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Full time scores and scorers: Sat 31st July

Highland League 
Brechin City 4-0 Keith 
Brechin: Kieran Inglis, Rory Currie, David Cox (2)
Clach 2-5 Huntly
Clach: James Anderson (2)
Huntly: Angus Grant (2), Greg Buchan, Kyle Dalling, Caiden Imbert-Thomas
Formartine Utd 4-1 Forres Mechanics 
Formartine: Jonny Crawford (pen), Kevin Hanratty, Andrew Greig, Tyler Mykyta
Forres: Ross Macpherson 
Fort William 0-4 Fraserburgh (Bellslea)
Broch: Gary Harris (3, 1 pen), Scott Barbour
Lossiemouth 2-2 Inverurie Locos 
Lossie: Brodie Allen, Fraser Forbes
Locos:  Neil Gauld (2)
Nairn County 0-2 Deveronvale 
Vale: Dane Ballard, Robert Scott 
Strathspey Thistle 3-3 Wick Academy 
Strathy: Kris Duncan, James McShane, Kieran Chalmers 
Wick: Gordon MacNab (2), Mark Macadie 
Turriff Utd 0-4 Buckie Thistle 
Buckie: Max Barry, Jack Murray, Sam Urquhart (pen), Adam McLeod

Team news for matches on Saturday 31st July

Highland League 
Brechin City v Keith 
Brechin take on Keith at Glebe Park, after defeating Turriff United in their Highland League debut last weekend. City will be without midfielder Jack Milne through suspension after his red card against Turriff. David Cox could return to the squad after recovering from injury.
Scott Gray is still out with a dislocated knee cap for the visitors, who will be aiming to  bounce back from an opening day defeat to Nairn County. 
Clach v Huntly
Clach face Huntly at Grant Street and they welcome back Eachainn Miller from injury. Ryan Mackintosh, Connor Bunce, Alan Kerr and Danni Bruce are all unavailable for the home side. 
Huntly remain without Colin Charlesworth, Stuart Taylor, Daniel Critchard, Liam MacDonald, Bradley Manson, Zander Jack and Gavin Elphinstone through injury.
Formartine Utd v Forres Mechanics 
Formartine have endured a tough week, with back-to-back defeats to Fraserbugh in league and cup. The Pitmedden side face another tricky test against Forres at North Lodge Park. 
Joe Gauld and Gordon McNab both miss out for the visitors, due to knee and ankle injuries respectively. 
Fort William v Fraserburgh (Bellslea Park)
This game takes place at Bellslea Park after Fort William agreed to play all their Highland League and League Cup matches away from home, due to the current condition of Claggan Park. Fort welcome new signings Robbie Foster and Joe Owusu-Barnieh into the squad, while Aidan White also returns from injury. Ruaridh Macdonald and Ruaridh Munro are both unavailable due to work commitments. 
Fraserburgh have made a superb start to the season and retained the Aberdeenshire Cup with an impressive win over Formartine in midweek. Jamie Beagrie misses out as he is offshore, while Owen Cairns has an injured ankle.

Postponement news: Wed 28th July

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. 

Fraserburgh lift Aberdeenshire Cup

2020/21 Aberdeenshire Cup Final 
Formartine Utd 1-3 Fraserburgh 
Formartine: Scott Lisle 
Broch: Paul Campbell (2), Scott Barbour 
Two second half goals from Paul Campbell and a superb Scott Barbour strike saw Fraserburgh come form behind to retain the Aberdeenshire Cup. 
Scott Lisle gave Formartine the lead midway through the first half and it remained that way at the break.
Two goals in a six-minute spell at the start of the second period from Campbell and Barbour turned the game on it's head, and Campbell sealed the win with his second and Broch's third 16 minutes from time. 
North of Scotland Cup First Round 
Nairn County 2-4 Lossiemouth 
Nairn: Conor Gethins (2)
Max Ewan and Conor Gethins sent off
Lossie: Ryan Stuart (3), Ryan Sewell
Lossiemouth stunned nine-man Nairn with a superb display at Station Park in the North of Scotland Cup, winning through to a Quarter Final home meeting with Fort William. Ryan Stuart was the vistor's hero with a hat-trick, with Ryan Sewell also on target. 
Golspie Sutherland withdrew from the competition, so scheduled first round opponents Strathspey Thistle advance to the next round. 

Fort William to play all matches away from home

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. 


04-08-2021 20:00 - North of Scotland Cup First Round
Forres Mechanics - : - Rothes
04-08-2021 20:00 - Aberdeenshire Cup First Round
Buckie Thistle - : - Formartine United
Banks O' Dee - : - Keith
Turriff United - : - Inverurie Locos
Dyce Juniors - : - Hermes

Recent Results

31-07-2021 15:00 - SHFL Week 2
Nairn County 0 : 2 Deveronvale
Brechin City 4 : 0 Keith
Strathspey Thistle 3 : 3 Wick Academy
Clachnacuddin 2 : 5 Huntly
Turriff United 0 : 4 Buckie Thistle
Formartine United 4 : 1 Forres Mechanics
Fort William 0 : 4 Fraserburgh
Lossiemouth 2 : 2 Inverurie Locos
28-07-2021 20:00 - North of Scotland Cup First Round
Nairn County 2 : 4 Lossiemouth
28-07-2021 20:00 - Aberdeenshire Cup Final
Formartine United 1 : 3 Fraserburgh
24-07-2021 15:00 - SHFL Week 1
Forres Mechanics 1 : 1 Wick Academy
Huntly 1 : 1 Strathspey Thistle
Brechin City 3 : 1 Turriff United
Inverurie Locos 5 : 0 Clachnacuddin
Deveronvale 0 : 3 Brora Rangers
Keith 0 : 2 Nairn County
Buckie Thistle 5 : 0 Lossiemouth
Rothes 3 : 0 Fort William

Breedon Highland Football League Table

Rank Teams Array Array Array
1 Cove Rangers 34 93
2 Brora Rangers 34 85
3 Fraserburgh 34 79
4 Formartine United 34 72
5 Inverurie Locos 34 66
6 Forres Mechanics 34 66
7 Wick Academy 34 52
8 Buckie Thistle 34 49
9 Huntly 34 49
10 Rothes 34 47
11 Nairn County 34 42
12 Deveronvale 34 41
13 Keith 34 37
14 Strathspey Thistle 34 33
15 Turriff United 34 32
16 Clachnacuddin 34 24
17 Lossiemouth 34 8
18 Fort William 34 -7

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