Highland Football League weekend review: 22nd March 2014


Brora Rangers are now 11 points clear at the top thanks to a 4-0 win away to Rothes, Steven Ross opened the scoring and was then followed by an Andrew Greig brace and Steven MacKay.

Clachnacuddin gave Highland rivals Brora a helping hand by beating 2nd place Nairn County 2-1, Stuart Leslie gave the visitors the lead before a Paul Brindle brace won it for the Lilywhites who had two players sent off.

Formartine United went level on points with Nairn after a 1-0 win over Fraserburgh, Craig McKeown’s goal proving the difference for the Pitmedden side.

Inverurie Locos made full use of home advantage with a 3-0 win at home to Fort William, the job was complete in the 1st half as all their goals came in that half.

It was a week to forget for Cove Rangers and Turriff United were able to pick up their 1st win in 6 league games thanks to a goal from ex Cove player Jamie Beagrie.

A goal from Alan Hughes was enough for Wick Academy to return to Caithness with all 3 points.

Forres Mechanics are only 1 point behind 8th place Buckie Thistle with a double from Lee Fraser enough for Charlie Rowley’s side to come out victors.

Gregg Carrol was reunited with his former team again and both Huntly and Buckie shared the spoils, the visitors saw Liam Baxter sent off.

Deveronvale jumped into 5th after a 2-0 win over Lossiemouth, Martin Charlesworth gave the Banffers a great start before Phillip Watt put the icing on the cake with his header.

The midweek games see Clachnacuddin and Deveronvale meet in the league cup.

And in the league, Fort William host Forres Mechanics with the hosts keen to avenge their league cup defeat to the can-cans.

Cove Rangers will be aiming to bounce back from a poor run when they make the trip to Grant Park to face Lossiemouth.

Fraserburgh use their game in hand on Wednesday and it will be a great chance for the Broch to climb above Vale when they travel to Rothes.

The game of the night will be at Harmsworth Park where North rivals Wick and Brora clash, a win for the visitors will mean that they’ll be in touching distance of the league title.

Finally at Seafield Park, Strathspey Thistle take on Huntly.


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