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Buckie Thistle take on Formartine United in Aberdeenshire Shield quarter-finals tonight

By Craig Christie

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BUCKIE Thistle begin a double cup mission tonight by taking on Formartine United in the Aberdeenshire Shield.

New Buckie Thistle signing Kyle MacLeod in action for Brora.
New Buckie Thistle signing Kyle MacLeod in action for Brora.

Victoria Park, which was waterlogged for the first two attempts to get the quarter-final tie played, is set to be playable at the third time of asking.

Jags could hand a debut to new striker Kyle MacLeod, the former Ross County and Elgin City front man recently bought from Brora Rangers.

MacLeod may team up with Stevie Ross, who returned from a loan spell at Clach and scored in his first game as Buckie beat Deveronvale in the League Cup.

That win ended a run of three straight defeats for Buckie including a sore 7-0 loss at Brora in their last league outing.

The winners of tonight's tie visit Fraserburgh in the semi-finals next Wednesday.

If Buckie win that could set up a double header with Broch, who they host in the League Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

Rothes are also aiming to reach the last eight of the League Cup if their first round tie finally beats the weather tomorrow.

Their three-times-postponed home clash with Nairn County has a better chance of going ahead this midweek.

The winners of that match host Keith on Saturday.

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