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Matchnight Live | Wednesday 16th April 2014

Inverurie Locos produced a second-half turnaround to beat Deveronvale 3-1 at Harlaw Park. After Martin Charlesworth gave the Banffers an early lead, goals by David Ross, Neil Gauld and Jordan Leyden in the final twenty minutes turned the game on its head to send Locos four points clear in second place. Charlesworth was sent-off in the dying minutes of the game to make matters worse for the Vale.

Meanwhile Buckie Thistle were rampant 5-0 winners at home to Keith. The match was delayed for roughly eight minutes due to floodlight failure, after Craig MacMillan had given the Jags an early lead. However second-half goals from Chris Angus, Drew Copeland and a Lewis MacKinnon double sealed a convincing three points for Thistle.

There was also a powercut at Claggan Park, and it proved to be too much as the game between Fort William and Clach was abandoned after only 36 minutes with the scoreline already locked at 2-2. Fort had twice been ahead thanks to James Mackay, with the visitors levelling thanks to Stephen MacKenzie and Jamie Doran - the lights going out just seconds after the latter's goal.

Full reports will be on shortly.


Fixture update

The postponed Fort William v. Clach fixture has been re-arranged for tomorrow night - Wednesday 16th April, 8pm kick off.

Matchday Live | Saturday 12th April 2014

Brora Rangers may have already wrapped up the title, but the race for second place is still very much alive and kicking with Formartine, Nairn and Inverurie Locos all winning.

The latter were the day's big scorers, recording a thumping 7-0 win against Wick Academy. Neil Gauld netted twice, with further goals coming from David Ross, Neil McLean, Ross Anderson, Andy Hunter and Martin Bavidge.

Formartine were 2-1 winners over Cove Rangers, who had no happy return to Pitmedden following last season's last-day league decider, while Stuart Leslie's header was the difference as Nairn saw off Buckie 1-0. 

Champions Brora defeated Huntly 6-0, with Steven Mackay and Zander Sutherland both on target twice and Ross Tokely netting against his former club.

Rothes fought back from a goal down to draw with Lossiemouth, with Fraserburgh doing likewise against Clach. Deveronvale beat Fort William 2-0, while there was a 0-0 draw between Turriff United and Forres Mechanics at the Haughs.

Meanwhile, Stuart Massie's penalty was the difference as Keith defeated Strathspey 1-0.

Full reports will be on this evening.


Game off

Tonight's match between Fort William and Clach has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and rescheduled for Wednesday 16th April.

Weekend Preview | Saturday 12th April 2014

We return to a full Highland League card this afternoon, with the team news from all nine matches prior to full updates on

Saturday 12th April 2014
Press and Journal Highland League

Rothes v Lossiemouth (2pm)

The day's early kick-off sees Rothes entertain Lossiemouth with a fully fit squad to pick from, however Lossie are without suspended duo Callum Dunbar and Scott Dunn.

Clachnacuddin v Fraserburgh
Clach have Paul Brindle, Gordon Morrison, Michael Finnis and Struan Woodhouse sidelined from the side which defeated Rothes 7-0 last weekend.

Deveronvale v Fort William
Deveronvale welcome back goalkeeper Darren McConnachie, however Zander Jack (ankle), Philip Watt (chest) and Martin Charlesworth (ankle) are doubtful.

Fort travel to Banff without a manager – following Danny Conlon's resignation earlier in the week.

Formartine United v Cove Rangers
Formartine welcome managerless Cove to Pitmedden in a repeat of last season's crunch final-day league-title decider. United manager Steve Paterson must make do without Paul Napier and Joe Hamill, while defender Stephen Jeffrey is doubtful. Daniel Park and Gary Clark are available again after suspension.

Huntly v Brora Rangers
The home side – who have the worst disciplinary record in the league - have five players suspended. Hrjove Kovacevic, Alexander Thoirs, Marek Madle, Leigh Henderson and Grant Campbell will all miss the Black and Golds' final home game of the season.

Meanwhile the newly-crowned Highland League champions are minus the suspended Gavin Morrison.

Inverurie Locos v Wick Academy
Locos have a full squad available for the visit of Wick. Back into the squad come Martin Bavidge looking to add to his season's tally of 17 and central midfielder Scott Begg. Both players were missing from Wednesday's 2-1 win at Forres due to work commitments but return to face a Wick side as yet unbeaten on the road under Gordon Connelly.

Nairn County v Buckie Thistle

Nairn welcome back Gregg Main from suspension, against Buckie who are without Lewis McKinnon, Iain MacRae, Liam Baxter, Stephen Gauld with Chris Angus doubtful.

Strathspey Thistle v Keith
The Jags are without Jordan Wardrope, Joe Hardie, Jamie Fraser and Mark McKernie. However, Jack Maley and Ronnie Jones return for Brian Grant's side.

Keith meanwhile continue to be without goalkeepers Iain Macleod and Murray Kinnaird, as well as Gary McNamee.

Turriff United v Forres Mechanics
United caretaker Mike McKenzie is aiming to extend his winning run to four games, however United must make do without top scorer Gary Harris who is suspended.

For Forres, Paul Smith and Kris Duncan will come back into the squad but Craig McGovern misses out. Graeme Grant and Ross MacPherson still definitely out with knee injuries. Stuart Sone and Ryan Mackintosh, who were unused subs on Wednesday night are major doubts with hamstring strains.

Match Day Live | Wed 9th April 2014


Press and Journal Highland League

Keith were the surprise package of the night running out 4-1 winners over Cove Rangers at Kynock Park.  Elsewhere Inverurie Locos kept up the challenge for 2nd spot in the league overcoming Forres Mechanics at Mosset Park. Locos jumped from 4th to 2nd thanks to a late winner for Fraserburgh aginst Nairn County.  

With Fort William v Clachnacuddin called off earlier in the day tonights only other match ended in an away win for Deveronvale thanks to a 93rd minute goal from Graeme Rodger overcoming Rothes at MacKessack Park.



Forres Mechanics 



Inverurie Locos

SCORERS  Allan (67 pen) John Maitland (61) Neil Gauld (82)

Stuart Knight, Simon Allan, Paul Smith, Duncan Jones, Graham Fraser, Ross MacPherson, Scott Moore, Ross Archibald, Lee Fraser, Kyle Scott, Craig McGovern.

Andy Reid, Neil McLean, John Maitland, Mark Souter, Keiran Adams, Ross Anderson, Jordan Leyden, Ryan Broadhurst, Neil Gauld, David Ross, Dean Donaldson.
Subs Kris Duncan, Ryan MacKintosh, Andy Fraser, Gordon McNab, Steven Simpson. Greg Mitchell, Gordon Forsyth, Scott Mathieson. Scott Begg, Martin Bavidge
Referee  Graham Fraser    
Att     FULL TIME  





Cove Rangers

SCORERS Sean Keith (42)  Stuart Massie (48 pen) Scott Robison (54) Matthew Macdonald (67)  Stuart Walker (75)
Team Daniel Bell, Stewart Hutcheon, Ross Still, Bruce Raffell, Scott Robison, Michael Ralton, Sean Keith, Scott Whelan, Matthew Macdonald, Stuart Massie, Craig Cormack (Craig Macaskill 74) Craig Reid, Stuart Walker, Dean Lawrie, Chris Clark, Mark Perry, Alan Redford (Roy McBain 72), Clark Bain, Stirling Smith, Eric Watson, Michael Selfridge (Barrie Stephen 55), Connor Scully 
Subs Bruce Milne, Robbie Collinson, , Nathan Greig, Greig Smith Jack Harkness, Shaun Barney
   Eric Watson (65)
Referee  Craig Sim    
Att     FULL TIME  


Nairn County




SCORERS  Michael Morrison (26), Lesley (68) John Chalmers (19 pen), Courtney Cooper (52, 88)
Team Callum Donaldson, Glenn Main, Martin MacDonald, Sean Webb, Michael Morrison, Adam Naismith, Wayne Mackintosh, Allan Pollock, Leslie, John Cameron, Robbie Duncanson (Daniel Moore 85) Scott Cowe, Courtney Cooper, Russell McBride, Bryan Hay, Ryan Cowie, Grant Thomson, John Chalmers, Willie West, Peter Bruce, Jon Willox, Scott Barbour
Subs MacCallum, Ross Naismith, Moore, MacPhee and Ellis  Derek Paterson, Ryan Smart, Steven Main, Grant Noble, Joe Barbour
Att      FULL TIME  






SCORERS Ross Gibb (57) Steven Fraser OG (27) Graeme Rodger (90+3)
Team Craig Ferguson, Alan Shearer, Stuart Thomson, Gary Gallagher (Paul Winton 74), Steven Fraser, Michael Dunn, Derek Ramsay (Blair Watt 79), Ben Stewart, Ross Gibb, Joao Rodrigues, Callum Morrison (Stuart Lamberton 61).  Rhys Fyfe, Ross Aitken (Connor Rennie 83), John Urquhart, Scott Henry, Scott Fraser, Graeme Rodger, Colin Charlesworth, Craig Cowie (Ricky Wardrop 74), Kyle Rae, Martin Charlesworth, Felipe Da Silva (Craig Simpson 64). 

Gary Farquhar, Ricky Horne. 

Thomas Hutcheson, Philip Watt. 

Ross Gibb (13), Joao Rodrigues (45), Stuart Lamberton (68).

 Ricky Wardrop (83).
Referee  David Watt    
Att     FULL TIME  

Remaining 2013/2014 Fixtures Tweaked

The outstanding fixtures for the 2013/2014 campaign have been confirmed with the season coming to a conclusion on May 10th.  Seven days earlier Brora's title celebrations will conclude in a match that Inverurie Locos may have to win to claim second place.

Please note that Rothes v Lossiemouth will kick off at 2pm on Saturday meanwhile Rothes v Nairn County has been brought forward from Wednesday 23rd April to Saturday 19th April

Wednesday 09/04/2014
Press & Journal Highland League

Forres Mechanics v Inverurie Loco Works
Fort William v Clachnacuddin
Keith v Cove Rangers
Nairn County v Fraserburgh
Rothes v Deveronvale

Saturday 12/04/2014 
Press & Journal Highland League

Clachnacuddin v Fraserburgh
Deveronvale v Fort William
Formartine United v Cove Rangers
Huntly v Brora Rangers
Inverurie Loco Works v Wick Academy
Nairn County v Buckie Thistle
Rothes v Lossiemouth  (2pm kick off) 
Strathspey Thistle v Keith
Turriff United v Forres Mechanics

Wednesday 16/04/2014
Press & Journal Highland League

Buckie Thistle v Keith
Inverurie Loco Works v Deveronvale

Saturday 19/04/2014 
Breedon Aggregates League Cup - Semi Final
Clachnacuddin v Lossiemouth
Inverurie Loco Works v Buckie Thistle

Press & Journal Highland League
Formartine United v Wick Academy
Fort William v Cove Rangers
Keith v Fraserburgh
Rothes v Nairn County

Wednesday 23/04/2014
Press & Journal Highland League

Forres Mechanics v Formartine United
Fort William v Brora Rangers
Inverurie Loco Works v Cove Rangers 
Turriff United v Buckie Thistle

Saturday 26/04/2014 
Press & Journal Highland League

Buckie Thistle v Deveronvale
Cove Rangers v Clachnacuddin
Formartine United v Nairn County
Fort William v Huntly
Fraserburgh v Strathspey Thistle
Inverurie Loco Works v Forres Mechanics
Turriff United v Brora Rangers
Wick Academy v Rothes

Wednesday 30/04/2014
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Fort William v Keith

Saturday 03/05/2014 
Press & Journal Highland League
Brora Rangers v Inverurie Loco Works
Clachnacuddin v Formartine United
Cove Rangers v Lossiemouth
Deveronvale v Buckie Thistle
Fort William v Wick Academy
Keith v Turriff United

Saturday 10/05/2014 
Breedon Aggregates League Cup Final

Press & Journal Highland League
Cove Rangers v Fort William
Wick Academy v Strathspey Thistle

Played Wins Draw Lost GD Points
Brora Rangers
Brora Rangers 31 28 2 1 102 86
Inverurie Locos
Inverurie Locos 31 23 4 4 59 73
Nairn County
Nairn County 32 22 3 7 43 69
Formartine United
Formartine United 30 21 4 5 51 67
Fraserburgh 32 21 2 9 40 65
Deveronvale 32 18 5 9 19 59
Forres Mechanics
Forres Mechanics 32 15 5 12 18 50
Buckie Thistle
Buckie Thistle 31 13 9 9 8 48
Wick Academy
Wick Academy 30 13 7 10 25 46
Cove Rangers
Cove Rangers 29 12 6 11 19 42
Clachnacuddin 31 12 6 13 1 42
Turriff United
Turriff United 31 12 4 15 2 40
Huntly 33 9 7 17 -27 34
Keith 31 8 2 21 -47 26
Lossiemouth 33 4 8 21 -56 20
Strathspey Thistle
Strathspey Thistle 32 3 3 26 -79 12
Rothes 32 3 3 26 -96 12
Fort William
Fort William 27 1 4 22 -82 7

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League Cup SF - 19-04-2014 15:00
Clachnacuddin - : - Lossiemouth
Inverurie Locos - : - Buckie Thistle
SHFL Week 38 - 19-04-2014 15:00
Formartine United - : - Wick Academy
Fort William - : - Cove Rangers
Keith - : - Fraserburgh
Rothes - : - Nairn County
SHFL Week 39 - 23-04-2014 20:00
Forres Mechanics - : - Formartine United
Fort William - : - Brora Rangers
Inverurie Locos - : - Cove Rangers
Turriff United - : - Buckie Thistle
SHFL Week 39 - 26-04-2014 14:00
Inverurie Locos - : - Forres Mechanics
SHFL Week 39 - 26-04-2014 15:00
Buckie Thistle - : - Deveronvale
Cove Rangers - : - Clachnacuddin
Formartine United - : - Nairn County
Fort William - : - Huntly
Fraserburgh - : - Strathspey Thistle
Turriff United - : - Brora Rangers
Wick Academy - : - Rothes
SHFL Week 40 - 30-04-2014 20:00
Fort William - : - Keith
SHFL Week 40 - 03-05-2014 15:00
Brora Rangers - : - Inverurie Locos
Clachnacuddin - : - Formartine United
Cove Rangers - : - Lossiemouth
Deveronvale - : - Buckie Thistle
Fort William - : - Wick Academy
Keith - : - Turriff United
League Cup Final - 10-05-2014 15:00
TBC - : - TBC 2
SHFL Week 41 - 10-05-2014 15:00
Cove Rangers - : - Fort William
Wick Academy - : - Strathspey Thistle

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Recent Results

SHFL Week 38 - 16-04-2014 20:00
Inverurie Locos 3 : 1 Deveronvale
Buckie Thistle 5 : 0 Keith
SHFL Week 37 - 12-04-2014 15:00
Inverurie Locos 7 : 0 Wick Academy
Nairn County 1 : 0 Buckie Thistle
Clachnacuddin 1 : 1 Fraserburgh
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Played Wins Draw Lost GD Points
1 Brora Rangers 31 28 2 1 102 86
2 Inverurie Locos 31 23 4 4 59 73
3 Nairn County 32 22 3 7 43 69
4 Formartine United 30 21 4 5 51 67
5 Fraserburgh 32 21 2 9 40 65
6 Deveronvale 32 18 5 9 19 59
7 Forres Mechanics 32 15 5 12 18 50
8 Buckie Thistle 31 13 9 9 8 48
9 Wick Academy 30 13 7 10 25 46
10 Cove Rangers 29 12 6 11 19 42
11 Clachnacuddin 31 12 6 13 1 42
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13 Huntly 33 9 7 17 -27 34
14 Keith 31 8 2 21 -47 26
15 Lossiemouth 33 4 8 21 -56 20
16 Strathspey Thistle 32 3 3 26 -79 12
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18 Fort William 27 1 4 22 -82 7

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