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Short match reports for games on Wednesday 29th October

Cove Rangers 3 Buckie Thistle 1

Cove came out on top against a youthful Buckie Thistle side that ended the game with 10 men.

The hosts took the lead in the 25th minute as Eric Watson volleyed in a cross from Daniel Park.

But Buckie hit back when Lewis MacKinnon fired in a superb free-kick from fully 30 yards out.

Cove went ahead again just before the break as Park's low cross was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Ben Stewart.

Buckie's Shaun Carrol was sent off early in the second half for picking up his second yellow card.

Cove then wrapped up all three points just after the hour mark thanks to a fine volley from substitute Barrie Stephen.

Deveronvale 0 Huntly 0 

Deveronvale and Huntly played out a goal-less draw in a game where the hosts finished with 10 men.

The home side had Michele Lombardi on the bench as a trialist as recently-appointed boss Ally MacLeod continues to reshape his squad.

Huntly hit the woodwork after eight minutes when Russell Guild’s shot clipped the crossbar. Vale keeper Darren McConnachie then made two good saves from efforts by Ian Cruickshank.

After the break Huntly goalie Fraser Hobday pushed away a shot from Craig Cowie as the hosts threatened to take the lead. But Vale suffered a blow with 11 minutes remaining as Liam Forbes was sent off for a foul on David Booth.

Lossiemouth 5 Fraserburgh 6
Fraserburgh recovered from 5-2 down to win an astonishing 11-goal thriller against Lossiemouth.

The Broch took the lead in the seventh minute when Ryan Cowie swung in a free-kick and Willie West powered a header into the net.

It didn't take long for Lossiemouth to get back on level terms as Shawn Scott played the ball to Ross Archibald and he knocked the ball past Fraserburgh keeper Joe Barbour.

The visitors went ahead again in the 14th minute as Scott Barbour's drive from outside the penalty area was too hot to handle for Coasters goalie Connor Hall.

Lossie restored parity again on the half-hour mark when Scott Dunn cut in from the left wing and fired in a shot that Joe Barbour was unable to keep out of the Fraserburgh net.

The home side immediately pushed forward to add to that strike and a lobbed effort from Archibald hit the bar. The Coasters' Scott Miller knocked the rebound towards goal, but the Broch defence managed to scramble the ball off their line.

It was proving to be a good debut for Archibald, who this week joined Lossie on loan from Forres. Five minutes after the restart he got on the scoresheet again, turning the ball into the net after a shot from Shawn Scott had been parried by Joe Barbour. Shortly afterwards Scott then made the score 4-2 to the Coasters with a fine solo effort.

The home side scored their fifth goal of the game just before the hour mark as a cross from Archibald was flicked into the net by Scott Miller. But back came Fraserburgh, as they were awarded a penalty following a foul by Tony Ross on Scott Barbour. John Chalmers took the resultant spot-kick and fired the ball into the top corner.

Fraserburgh then scored two goals in the space of five minutes to get back on level terms at 5-5, thanks to a volley from Grant Noble and long-range strike by Scott Barbour.

The Broch kept pushing forward for a winner and their determination was rewarded late on. With just five minutes remaining Mark Cowie turned in a pass from Graham Johnston to round off the scoring, although there was still time for Scott Barbour to hit the bar with an effort.                                                                                                                                                        

Turriff United 1 Inverurie Locos 1

Scott Begg scored in injury-time to earn a point for Inverurie after they had fallen behind to a late own goal by Ross Anderson.

Locos' Dean Donaldson came close to breaking the deadlock in the first half, but his header was cleared off the Turriff goal line by Lewis Davidson.

After the restart home keeper Kevin Main did well to tip an effort from Neil McLean on to the bar. Then at the other end Inverurie goalie Scott Mathieson pushed a shot by Gary McGowan on to the frame of his goal.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 86th minute as Anderson headed a cross from McGowan into his own net.

But with time almost up Begg was well placed to flick a pass from Martin Bavidge past Main.

Matchday live - Wednesday 29th October Full Time Results

Full Match Statistics


Wednesday 29th October 2014  


Highland League 



Full Time 




Cove Rangers 

Buckie Thistle 

Scorers: Eric Watson (25), Ben Stewart OG (42), Barrie Stephen (63) 


Scorers: Lewis MacKinnon (30) 


Sandy Wood, Scott Webster, Dean Lawrie, Blair Yule, Eric Watson, Darryn Kelly (Daryl Nicol 68), Daniel Park (Barrie Stephen 56), Stuart Duff, Jamie McAllister (Michael Selfridge 84), Jamie Watt, Connor Scully 


Andy Burr, Jay Cheyne (Kyle Gauld 17), Harry Noble, Graeme Stewart, Lewis MacKinnon, Ben Stewart, Liam Baxter, Shaun Carrol, Andrzej Kleczkowski, Andy Low (Drew Copeland 46), Stephen Gauld (Stuart Hodge 78) 


Subs: Jonny Smith, Chris Clark, Alan Redford, Murray Kinnaird 


Subs: Scott Adams, Liam Cheyne, Donnie Munro, Jamie Fraser (T) 


Booked: Daniel Park (29), Dean Lawrie (45) 


Booked: Shaun Carrol (45+2), Andrzej Kleczkowski (64), Graeme Stewart (90+2) 


Sent off:  


Sent off: Shaun Carrol (52) 


Referee: Thomas Shaw 








Full Time  










Darren McConnachie, Zander Jack, Scott Henry, Connor Rennie, Craig Cowie, Martin Charlesworth, Colin Charlesworth (Kyle Rae 78), Craig Simpson (Michele Lombardi 56), Ross Aitken, Philip Watt, Liam Forbes 


Fraser Hobday, Blair Johnston, Gary Davidson, Ian Cruickshank (Lewis Ingram 68), Mark Lawson, Sam McKenzie, Callum Dunbar (Sam Harrison 85), Russell Guild, Murray McCulloch, David Booth (Thomas Johnston 89), Neale Davidson 


Subs: John Urquhart, Leigh Henderson, Paul Sutherland, Rhys Fyfe, Liam Archibald 


Subs: Mark Gray, Trialist 






Sent off: Liam Forbes (79) 


Sent off:  


Referee: Alex Shepherd 




Full Time 






Scorers: Ross Archibald (10, 49), Scott Dunn (30), Shawn Scott (52), Scott Miller (58) 


Scorers: Willie West (7), Scott Barbour (14, 73), John Chalmers (63 pen), Grant Noble (68), Mark Cowie (85) 


Connor Hall, Scott Wilson, Darren Bailey, Anthony Ross (Ryan Farquhar 78), Donnie McCulloch (T), Scott Gordon, Scott Miller, Martin McMullen (T), Ross Archibald, Shawn Scott, Scott Dunn (Willie Mathers 90) 


Joe Barbour, Bryan Hay (Graham Johnston 53), Russell McBride, Ryan Cowie, Adam Clark, Mark Cowie, John Chalmers, Willie West, Grant Noble (James Gibb 89), Scott Fowlie (Steven Main 55), Scott Barbour 


Subs: Kevin Flett, Jordan McBain, Ryan Green, Chris Stewart 


Subs: Steven Davidson, Aiden Combe, Cameron Buchan, Scott Cowe 


Booked: Donnie McCulloch (39), Shawn Scott (64), Martin McMullen (89) 


Booked: Bryan Hay (22), Adam Clark (45), Russell McBride (65), Willie West (72) 


Sent off: Scott Gordon (73) 


Sent off:  


Referee: Anthony Cooper 




Full Time 




Turriff United 

Inverurie Locos 

Scorers: Ross Anderson OG (86) 


Scorers: Scott Begg (90+2) 


Kevin Main, Lewis Davidson, Chris Herd, Stuart Cumming (James Chalmers 41), Cammy Bowden, Artjoms Kuznecovs, Nick Gray (Aaron Shand 80), Paul Young, Craig MacAskill (James Brownie 67), Andrew MacAskill 


Scott Mathieson, Greg Mitchell, John Maitland (Gordon Forsyth 83), Scott Begg, Ross Anderson, Ryan Broadhurst, David Ross, Neil McLean (Jordan Leyden 83), Dean Donaldson, Martin Bavidge, Marc Young 


Subs: Robert Allan, Ryan Cameron, Greg Sim 


Subs: Ryan Keir, Kenny Coull 






Sent off:  


Sent off:  


Referee: Morag Pirie 




Team news for Wednesday 29th October

Cove Rangers v Buckie Thistle
Cove go into their home clash with Buckie in fine form and will look to continue that against a Jags side smarting from three defeats on the spin. The home team have a full squad to choose from.

Buckie have several missing for this one, including Chris Hegarty, Donnie Munro, Darren Wood, Iain Macrae, Chris Angus and Neil Davidson. Scott Adams is doubtful.

Deveronvale v Huntly
Deveronvale face Huntly at Princess Royal Park and go into the match after good wins over Strathspey Thistle and Fraserburgh. Graeme Rodger is their only absentee through injury.


Sayings Special: Fraser brace for Forres sees off Formartine

A double from Lee Fraser handed Forres an impressive 2-0 victory at Formartine.

After the game HFLHub spoke to both managers.

Steve Paterson was frustrated his Formartine players never hit the heights of their dramatic 6-5 win over Buckie last Wednesday.

Meanwhile Forres' Charlie Rowley was pleased his team has recovered from their recent 5-2 defeat at Rothes to beat Lossiemouth last midweek, then Formartine.

Read below to see what both bosses had to say.

Steve Paterson (Formartine United manager)

"We were pretty ordinary. I wouldn’t go as far as to say poor. We lacked urgency, tempo and flair. We huffed and puffed, it reminded me of our previous home defeat by Wick.


Archibald signs for Lossie

Lossiemouth have signed Ross Archibald on loan from Forres Mechanics.

Archibald could make his debut for the Coasters in tomorrow's game at home to Fraserburgh.

Sayings Special: Brora edge out Clach

Brora boss David Kirkwood saw his team run out 2-0 winners against Clach.

The Cattachs' manager and his Clach counterpart Iain Polworth both gave their thoughts to HFLHub after the game last Saturday.

Read below to see what they had to say, including Kirkwood' thoughts on former Ross County player Stuart Kettlewell being sent off late on for dissent.

(David Kirkwood, Brora manager)

“It was the wise old heads that won it for us. People come up here and play us and think the wind is an advantage - the wind is not an advantage. We played really well in the first half with the conditions and had three or four good chances but never managed to convert them. We managed to get the one just before half-time to take the pressure off.


Presly on transfer list at Vale

Jack Presly has been placed on the transfer list by Deveronvale at his own request.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who spent last season on loan to Rothes, was recalled at the start of this season, but he has now expressed a desire to move on. 

Presly joins defender Tom Hutchinson on the transfer list, and any club interested in either player should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vale return for Henderson

Deveronvale have welcomed back Leigh Henderson for a second spell Princess Royal Park. Henderson has signed a deal after scoring the winning goal as a trialist against Fraserburgh on Saturday.

Manager Ally MacLeod confirmed the news, saying: "I am delighted that Leigh has been able to join us at Deveronvale, he is a player with lots of qualities and brings a great presence to he club both on and off the pitch. Leigh has already made an impact scoring the winner against Fraserbrugh on Saturday at Princess Royal Park."

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Press and Journal Highland League Table (2014-15) *

Played Wins Draw Lost GD Points
1 Brora Rangers 14 12 2 0 50 38
2 Wick Academy 16 12 1 3 28 37
3 Turriff United 16 13 1 2 19 37
4 Inverurie Locos 16 11 2 3 28 35
5 Formartine United 15 11 2 2 19 35
6 Cove Rangers 16 9 3 4 22 30
7 Fraserburgh 15 9 2 4 18 29
8 Forres Mechanics 15 8 1 6 5 25
9 Nairn County 16 7 3 6 13 24
10 Buckie Thistle 16 6 3 7 -1 21
11 Clachnacuddin 15 6 2 7 3 20
12 Deveronvale 16 4 6 6 -7 18
13 Lossiemouth 16 3 1 12 -26 10
14 Keith 15 3 1 11 -28 10
15 Rothes 15 2 2 11 -45 8
16 Huntly 16 1 3 12 -33 6
17 Strathspey Thistle 15 1 3 11 -35 6
18 Fort William 15 1 2 12 -30 5

* - All stats updated to reflect Turriff United deducted 3 points for fielding ineligible player. 


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