- Created: Friday, 28 April 2017 22:15
- Published: Friday, 28 April 2017 22:15
- Written by Stephen Shand
SPFL Pyramid Play-Off First Leg
Buckie Thistle v East Kilbride
Buckie Thistle clinched the Highland League title with a crushing defeat of Strathspey last weekend, but it's back to business with the play-off ties against East Kilbride. Craig Dorrat and Andrew Skinner both miss out with ankle injuries and Craig Cowie has a knee problem.
Lowland Leage Champions East Kilbride hit the headlines this season when they broke the mighty Ajax Amsterdam's world record of 26 successive wins, racking up number 27 with a home win over BSC Glasgow in November. Goalkeeper Matt McGinley could face his former club at Victoria Park, he spent six months with The Jags in 2015.
North of Scotland Cup Quarter Finals
Fort William v Invergordon
Fort William take on North Caledonian League Champions Invergordon at Claggan Park and they'll be without Scott Chisholm and Barna Tot due to work commitments, and Ewan MacLean through injury. Danny Highet returns to the squad along with Ally Stark.
Golspie Sutherland v Rothes
Rothes took the notable scalp of cup holders Wick Academy in the last round and they'll hope to reach the semi-final at the expense of Golspie Sutherland. Chris Brown is injured and is the only absentee for the visitors.
Halkirk Utd v Forres Mechanics
Forres travel to face Halkirk United, who finished a creditable third in the North Caledonian League. Ross MacPherson, John Cameron, Simon Allan , Jordan Wardrope and Fraser Forbes are all out injured for the Cans, while Connor McIver, Alan Pollock and Charlie Brown are also unavailable.
Nairn County v Brora Rangers
Nairn are looking to go one better than last season when they lost in the final to Wick Academy, but they face a tough test against Brora at Station Park. The Wee County are likely to have the same squad who won at Rothes last week.
Brora finished their league campaign in superb form and were unlucky to miss out on the title by just a single point. Boss Ross Tokely has a full squad to choose from, with striker Paul Brindle returning to training and back in the squad.