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Team news for matches on Sat 2nd October

North of Scotland Cup Final 
 
Rothes v Brora Rangers 
 
Rothes and Brora Rangers meet at Grant Park in the final of the North of Scotland cup. The Mackessack Park men remain unbeaten this term, and are looking to lift the trophy for the first time since 1979. Greg Morrison is still out injured and won't face his old club, while Sean Linden is also unavailable.
 
Brora have a great recent record in the competition, winning it five times in the last seven seasons. Martin McLean and James Wallace are out injured for the Cattachs, while Colin Williamson is suspended and Max Ewan cup tied. 
 
Highland League 
 
Brechin City v Buckie Thistle 
 
Two of the top five meet at Glebe Park, where Brechin host Buckie Thistle. City welcome back Hamish Thomson from suspension, while David Cox returns to the squad having missed out last weekend. Garry Wood and Luc Bollan both miss out through injury, and Kevin McHattie continues to work towards full fitness.
 
Buckie will aim to repeat their August SPFL Trust Trophy win over today's hosts. Declan Milne and Adam McLeod remain out injured and Lewis McKinnon misses out with a groin problem.
 
Clach v Fraserburgh 
 
Clach take on league leaders Fraserburgh at Grant Street, and manager Jordan Macdonald has a full squad available to choose from. 
 
Broch travel to the Highland capital without Jamie Beagrie, who is unavailable, plus the injured Paul Campbell and Logan Watt. 
 
Fort William v Wick Academy (Harmsworth Park)
 
Fort William earned their first league point of the season with an excellent comeback at Nairn in midweek, they'll look to continue that form against Wick at Harmsworth Park. Aidan Taylor remains out with a knee injury, while the Trialist who scored on Wednesday night is unavailable. Jamie McConnell and Connor Moore are also still unavailable, but Marios Avraam returns to the squad.
 
Wick have endured a gruelling double visit to Bo'ness in the last week, where they lost their rearranged Scottish Cup replay on Tuesday night. Danny Mackay, Gordon MacNab, Brandon Sinclair, Steven Anderson, Richie Macadie and Alan Farquhar are all unavailable for this one. 

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Banks o' Dee win Aberdeenshire Cup

Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup Final
 
Formartine Utd 1-4 Banks o' Dee
 
Formartine: Aaron Norris
 
Daniel Park sent off
 
Dee: Mark Gilmour, Marc Young, Michael Philipson, Jamie Buglass
 
Banks o' Dee swept past Formartine United at Harlaw Park to lift the Aberdeenshire Cup for the first time in the club's history. 
 
Three goals in a ten minute spell from Mark Gilmour, Marc Young and Michael Philipson put Dee firmly in control at the break. 
 
Formartine's Daniel Park received a straight red card in the 57th minute, then substitute Aaron Norris reduced the arrears from close range eight minutes later. 
 
Jamie Buglass completed the scoring right on full time to seal a historic victory for the North Junior Super League champions.
 

Full time: Fort battle back to earn point

Highland League 
 
Nairn County 3-3 Fort William 
 
Nairn: Rory Williamson, John Treasurer, Ben Williamson 
 
Fort: Robbie Foster (2, 1 pen), Trialist
 
Fort William twice came from two goals down to earn their first league point of the season against Nairn County at Station Park. 
 
Goals from Rory Williamson and John Treasurer in the opening 16 minutes put Nairn in control, before Robbie Foster pulled one back from a free-kick five minutes before the break.
 
Nairn hit straight back and Ben Williamson restored their two-goal lead with his first goal for the club just two minutes later. 
 
Fort's trialist then reduced the arrears in the 56th minute, and it was that man Foster again who struck from the penalty spot 13 minutes from the end to earn the Lochaber men a share of the spoils.

Fort William manager Hollyer resigns

Fort William have announced they've reluctantly accepted the resignations of manager Ashley Hollyer and his management team last week. 

They thanked Ash, Paul and Scott for the time, effort and commitment they brought to the club.

Former manager Calum MacLean and coach Tommylee Taylor have been in charge of the past two games at Huntly and Nairn, and will continue to do so until the appointment of a new manager. 

Team news: Nairn County v Fort William

Highland League 
 
Nairn County v Fort William 
 
Nairn take on Fort William at Station Park, the home side were idle at the weekend due to scheduled opponents Buckie having a replay in the Scottish Cup. County did return to form with an emphatic victory at Strathspey in the cup last time out. 
 
Fort William have Aidan Taylor out with a knee injury sustained against Huntly at the weekend. Marios Avraam misses out due to work commitments and Jamie McConnell is unavailable due to university commitments. Junior Caulker returns to the squad after an operation on a skin graft injury. A new signing could be included if they are registered in time.