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Team News - Scottish Cup First Round


Brora Rangers v Turriff Utd

Brora meet Turriff at Dudgeon Park for the second time in three weeks, after The Cattachs went nap against United at the start of the month. Zander Sutherland, James Ross and Martin Maclean are all out injured and Ally Macdonald is unavailable.
United boss Kris Hunter has almost a full squad to choose from for the trip north, with the injured Cammy Bowden their only absentee.


Deveronvale v Bonnyrigg Rose

Deveronvale have a home clash with East of Scotland League side Bonnyrigg Rose, who beat Turriff United and Cove Rangers in a superb run to the Fourth Round last season. 
Vale will remain without goalkeeper Grant Pennet and defender Liam Forbes for this one.


Edusport Academy v Buckie Thistle

Buckie make the long trip to Annan to face Edusport as they look to improve on last year's Third Round exit to Brechin City. Kevin Fraser, Hamish Munro, John McLeod, Sam Urquhart and Craig Cowie all remain out long term, while Drew Copeland (ankle), Craig Dorrat (groin) and Scott Adams (hamstring) also miss out through injury.


Forres Mechanics v Civil Service Strollers

Forres will be without Craig McGovern and Lee Fraser for the visit of Civil Service Strollers to Mosset Park. They also have a doubt over Graham Fraser with a head knock, while Stuart Soane and Stuart Knight will have late fitness tests, but are likely to play.

Gala Fairydean v Lossiemouth

Aaron Hamilton returns from injury for Lossiemouth as they travel to the Borders to face Gala. Aaron McLean and Kelvin McKenzie miss out for The Coasters.


Huntly v East Stirling

Paul Napier, Alex Thoirs and Ryan McRitchie return for Huntly for the visit of East Stirling to Christie Park. Glenn Murison misses out through suspension.


Linlithgow Rose v Fort William


Fort William are aiming to reach the Second Round of the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2015, when they travel to take on East of Scotland League side Linlithgow Rose.
Rose currently sit in sixth place in Conference C of the East of Scotland League, having stepped up from the Juniors this year.


Nairn County v Beith Juniors

Nairn face a home tie with Beith Juniors and the Highland side will hope to progress further than their Second Round exit last term.
Beith currently sit in fourth place in the West of Scotland Premiership and had an excellent run to the Third Round two years ago, including a six-goal win over Strathspey Thistle.


Rothes v Clachnacuddin

The second all-Highland League clash takes place at Mackessack Park, where Rothes meet Clach. Cammy Mackay is not eligible to play in the Scottish Cup for the home side, but Ali Sutherland comes in on loan from Elgin City to make his debut
Clach will be without Blair Lawrie, Paul Smith, Martin Callum, Steven Edwards, Rorie Macleod and Struan Macarthur. Sean Webb is available again and returns to the squad.


Strathspey Thistle v Coldstream

Strathspey take on Coldstream at Seafield Park and both sides will hope to improve on their early exits from last season’s competition. 
The Grantown Jags will look to build on their first win of the season at Keith last weekend.


Wick Academy v Auchinleck Talbot

Wick take on crack Junior side Auchinleck Talbot at Harmsworth Park and they’ll be without Sam Mackay and Ross Allan.


Stirling University v Keith (Sunday)

Keith travel to face Stirling University on Sunday and they’re boosted by the return of Ryan Spink, Scott Begg, James Brownie and Bradley Manson. Michael Selfridge and Marc Young remain out injured for The Maroons.

Full Time score and scorers: Friday 21st September

Scottish Cup First Round
Inverurie Locos 3-4 Fraserburgh 
Locos: Chris Angus (9), Ryan Broadhurst (67), Neil Gauld (85)
Broch: Paul Campbell (3, 6 both pens), Willie West (19), Marc Dickson (21)


Team news for matches on Sat 15th September

Highland League

Brora Rangers v Fort William

Brora were unlucky to go down by a single goal to Ross County in their North of Scotland Cup Semi-Final in midweek, and they'll hope to bounce back to winning ways at home to Fort William. Colin Williamson and Niall Docherty are suspended for the home side, while Zander Sutherland, James Ross and Martin Maclean are out injured.

Fort have a few players missing due to work commitments and a couple of injury absentees. Boss Kris Anderson will have a young squad to choose from for this one.

Buckie Thistle v Wick Academy 

Buckie take on away day specialists Wick at Victoria Park and they'll be without Craig Dorrat and Scott Adams with hamstring injuries. Drew Copeland has returned from a loan spell with Culter and will be in the squad. 

Wick travel south without Ross Allan through injury and Andy Hardwick with work commitments.

Cove Rangers v Formartine United

It's sure to be a cracker at Balmoral Stadium as league leaders Cove take on fierce rivals Formartine. The Aberdeen men needed extra time to get past Deveronvale in midweek and manager John Sheran may choose to return the likes of Daniel Park and Ryan Strachan to the starting line-up.

Formartine were unlucky to lose out to Northern Irish cracks Coleraine on penalties in the Irn Bru Cup last time out. Graeme Rodger will be available as his suspension will only apply to that competition.

Fraserburgh v Clach

Fraserburgh recorded a superb win at in-form Forres last weekend and they'll look to continue that form against Clach at Bellslea. Bryan Hay returns, but Ryan Christie is out injured and Lewis Davidson has work commitments.

Clach will be without Blair Lawrie, Martin   Callum, Steven Edwards, Sean Webb, Paul Smith and Struan Macarthur, who are all injured. Michael Finnis is also doubtful and James Beeston and Ian Penwright have work commitments. Ryan Mackintosh and Dougie Maclennan return and the visitors are likely to have two or three youth players on the bench.

Huntly v Deveronvale

Huntly face Deveronvale at Christie Park and they'll be without Alex Thoirs due to work commitments, Ryan McRitchie with a hamstring injury and Paul Napier, who is suspended. Glenn Murison is also unavailable and Neale Davidson and Martin Charlesworth remain out long term.

Vale pushed Cove all the way in the Aberdeenshire Cup in midweek, and boss Steve Dolan has the same squad to choose from for the short trip to Strathbogie.

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Full Time scores and scorers: Sat 15th September

Highland League


Brora Rangers 9-0 Fort William  

Brora: Steven Mackay (13, 30, 57, 68), Dale Gillespie (45, 90), Craig Campbell (63), Gavin Morrison (81), Kyle Macleod (85)  


Buckie Thistle 5-2 Wick Academy  

Buckie: Sam Robertson (5, 87), Callum Murray (19), Steven Ross (44), Declan Milne (82)  


Wick: Jack Halliday (48), Craig Gunn (90) 


Cove Rangers 2-0 Formartine United  

Cove: Harry Milne (21), Paul McManus (54) 


Harry Milne sent off (67) 


Fraserburgh 3-0 Clach  

Fraserburgh: Paul Campbell (70), Scott Barbour (78, 90) 


Huntly 2-0 Deveronvale  

Huntly: Kai Ross (47), Gary McGowan (90+3) 


Keith 0-2 Strathspey Thistle  

Jamie McAllister sent off (53)  


Strathy: Ricky Lee (80), Scott Lisle (90+2) 


Lossiemouth 2-5 Inverurie Locos  

Lossie: Ross Elliot (25), Scott Campbell (pen 80) 


Locos: Neil McLean (16), Neil Gauld (33, 52, 71, 89) 


Nairn County 5-2 Turriff Utd  

Nairn: Adam Porritt (20), Gregg Main (50 pen, 63), Dylan Mackenzie (72), Max Ewan (88) 


Turriff: Ross Anderson (40), David Ross (90) 


Rothes 3-1 Forres  

Rothes: Jack Maley (16), Scott Davidson (29 pen), Jaime Wilson (41) 


Forres: Andrew Macrae (45)


Full Time scores and scorers: Wed. 12th September

Aberdeenshire Cup Semi-Finals

Deveronvale 1-3 Cove Rangers - a.e.t.

Vale: Matthew Wallace (86)

Cove: Mitch Megginson (56), Alan Redford (92), Hamish Macleod (98)

Turriff Utd 0-7 Banks o' Dee

Fraser Hobday sent off (42)

Dee: Jack Henderson (6 pen, 35 pen, 43 pen, 75), Luke Barbour (44, 90), Craig Duguid (88)

North of Scotland Cup Semi-Final

Ross County 2-1 Brora Rangers

County: Ross MacIver (40), Ross Stewart (75)

Brora: Kyle Macleod (74)


Recent Results

20-10-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 12
Forres Mechanics 7 : 2 Buckie Thistle
Fort William 1 : 7 Inverurie Locos
Keith 2 : 1 Nairn County
20-10-2018 15:00 - Scottish Cup Second Round
Cove Rangers 1 : 1 Auchinleck Talbot
Edusport Academy 1 : 2 Fraserburgh
Rothes 0 : 1 Annan Athletic
Deveronvale 1 : 2 Stirling University
Albion Rovers 0 : 2 Formartine United
Brora Rangers 6 : 0 Coldstream FC
13-10-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 11
Forres Mechanics 2 : 1 Turriff United
Fort William 0 : 8 Deveronvale
Fraserburgh 2 : 1 Buckie Thistle
Clachnacuddin 1 : 3 Huntly
Keith 0 : 4 Brora Rangers
Cove Rangers 4 : 0 Lossiemouth
Strathspey Thistle 1 : 0 Nairn County
Formartine United 3 : 3 Rothes
Wick Academy 6 : 2 Inverurie Locos

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