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Formartine United striker Jonny Smith leads the way in Highland League goal charts


By Craig Christie

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THE Highland League football season has revealed some top performers in the art of goalscoring.

Jonny Smith has been on hot scoring form for Formartine United.
Jonny Smith has been on hot scoring form for Formartine United.

Just three months in, the campaign has already produced a flurry of goals with four marksmen into double figures for goals in all competitions.

Formartine United's Jonny Smith netted twice against Clach last night to make it 14 for the season, and nine in his last seven outings.

Clach's James Anderson. Picture Gary Anthony.
Clach's James Anderson. Picture Gary Anthony.

He leads the league scoring charts, just ahead of Clach sensation James Anderson who scored twice in the same game to take his tally for the term to 13.

Not far behind is Ross County teenager Matthew Wright, who has found the net in eight of his last nine matches on loan at Brora Rangers.

Matthew Wright has been on deadly form for Brora Rangers, on loan from Ross County. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Matthew Wright has been on deadly form for Brora Rangers, on loan from Ross County. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Wright grabbed a hat-trick in Brora's 4-1 win over Wick on Wednesday.

Scott Barbour is one of four Fraserburgh attackers regularly finding the scoresheet, and although he didn't score in Broch's 6-1 success over Lossiemouth, he has 11 goals this term.

Man of many goals - Fraserburgh's Scott Barbour (11). Picture: James Mackenzie.
Man of many goals - Fraserburgh's Scott Barbour (11). Picture: James Mackenzie.

Top scorers after Wednesday (league and cup games):

14 - Jonny Smith (Formartine United)

13 - James Anderson (Clachnacuddin)

12 - Matthew Wright (Brora Rangers)

11 - Scott Barbour (Fraserburgh)

9 - Sean Butcher (Fraserburgh)

8 - Marc Scott (Brechin City)

8 - Kieran Inglis (Brechin City)

8 - Sam Urquhart (Buckie Thistle)

8 - Dane Ballard (Deveronvale)

8 - Gary Harris (Fraserburgh)

7 - Paul Campbell (Fraserburgh)

6 - Jordan Macrae (Brora Rangersv

6 - Max Barry (Buckie Thistle)

6 - Kyle MacLeod (Buckie Thistle)

6 - Scott Lisle (Formartine United)

6 - Rob Ward (Inverurie Locos)

6 - Neil Gauld (Inverurie Locos)

6 - Przemyslaw Nawrocki (Keith)

6 - Conor Gethins (Nairn County)

6 - Jack Brown (Rothes)

6 - James McShane (Strathspey Thistle)

6 - Matty McDonald (Turriff United)


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