- Created: Saturday, 31 July 2021 22:29
- Published: Saturday, 31 July 2021 22:29
- Written by Stephen Shand
Tonight's North of Scotland Cup tie between Forres Mechanics and Rothes has been postponed after the sad news of Rothes secretary Garry Davies' passing.
The Highland League fixture between Brora Rangers and Rothes, due to be played on Saturday 31st July, has also been postponed.
Thoughts are with Garry's family and friends, and everyone at Rothes FC.
The Highland League management committee has decided that Fort William will play all their Highland League and League Cup matches away from home this season, due to Claggan Park being unplayable.
An inspection took place on Thursday after a member of the public reported their concern about the state of the playing surface, which has a number of bare patches on it. The committee met with the club on Friday to discuss the circumstances and other options available to them.
It was then deemed that Fort William were in breach of Rule 7.6.1, which places a requirement on clubs to ensure their pitch is in good condition and provided with an efficient and effective drainage system.
Fort William are due to release a statement on the matter on Monday.