- Created: Friday, 24 February 2017 22:51
- Published: Friday, 24 February 2017 22:51
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland League Cup Quarter-Finals
Huntly v Brora Rangers
Huntly bounced back from their mauling at the hands of Cove to gain creditable draws against Clach and Formartine. Kieran Adams is cup tied and Paul Napier is out with a hamstring strain for the visit of Brora. Neil McVitie is still recovering from concussion and Blair Johnston is out with glandular fever.
Brora's title challenge has gained momentum after excellent away victories over Keith and Forres, and they continue their Highland League Cup defence at Christie Park. Joe Malin and Paul Brindle are the only injury absentees for the visitors.
Formartine Utd v Clach
Formartine struck late to grab a point at Huntly in midweek and they take on Clach at North Lodge Park in the League Cup Quarter-Finals. Neil Gauld and Conor Gethins could return to the starting line-up after being on the bench at Christie Park.
Clach will be without John Campbell, Ryan Mackintosh, Michael Finnis, Martin Callum and Macdonald. Stuart Leslie is offshore, but David Mcgurk returns to the squad, while James Ross is ineligible for the cup.
Nairn County v Turriff Utd
Nairn recorded a superb win at Deveronvale on Wednesday night after playing most of extra time with nine men. Wayne Mackintosh, Gregg Main and Jordan Macrae are all suspended for the visit of Turriff, while Paul Macleod is doubtful with a head knock. Gary Kerr, Calum Ednie and Jamie McKay are all available again and return to the squad.
Turriff recorded an excellent victory at Wick in the last round and will look to continue that away form at Station Park. They have doubts over Kevin Main, David Booth, Darren Wood and Chris Herd.
Strathspey Thistle v Fraserburgh
Jags boss Brian Grant is hopeful James McShane will recover from ankle and knee injuries in time to face Fraserburgh at Seafield Park. Striker Ryan MacLeod is doubtful with a knee injury.
Fraserburgh travel without Jamie Beagrie, who is offshore, and the injured Graham Johnston. The club signed goalkeeper Peter Tait from Buchanhaven Hearts this week, after the recent departure of Paul Leask. Youngster Eddie Flinn moves in the opposite direction on loan until the end of the season.
Wick Academy v Buckie Thistle
There will be a pitch inspection at 8am on Saturday morning at Harmsworth Park to determine if Wick's clash with title-chasing Buckie can go ahead.
A win for the Jags would put them back on top of the table, with both Cove and Brora in League Cup action. Kai Ross, Andrew Skinner, Chris Angus and John Maitland all miss out through injury for the visitors and Darren Strong misses out with work commitments.