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Keith end three-month wait for Highland League win by coming from behind to defeat bottom club Strathspey Thistle

By Craig Christie

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Keith staved off the threat of a buoyant Strathspey Thistle to pick up their first Highland League win in three months on Wednesday.

Jordan Cooper opened the scoring for Keith. Picture: Beth Taylor.
Jordan Cooper opened the scoring for Keith. Picture: Beth Taylor.

The Grantown side arrived at Kynoch Park in confident mood having earned their first three points of the campaign on Saturday, beating Deveronvale 5-2.

A Maroons side who hadn't won in the league since defeating Turriff United 2-1 away on August 12 was desperate to end their wait for victory.

And they duly collected their first Kynoch Park league success of the term with a 3-1 win.

It didn't look good for Craig Ewen's side early on as Michael Mackenzie netted his fifth goal of the season for Jags after only five minutes.

Keith were heading for a half time deficit when Jordan Cooper scored his fourth of the campaign on 37 minutes, making him the Maroons' leading scorer.

Four minutes after the break, Gavin Elphinstone put the home side in front and a Lewis Coull header sealed the three points.

The win took Keith above Deveronvale into 14th place in the league.

League table
League table

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