- Created: Saturday, 17 August 2019 10:58
- Published: Saturday, 17 August 2019 10:58
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland Football League
Brora Rangers v Lossiemouth
Brora's one hundred percent winning start to the season ended in midweek at the hands of Cove Rangers in the Challenge Cup. They'll aim to bounce back against Lossie at Dudgeon Park, but must do so without Greg Morrison, John Pickles and Kyle Macleod through injury. Scott Davidson will have a late fitness test.
Lossie remain without Jack MacArthur and Niall Kennedy, but the rest of the squad are fit and in contention to start for the visitors.
Buckie Thistle v Fraserburgh
Match of the day is at Victoria Park, where third placed Buckie take on early league leaders Fraserburgh. Joe McCabe returns from suspension for the Jags, but Cieran McLean and John McLeod remain out injured.
Broch thumped six past Clach last weekend to make it an impressive 13 goals in 3 league games, they'll look to continue that scoring form in this one. Jamie Beagrie is available again after suspension.
Clach v Wick Academy
Clach defender Sean Webb will be in temporary charge when the Inverness side try to get their first Highland League points of the season against Wick at Grant Street.
Wick duo Jack Halliday and Michael Steven could return as they look to improve on taking just one point from their opening three league matches.
Formartine Utd v Deveronvale
Formartine followed up an impressive win at Wick with a superb display to knock League One Peterhead out of the Challenge Cup in midweek. They'll aim to continue that form against Deveronvale at North Lodge Park.
Vale also returned to form with a comfortable win over Huntly last time out. Courtney Cooper, Kevin Adams and Sam Robertson miss out today, but Kyle Willox and Harry Noble both return to the squad.
Fort William v Keith
Fort take on Keith at Claggan Park as they look for their first league win of the new campaign.
Keith will be aiming to bounce back from last weekend's mauling against Buckie. They travel without Jamie Macallister and Jamie Lennox, while a few others have niggles but boss Dean Donaldson is hopeful they'll be fit to play.
Inverurie Locos v Forres Mechanics
Locos and Forres meet at Harlaw Park and the home side will be without Neil McLean, Chris Angus, Eric Watson and Andrew Watt. Johnny Smith and Greg Mitchell return to the squad.
Ross McPherson, Moray Taylor , Ryan Farquhar all remain out injured for the visitors, while Scott Miller and Simon Allan are unavailable. James Ross, Owen Paterson and Alan Macphee return to the squad.
Rothes v Nairn County
Unbeaten Rothes host Nairn at Mackessack Park and boss Steven MacDonald will have a fully fit squad to choose from.
Nairn defender Calum Maclean is away on holiday and will be replaced by Glenn Main, who returns from suspension.
Turriff Utd v Strathspey Thistle
Turriff face Strathspey at The Haughs and the home side will be aiming to bounce back from conceding six at home to Inverurie Locos last time out.
Ross Naismith and Chris Innes return to the squad for the Grantown Jags, who have started the season well with two wins from their first three matches.