- Created: Friday, 10 March 2017 20:11
- Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 20:11
- Written by Stephen Shand
Breedon Highland League Cup Semi-Finals
Brora Rangers v Cove Rangers
The top two in the league table face off at Dudgeon Park in what should be a cracking Highland League Cup Semi-Final. Joe Malin and Paul Brindle are still out injured for the hosts and Gavin Morrison is suspended.
Ryan Stott, Daniel Park and Jonny Smith all miss out for Cove, while Nick Gray is added to the squad and could make his debut after joining this week from Turriff United.
Turriff Utd v Formartine Utd
Turriff are in excellent form and manager Ross Jack should have a full squad to select from for the semi-final clash with Formartine at The Haughs.
Formartine boss Kris Hunter is hopeful that captain Paul Lawson will recover from his calf injury in time to be involved tomorrow.
North of Scotland Cup First Round
North of Scotland Cup First Round
Forres Mechanics v Clach
Forres pushed champions Cove all the way in midweek and they are boosted by the return of Stuart Soane, Ross MacPherson and Martin Groat from suspension for the cup clash with Clach. John Cameron remains out with ligament damage to his foot.
Clach are without John Campbell, David McGurk, Fraser Robertson and Struan Scott-Woodhouse, who are all away due to no game being scheduled for the club until Wednesday. Martin Callum and Matty Grant are out injured and James Ross has been recalled from his loan spell. Michael Finnis and Ryan Mackintosh are doubtful and will have late fitness tests.
Deveronvale v Inverurie Locos
Deveronvale take on Locos at Princess Royal after gaining a morale-boosting comeback win over Keith last time out. Dan Smith, Zander Jack, Chris Blackhall and Graeme Watt all miss out, but Steven Davidson is back in the squad.
Locos have a couple of fitness doubts for the trip to Banff and they will be looking for the win that would take up to tenth in the league table.
Keith v Huntly
Keith face Huntly in a derby clash at Kynoch Park and they will be without Michael Ralton, Michael Dunn, Ryan Spink, Donald Fraser and Ryan Keir through injury. Craig MacAskill, Courtney Cooper and Andy Smith are also unavailable, while new signings Scott Begg and Bradley Manson will be in the squad after joining from Deveronvale.
Kieran Adams is still suspended for Huntly and Martin MacDonald is out with a long-term injury. The Strathbogie outfit are unbeaten in four on the road and will look to continue that run at the expense of their close rivals.
Nairn County v Fort William
Nairn will hope to return to form on home turf after successive defeats to Turriff at Station Park in league and cup. Jamie Mackay misses the visit of Fort William through suspension.
Fort welcome back striker Scott Davidson from injury, while defender Iain MacIntyre returns from holiday. Both Adam Porritt and Danny Highet are unavailable. A win for the visitors would move them off the bottom of the table, with Strathspey Thistle not in action tomorrow.
Rothes v Fraserburgh
Rothes take on Fraserburgh at Mackessack Park after being idle for the last three and-a-half weeks due to postponements. Ricky Henderson is unavailable for the hosts, while Callum Macintosh is back from offshore and returns to the squad.
Broch boss Mark Cowie has a full squad to choose from for this one and a win for the visitors would take them up to fourth place in the league table.
Wick Academy v Buckie Thistle
Buckie make the long trek north to take on Wick at Harmsworth Park, knowing that a victory will take them back to the top of the table with Brora and Cove in cup action. Danny Mackay misses out for the home side through suspension.
Kai Ross and Andrew Skinner remain out injured for the Jags, while the likes of Chris Angus and John Maitland could return the squad.
There will be a pitch inspection at Harmsworth Park at 8:30am tomorrow and if the game is postponed, they will try again on Sunday at 3pm.