- Created: Friday, 24 March 2017 20:19
- Published: Friday, 24 March 2017 20:19
- Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Formartine Utd
Match of the day is at Dudgeon Park where surely only a win will keep either Brora or Formartine in the title race. Paul Brindle is the only injury absentee for the home side.
Formartine are unbeaten in eleven league matches and have kept five clean sheets in a row, a win for the visitors would close the gap on their opponents to five points with three games in hand.
Deveronvale v Forres Mechanics
Liam Forbes returns to the Deveronvale squad for the visit of Forres to Princess Royal Park. Dan Smith, Graeme Watt, Zander Jack and Scott Fraser are all unavailable.
Callum Howarth misses out for Forres with an ankle ligament problem, while Alan Pollock, Owen Paterson and Connor MacIver are all unavailable. Scott Moore returns from suspension. Meanwhile, the club announced today that midfielder Aaron McLean has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Lossiemouth in the summer.
Fort William v Rothes
Fort William quartet Ally Stark, Adam Porritt, Barna Tot and Michael Ellis return to the squad for their clash with Rothes at Claggan Park. Goalkeeper Douglas MacLennan suffered an injury in training and will miss the rest of the season.
Rothes pushed champions Cove all the way last weekend and they will still be without the suspended Ryan Macritchie tomorrow. Ben Cullen is away to America with the RAF until May, but Ian Macrae is fully fit again and returns to the squad.
Huntly v Buckie Thistle
Huntly face title chasing Buckie at Christie Park and they have Kieran Adams available again after serving his three-game ban. Martin MacDonald remains out long term.
The Jags remain at the top of the table after two good wins over Wick Academy. Andrew Skinner, Kai Ross and Sean Carroll are all out injured for the visitors.
Inverurie Locos v Fraserburgh
Locos defender Ryan Broadhurst misses the home clash against Fraserburgh with work commitments. Colin Charlesworth returns to the squad and a win for the home side would take them into the top half of the table.
Broch will be without Dean Cowie through injury as they look to continue their superb away form, which has seen them score 18 goals in three matches.
Strathspey Thistle v Turriff Utd
Strathspey are still looking for their first league win since September and they'll be without the suspended Ryan Macleod for the home game with Turriff, after his red card against Locos last weekend.
Turriff will hope to bounce from last week's defeat to Forres when they threw away a two-goal lead in the last half an hour. David Ross misses the trip to Grantown with work commitments and Neale Davidson is doubtful and will have a late fitness test.
Wick Academy v Cove Rangers
Midfield maestro Sam Mackay misses out for the home side through suspension as they face their third match in a row against a side challenging for the title.
Nick Gray is pushing for a place in the Cove starting line-up after coming off the bench to score a vital winner at Rothes last time out. The likes of Dan Park and Darryn Kelly could also return.