Mobiles and Tablets

If you are viewing HFLhub on a smartphone or tablet you may find that landscape works better for you.

Fraserburgh took the spoils against Strathspey and got off to the best possible start in this season’s Highland League.

The win gives the Broch a great confidence boost going into the campaign. However, for Strathspey, it’s back to the drawing board for manager Brian Grant.

It was a dream comeback for youngster Marc Lawrence, who re-joined the Broch on-loan from Peterhead this week and it only took 65 seconds for him to score on his return.

Dean Cowie’s drilled free-kick was spilled by Thistle goalkeeper Michael MacCallum and Lawrence fired home from close range.

The home side had a great opportunity minutes after the opening goal when Aidan Combe got on the end of a Marc Dickson through-ball, however he could only poke his effort into MacCallum’s hands.

Mid-way through the half Lawrence had a chance to double his and Fraserburgh’s tally after he got on the end of a lovely flick by Greg Buchan, but his shot was saved excellently by the Strathspey goalkeeper.

The closest the visitors came to scoring was a 30-yard effort from James McShane that went narrowly wide of Paul Leask’s goal.

New signing Buchan had to go off for the Broch, but the experienced William West took his place and made an immediate impact. Two minutes after coming on, the substitute found the net when he got on the end of a Ryan Cowie free-kick and sent a glancing header goal-bound, which beat MacCallum.

The home side seemed to take their foot off the gas a little in the second half, which manager Mark Cowie was unhappy about. Despite not creating as many opportunities as they did in the first half the Broch still went close to adding to their tally with the combination of a Ryan Cowie delivery and a West header.

With minutes left in the match substitute Grant Noble made it 3-0 to Fraserburgh with a dipping effort from the edge of the box going over MacCallum. 

Search HFLhub

Latest Results

22-04-2017 15:00 - North of Scotland Cup First Round
Forres Mechanics 2 : 1 Clachnacuddin
22-04-2017 15:00 - SHFL Week 38
Buckie Thistle 9 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Cove Rangers 5 : 0 Lossiemouth
Fraserburgh 2 : 0 Huntly
Rothes 0 : 2 Nairn County
Wick Academy 2 : 2 Formartine United
19-04-2017 20:00 - North of Scotland Cup First Round
Rothes 2 : 0 Wick Academy
19-04-2017 20:00 - SHFL Week 37
Forres Mechanics 0 : 0 Formartine United
15-04-2017 15:00 - SHFL Week 37
Inverurie Locos 1 : 0 Nairn County
Keith 2 : 1 Wick Academy
Clachnacuddin 3 : 2 Fraserburgh
Lossiemouth 1 : 6 Cove Rangers
Formartine United 0 : 0 Buckie Thistle
Strathspey Thistle 0 : 3 Deveronvale
Fort William 1 : 5 Brora Rangers

Press and Journal Highland League 2016-17

Rank Teams Played GD Points
1 Buckie Thistle 34 94 82
2 Cove Rangers 34 79 82
3 Brora Rangers 34 80 81
4 Formartine United 34 35 73
5 Fraserburgh 34 29 63
6 Forres Mechanics 34 21 58
7 Turriff United 34 14 58
8 Wick Academy 34 23 53
9 Inverurie Locos 34 18 50
10 Keith 34 -14 47
11 Clachnacuddin 34 -24 41
12 Lossiemouth 34 -18 38
13 Nairn County 34 -17 34
14 Huntly 34 -43 34
15 Deveronvale 34 -24 30
16 Rothes 34 -69 26
17 Fort William 34 -92 11
18 Strathspey Thistle 34 -92 9

Next Matches

29-04-2017 15:00 - North of Scotland Cup Quarter-Finals
Nairn County - : - Brora Rangers
Halkirk United - : - Forres Mechanics
Golspie Sutherland - : - Rothes
Fort William - : - Invergordon
29-04-2017 15:00 - SPFL Pyramid Playoffs First Leg
Buckie Thistle - : - East Kilbride

Tweets around the grounds