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Full Time scores and scorers: Saturday 11th March

Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup Semi-Finals

Brora Rangers 0-1 Cove Rangers (after extra-time)

Cove: Jason Brown (110)

Turriff United 0-1 Formartine United (after extra-time)

Formartine: Conor Gethins (104)

Press & Journal Highland League

Keith 4-1 Huntly

Keith: Cammy Keith (5, 50), Luke Barbour (10), James Brownie (72)

Huntly: Calvin Roddie (30)

Nairn County 5-0 Fort William

Nairn: Jordan Macrae (16, 48, 55), Dylan Mackenzie (35), Gary Kerr (52)

Rothes 0-5 Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh: Gary Harris (19, 41), Marc Dickson (34, 70), Paul Campbell (50)

Wick Academy 1-2 Buckie Thistle

Wick: Richard Macadie (41)

Buckie: Sam Urquhart (47, 55 pen)

Postponement news: Saturday 11th March

Today's HFL clash between Deveronvale and Inverurie Locos and the First Round North of Scotland Cup tie between Forres and Clach have both been postponed due to waterlogged pitches. 

Team news for matches on Saturday 11th March

Breedon Highland League Cup Semi-Finals

Brora Rangers v Cove Rangers
The top two in the league table face off at Dudgeon Park in what should be a cracking Highland League Cup Semi-Final. Joe Malin and Paul Brindle are still out injured for the hosts and Gavin Morrison is suspended.

Ryan Stott, Daniel Park and Jonny Smith all miss out for Cove, while Nick Gray is added to the squad and could make his debut after joining this week from Turriff United. 

Turriff Utd v Formartine Utd
Turriff are in excellent form and manager Ross Jack should have a full squad to select from for the semi-final clash with Formartine at The Haughs.

Formartine boss Kris Hunter is hopeful that captain Paul Lawson will recover from his calf injury in time to be involved tomorrow.
North of Scotland Cup First Round

North of Scotland Cup First Round

Forres Mechanics v Clach
Forres pushed champions Cove all the way in midweek and they are boosted by the return of Stuart Soane, Ross MacPherson and Martin Groat from suspension for the cup clash with Clach. John Cameron remains out with ligament damage to his foot.

Clach are without John Campbell, David McGurk, Fraser Robertson and Struan Scott-Woodhouse, who are all away due to no game being scheduled for the club until Wednesday. Martin Callum and Matty Grant are out injured and James Ross has been recalled from his loan spell. Michael Finnis and Ryan Mackintosh are doubtful and will have late fitness tests. 

Highland League

Deveronvale v Inverurie Locos
Deveronvale take on Locos at Princess Royal after gaining a morale-boosting comeback win over Keith last time out. Dan Smith, Zander Jack, Chris Blackhall and Graeme Watt all miss out, but Steven Davidson is back in the squad.

Locos have a couple of fitness doubts for the trip to Banff and they will be looking for the win that would take up to tenth in the league table.

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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.

Forres v Clach cup tie to be played on Saturday

Following a request from the SHFL to help with fixture scheduling and the recent postponement of league games, results on Wednesday this week have left both Forres Mechanics and Clachnacuddin without a match this Saturday.

Therefore, their first round tie in this season's Menzies Distribution North Cup is now being played at Forres on Saturday 11th March with a 3pm kick off.

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.

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Rank Teams Played GD Points
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
12 Lossiemouth 34 -18 38
13 Nairn County 34 -17 34
14 Huntly 34 -43 34
15 Deveronvale 34 -24 30
16 Rothes 34 -69 26
17 Fort William 34 -92 11
18 Strathspey Thistle 34 -92 9

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