Created: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:37
Published: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:37
Written by Stephen Shand
It's a big night of Highland League and Breedon Highland League Cup action tonight, with Brora Rangers and Cove Rangers both looking for wins to close the gap on league leaders Buckie Thistle.
Victory for both clubs would mean only a point would separate the top three in the table, but opponents Forres and Huntly are in fine form themselves and will provide a significant test on home soil.
Elsewhere, Lossiemouth host Wick Academy at Grant Park and both sides will be looking to bounce back from League Cup exits at the weekend. Victory for either side would lift them one place in the league table.
In the Breedon League Cup First Round, Clach take on Fort William at Grant Street, with the victors facing a trip to the winners of tonight's other First Round tie between Rothes and Formartine at Mackessack Park.
The Speysiders meanwhile have signed five youngsters on loan from Caley Thistle until the end of the season: defenders Ryan McRitchie, Chris Brown and Stephen Rennie, midfielder Struan McArthur and striker Keir Smith. Two of the quintet could make their debuts for the club tonight.
Created: Saturday, 11 February 2017 18:38
Published: Saturday, 11 February 2017 18:38
Written by Ross McTavish
Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup 1st Round
Brora Rangers 8-0 Inverurie Locos
Brora: Zander Sutherland (5), Scott Graham (44, 53), Andrew Greig (70), Steven Ross (73), Steven Mackay (75), Colin Williamson (80), Scott Houston (88)
Buckie Thistle 4-4 Forres Mechanics (AET Forres won 4-2 on penalties)
Buckie: Shaun Wood (3, 50), Craig Dorrat (52), John McLeod (55)
Forres: John Cameron (18, 76), Stuart Soane (60 pen), Lee Fraser (65)
Sent off: Martin Groat (Forres, 28) and Lewis Mackinnon (Buckie, 62), Daniel Bell (Buckie, 119)
Cove Rangers 4-2 Lossiemouth
Cove: Paul McManus (8, 85), Mitch Megginson (28, 87)
Lossie: Ross Archibald (22), Chris Ross (54)
Huntly 2-1 Fraserburgh
Huntly: Robbie Duncanson (35), Neil McVittie (60)
Fraserburgh: Paul Campbell (48 pen)
Sent off: Bryan Hay (Fraserburgh, 62)
Wick Academy 0-1 Turriff United
Turriff: Cameron Bowden (53)