- Created: Saturday, 03 August 2019 11:29
- Published: Saturday, 03 August 2019 11:29
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland Football League
Brora Rangers v Turriff Utd
Brora have started the season in impressive fashion, scoring 15 goals in two games without reply. They are further strengthened for the visit of Turriff by the return of Gavin Morrison, Dale Gillespie, Ally Macdonald and Steven Mackay. Greg Morrison is injured and misses out.
Turriff were held to a draw at home by 10-man Rothes in their opening fixture, and they face another tough task at Dudgeon Park. Liam Norris could play after joining on loan from Fraserburgh for the season.
Buckie Thistle v Strathspey Thistle
Buckie take on Strathspey at Victoria Park and the home side will aim to build on a superb win at Locos last weekend. Cieran McLean and John McLeod remain out injured, while Joe McCabe is suspended after getting sent off against his former club.
John Cameron is still out injured for the Grantown Jags, and Ross Naismith is unavailable. Michael McCallum is available again and returns to the squad.
Clach v Keith
Clach bounced back from defeat at Strathspey in their league opener to defeat the same opponents in the cup in midweek. Blair Lawrie and Martin Macdonald are both out with hamstring injuries and miss the home clash with Keith. Martin Callum returns to the squad.
Keith have signed striker Josh Bolton from Inverurie and he could be involved at Grant Street. Michael Selfridge is back in the squad, but Ryan Robertson is struggling with a hamstring injury and Stewart Hutcheon, Ryan Kier and Ryan Spink all remain out.
Formartine Utd v Fraserburgh
Match of the day is at North Lodge Park, where last season's fourth and third place finishers Formartine and Fraserburgh face off. Both sides started their campaigns with five-goal wins on the opening day.
Long term injury victims Ryan Christie, Gary Harris, Cameron Buchan and Ryan Sargent are still out for Broch. Jamie Beagrie is available again and returns to the squad.
Fort William v Inverurie Locos
Fort recorded their first win since August 2017 with a superb victory over Nairn in the North of Scotland Cup in midweek. They'll aim to continue that form against Locos at Claggan Park.
Locos travel without Greg Mitchell, Chris Angus and Jonny Smith, while Neil McLean is doubtful and will face a late fitness test. Sam Burnett has joined the club on loan from Cove Rangers for the rest of the season and could make his debut today.
Huntly v Nairn County
Euan Storrier is suspended after his red card at Lossiemouth and misses Huntly's home meeting with Nairn County.
Nairn boss Ronnie Sharp has a full squad to choose from as they look to bounce back from their midweek defeat to Fort William.
Rothes v Forres Mechanics
Rothes face Forres at Mackessack Park and will be without the suspended Ewen Macdonald, while Alan Pollock is back in training and will hopefully return to action soon. The club have completed the signing of Gregg Main from Nairn and he could make his home debut.
Ross MacPherson, Ryan Farquhar and Owen Paterson are all out with knee injuries for Forres, while Moray Taylor is out with a hand injury and Scott Miller is unavailable. The Cans will hope to build on their impressive 11-goal salvo against a young Elgin City side in midweek.
Wick Academy v Deveronvale
Wick are without the injured Michael Steven, Jack Halliday, Jack Henry, Marc Macgregor, Gordy Clarke for the visit of Deveronvale to Harmsworth Park. Jakub Koziol, Jonah Martins and Ross Mackay will be in the Academy squad.
Kevin Adams misses out for Vale, but Matthew Wallace returns and is added to the squad who pushed Aberdeen all the way in the Aberdeenshire Cup on Wednesday night.