Highland Football League review: Fraserburgh secure 11-goal thriller


hfl-logoFraserburgh recovered from 5-2 down to win an astonishing 11-goal thriller against Lossiemouth. The Broch have already got two defeats in the space of a week at Deveronvale and Turriff United and a defeat on the Moray coast would have been the last thing Fraserburgh manager Kris Hunter would have been wanting.

Lossiemouth meanwhile have welcomed back Charlie Charlesworth as there manager after a previous stint there before moving to Deveronvale in 2012. Charlesworth was in attendance for the Coasters 6-5 defeat to Fraserburgh on Wednesday night.

A late equaliser from Scott Begg denied Turriff United the chance to go top of the Highland League. Turriff took the lead in the 86th minute thanks to a Ross Anderson before Begg pulled Locos level in stoppage time.

Cove Rangers came out on top against a youthful Buckie Thistle outfit winning 3-1. Eric Watson gave Cove the lead with a 25th minute volley however a superb free kick from Lewis McKinnon pulled the Jags level. John Sheran’s side went in front again thanks to a Ben Stewart own goal before Shaun Carroll was sent off, Barrie Stephen ensured the win for the Aberdeen outfit thanks to another volley.

There was no goals at Princess Royal Park between Deveronvale and Huntly. Both sides had chances to break the deadlock however Darren McConnachie and Fraser Hobday were in fine form for Vale and Huntly. The big talking point of the game happened with 11 minutes left when Liam Forbes was sent off for a foul on David Booth with the home support saying it was harsh.

Tomorrows fixtures are as follows: Buckie Thistle v Inverurie Locos, Cove Rangers v Deveronvale, Forres Mechanics v Strathspey Thistle, Fraserburgh v Keith, Huntly v Formartine United, Rothes v Turriff United, Wick Academy v Fort William and in the Scottish Cup, Nairn County travel to Arbroath whilst there will be an interesting clash in Edinburgh when Edinburgh City and Brora Rangers meet, two teams who are currently to of their respective leagues with both sides having the prospect of promotion to the SPFL.


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