Created: Friday, 23 February 2018 22:31
Published: Friday, 23 February 2018 22:31
Written by Stephen Shand
Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Brora Rangers v Turriff United
Brora will look to bounce back quickly from their midweek defeat at Clach when Turriff visit Dudgeon Park. Gavin Morrison misses out through suspension for the home side. The winners of this tie face a trip to Keith in the Quarter-Finals.
Kris Hunter takes charge of his first match for Turriff since his return to The Haughs in midweek. The visitors suffered a blow this week when goalkeeper Kevin Main left to join Formartine United.
Cove Rangers v Rothes
Cove picked up their first silverware of the season when they beat Banks o' Dee in the Aberdeenshire Shield Final on Tuesday night. They'll be without Dean Lawrie and Eric Watson for the visit of Rothes to Harlaw Park.
Rothes remain without Blair MacDonald, Gary Kerr and James Mackay, while Chris Brown is doubtful and will face a late fitness test.
Forres Mechanics v Deveronvale
Forres take on Deveronvale for the second time in eight days and the home side will hope to repeat last weekend's league win. Callum Howarth is out through suspension, Martin Groat is unavailable and Lee Fraser out with a knee injury.
Vale bounced back well to win at Keith on Wednesday night to move up to tenth in the league table. The winners of tomorrow's cup tie will face either Cove or Rothes at home in the next round.
Strathspey Thistle v Huntly
Strathspey are in great form and continued that with victory at champions Buckie in midweek. Dominick Edwards is out with a hamstring injury and Nicholas Mochan is suspended. Adam MacLeod is fit again and returns to the squad.
Huntly will give late fitness tests to Martin Charlesworth and Gary McGowan who have calf injuries. Michael Clark and Matthew Macdonald are available after suspension and Blair Johnson also returns to the squad. Craig Reid remains out with a groin injury.
Buckie Thistle v Inverurie Locos
Buckie are still without Sean Wood, Craig Cowie, Sam Urquhart, Kevin Fraser, Hamish Munro, Lewis Mckinnon, Craig Dorrat and Ryan Booth for the home clash with Locos. Shaun Caroll and Drew Copeland have also picked up injuries and Kai Ross is out with work commitments. Jay Cheyne and Stuart Taylor return from suspension and the club have signed 17-year-old midfielder Jack Murray on loan until the end of the season from Ross County
Locos hit a magnificent seven at local rivals Huntly in midweek and they will travel to Victoria Park without Neil Gauld and Kyle Gordon.
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Created: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:53
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:53
Written by Stephen Shand
MM Aberdeenshire Shield Final
Banks o' Dee 2-5 Cove Rangers
Dee: Luke Barbour (2), Kane Winton (49)
Cove: Mitch Megginson (30, 56), Ryan Stott (41), Liam McCall (79 og), Nick Gray (88)