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WATCH Buckie Thistle taste Highland League defeat at Brora Rangers ahead of Friday night's Scottish Cup clash at Broadwood against Lowland League Cumbernauld Colts

By Craig Christie

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FRIDAY night Scottish Cup action at Broadwood can help Buckie Thistle bounce back from Highland League disappointment.

Graeme Stewart, manager of Buckie Thistle FC...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Graeme Stewart, manager of Buckie Thistle FC...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Jags head for Cumbernauld Colts this week, keen to embark on another cup run like last season when they reached the third round, losing narrowly to Inverness.

Saturday’s 2-0 league defeat at Brora Rangers - see Brora Rangers TV highlights below - was a setback for Buckie and manager Graeme Stewart wants to cut out the mistakes which cost his team a result.

“A draw might have been a fairer result but we didn’t deserve to win it,” he said. “We didn’t play well and we certainly didn’t start well.

“We let in a goal after 32 seconds from a mistake from ourselves which is happening too often. Jack Murray has let the ball bounce when he should juts go and head it and Kevin Main comes out of his box when he should just stay on his line.”

Ross County loan kid Matthew Wright scored both Brora goals including that first minute opener.

“For the second goal (on the hour mark) I’ve put Callum Murray in at right back and I don’t blame him for losing his runner.

“But Sam Morrison has come out of the centre half position to go and press the ball when he should just stay, and the whole midfield were not pressing the ball. So there were a few mistakes there and it was a frustrating day.”

Friday’s hosts Cumbernauld are struggling in the Lowland League having lost eight of their last 10 games.

“It will be good to get a wee break from the league,” said Stewart. “We’ve had them watched and will do some more study and research this week to put a plan together.

“Broadwood is where I did my B licence and it’s a really good stadium and I think we will take a decent crowd. We want to go on a run in the cup and not only can it create good momentum for the league but it’s also good financially.”

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