- Created: Wednesday, 29 October 2014 22:28
- 29 Oct
- Written by Ross McTavish
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.