- Created: Saturday, 18 March 2017 13:22
- Published: Saturday, 18 March 2017 13:22
- Written by Stephen Shand
Buckie Thistle v Wick Academy (2pm)
Buckie returned to the top of the table with a win over today's opponents last weekend and the Jags will be looking for a repeat performance today. Kai Ross and Andrew Skinner remain out with long term injuries.
Wick will travel without the suspended Steven Anderson after his red card in last Saturday's encounter.
Clach v Brora Rangers
Clach take on title-chasing Brora at Grant Street and they'll be without the injured Martin Callum and Ryan MacDonald, Michael Finnis is suspended and Paul Smith unavailable. Matthew Grant, John Campbell, David McGurk and Stuart Leslie all return to the squad.
Brora remain without Joe Malin and Paul Brindle through injury, as they look to bounce back from their Semi-Final defeat to Cove last time out.
Formartine Utd v Deveronvale
Formartine squeezed past Lossiemouth in midweek to continue their excellent form, Neil Gaul and Conor Gethins could start against Deveronvale after impressing from the bench on Wednesday night.
Vale received a boost during the week with Liam Forbes agreeing an extension to his contract to June 2019. The visitors will hope to continue their return to form that saw them stage a superb comeback to beat Keith a fortnight ago.
Huntly v Fort William
Huntly face Fort William at Christie Park and they will be without Kieran Adams through suspension and Martin MacDonald with a long term injury. The club released young goalkeeper Grant Stephen at his own request this week, he had been on loan at Junior side Glentanar.
Fort will be looking for the win that could take them off the bottom of the league table.
Keith v Fraserburgh
Keith have David Dey, Paul Leask, Michael Ralton, Ryan Spink, Donald Fraser, Michael Dunn, Ryan Keir, James Brownie, Courtney Cooper and Cammy Keith all missing for the visit of Fraserburgh. Andy Smith returns from injury and Craig MacAskill returns from holiday.
The Broch are in fine form and hit five at Rothes last weekend. Paul Campbell and Aiden Combe could start for the visitors after impressing as substitutes last time out.
Lossiemouth v Nairn County
Scott Miller, Joao Rodrigues, Andrew Stewart and Ross Campbell are all unavailable for Lossie for the home clash with Nairn County.
Greig Main is suspended for the Wee County, while Jamie McKay and Ross Naismith are unavailable. Dylan McLean could return to the squad.
Rothes v Cove Rangers
Rothes face a tough test against the champions at Mackessack Park, but they'll be full of confidence after a good win over Strathspey in midweek. Keir Smith is injured and misses out, Ryan Macritchie is suspended, but Stephen Rennie is available again and returns to the squad.
Cove are in imperious form and struck late to beat Brora and reach the Highland League Cup final last weekend. Daniel Park and Ryan Stott added to last week's squad.
Strathspey v Inverurie Locos
Strathspey host Locos at Seafield Park and they'll be without James McShane, who could miss the rest of the season with an ankle problem. Sean O'Donnell returns to the squad.
Ryan Broadhurst misses out for the visitors due to work commitments and Colin Charlesworth is doubtful. Meanwhile the club have reluctantly agreed to place Ross Anderson on the transfer list at the player's request.
Turriff Utd v Forres Mechanics
Turriff were edged out of the League Cup in a hard-fought semi-final against Formartine last time out and Paul Young misses the clash with Forres through suspension. Lewis Davidson is unavailable with work commitments.
Forres will be missing Scott Moore who is suspended, and John Cameron is still out with foot injury. Graham Fraser and Aaron McLean are available again after suspension and Alan Pollock could return from illness.