Created: Saturday, 21 September 2013 15:13
Published: Saturday, 21 September 2013 15:13
Lossiemouth and Fort William were both defeated in their Scottish Cup replays, each losing 3-1 to Culter and Newton Stewart respectively.
Lossie had initially taken an early second-half lead through Willie Mathers, however George McBain put the North Junior Superleague champions in front with a double. Allan Youngson wrapped up Culter's progression.
They will face Newton Stewart in the second round, after the South of Scotland League side defeated Fort William. After trailing 2-0 at the break with Michael Gillespie sent-off, Darren Quigg brought the Fort back into the game with an early second-half penalty. However, Liam Muir sealed his hat-trick midway through the second-half for the the hosts.
In league business, Nairn came from behind to defeat Inverurie Locos 5-2, with Conor Gethins netting a hat-trick. Meanwhile, Brora remain top after a 1-0 win away to Forres Mechanics. Formartine also came from behind to defeat Turriff with Cammy Keith netting a treble, while Gary Weir acheived the same feat as Wick ran out 7-0 winners against a Rothes side under the management of Graham Roy for the first time.
Strathspey Thistle clinched their first win of the season, as they turned over a half-time deficit against Clach, with Terry Swinton netting late on the secure the three points.
Deveronvale defeated Huntly 3-2 in an entertaining encounter at Princess Royal Park, in which Vale leads were twice pegged back by the Black and Golds but substitute Craig Cowie's goal two minutes after entering the field was one too many for Dave McGinlay's men.
Buckie Thistle meanwhile ran out 2-0 winners at Keith.
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Created: Thursday, 19 September 2013 21:15
Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013 21:15
Deveronvale have placed striker Kris Duncan on the transfer list.
"Baker" arrived at Princess Royal Park in 2011 from Rothes, but has struggled to nail down a starting spot this season since the addition of former Buckie duo Shawn Scott and Martin Charlesworth.
Vale boss Charlie Charlesworth explained:
"Myself and Baker have had ongoing talks since the summer with regards to a new contract. We have struggled to find middle ground between us. A contract was on the table previously but Kris wished to have more time to think about it due to his lack of playing time. As time has elapsed I have also agreed that I could not guarantee Kris more time on the pitch and considered it best for both parties to place him on the transfer list.
"Kris is a very hard working individual, who is a fans favourite for sure and we thank him for his services. He will be a great asset to any club in the SHFL.
"We will continue to bolster the squad in the right areas as players who we think will improve the team, become available but will ensure we attract the right players who will help and support the talented youngsters coming through."
Interested parties are encouraged to contact the manager, chairman, or the club directly.