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Audio Interviews: Stuart Duff positive about Locos progress

Inverurie enjoyed a fine 4-1 win over Clach, as recently-appointed manager Neil Cooper continues to work on improving his side.

After the game, reporter John Innes spoke to Locos midfielder Stuart Duff. Listen to the interview below.

 

To read Andrew Raffan's match report, click here.

Full Time scores and scorers: Saturday 4th March

Deveronvale 3-2 Keith
Deveronvale: Callum Murray (20), Paul Sutherland (38), Dane Ballard (86)

Keith: Gary McNamee (6), Kris Duncan (9)

Fort William 1-4 Lossiemouth
Fort: Richard Tawse (65)

Lossie: Shawn Scott (7, 42), Willie Mathers (45), Chris Ross (87)

Inverurie Locos 4-1 Clach
Locos: Jordan Leyden (25, 89), Neil McLean (59 pen), Dean Donaldson (76)

Clach: Ian Penwright (54)

Nairn County 1-2 Turriff Utd
Nairn: Wayne Mackintosh (34)

Turriff: David Ross (43), Neale Davidson (64)

Jamie Mackay sent off (26)
Paul Young sent off (65)

Strathspey Thistle 0-2 Huntly

Huntly: Sean Webb (9), Gary McGowan (63 pen)

Team news for Saturday 4th March

Brora Rangers v Formartine Utd
Match of the day is at Dudgeon Park, where Brora Rangers take on title rivals Formartine.  Joe Malin and Paul Brindle remain out injured for the home side, who could go four points clear at the top with a win today as Cove and Buckie are both idle.

The visitors will again be without injured captain Paul Lawson as they look for the win that would keep their title hopes alive.

Deveronvale v Keith
Deveronvale face Keith at Princess Royal Park and they will be without Graeme Watt, Scott Fraser, Zander Jack and Dan Smith. Chris Blackhall returns to the squad.

Keith have Michael Ralton, Michael Dunn, Ryan Spink, Ryan Keir, Donald Fraser and Andy Smith out injured. Bruce Raffell is on holiday and Frazer Hall has joined Maud on loan until the end of the season. Max Berton goes straight into the squad after joining the club on loan from Formartine until the end of the season.

Fort William v Lossiemouth
Fort William play Lossiemouth at Claggan Park as they mourn the loss of club legend David Macdonald, who sadly passed away this week.

Lossie have Joao Rodrigues unavailable and Scott Miller out with a shoulder injury.

Inverurie Locos v Clach
Locos take on Clach at Harlaw Park and will look for the win that would take them within three points of their opponents in the league table.

Clach travel without Struan Scott-Woodhouse, David McGurk, Martin Callum and Ryan MacDonald. Ryan Mackintosh returns to the squad.

Nairn County v Turriff Utd
Jack Mclean is suspended and misses the Turriff's second visit to Station Park in eight days. Dylan McLean and Paul McLeod are out injured, but Wayne Mackintosh, Gregg Main and Jordan Macrae are available again after suspension.

Lewis Davidson and Toto Vastano miss out for the visitors, who will look to repeat last weekend's excellent win over the Wee County.

Strathspey Thistle v Huntly
Matt Murphy and Sam Ross return to the Strathspey Thistle squad for the clash with Huntly at Seafield Park.

Ross Still, Paul Napier and Kieran Adams all miss out for the visitors through suspension, while Blair Johnston is available again. Martin MacDonald remains out long term.

Rothes and Wick cup tie to be played this Saturday

Following a request from the SHFL to help with fixture scheduling and given that results in matches left both Rothes and Wick Academy with a free Saturday, both clubs have agreed to play their First Round North of Scotland Cup tie this Saturday, with a 3pm kick off.

Matches postponed on Saturday 4th March

Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup Quarter-Final

Forres Mechanics v Cove Rangers

The tie has been rescheduled for Tuesday 7th March, with an 8pm kick-off. Failing that, the game will take place on Wednesday 8th March.

Menzies Distribution North of Scotland Cup First Round

Rothes v Wick Academy

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Brora Rangers v Formartine Utd

Fraserburgh v Buckie Thistle

Midfielder Beeston goes in goal for Clach

Clachnacuddin were up against it before Saturday’s Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup quarter-final against Formartine at North Lodge Park.

With 19-year-old former Inverness Caley Thistle goalkeeper Aidan MacDonald being taken ill on the team bus arriving at the ground and having to be taken to hospital (later released and allowed to return home), manager Ian Polworth was without an available custodian, with John Campbell unavailable.

Step up to the plate 19-year-old midfielder James Beeston, who was given the No 1 shirt for the day.

See below for an interview with James, as well as Clach boss Polworth and Formartine manager Kris Hunter.

United won 2-1, thanks to a penalty from Neil Gauld and goal from Scott Barbour.

Kris Hunter

 

Iain Polworth

 

James Beeston

 

Huntly goalkeeper on transfer list

Huntly FC have put goalkeeper Fraser Hobday up for sale. The 21 year-old, who has been out on loan to Peterhead this season, has made 86 squad appearances for the black and gold's since debuting in 2013.

Any interested parties are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the management team direct.

Full Time scores and scorers: Saturday 25th February

Highland League Cup Quarter-Finals

Huntly 2-3 Brora Rangers
Huntly: Gary McGowan (8), Colin Williamson (og 16)

Brora: Kyle Macleod (36 pen), Scott Graham (40), Zander Sutherland (90+1)

Gavin Morrison sent off (67)

Neil McVitie sent off (90+2)

Formartine Utd 2-1 Clach
Formartine: Neil Gauld (50 pen), Scott Barbour (80)

Clach: Liam Shewan (88)

Jamie Wilson sent off (62)

Nairn County 1-3 Turriff Utd

Nairn: Glenn Main (80)

Turriff: Robbie Allan (8), David Ross (36), David Booth (49)

Highland League

Strathspey Thistle 0-7 Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh: Paul Campbell (12 pen, 16, 50), Michael Rae (13, 52), Willie West (70), Cammy Buchan (80)

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1 Buckie Thistle 34 94 82
2 Cove Rangers 34 79 82
3 Brora Rangers 34 80 81
4 Formartine United 34 35 73
5 Fraserburgh 34 29 63
6 Forres Mechanics 34 21 58
7 Turriff United 34 14 58
8 Wick Academy 34 23 53
9 Inverurie Locos 34 18 50
10 Keith 34 -14 47
11 Clachnacuddin 34 -24 41
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