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Transfer news: Vale put Cowie up for sale

Deveronvale have transfer listed long-serving midfielder Craig Cowie by mutual agreement.

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Meanwhile, Huntly striker Matthew McDonald has joined Cove Rangers on loan. 

Scottish Cup Second Round draw

The draw for the Second Round of the Scottish Cup has been made, here are the ties involving Highland League clubs:

Banks O' Dee v Formartine Utd

Brora Rangers v Clyde

Buckie Thistle v Gretna 2008

Huntly v Spartans

Leith Athletic or Cumbernauld Colts v Forres or Lossiemouth

Turriff Utd or Bonnyrigg Rose v Cove Rangers

Wick Academy v Whitehill Welfare

Ties will take place on Saturday 22nd October.

Audio Interviews: Graeme Stewart and Scott Buchan

Buckie continued their stunning start to the season by thrashing Inverurie Locos 6-0 in their Scottish Cup first-round clash.

After the game, John Innes was one of the reporters who spoke to managers from both sides. Listen to the interviews below.

Buckie boss Graeme Stewart:

 

Inverurie manager Scott Buchan:

 

Team news for Saturday 24th September

William Hill Scottish Cup First Round

Beith Juniors v Strathspey Th

Strathspey make the long trip south to Ayrshire to take on Scottish Junior Cup holders Beith. The Grantown Jags will be without James McKay through work commitments and Ryan McLeod through suspension.

BSC Glasgow v Rothes

Callum McIntosh, Rory Cooke and Kelvin Main are all unavailable for Rothes as they visit mid-table Lowland League side BSC Glasgow. New signing James McLaren is added to the visitors' squad. 

Clach v Stirling University

Clach host Stirling University at Grant Street and will be without David McGurk, Struan Scott-Woodhouse, Scott Maclean, Blair Lawrie, Duncan Jones and Martin Callum. Ryan MacDonald is doubtful with a bruised calf, while John Campbell returns and Daniel Maclennan has re-joined the club after returning from Australia. 

Dalbeattie Star v Wick Academy

Wick Academy make the mammoth journey to The Borders to take on Dalbeattie Star, who are going well in fourth place in the Lowland League. Davie Allan is suspended for the Caithness outfit.

Deveronvale v Gretna 2008

Deveronvale have several injury worries for the visit of Gretna to Princess Royal Park. Dane Ballard, Kevin Adams, Zander Jack, Liam Archibald and Lukasz Krobot are all definitely out, with others facing late fitness tests.

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Highland League fixtures changed

Due to the Lossiemouth v Forres and Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Turriff Scottish Cup first-round replays on Saturday, the following Highland League matches have been postponed:

Nairn v Forres, Lossiemouth v Formartine, Clach v Turriff.

Scott resigns for Forres

Kyle Scott has signed for Forres until the end of the season.

The midfielder decided in autumn 2014 to take a break from the game due to work and family commitments.

He returned to action for the Mechanics as a substitute in last week's 3-1 win at Strathspey.

Scott then signed a one-year contract with Forres. He scored the opening goal in the 4-0 victory over Fort William last Saturday.

Full Time scores and scorers: Saturday 24th September

Scottish Cup First Round

Beith Juniors 6-0 Strathspey Th 

Beith: Christie (12), McGowan (24), McLean (34, 41 pen), MacPherson (78), Docherty (80) 

BSC Glasgow 3-1 Rothes 

BSC: Shaun Bowers (7), Aidan Ferris (8), Woods (90+4) 

Rothes: Ryan Stuart (18) 

Clach 1-2 Stirling University 

Clach: Michael Finnis (36 pen) 

Dalbeattie Star 1-3 Wick Academy 

Dalbeattie: Muir (73 pen) 

Wick: James Pickles (21), Richard Macadie (40 pen), Steven Anderson (81) 

Deveronvale 0-3 Gretna 2008 

Forres Mechanics 2-2 Lossiemouth 

Forres: Lee Fraser (9), Stuart Knight (90+4) 

Lossie: Scott Miller (54 pen), Shawn Scott (77) 

Graeme Grant sent off (53) 

Joao Rodrigues sent off (87) 

Fort William 1-4 Brora Rangers 

Fort: Danny Highet (29)  

Brora: Zander Sutherland (57), Craig Campbell (70, 79), Steven Ross (75)   

Gala Fairydean 3-1 Fraserburgh  

Fraserburgh: Gary Harris (22)  

Girvan 1-2 Huntly 

Huntly: Robbie Duncanson (26 pen, 64) 

Inverurie Locos 0-6 Buckie Thistle 

Buckie: Kevin Fraser (40, 71), Craig Dorratt (49), Sam Urquhart (55, 74), Murray (70) 

Keith 0-1 Banks O' Dee 

Nairn County 2-3 Preston Athletic 

Nairn: Ross Naismith (57, 68) 

Preston: Park (2), O'Rourke (14), Barclay (35) 

Turriff Utd 1-1 Bonnyrigg Rose 

Turriff: Chris Herd (69) 

Rose: Nelson (71)

Audio Interviews: Kris Hunter and Ross Jack

A double from Garry Wood gave Formartine a 2-1 victory over Turriff.

After the match, John Innes was one of the reporters who spoke to managers from both sides. Listen to the interviews below.

Formartine's Kris Hunter

 

Turriff's Ross Jack

 

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Latest Results

24-09-2016 15:00 - Scottish Cup 1st Round
Clachnacuddin 1 : 2 Stirling University
Keith 0 : 1 Banks O' Dee
Turriff United 1 : 1 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Dalbeattie Star 1 : 3 Wick Academy
Gala Fairydean Rovers 3 : 1 Fraserburgh
Fort William 1 : 4 Brora Rangers
Girvan 1 : 2 Huntly
Beith Juniors 6 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Forres Mechanics 2 : 2 Lossiemouth
Nairn County 2 : 3 Preston Athletic
BSC Glasgow 3 : 1 Rothes
Inverurie Locos 0 : 6 Buckie Thistle
Deveronvale 0 : 3 Gretna 2008
17-09-2016 15:00 - SHFL Week 8
Forres Mechanics 4 : 0 Fort William
Fraserburgh 1 : 0 Inverurie Locos

Press and Journal Highland League 2016-17

Rank Teams Played GD Points
1 Buckie Thistle 10 41 30
2 Brora Rangers 10 26 25
3 Cove Rangers 10 20 23
4 Formartine United 10 12 22
5 Fraserburgh 9 8 20
6 Wick Academy 10 12 18
7 Lossiemouth 10 -5 16
8 Forres Mechanics 10 2 15
9 Turriff United 9 -4 12
10 Keith 10 -5 12
11 Clachnacuddin 10 -2 10
12 Inverurie Locos 10 -2 10
13 Deveronvale 10 -5 9
14 Rothes 10 -16 8
15 Huntly 10 -20 8
16 Nairn County 10 -14 7
17 Strathspey Thistle 10 -24 6
18 Fort William 10 -24 3

Next Matches

01-10-2016 15:00 - SHFL Week 9
Brora Rangers - : - Fraserburgh
Fort William - : - Cove Rangers
Huntly - : - Keith
Inverurie Locos - : - Buckie Thistle
Strathspey Thistle - : - Rothes
Wick Academy - : - Deveronvale
01-10-2016 15:00 - Scottish Cup 1st Round Replay
Lossiemouth - : - Forres Mechanics
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic - : - Turriff United

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