- 06 Dec
- Written by Steven Rattray
We are heading towards December and the weather is beginning to turn and it seems that the snow could be the only thing to put the skids on Brora Rangers at the minute. I have seen a fair few SHFL seasons but I find it hard to recall a team starting a season so well. To go 13 games without defeat, collecting 12 wins in that run is incredible but with Buckie, Fraserburgh and Wick (twice) on the horizon there is no room for complacency.
First though they face NairnCounty, the November Team of the Month. The WeeCounty have responded positively to the set back of losing the AJG Parcels North of Scotland Cup with a string of victories with the wins over Formartine and WickAcademy among the most notable. Nairn’s had a 100% record in November but they know that nothing less than that is required once more in December if they are to keep up with the leaders.
Brora Rangers: It was another good month for the Cattachs who moved to the top of the SHFL table despite losing their 100% record at NorthLodgePark. They are maintaining the pressure on everyone else to keep up with them by picking up three points with a tremendous consistency.
Formartine United: 37 points from their first 15 games is impressive stuff and in just about any other season would see Pele’s side lead the way. They are well aware that the title race is far from over at this point and while this was a tough month they still share top spot.
Wick Academy: They seem to have lost a bit of momentum of late picking up just one point from their last three games. The festive double header with Brora is now make or break because anything less than four points will make it virtually impossible to catch the Cattachs
Nairn County: The WeeCounty made some big signings in the summer and it took a while for the team to come together as a unit on the park. The 3-0 loss to Brora in the cup seems to have been a kick in the backside to some and they are now showing both their quality and a desire to win. Can they underline that on Saturday?
Inverurie Loco Works: It has been a solid month for the Locs who are showing a real steel. If they were to win their two games in hand on Formartine they would just be two points off them but at present they are 8 behind Brora having played the same number of games, so for now it is just a case of plugging away.