- Created: Saturday, 20 April 2019 11:46
- Published: Saturday, 20 April 2019 11:46
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland Football League
Cove Rangers v Clach
Cove clinched the title with victory at Forres last weekend and they end their league campaign with a home game against Clach. Boss John Sheran again has a full squad available to choose from.
Clach will finish their season in 16th place regardless of the result at Balmoral Stadium. Colin Macrae, Martin Callum, Ali Gillies and Steve Martin all miss out through injury and Blair Lawrie has work commitments.
Fort William v Forres Mechanics
Fort William end their season with home games against Forres and Wick, and it's the Moray side who visit Claggan Park this afternoon.
Scott Miller is unavailable for the visitors, while Simon Allan returns to the squad. The Cans need a huge win in this one if they are to equal last season's fifth-place finish.
Huntly v Wick Academy
Huntly complete their campaign against Wick at Christie Park and a win for the home side could see them finish in eighth place, depending on Buckie's result at Strathspey.
Wick travel without the injured Grant Steven, Jack Halliday and Jack Henry. Danny Mckay and David Allan are suspended, while Michael Steven, Gary Manson and Alan Farquhar are all unavailable.
Nairn County v Formartine Utd
Nairn and Formartine end their season with a clash at Station Park and the home side will be without the unavailable Dylan Maclean and Callum MacLean. Seamus McConaghy is out injured. A win for Nairn could see them secure a top ten finish.
Formartine have already secured a fourth place finish and will aim to end their season on a high in the Highlands.
Rothes v Keith
Rothes take on local rivals Keith at Mackessack Park and they'll be without last week's front three of Steven Anderson, Craig Cormack and Allen Mackenzie. Alan Pollock and Paul MacLeod remain out, while Ashley Ballam is also struggling with a swollen knee.
Ryan Keir is the only absentee for the visitors, he'll be out until next season. Keith could finish 12th with a win in this one, while a win for the home side would secure another top ten finish.
Strathspey Thistle v Buckie Thistle
Strathspey and Buckie finish their campaigns with a battle of the Jags at Seafield Park. Martin Duncan and James McShane are both suspended for the home side, but Chris Innes and Graeme Grant return to the squad.
Sam Morrison is suspended for Buckie and they remain without their long term absentees. Lewis Mackinnon returns. The visitors need to equal or better Huntly's result to secure an eighth place finish.