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Highland League round-up: Revenge for Buckie Thistle at Formartine United, Inverurie Locos and Huntly unbeaten records end, Keith keep good run going


By Craig Christie

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FRASERBURGH ended Inverurie Locos unbeaten Highland League start while Buckie Thistle returned to winning ways in style.

Buckie Thistle's Mark McLauchlan was on target against Formartine United. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Buckie Thistle's Mark McLauchlan was on target against Formartine United. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Locos made the trip to Bellslea Park yet to taste defeat in the league but trailed at the break to a Sean Butcher goal.

Sean Butcher and Paul Campbell (pen) wrapped up a 3-0 Broch success.

League table
League table

Buckie came from behind to thump a Formartine United side who had beaten them twice in the cups since the summer.

Scott Lisle fired the Pitmedden men ahead but quick replies by Kevin Fraser and Kyle MacLeod had Buckie in front, and Max Barry got a third for Jags before the break.

Mark McLauchlan's first goal for Buckie and a late Callum Murray strike clinched a 5-1 win to keep Graeme Stewart's side second.

Rothes ended Huntly's unbeaten start with a 2-0 win at Christie Park, second half goals by Alan Pollock with a fine free kick and Greg Morrison two minutes later seeing the injury-hit Speysiders home.

Greg Morrison was a Rothes goal hero for the second Saturday running. .Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Greg Morrison was a Rothes goal hero for the second Saturday running. .Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Lee Fraser punished a goalkeeping slip to give depleted Forres Mechanics a 1-0 derby win over Lossiemouth.

Lee Fraser (left) scored the only goal of the Moray derby at Mosset Park.
Lee Fraser (left) scored the only goal of the Moray derby at Mosset Park.

Champions Brora Rangers are in red-hot form right now, winning 4-0 against Nairn County with Matthew Wright, Jordan MacRae, Gregor MacDonald and Dale Gillespie grabbing the Cattachs goals.

Keith remain unbeaten under new boss Craig Ewen, and made it back-to-back wins with a 2-0 success at Strathspey Thistle.

Przemyslaw Nawrocki opened the scoring five minutes before the break and captain Michael Selfridge got a second to floor Jags, who had James McShane sent off.

Wick Academy looked on course for their first win of the season when second half strikes by Davie Allan and Steven Anderson put them 2-0 up on Deveronvale.

But summer signings from Deveronside, Innes McKay and Rory Davidson both netted t earn a point for Vale, who had Elgin City loan youngsters Jamie Tinnock sent off near the end.

Clach's good form continued with a 3-2 victory over Turriff United.

James Anderson made it seven goals for the season with a Clach double after Matty McDonald put Turriff ahead shortly after the break.

Connor Bunce made it 3-1 and McDonald's second from the spot gave the visitors a fighting chance but they couldn't find an equaliser.


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