Created: Friday, 24 August 2018 23:15
Published: Friday, 24 August 2018 23:15
Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Buckie Thistle
Brora have returned to form with home wins over Rothes and Wick. Player-manager Steven Mackay has a full squad to choose from for the visit of Buckie to Dudgeon Park, with the exception of James Ross.
The visitors' injury woes continue, with Andrew Skinner and Kevin Fraser both out due to ankle injuries. Ceiran Mclean has a knee problem, and The Jags remain without long-term casualties John McLeod, Sam Urquhart, Hamish Munro and Craig Cowie.
Clach v Deveronvale (5pm)
Clach are at home to Deveronvale in the late kick off, which will allow Clach players, management and officials to attend the funeral of club legend Alan Hercher. Dougie Maclennan, Steven Edwards, Blair Lawrie, Martin Callum, Kyle Maclean, Paul Macleod and Ryan Mackintosh are all out injured for the home side, but Kieran Chalmers could return to the squad.
Vale remain without their long-term injury victims and Leszek Nowosielski is unavailable. Kyle Willox is fit again and returns to the squad. The visitors will hope to build on their Aberdeenshire Cup win over Huntly in midweek.
Cove Rangers v Turriff Utd
The Cove Rangers juggernaut rolls on after victories over Huntly and title rivals Formartine in the last week. John Sheran's men will look to continue that form against Turriff at Balmoral Stadium.
United are in fine form themselves and are only two points behind their opponents in the league table. They also joined them in the Aberdeenshire Cup Semi-finals after beating Keith on Wednesday night. David Ross and Cammy Bowden miss out for the visitors.
Forres Mechanics v Wick Academy
Forres take on Wick at Mosset Park, with only goal difference separating the two sides in seventh and eighth place respectively. Graham Fraser will have a late fitness test for Mechanics.
Wick couldn't follow up last weekend's superb win at Formartine as they crashed to defeat at derby rivals Brora in the North of Scotland Cup. They travel south without Sam Mackay, Andy Hardwick, Gordy Clark and Ross Allan. Marc MacGregor and Craig Gunn are carrying injuries and will be assessed nearer kick off.
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Created: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 22:15
Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 22:15
Written by Stephen Shand
Huntly FC have confirmed the appointment of Martin Skinner and Ricky Cheyne as their new Management team.
Martin has recently been acting as caretaker manager in a period which has seen them record three wins in four games, including an impressive Aberdeenshire Cup win at current league leaders Fraserburgh.
Ricky Cheyne, who will assume the role of Assistant Manager, has an impressive pedigree at the most senior level of scottish football, both as a coach and as an International Scout for the SFA.