Created: Saturday, 05 October 2019 10:26
Published: Saturday, 05 October 2019 10:26
Written by Stephen Shand
Saturday 5th October
Buckie Thistle v Forres Mechanics
Buckie will look to take advantage of their top four rivals being in cup action when they take on Forres at Victoria Park. Long term injury victims John McLeod and Cieran McLean remain out, while Sam Morrison is still out with a hand injury. Declan Milne, Steven Ross and Jay Cheyne are all out on loan.
Ryan Farquhar is still missing for the visitors with a knee injury, while Graham Fraser is doubtful with a groin problem. Aaron Hamilton is out with an ankle injury and Simon Allan is unavailable.
Clach v Lossiemouth
Clach face Lossiemouth at Grant Street and they'll be without James Beeston through suspension. Steven Ross comes in to the squad after joining the club on loan from Buckie.Martin Macdonald and Marty Callum are back in training, but not quite ready to return.
Lossie are missing Dean McCall, Kris Duncan, Kyle Ure, Scott Gordon, Scott Campbell and Craig McGovern. Kevin Flett will have a late fitness test for the Coasters.
Fort William v Turriff Utd
Fort William and Turriff meet at Claggan Park, with only two points and two places separating the two sides in the league table. Fort boss Russell McMorran could be forced into making a few changes due to injuries and some players having the flu.
Turriff will be looking for the win that could open up a decent gap between them and the bottom three.
Huntly v Wick Academy
Huntly take on Wick at Christie Park and they'll be without the injured Craig Reid, Craig Dorrat, David Booth, Zander Jack, Chris Herd and Chris Hay. Alex Thoirs is back from offshore and returns to the squad.
Wick travel without Grant Steven, Jack Henry, Kuba Koziol, and Gordon Clarke, who are all injured. Returning to the squad are Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay and Sam Mackay.
Rothes v Keith
Rothes face local rivals Keith at Mackessack Park, and boss Ross Jack has a full squad to choose from. A win for the home side would take them up to fourth place in the league table.
Jack Grant and Gregor MacDonald have joined Keith on loan from Ross County until January and could be involved. Jay Cheyne, Jamie MacAllister and James Brownie are fit again, while Adam Clark and Josh Bolton also return to the squad.
Sunday 6th October
North of Scotland Cup Final
Brora Rangers v Inverness Caley Thistle
Brora meet Caley Thistle in the final of the North of Scotland Cup Final at Mosset Park on Sunday. Player-manager Steven Mackay misses out through injury, while Colin Macrae and James Wallace are both cup-tied. The Cattachs have an excellent recent record in the North of Scotland cup, winning it four times in the last six years.
Caley Thistle have fielded strong sides throughout the competition and this is unlikely to change for the final. They face a trip to Ayr United in the Championship today.
Created: Friday, 04 October 2019 17:04
Published: Friday, 04 October 2019 17:04
Written by Ross McTavish
Aberdeenshire Cup Final
Formartine Utd v Fraserburgh
Formartine United meet Fraserburgh in the final of the Aberdeenshire Cup at Balmoral Stadium. The North Lodge men are aiming to repeat their 2017 success in the competition, which included a Semi-Final victory over tonight's opponents.
Broch are looking to win the trophy for the first time since 2015, but will have to do it without Michael Rae, who is suspended. Ross Willox and Grant Campbell are added to the squad and could be involved.
Deveronvale v Inverurie Locos
Deveronvale will hope to bounce back from Monday night's Scottish Cup exit when Locos visit Princess Royal Park. The likes of Robert Scott and Sam Robertson are pushing for a starting place after coming off the bench against Spartans.
Eric Watson could return from suspension for the visitors, but Jamie Michie is doubtful and will have a late fitness test. Morgan Cook misses out through suspension.