Created: Saturday, 31 August 2019 10:22
Published: Saturday, 31 August 2019 10:22
Written by Stephen Shand
The following Highland League matches scheduled for today have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches:
Clach v Deveronvale
Fort William v Wick Academy
Team news from today's other matches:
Brora Rangers v Huntly
Brora suffered their first league defeat at Nairn last weekend, and they'll hope to return to winning ways against Huntly at Dudgeon Park. Kyle Macleod and Dale Gillespie miss out through injury, while Steve Martin is unavailable. John Pickles and Paul Brindle return to the squad.
Huntly travel north in search of their first league points of the season.
Buckie Thistle v Formartine Utd
Jay Cheyne is unavailable for Buckie and misses the visit of Formartine to Victoria Park, in one of two cracking top-six clashes today. John McLeod and Cieran McLean remain on the long-term injury list.
Formartine continued their excellent goalscoring form in the league by putting five past Clach last time out, including a second hat-trick of the season from new signing Scott Lisle. The club have also reached an agreement in principle to sign former player Daniel Park from Cove Rangers.
Clach P-P Deveronvale
In other news, Clach have appointed former player and Ross County youth coach Sandy McLeod as their new manager, following the departure of Brian Macleod earlier this month.
Forres Mechanics v Keith
Forres take on Keith at Mosset Park and they have Scott Miller unavailable and Moray Taylor out with a hand injury. Ross McPherson and Lee Fraser are back in full training but not ready to play yet.
Keith have bounced back superbly from their Buckie mauling to record wins over Fort William and Turriff, moving them up to eighth place in the table.
Fort William P-P Wick Academy
Inverurie Locos v Nairn County
Fourth take on sixth at Harlaw Park as Inverurie Locos face one of only two unbeaten sides left in the league in Nairn County. Eric Watson misses out through suspension, while Neil McLean and Johnny Smith are also unavailable.
Nairn boss Ronnie Sharp has the same squad to choose from who recorded a superb win over Brora last weekend.
Strathspey Thistle v Lossiemouth
Strathspey play Lossiemouth at Seafield Park, and they will have Aiden Hersee and Ross Naismith back in the squad.
Lossie welcome back Ryan Stuart, Ross Elliott and Trevor Dear, while new signing from New Elgin Michael Weir is also added to the squad. Liam Archibald misses out and Scott Wilson, Niall Kennedy and Dean McCall are out injured.
Turriff Utd v Fraserburgh
Turriff take on league leaders Fraserburgh at The Haughs as boss Kris Hunter faces his old side. The likes of Michael Ironside and Dylan Stuart will be pushing for recalls to the side who were beaten at Keith last time out.
Fraserburgh are in brilliant form and moved three points clear at the top of the table after putting six past Fort William last weekend. Jamie Begrie misses out today as he is still offshore, while long-term injury victims Ryan Christie, Gary Harris, Cameron Buchan and Ryan Sargent remain out.