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Full time scores and scorers: Wed 30th August

Brora Rangers 3-0 Forres Mechanics 

Brora: Paul Brindle (12), Mark Nicholson (30) Jamie Duff (32) 

Buckie Thistle 3-0 Rothes 

Buckie: Sam Urquhart (45+2 pen), John McLeod (60), Kevin Fraser (82) 

Paul Macleod sent off (48) 

Clach 2-1 Keith 

Clach: Stuart Leslie (26), Sean Webb (72) 

Keith: James Brownie (58) 

Cove Rangers 4-1 Deveronvale 

Cove: Sam Burnett (53, 55, 74 pen), Mitch Megginson (82) 

Vale: William Pauline (77)

Huntly 0-2 Fraserburgh 

Broch: Gary Harris (23, 64) 

Lossiemouth 2-2 Fort William 

Lossie: Ryan Farquhar (54, 75) 

Fort: Jack Lingard (72), Barna Tot (78) 

Nairn County 3-2 Wick Academy 

Nairn: Dylan Mackenzie (37, 52, 81) 

Wick: Richard Macadie (31 pen), Gordon McNab (35) 

Michael Steven sent off (47) 

Strathspey Th 0-7 Inverurie Locos 

Locos: Neil Gauld (15, 52, 66, 90), Jordan Leyden (63), Andy Hunter (81), Matthew Macdonald (90+3) 

Turriff Utd 2-4 Formartine Utd 

Turriff: David Booth (10), Louis Myers (34) 

Formartine: Archie MacPhee (7, 32), Wayne Mackintosh (73), Scott Barbour (81)

Audio Interviews: Clach hit back to beat Formartine

Clach recovered from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Formartine. After the game, United manager Kris Hunter parted ways with the club.

Reporter John Innes was at North Lodge Park to conduct post-match interviews. Listen to them below.

Formartine coach Jerry O'Driscoll


Clach manager Iain Polworth


Hunter falls short in bid to take Formartine to top

Reporter John Innes has taken a look back at Kris Hunter's reign at Formartine, following his departure as manager.

Kris Hunter will be remembered in Formartine’s history as a manager who took them to their second runners-up finishing spot in the Highland League at the end of 2015/16, four points off winners Cove Rangers (along with Brora Rangers). 

The Aberdeen side had come out on top three years before in 2012/13. To emphasise the closeness to success against their bogey side further, a last-minute Jason Brown winner in last season’s Breedon Highland League Cup final at Fraserburgh gave John Sheran’s side a win by the odd goal in three.  

A top striker with Fraserburgh, Hunter was one of the inspirational figures as the Broch went on to clinch their first Highland League title success in 60 years back in 2002.

He would return to Bellslea as boss 10 seasons later but not before being appointed the first Turriff United manager when they joined the League in 2009.

A man of high ambition, Hunter was appointed by chairman Atholl Cadger at North Lodge Park in March 2015, after the sacking of former Aberdeen and Inverness Caley Thistle boss Steve Paterson.

Aberdeenshire Cup final success over Inverurie Locos would be the first to come the club’s way since their elevation from the junior ranks. But Hunter knew that nothing but top spot in the major competition would be good enough.

After three wins and a draw in their opening four games, a 3-0 defeat at Buckie Thistle last Saturday followed by the surrendering of a two-goal lead at home to Clachnacuddin forced the parting of the ways.

Formartine currently sit in ninth position, six points off leaders Cove Rangers.

Team news for matches on Saturday 26th August

Formartine Utd v Clach
Formartine were no match for champions Buckie last weekend and they'll look to return to winning ways at home to Clach. Jevan Anderson, Scott Henry and Jonny Crawford all missed the trip to Victoria Park and boss Kris Hunter will hope they're available to bolster the back line.

Clach are without John Campbell, David McGurk and Liam Shewan, but Stuart Leslie, Daniel Maclennan and Michael Finnis are available again and return to the squad.

Forres Mechanics v Cove Rangers
Forres followed up their draw at Rothes last Saturday by going nap against the Speysiders in the North of Scotland Cup in midweek. They face a huge test against unbeaten league leaders Cove Rangers and remain without Jordan Milne , Ryan Stuart and Jordan Wardrope. Graeme Grant is also a doubt with a knee problem.

Cove continued their superb start to the season with a comfortable win over second-placed Huntly in the Aberdeenshire Cup on Wednesday night. They are still without Johnny Smith and Ryan Stott for the trip to Mosset Park.

Fort William v Strathspey Th
Fort recorded their first win of the season with a comprehensive victory over a young Elgin City outfit in the North of Scotland Cup during the week. Farquhar Macrae and Danny Highet both miss the bottom of the table clash with Strathspey with hamstring injuries.

Strathspey lost to a late goal at Lossiemouth last weekend after leading twice and they'll look to get their first league points on the board at Claggan Park.

Fraserburgh v Brora Rangers
Fraserburgh are in fine form and continued their unbeaten run against Cove when a late Marc Dickson effort earned them a point at Harlaw Park. Boss Mark Cowie has a full squad to choose from for the visit of Brora Rangers to Bellslea.

Brora bounced back to winning ways against Clach in the cup in midweek and they will travel without Gavin Morrison, who is suspended after his red card in the defeat to Inverurie Locos.

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Hunter departs Formartine

Kris Hunter has left his position as Manager of Formartine United. The club released the following statement: 

"It is with regret we announce the departure of manager Kris Hunter following today's game. He leaves by mutual consent and with our best wishes. No further comment will be made.

Applications will now be accepted in confidence by writing to our Club Secretary, Bryan Braidwood."

Full Time scores and scorers: Wed 23rd August

North of Scotland Cup First Round

Brora Rangers 2-0 Clach

Brora: Paul Brindle (45, 59)

Forres Mechanics 5-2 Rothes

Forres: Graham Fraser (27), Lee Fraser (42), Craig McGovern (46), Alan Pollock (52), Scott Moore (62)

Rothes: Kris Duncan (35), Daniel Moore (64)

Fort William 4-0 Elgin City

Fort: Scott Hunter (12), John Treasurer (55, 90), Michael Ellis (80 pen)

Wick Academy 0-0 Invergordon - Invergordon win 5-4 on pens

Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup First Round

Cove Rangers 3-0 Huntly

Cove: Nick Gray (8, 53), Mitch Megginson (56)

Full time scores and scorers: Sat 26th August

Formartine Utd 2-4 Clach

Formartine: Archie MacPhee (16), Scott Barbour (19)

Clach: Michael Finnis (39 pen), James Beeston (55), Ryan Mackintosh (60), Daniel Maclennan (78)

Forres Mechanics 0-2 Cove Rangers

Cove: Mitch Megginson (66), Jamie Masson (73)

Fort William 1-5 Strathspey Th

Fort: Iain Maclellan

Strathspey: Cameron Lisle, Scott Lisle (2), Kai Taylor, Adam McLeod

Fraserburgh 1-1 Brora Rangers

Broch: Gary Harris (61 pen)

Brora: Steven Mackay (73)

Inverurie Locos 6-0 Huntly

Locos: Neil Gauld (5, 45, 65 pen, 90+3), Colin Charlesworth (19), Andy Hunter (88)

Keith 2-5 Buckie Th

Keith: Ryan Spink (54), Cammy Keith (64 pen)

Buckie: Chris Angus (2, 40, 73, 75), John McLeod (65)

Nairn County 6-2 Lossiemouth

Nairn: Ross Naismith (22), Adam Porritt (28), Dylan Mackenzie (37), Cohen Ramsay (39), own goal (42), Adam Naismith (60)

Lossie: Logan Johnstone (45, 65)

Rothes 2-0 Deveronvale

Rothes: Kris Duncan (36), Jamie Wilson (43)

Wick Academy 1-1 Turriff Utd

Wick: Gordon McNab (73)

Turriff: Scott Miller (15)

Full-time scores and scorers: Saturday 19th August

Brora Rangers 1-2 Inverurie Locos
Brora: Martin Mclean (50)
Gavin Morrison sent off (85) 
Locos: Colin Charlesworth (40), Neil Gauld (78) 
Buckie Th 3-0 Formartine Utd
Buckie: Steven Ross (22), Chris Angus (43), Sam Urquhart (60) 
Clach 0-0 Wick Academy
Cove Rangers 1-1 Fraserburgh
Cove: Mitch Megginson (42 pen)
Broch: Marc Dickson (88) 
Deveronvale​ 4-1 Keith
Vale: Dane Ballard (51, 71, 82), Grant Noble (76 pen) 
Keith: Cammy Keith (65) 
Huntly 4-0 Fort William
Huntly: Martin Charlesworth (34), Mike Ewen (56), Calvin Roddie (84), Michael Clark (90+2) 
Lossiemouth 3-2 Strathspey Th
Lossie: Ross Archibald (18), James McLaren (29), Ryan Farquhar (90) 
Strathy: Scott Lisle (3), Scott Hume (26) 
Rothes 2-2 Forres Mechanics
Rothes: Daniel Moore (21) Dale Gillespie (45+4) 
Forres: Lee Fraser (45+3) Allan MacPhee (72) 
Turriff Utd 1-2 Nairn County​
Turriff: Louis Myers (79)
Nairn: Ross Naismith (10, 58 pen)

League Table

Rank Teams Played Points Current form
1 Cove Rangers 22 62 WWWWW
2 Fraserburgh 24 55 WDWWD
3 Inverurie Locos 25 54 LWDWW
4 Formartine United 25 52 WWLWW
5 Forres Mechanics 24 45 WWLWL
6 Buckie Thistle 26 43 DWLDL
7 Brora Rangers 21 41 WLDLL
8 Rothes 25 40 LLWWW
9 Huntly 26 39 LLLDL
10 Deveronvale 25 35 LWLLW
11 Nairn County 23 35 WDWWL
12 Clachnacuddin 26 33 WDDLW
13 Wick Academy 20 27 DWWWD
14 Turriff United 22 24 LLLLL
15 Lossiemouth 26 14 WLLWL
16 Keith 27 11 LLLLL
17 Strathspey Thistle 24 10 LDWLW
18 Fort William 21 2 LLLLD

Recent Results

21-02-2018 20:00 - SHFL Week 29
Clachnacuddin 3 : 2 Brora Rangers
Nairn County 2 : 4 Rothes
Formartine United 4 : 1 Forres Mechanics
Huntly 1 : 7 Inverurie Locos
Buckie Thistle 1 : 2 Strathspey Thistle
Keith 0 : 2 Deveronvale
20-02-2018 20:00 - MM Aberdeenshire Shield Final
Banks O' Dee 2 : 5 Cove Rangers
17-02-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 29
Keith 0 : 5 Cove Rangers
Lossiemouth 4 : 6 Rothes
Formartine United 3 : 2 Brora Rangers
Nairn County 1 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Forres Mechanics 3 : 0 Deveronvale
Wick Academy 1 : 1 Huntly
Fraserburgh 2 : 2 Buckie Thistle
Inverurie Locos 3 : 0 Clachnacuddin
10-02-2018 15:00 - Scottish Cup Fifth Round
Cove Rangers 1 : 3 Falkirk
Kilmarnock 4 : 0 Brora Rangers
10-02-2018 15:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Buckie Thistle 0 : 3 Keith

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