- Created: Saturday, 05 August 2017 11:56
- Published: Saturday, 05 August 2017 11:56
- Written by Stephen Shand
Brora Rangers v Strathspey Thistle
Brora suffered a shock defeat at Huntly on Wednesday night and The Cattachs will hope to bounce back at home to Strathspey. Boss Ross Tokely has a full squad to choose from and could make changes to his starting line-up.
Strathspey were on the end of a goal blitz from Cove in midweek and will need to improve to take anything from the visit to Dudgeon Park. The Jags hope to have striker Gavin Hay involved after he missed the opening two games of the season.
Buckie Thistle v Nairn County
Buckie produced an excellent comeback from two goals down to earn a point at Turriff during the week and they will look to return to winning ways against Nairn at Victoria Park. Kai Ross, Greg Sim, Sean Carroll, Declan Milne and Ross Elder are all out on loan, while Craig Cowie and Sean Wood are both injured.
Nairn produced a superb display to see off Deveronvale last time out, but will travel without the injured Gary Kerr and Gregg Main. Adam Naismith is suspended and his brother Ross unavailable due to work commitments. Goalkeeper Dylan Maclean returns, while Calum Riddell, Jason Morganti and Stephen Mackenzie also miss out.
Clach v Turriff Utd
Clach came from behind to defeat nine-man Lossiemouth on Wednesday night and they'll face Turriff without Martin Callum and John Campbell through injury and the unavailable Ryan Mackintosh and Paul Smith. Sean Webb is also struggling and could face a late fitness test.
Turriff had to settle for a point after Buckie's comeback at The Haugh's in midweek and they'll be without Neale Davidson and Ryan Bruce who are out injured. David Booth is suspended and there will be fitness tests for Louis Myres, Kevin Flett and Scott Miller .
Cove Rangers v Fort William
Cove have started the season with a bang, firing in thirteen goals without reply against Huntly and Strathspey. Nick Gray and Jonny Smith are their only absentees for the 'home' game with Fort William. It's also a big day on Sunday for captain Eric Watson, who has his testimonial match at Links Park in Montrose, where Cove Rangers Allstars will take on a team of Tayside Legends.
Fort battled well to come from two down against Rothes in midweek, only to lose out to a late Kris Duncan strike. John Treasurer and Danny Highet both miss this one due to hamstring injuries.