- Created: Friday, 21 April 2017 23:18
- Published: Friday, 21 April 2017 23:18
- Written by Stephen Shand
Buckie Thistle v Strathspey Thistle
Buckie take on Strathspey at Victoria Park, knowing that a win will surely clinch the Highland League title, unless Cove can produce an unlikely 12-goal swing on the final day. The Jags will hope to have Sam Urquhart back in their squad after he missed the draw at Formartine.
The Grantown Jags need a win to leapfrog Fort William and avoid finishing bottom of the Highland League table.
Cove Rangers v Lossiemouth
Cove boss John Sheran has a full squad to choose from for the visit of Lossiemouth, apart from the unavailable Eric Watson. A win for the Aberdeen side is a must to have any chance of winning the title.
Lossie have Aaron Hamilton unavailable, but Tony Ross and Nathan Smith return to the squad. The visitors can finish in 11th place with a win tomorrow.
Fraserburgh v Huntly
Broch will look to bounce back from defeats to Clach and Buckie when they finish their season against Huntly at Bellslea.
Huntly have a fully fit squad with the exception of Ross Still, who is suspended, and long term injury victim Martin MacDonald. The Christie Park men need a point to ensure a 13th place finish.
Rothes v Nairn County
Rothes had an excellent win over North of Scotland Cup holders Wick in midweek, but they are still without Keir Smith for the visit of Nairn. Struan MacArthur could be involved and Scott Maclean returns to the squad.
Gregg Main, Jamie McKay and Paul McLeod are out injured for Nairn and Dylan McLean is unavailable. Jack Mclean is also doubtful and will face a late fitness test. County could finish in 13th if they win and Huntly lose at Fraserburgh.
Wick Academy v Formartine Utd
Wick end their campaign against Formartine at Harmsworth Park and they will hope to bounce back from a disappointing cup exit at Rothes in midweek.
Formartine travel north on the back of successive goalless draws with Forres and Buckie and will look to end the season on a high note with a victory tomorrow.
North of Scotland Cup First Round
Forres Mechanics v Clach
Forres clinched a sixth place finish in midweek and they have Ross McPherson, John Cameron, Lee Fraser and Graeme Fraser unavailable for the cup tie with Clach, while there are also doubts over Simon Allan and Graeme Grant.
Clach will be without Blair Lawrie, Martin Callum, Paul Smith, David McGurk and Ross McKillop, but Ian Penwright is available again and returns to the squad.