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Highland Football League weekend review: 11th October 2014

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hfl-logoChampions Brora Rangers inflicted Nairn County’s 6th loss in 12 league games this season with a totally dominant performance at Dudgeon Park. Goals from Zander Sutherland, Martin MacLean and Ross Tokely meant that Nairn have now gone 4 games without victory against the Cattachs.

Wick Academy made it 20 goals in their last three games with a thumping 7-1 victory over a ragged Rothes side that relied on the goalkeeping of Ricky Horne to keep the score in single figures.

It was Ally MacLeod’s 1st match in charge of Deveronvale and he got off to a good start with a 2-2 draw away to title challengers Formartine United. The Banffers were 2-0 with five minutes left until Formartine saved the day with two late goals.

A goal in the 37th minute from Gary Harris ensured it was another victory for Turriff away to Huntly. United remain in touch with title rivals Brora Rangers.

Fraserburgh moved into the top five with a deserved victory over Clachnacuddin at Grant St Park. Willie West gave Broch the lead, Graham Johnston added a 2nd before Clach reduced the leeway thanks to John Fitzpatrick.

If any spectators went down to Harlaw Park, Inverurie on Saturday then they were in for a treat as Inverurie Locos and Cove Rangers shared nine goals.

Gary Hake got the result he wanted ahead of the Aberdeenshire Cup Final against Fraserburgh on Saturday after a 4-0 win at home to Keith. Andy Low gave the Jags an early lead after just 40 seconds. Liam Baxter netted a brace and Scott Adams also got in on the act.

Keith manager Greame McBeath resigned after the game, McBeath comes the 4th manager to resign from a Highland League club this season joining ex Deveronvale boss Charlie Charlesworth, ex Lossiemouth Steve Dunn and former Rothes manager Greame Roy who has since took up the role of goalkeeping coach at Turriff.

The Scottish Cup dream died for Forres Mechanics with a second half turnaround giving Elgin City the victory after the Can Cans had got their noses in front in the 65th minute of the game thanks to Stuart Soane.

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