- Created: Saturday, 27 October 2018 10:17
- Published: Saturday, 27 October 2018 10:17
- Written by Stephen Shand
Scottish Cup Second Round replay
Auchinleck Talbot v Cove Rangers
Cove make the long trek to Ayrshire to face Auchinleck in a replay after drawing the first match at Balmoral Stadium last weekend.
Paul McManus and Ryan Strachan are the only absentees for the Highland League leaders, with a visit to Fraserburgh awaiting the winners in the next round.
Brora Rangers v Formartine Utd
Two of the top six meet at Dudgeon Park and the home side will hope to continue the form that saw them put six past Coldstream in the cup last time out. Brora will be without Neil Macdonald and Dale Gillespie.
Formartine also recorded a superb win at Albion Rovers in the cup and they'll be looking for a win to close the gap on their opponents in the league table.
Buckie Thistle v Rothes
Buckie take on Rothes at Victoria Park and the Jags will be aiming to bounce back from conceding seven at Forres last Saturday. Craig Cowie could feature after returning from injury at Mosset Park.
Rothes manager Steven Macdonald has a full squad to choose from, a win for the visitors would take them to within a point of their opponents in the league table.
Deveronvale v Strathspey Thistle
Deveronvale suffered a disappointing Scottish Cup exit to Stirling University, but they are boosted by the return of Sam Robertson for the visit of Strathspey. Matthew Wallace, Dane Ballard, Liam Forbes and Jody Munro are all unavailable.
Strathspey are in great form having won three of their last four league matches. Graeme Grant and John Cameron remain out injured, but are both closing in on a return to fitness.
Huntly v Fraserburgh
Huntly face Fraserburgh at Christie Park and boss Martin Skinner has almost a full squad to choose from, minus Paul Napier and Chris Hay who are on holiday.
Broch duo Lewis Davidson and Scott Barbour return to the squad, but Aidan Combe is unavailable. The visitors could draw level on points with Cove at the top of the table with a win in this one.
Inverurie Locos v Forres Mechanics
Another top six clash takes place at Harlaw Park, where Locos take on Forres. Chris Angus, Andy Hunter, Johnny Smith, Chris Herd and Kyle Gordon are all unavailable for the home side.
Simon Allan and Martin Groat miss out for Forres with back and ankle injuries respectively.
Lossiemouth v Keith
Lossiemouth meet Keith at Grant Park and they will be without James Mclaren with a shoulder injury. Aaron Hamilton and Ross Elliott are doubtful and will have late fitness tests.
Keith returned to form with an excellent comeback against Nairn last time out, and a win for the Maroons could lift them as high as tenth, depending on results elsewhere.
Turriff Utd v Clach
Turriff face Clach at The Haughs and they're boosted by the return of captain Cammy Bowden after three months out with a knee injury.
Blair Lawrie misses out due to work commitments for Clach, but new boss Brian Macleod has everyone else available for the trip to Aberdeenshire.
Wick Academy v Fort William
Wick are unbeaten in their last three league games and they'll look to continue that run against Fort William at Harmsworth Park. Ross Allan and Jack Henry are unavailable for the Scorries.
Fort travel north with a small squad due to several absentees, and are likely to have several youngsters involved in this one.