AWAY MATCH v BUCKIE THISTLE FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
VICTORIA PARK, BUCKIE – AB56 1BJ
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST – K.O. 3pm
We’re off to the Moray Coast and to Victoria Park, where last year’s runners-up for the Breedon Highland League title Buckie Thistle FC await. To say it will be easy is a vast understatement and Charlie and the boys will do well to earn any pointage from this game, especially after Buckie’s mid-week cup win against HeartsB.
But as we all know – football is football and anything is possible. We wish the boys all the best and to continue from where they left off last Saturday.’
MATCH v DEVERONVALE last week
Thanks to the The ‘Vale supporters who made the journey through from Banff and hope they enjoyed their day in Grantown.
A 2-2 draw was a fair result in the opinion of many, in a well contested match which produced some controversial decisions – from both sides of the terrace – but, unfortunately, the match was marred with a horrific head injury sustained by Jags no 11 Ben Cullen.
Ben, who had scored in our last game, came on in the second half and was only on for about a minute, when he collided with one of the Deveronvale defenders going for a ball, and sustained facial injuries including a broken cheekbone. Our thanks must go to the Deveronvale sports therapist Rachel Mair who assisted us on the pitch as well as her own player, and all of us at STFC wish Ben a very speedy recovery.
The game itself was enjoyed by a good crowd and The Jags took the lead toward the end of the first half with a Stephen Kelly goal. This was maintained until just after half-time when Dane Ballard equalised.
Soon we were back in the lead, when a very cheeky and skilful Liam Taylor back-heel evaded the ‘Vale keeper – and we kept the lead until we made a couple of defensive mistakes enabling one of the Deveronvale forwards to tap in from a low cross at the far post in the last minute of the regulation ninety minutes.
But, on the bright side we had secured our first point of the season – a season in which every point will be exceptionally valuable and, especially as we play both last years ‘ runners-up and then the League champions over the next couple of weeks. A week Saturday we host Fraserburgh FC.
We have just uploaded the official players potraits for our squad for season 2022/2023 so to have a look click here.
As ever the Club is indebted to all supporters who come and watch games, help behind the scenes and play the weekly Club Lottery – this week’s jackpot stands at £4700 – you can play here.
See you next week, sports fans!