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Rothes through to North of Scotland Cup final

North of Scotland Cup Semi-Final 
Strathspey Thistle 1-4 Rothes
Strathy: Craig MacKenzie
Rothes: Michael Finnis, Craig Cormack, Alan Pollock (pen), Kane Davies
Rothes produced an excellent performance to defeat Strathspey Thistle at Seafield Park and win a place in the final of the North of Scotland Cup.
Michael Finnis headed the visitors in front early on and Craig Cormack made it two just beyond the half hour mark. 
Craig MacKenzie threw the home side a lifeline when he pulled a goal back a minute from half time, only for Alan Pollock to restore Rothes' two-goal cushion from the penalty spot after 65 minutes.
Substitute Kane Davies completed the scoring to send Rothes through to a final meeting with either Brora Rangers or Lossiemouth.

Formartine through to semi-finals

Aberdeenshire Cup Semi-Final 
Fraserburgh 1-2 Banks o' Dee
Broch: Ryan Sargent
Dee: Lachie MacLeod, Mark Gilmour 
Aberdeenshire Cup Quarter-Final 
Formartine Utd 4-0 Huntly
Formartine: Jonny Smith (3), Andrew Greig
A hat-trick from Jonny Smith helped send Formartine through to the semi-finals of the Aberdeenshire Cup, where they will meet Deveronvale at North Lodge Park. Andrew Greig was also on target for the Pitmedden side. 
The winners of that semi-final clash will face Juniors Banks o' Dee in the final, after they recorded an impressive win over Fraserburgh at Bellslea. 

Full time score and scorers: Sat 28th August

Highland League 
Brora Rangers 4-0 Nairn County 
Brora: Matthew Wright, Jordan Macrae, Gregor Macdonald, Dale Gillespie 
Will Counsell sent off 
Clach 3-2 Turriff Utd 
Clach: James Anderson (2), Connor Bunce
Turriff: Matthew McDonald (2, 1 pen)
Formartine Utd 1-5 Buckie Thistle 
Formartine: Scott Lisle 
Buckie: Kevin Fraser, Kyle MacLeod, Max Barry, Mark McLauchlan, Callum Murray
Fort William P-P Brechin City 
Forres Mechanics 1-0 Lossiemouth 
Forres: Lee Fraser
Fraserburgh 3-0 Inverurie Locos 
Broch: Sean Butcher, Scott Barbour, Paul Campbell (pen)
Huntly 0-2 Rothes 
Rothes: Alan Pollock, Greg Morrison 
Strathspey Thistle 0-2 Keith
Keith: Przemyslaw Nawrocki, Michael Selfridge 
Wick Academy 2-2 Deveronvale 
Wick: David Allan, Steven Anderson 
Vale: Innes Mackay, Rory Davidson
Jamie Tinnock sent off

Scottish Cup First Round draw

The draw for the First Round of the Scottish Cup has been made, here are the ties involving Highland League clubs:

Banks o' Dee v Turriff Utd 

Blackburn Utd v Rothes 

Brechin City v Vale of Leithen 

Clach v Dunipace

Cumbernauld Colts v Buckie Thistle 

Deveronvale v Haddington Athletic 

East Stirling v Fort William 

Formartine Utd v Cumnock

Forres Mechanics v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 

Fraserburgh v Sauchie Juniors

Huntly v Hill of Beath Hawthorn 

Inverurie Locos v Jeanfield Swifts 

Keith v Darvel

Lossiemouth v Preston Athletic 

Nairn County v Strathspey Thistle 

Tynecastle v Brora Rangers 

Wick Academy v Bo'Ness Utd

Ties are due to be played over the weekend of Saturday 18th September


Team news for matches on Sat 28th August

Highland League 

Brora Rangers v Nairn County 

Brora have returned to form with three straight wins, they’ll hope to continue that run against Nairn County at Dudgeon Park. Martin Maclean, Ally Macdonald, Andrew Macrae and Colin Williamson miss out, but John Pickles is available again and returns to the squad.

Nairn travel without the unavailable Callum Howarth, Tom McLennan, Fraser Dingwall, Liam Shewan and Max Ewan.

Clach v Turriff Utd 

Clach are unbeaten in four league matches as they take on Turriff United at Grant Street. Connor Bunce and Ryan Mackintosh both return to the squad, but Steven Kelly misses out.

Turriff produced a superb fightback from three goals down to grab a point at home to Strathspey in midweek. They’ll hope to build on that result in Inverness. 

Formartine Utd v Buckie Thistle 

Formartine will aim to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Brechin when Buckie Thistle visit North Lodge Park. Stuart Anderson is likely to miss out through injury, but Daniel Park returned in midweek and will be in the squad.

Adam MacLeod is out with a knee injury for the visitors, while Hamish Munro and Scott Adams are also struggling with injuries. Lewis Dunbar and Lyall Booth have both left the club.

Forres Mechanics v Lossiemouth 

Forres host Lossiemouth at Mosset Park and they’ll be without Owen Paterson through  suspension, and the injured Owen Loveland (fractured ribs) and Joe Gauld (knee). Four other players have minor muscle strains, but they will need to play due to a lack of numbers. Dale Wood returns from a lengthy ban.

Lossie remain without Ally Bellingham due to a knee injury, while Brodie Allen is doubtful and new signing Ryan Farquhar is a few weeks away from fitness. Jared Kennedy and Dean Stewart could return to the squad.

Fort William P-P Brechin City

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28-09-2021 19:45 - Scottish Cup First Round replays
Bo'ness United - : - Wick Academy
29-09-2021 20:00 - SHFL Week 11
Nairn County - : - Fort William
01-10-2021 20:00 - Aberdeenshire Cup Final
Formartine United - : - Banks O' Dee
02-10-2021 15:00 - SHFL Week 11
Forres Mechanics - : - Keith
Fort William - : - Wick Academy
Nairn County - : - Inverurie Locos
Turriff United - : - Deveronvale
Brechin City - : - Buckie Thistle
Clachnacuddin - : - Fraserburgh
02-10-2021 15:00 - North of Scotland Cup Final
Rothes - : - Brora Rangers

Recent Results

25-09-2021 15:00 - Scottish Cup First Round replays
Haddington Athletic 1 : 1 Deveronvale
Buckie Thistle 4 : 1 Cumbernauld Colts
Cumnock 1 : 5 Formartine United
25-09-2021 15:00 - SHFL Week 10
Keith 3 : 0 Turriff United
Rothes 4 : 1 Clachnacuddin
Brechin City 4 : 1 Forres Mechanics
Fraserburgh 7 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Huntly 3 : 0 Fort William
Inverurie Locos 2 : 1 Brora Rangers
22-09-2021 20:00 - North of Scotland Cup Semi Finals
Brora Rangers 2 : 2 Lossiemouth
18-09-2021 15:00 - Scottish Cup First Round
Lossiemouth 0 : 3 Preston Athletic
Fraserburgh 1 : 2 Sauchie Juniors
Keith 1 : 2 Darvel
Formartine United 2 : 2 Cumnock
Forres Mechanics 0 : 2 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Huntly 3 : 0 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
Nairn County 4 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Banks O' Dee 1 : 0 Turriff United

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