- Created: Saturday, 13 April 2019 12:27
- Published: Saturday, 13 April 2019 12:27
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland Football League
Deveronvale v Brora Rangers (2.30pm)
Deveronvale finish their season at home to Brora, and boss Steve Dolan names the same squad that came from behind to win the derby at Turriff last weekend.
Brora have to win and hope Forres can do them a favour against Cove to keep their title hopes alive. John Pickles, Ally Macdonald and Mark Nicolson all miss out for the visitors.
Forres Mechanics v Cove Rangers
Mosset Park is the place to be today, with Cove Rangers needing just a point against Forres to clinch the Highland League title. Graham Fraser returns for the Cans, but Simon Allan is unavailable.
Cove continued their superb campaign by defeating Formartine to lift the Highland League Cup last weekend. Manager John Sheran has a full squad to choose from, as they look for the point they need to retain their title.
Fort William v Fraserburgh
Fraserburgh end another excellent campaign with a trip to Fort William, where a win for the Broch will confirm a third-place finish. Gary Harris, Ryan Christie, Cameron Buchan and Ryan Sargent all miss out through injury for the away side.
Fort have three games remaining to try to gain that elusive first league win.
Huntly v Formartine Utd
Huntly take on Formartine at Christie Park and they'll be without Cammy Booth, who's attending a wedding and David Booth through suspension. Blair Johnson returns to the squad.
Formartine will hope to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the League Cup final to Cove last weekend.
Inverurie Locos v Rothes
Locos' final match of the season sees them face Rothes at Harlaw Park, as they look for the win that could help them secure a fifth-place finish. Boss Neil Cooper has a full squad to choose from.
Rothes are without Bruce Milne, who's away on a stag party, Paul Macleod is in Australia and Alan Pollock through illness.
Nairn County v Lossiemouth
Nairn face Lossiemouth at Station Park and they'll be without Callum Maclean through suspension. The home side could finish as high as tenth if they can win their last two matches.
Lossie will be aiming to end a season to forget with a win over the Highland side.
Strathspey Thistle v Clach
Strathspey have a home clash against Clach and they'll be without Chris Innes, Graeme Grant and David Watson. A win for the Grantown Jags will ensure they finish above their opponents in the league table.
Ryan Mackintosh is on holiday and misses out for Clach, while Steve Martin and Martin Callum are injured and Blair Lawrie is out with work commitments.
Turriff Utd v Buckie Thistle
Turriff end their league campaign with a home game against Buckie, a win for the Haughs men could ensure a 14th place finish, depending on the Strathspey result against Clach.
Mark McLauchlin misses out with a prior commitment for the visitors, while Cieran McLean, Craig Dorrat, John McLeod, Shaun Wood and Shaun Caroll remain out injured.
Wick Academy v Keith
Wick still have four games to play as they look to clinch a creditable seventh place finish. They'll be without Grant Steven andJack Halliday through injury for the visit of Keith. Michael Steven and Jack Henry are both suspended, while Andrew Hardwick and Ross Allan are unavailable.
Keith could still finish as high as tenth themselves if they can win their last two fixtures. James Brownie is unavailable for this one and Ryan Spink isaway with work. Max Berton also misses out with a sickness bug and Stewart Hutcheon is injured.