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Turriff United keeper ready for first Highland League start


By Grant Milne

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Turriff substitute keeper 16 year old Tim Findlay...Buckie Thistle v Turriff United at Victoria Park, Buckie. ..Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Turriff substitute keeper 16 year old Tim Findlay...Buckie Thistle v Turriff United at Victoria Park, Buckie. ..Picture: Becky Saunderson..

TURRIFF United's teen keeper Tim Findlay insists he's looking forward to his next taste of Highland League football following his Buckie baptism of fire.

The 16-year-old was thrown in at the deep end at Buckie last Saturday after Fraser Hobday's fourth-minute red card.

Findlay had only signed with United from juvenile football days earlier, but turned in a performance that belied his years with a string of stops.

With Hobday banned for this weekend's clash at home to Fort William, rookie Findlay is set to be back in the firing line as United target back-to-back home wins in the league for the first time since April 2018.

Commenting on his debut, the youngster said: "It was all just a surprise and I had to react to it.

"I enjoyed it a lot but it would have been better if we had managed to get the three points, or even a draw for our efforts, but that's the way football goes sometimes.

"All that's next is to work on the things I didn't do so well and improve for next time.

"The defence on Saturday really helped me through the game and gave me a lot of protection.

"They were solid.

"I just hope I can get as much game time as possible at Turriff and enjoy my football."

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