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Turriff United 4 Huntly 0: 'Off-day' won't define Black and Golds season


By Jonathan Clark

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HUNTLY boss Colin Charlesworth has said one ‘off-day’ won’t change what has been a great season for the Black and Golds.

Charlesworth watched his side go down 4-0 against Turriff United at The Haughs on Saturday in what he described as a “weird game”.

Huntly's James Connelly in action against Turriff United. Picture: Derek Lowe
Huntly's James Connelly in action against Turriff United. Picture: Derek Lowe

But he won’t let that result affect things and has asked his players to go again ahead of another tough week – with Nairn County away tomorrow night and Fraserburgh at home on Saturday.

He said: “Saturday was a weird game,” he said. “We started on top, moved the ball well on a tough pitch and then we got hit by a cracking strike.

“That took the stuffing out of us and Turriff then had a lead to hold onto. and were dangerous on the counter-attack.

“We had the bulk of possession and conceded a poor second goal. The third was a great strike.

“We tried to get a reaction at half-time but we wanted to make sure we did the right things and didn’t force the issue and play into their hands.

"Before Saturday we were the joint-top scorers in the league for a reason – we came back from 3-1 down at Rothes, 1-0 down at Clach... we don’t give up but Saturday was an off-day.”

The chance to get back on track comes instantly for Huntly, who take on Nairn at Station Park on Wednesday.

“The beauty of football at this time of the season is that the next game is always just round the corner to put things right,” Charlesworth added.

“I’m yet to see us have two bad performances on the bounce.

“We are eighth in the league, we don’t need to change things. It still has the potential to be a cracking season. We just don’t let that happen again.”

Brodie Allen and Lewis Crosbie are both injury doubts, while Alex Thoirs is out long-term with a dislocated shoulder.


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