt 

  

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Full-time 

 

 

 

Wick Academy 

0 

Nairn County 

1 

Scorers:  

  

Scorers:ConorGethins (67) 

  

Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Ross Allan, Alan Farquhar(c), Grant Steven, Jamie Pickles, Stevie Cunningham, Jack Halliday, Sam McKay, Gary Weir, Richard McAdie, Davie Allan 

  

Callum Donaldson, Glenn Main, Sean Webb, Michael Morrison, Martin MacDonald, Halsman, Wilkie, Wayne Mackintosh, Adam Naismith, Sam Urquhart, (Gethins 60) Robbie Duncanson 

  

Subs: Gary Manson, Craig Shearer, Brian McKiddie, Alan Hughes, S. Anderson-Harrison, Lukasz Geruzel, James More 

  

Subs: Cameron, Ross Naismith, Macleod, Kerr, Murphy and Maclean 

  

Booked:  

  

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Sent Off: 

  

Sent Off:  

  

Referee: Billy Baxter  

  

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Matchday team news Wed 20th August

Buckie Thistle v. Formartine Utd.
Buckie host Formartine in a top 6 clash at Victoria Park, looking to bounce back from their 5-0 mauling at Forres on Saturday. Jags boss Gary Hake has a full squad to choose from.
Formartine will look to continue their great start to the season and are without the injured Stuart Anderson and Craig Duguid, the unavailable Stuart McKay and Sam French and John Calder has gone to Ellon Utd. on loan. Stephen Doak comes into the squad.
Deveronvale v. Strathspey Thistle
Deveronvale are looking for their first win of the season at home to Strathspey, but are missing Kyle Rae and Ricky Wardrop. Rhys Fyfe and Zander Jack will have fitness tests and Ross Aitken is doubtful due to work commitments.
Strathspey have a full squad to choose from as they look to put some daylight between themselves and the clubs at the bottom of the table.
Fraserburgh v. Turriff Utd.
The Broch also have an unbeaten record to protect and put it on the line in an intriguing top of the table clash with Turriff at Bellslea. Boss Kris Hunter will face his former club knowing a win for his charges will cement their status as title challengers.
Turriff are looking to bounce back from their 8-goal mauling at the hands of champions Brora last weekend, a defeat which put an end to their unbeaten start in the league.
Huntly v. Cove Rangers
Visitors Cove travel to Christie Park full of confidence after their 9-goal Scottish Cup romp at the weekend and they add Eric Watson and Jamie McAllister to the squad from Saturday.
Huntly go into the game looking to gain their first league points of the season.
Inverurie Locos v. Keith
Locos are in great form and will look to make it 5 wins from 5 at home to Keith. Jordan Leyden, Neil McLean, Ryan Broadhurst and John Maitland all hope to return to the team who were so impressive at Wick on Saturday.
Keith have made an encouraging start to the season themselves and have doubts over Mike Ralton and Craig Cormack. Dean Henderson and Hamish Ritchie miss out.
Lossiemouth v. Forres Mechanics
Lossie entertain Forres again following their recent NoS Cup clash and will be without the suspended Kevin Flett. Visitors Forres have Graeme Grant, Ross Macpherson and Duncan Jones out injured and there are also doubts over Stuart Soane, Kris Duncan and Lee Fraser.
Rothes v. Clachnacuddin
Rothes welcome Clach to Mackessack Park and have several players missing – Brett Mitchell, Kevin McKinnon, Michael Dunn, Gary Ewen, Donald Horsburgh and Callum McIntosh are all unavailable.
Clach don’t have their own injury problems to seek and must do without Michael Finnis, Struan Scott-Woodhouse, Paul Brindle, Blair Lawrie, Jamie Dorran and Stephen MacKenzie.
Wick Academy v. Nairn County
Wick and Nairn meet at Harmsworth Park, with both sides looking to improve on recent results. The Wee County have yet to pick up a point in their tough start to the season, while Wick look to recover from conceding 6 at home to Inverurie on Saturday.

Match night live - Brora go out

Highland League champions Brora Rangers welcomed SFL2 side East Fife to Dudgeon Park tonight and despite twice taking the lead in the first-half, eventually succumbed to a 3-2 defeat.

Gavin Morrison was first to threaten for Brora, hitting a great shot from 25 yards which was well saved low to his left by Alan Fleming. Eight minutes later and Brora took the lead when Andrew Greig was played in behind, got to the by-line and played the ball across for Steven Mackay to tap home from 5 yards.

East Fife responded well and were awarded a contentious penalty on 31 minutes when Greig tangled with Fraser Mullen in the area. Jon McShane squeezed the ball past Joe Malin to make it 1-1. Brora came roaring back and 5 minutes later more good wing play from Greig saw him cut the ball back to Zander Sutherland, who beat his man and fired home inside the near post to put Brora 2-1 ahead.

The visitors were level again on 40 minutes when a free-kick was nodded down to McShane, who crashed the ball home on the half volley to make it 2-2 at half-time.

Half-time Brora 2 East Fife 2

The second half was always going to struggle to meet the drama of the first and that was the case until the 71st minute when Martin Maclean headed a good chance over the bar for the home side.

Brora pushed everyone forward in search of the winner, but just when it looked like extra-time was on the cards, a goalmouth scramble in the Brora penalty area ended with Nathan Austin tapping home from close range to put the visitors in front for the first and most decisive time.

East Fife held on for the little time that remained to record a 3-2 victory and end Brora’s 100% start to the season.

Full-time Brora Rangers 2 East Fife 3

Reporter: Dale Pryde-MacDonald

Full-time

 

 

 

Brora Rangers

2

East Fife

3

Scorers: Mackay (26) Sutherland (36)

 

Scorers: McShane (31) pen, (40) Austin (90)

 

Joe Malin, Scott Houston, James Ross, Ross Tokely, Grant Munro, Gavin Morrison, Martin Maclean, Dale Gillespie, Zander Sutherland, Steven MacKay, Andy Greig

 

1 Alan Fleming 2 Fraser Mullen 3 Scott Smith 4 Stevie Campbell 5 Ewan Moyes 6 Alan Walker

7 Caolan McAleer (Ross Brown 46) 8 Jon McShane 9 Kevin Smith 14 Nathan Austin 16 Lewis Barr

 

Subs: DavidHind, James Mackay, Colin Maclean, John Allan

 

Subs: Alan Cook, Jamie Beaton, David Maskren, Ross Campbell, Alex Cannon

 

Booked: Morrison

 

Booked: Barr 38, Walker

 

Sent Off:

 

Sent Off:

 

Referee: John McKendrick

 

Attendance:

 

 

Students sign on at 'Vale

Deveronvale manager Charlie Charlesworth introduces us to 2 of his recent acquisitions:

"I would like you to welcome 2 new faces to the club who joined us in the summer, Alan Quill (25) and Jamie Wilmshurst (21). The 2 lads join us from Aberdeen RGU having been recommended. 

The lads have a great attitude and are relishing the challenge, albeit it's a bit greater than hoped at the moment!. 

They both possess attributes that will have been witnessed particularly against Formartine last Tuesday. Alan started his career at a club in Mallow, moving to Cork City where he played youths and reserves. When he was younger he had trials with Spurs and Cardiff which he explains was the highlight of his career to date. He moved up to the RGU where he has now joined us at Vale.

Jamie had brief spells with St Johnstone and then moved to Arbroath. Having played for 2 years with the RGU he now also joins us here at the Vale.

They have both settled in now and will provide quality options for us as we look to kick start the season, they are especially hard workers and once adjusted to the SHFL will show their true potential."

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Team news Tuesday 19th August

HFL Champions Brora Rangers tonight take on SFL2 side East Fife at Dudgeon Park in the Petrofac Training Cup 1st Round. (North East Section)

Brora will go into this one brim-full of confidence after their stunning start to the season, in contrast to the visitors, who have started with 2 defeats in the league.

The Cattachs' boss Dave Kirkwood has almost a fully-fit squad to choose from, missing only the injured Scott Graham.

 

Nowacki departs Huntly

There has been some movement out of Christie Park with winger Paweł Nowacki leaving the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent, allowing the Polish player to return to his homeland.

Nowacki (27) came to the Strathbogie club last summer after a number of years’ experience in his own country with Polonia Warszawa, Wigury Suwalki, Olimpia Elblag and most recently Gwardia Koszalin.

The midfielder impressed with his early season form and he went on to score four times in 35 appearances for the black and gold’s. His final outing in a Huntly shirt saw him rescue a point for his side in a 1-1 draw away to Fort William.

Scottish Cup First Round Draw

A total of 15 Highland League teams had their names pulled from the hat in the first round draw of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The ties will take place on Saturday, September 13.

The full draw is:

Lossiemouth v Turriff United
Deveronvale v Nairn County
Selkirk v Bo'ness United
Gretna FC 2008 v Gala Fairydean Rovers
Culter v Strathspey Thistle
Clachnacuddin v Hulford United or Edinburgh University
Rothes v Banks O' Dee
Preston Athletic v Threave Rovers
Forres Mechanics v Civil Service Strollers
Huntly v Wick Academy
Cove Rangers v Newton Stewart or Hawick Royal Albert
Keith v Formartine United
Edinburgh City v Coldstream
Fraserburgh v Linlithgow Rose
Lothian Thistle v East Kilbride
Golspie Sutherland v Dalbeattie Star
Auchinleck Talbot v Buckie Thistle
Whitehill Welfare v Girvan

Last season's Highland League champions Brora Rangers and runners-up Inverurie Locos enter the competition at the second round stage. Fort William have already been eliminated, losing to Edinburgh City in the preliminary round.

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Fixtures

SHFL Week4 - 23-08-2014 15:00
Buckie Thistle - : - Nairn County
Cove Rangers - : - Rothes
Deveronvale - : - Fort William
Formartine United - : - Wick Academy
Fraserburgh - : - Strathspey Thistle
Huntly - : - Clachnacuddin
Inverurie Locos - : - Brora Rangers
Keith - : - Forres Mechanics
SHFL Week5 - 27-08-2014 20:00
Fort William - : - Huntly
Nairn County - : - Cove Rangers
SHFL Week5 - 30-08-2014 15:00
Brora Rangers - : - Formartine United
Clachnacuddin - : - Deveronvale
Forres Mechanics - : - Huntly
Fort William - : - Turriff United
Lossiemouth - : - Inverurie Locos
Nairn County - : - Keith
Rothes - : - Buckie Thistle
Strathspey Thistle - : - Cove Rangers
Wick Academy - : - Fraserburgh
NoS Cup SF - 02-09-2014 20:00
Wick Academy - : - Brora Rangers
NoS Cup SF - 03-09-2014 20:00
Forres Mechanics - : - Elgin City

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Recent Results

Petrofac Round 2 - 19-08-2014 19:30
Brora Rangers 2 : 3 East Fife
SCup Prelim - 16-08-2014 15:00
Glasgow University 1 : 9 Cove Rangers
Edinburgh City 5 : 0 Fort William
SHFL Week3 - 16-08-2014 15:00
Strathspey Thistle 1 : 5 Formartine United
Brora Rangers 8 : 0 Turriff United
Wick Academy 2 : 6 Inverurie Locos
Clachnacuddin 4 : 2 Keith
Forres Mechanics 5 : 0 Buckie Thistle
Lossiemouth 1 : 1 Deveronvale
Rothes 0 : 8 Fraserburgh
EE Shire Cup QF - 13-08-2014 20:00
Fraserburgh 4 : 2 Inverurie Locos
NoS Cup QF - 13-08-2014 20:00
Lossiemouth 2 : 2 Forres Mechanics
Wick Academy 2 : 0 Clachnacuddin
Halkirk United 0 : 8 Brora Rangers
Rothes 0 : 8 Elgin City

Press and Journal Highland League Table (2014-15)

Team
Played Wins Draw Lost GD Points
1 Brora Rangers 4 4 0 0 23 12
2 Inverurie Locos 4 4 0 0 13 12
3 Formartine United 4 4 0 0 9 12
4 Fraserburgh 4 3 1 0 11 10
5 Turriff United 4 3 0 1 -2 9
6 Buckie Thistle 4 2 1 1 -1 7
7 Keith 4 2 0 2 0 6
8 Wick Academy 4 2 0 2 -3 6
9 Cove Rangers 3 1 1 1 1 4
10 Lossiemouth 4 1 1 2 0 4
11 Forres Mechanics 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12 Clachnacuddin 4 1 1 2 -2 4
13 Strathspey Thistle 4 1 0 3 -8 3
14 Rothes 4 1 0 3 -17 3
15 Deveronvale 4 0 2 2 -6 2
16 Nairn County 3 0 0 3 -3 0
17 Fort William 3 0 0 3 -3 0
18 Huntly 3 0 0 3 -11 0

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