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Sat 5th Sept – Turriff 4-1 Lossiemouth

Turriff’s victory over Lossiemouth put them top of the table.

However this was overshadowed by an injury to stand-in captain Stuart Cumming, who broke his leg and was taken away in the back of an ambulance.

Cumming’s afternoon should have been great as he had the honour of having the armband due to Cameron Bowden getting injured in the warm-up. But this wasn’t the case.

A double from Nicholas Gray and goal apiece from Gary McGowan and Craig MacAskill secured the win for the hosts, despite Lossie getting one back courtesy of Scott Miller in the second half.

The match itself was played in front of a lively crowd, which included lots of bubbly and enthusiastic women on Ladies Day at The Haughs.

Turriff threatened first with Gray smashing a shot just wide of the target. The opener came in the first minute when McGowan cut inside and struck the ball into the box from left-hand side. Dramatically, his delivery went into the back of the net, despite it looking more like a cross.

It took only five more minutes for the second goal to arrive. Andrew MacAskill swung in a corner from the right-hand side and an unmarked Gray punished the Lossie defence for failing to mark him by heading it home.

At the other end Kevin Flett controlled the ball well and fired it long to Ross Archibald, but the danger was quickly cleared.

With 15 minutes on the clock Stuart Cumming stayed on the ground after a 50/50 challenge then play was stopped and he was placed on a stretcher. His injury looked very painful with him having to lay there for 30 minutes until an ambulance came to take him to the hospital. Cumming got huge applause from the crowd as he was carried off the pitch.

Soon after play resumed with Lewis Davidson crossing the ball into Gray who was patiently waiting at the back post, though his header went into the side netting.

Minutes later the home side got a third goal as McGowan stormed through the travelling team’s defence and his shot was saved. But the ball finally fell to sub Craig MacAskill who was composed enough to slot his effort into the net.

Not long after the MacAskill brothers combined brilliantly with Craig whipping in a perfect cross for Andrew, who volleyed it narrowly over the bar.

In the 28th minute Gray timed his run into the box to get on the end of a long ball and managed to outmuscle a defender, so he could hit a sweet shot low into the corner of the net to bag his second and Turriff’s fourth goal of the game.

Just after the break Lossie manager Charlie Charlesworth brought on Aaron Hamilton and new signing Connor MacAuley from Elgin City for the second half, which brought loads of energy to the team and their passing improved.

The first real chance of this half went to Andrew MacAskill, who let fly with a blitzing strike which looked to be heading for the top corner but it sailed just wide.

Soon after Aaron McKenna skilfully darted down the field and was unlucky to see his powerful shot strike off a post.

Minutes later, McKenna again showed his excellent creative play as he cut inside from the right flank to pass the ball to Gray but he blazed a shot over the crossbar.

The next chance fell to former Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie, as fellow sub Allen McKenzie crossed the ball into Mackie’s feet and he turned and hit a powerful strike which went narrowly wide.

In the 76th minute Lossie got a goal back. It started with Anthony Ross making a nice tackle to steal the ball off McKenzie. Ross passed to Hamilton and the ball fell to Scott Miller who slipped a shot into the net.

The final piece of action was a penalty claim for the visitors when MacAauley appeared to have been pushed over, but it wasn’t given by referee David Watt.

League Table

Rank Teams Played Points Current form
1 Cove Rangers 22 62 WWWWW
2 Fraserburgh 24 55 WDWWD
3 Inverurie Locos 25 54 LWDWW
4 Formartine United 25 52 WWLWW
5 Forres Mechanics 24 45 WWLWL
6 Buckie Thistle 26 43 DWLDL
7 Brora Rangers 21 41 WLDLL
8 Rothes 25 40 LLWWW
9 Huntly 26 39 LLLDL
10 Deveronvale 25 35 LWLLW
11 Nairn County 23 35 WDWWL
12 Clachnacuddin 26 33 WDDLW
13 Wick Academy 20 27 DWWWD
14 Turriff United 22 24 LLLLL
15 Lossiemouth 26 14 WLLWL
16 Keith 27 11 LLLLL
17 Strathspey Thistle 24 10 LDWLW
18 Fort William 21 2 LLLLD

Recent Results

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Clachnacuddin 3 : 2 Brora Rangers
Nairn County 2 : 4 Rothes
Formartine United 4 : 1 Forres Mechanics
Huntly 1 : 7 Inverurie Locos
Buckie Thistle 1 : 2 Strathspey Thistle
Keith 0 : 2 Deveronvale
20-02-2018 20:00 - MM Aberdeenshire Shield Final
Banks O' Dee 2 : 5 Cove Rangers
17-02-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 29
Keith 0 : 5 Cove Rangers
Lossiemouth 4 : 6 Rothes
Formartine United 3 : 2 Brora Rangers
Nairn County 1 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Forres Mechanics 3 : 0 Deveronvale
Wick Academy 1 : 1 Huntly
Fraserburgh 2 : 2 Buckie Thistle
Inverurie Locos 3 : 0 Clachnacuddin
10-02-2018 15:00 - Scottish Cup Fifth Round
Cove Rangers 1 : 3 Falkirk
Kilmarnock 4 : 0 Brora Rangers
10-02-2018 15:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Buckie Thistle 0 : 3 Keith

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