GPH BUILDER’S MERCHANTS HIGHLAND LEAGUE CUP
PRELIMINARY ROUND v LOSSIEMOUTH FC
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN – KO 3PM
This Saturday we welcome our friends at Lossiemouth FC to Seafield Park for the preliminary round of the GPH Builder’s Merchants Highland League Cup.
Our league game against Inverness Clachnacuddin scheduled for that day will now be played mid-week under the Grant Street floodlights next Wednesday, kick off should be 8pm.
We played Lossie in Lossiemouth on a Wednesday night back in August and altough we suffered a 4-2 defeat, with Owen Loveland and Liam Taylor scoring in what was a hard fought match with the home team finally securing the win with a last minute goal….so another performance like that would be very welcome but with a turnaround in score.
So, hopefully we’ll be sitting in the “Afterglow” (© Chvrches) on Saturday evening with a win and a first round tie at home on 12 November against Nairn County to look forward to.
Lossiemouth fans can find out more info about their visit to Grantown – click here.
Congratulations should go to Jags striker Aidan Cruickshank for his starring role in last weeks P&J televised mach – the meeting with Nairn County – please view the heroics on our facebook and twitter pages – another three like that on Saturday would do just fine…. and, it was great to see Ben Cullen’s name back on the team sheet and recovered from an injury sustained in early August – hopefully he will continue from where he left off by scoring a goal in every game he played.
Sorry about all the confusion about future fixtures but so far they are:
Away to Clachnacuddin on Wednesday 2 November, and on Saturday 5 November home to Banks O’Dee followed by perhaps another home fixture – this time against Nairn in the League Cup – obviously that’s if if we beat Lossie this Saturday – if not, I would imagine Saturday 12 November would be a free Saturday – then it’s the prospect of our third home match in a row with a game in the Breedon league against Deveronvale on the 26th – and this should complete our November fixtures.
JagsWeb was very surprised at the severity of punishment dished out by the Highland League to Banks O’Dee FC regarding their playing of a non-registered player in a Scottish Cup tie. By deducting 24 points it means they now sit below us in the league with -1 point.
As I keep saying, Jimmy Greaves was right when he called football “ a funny ol’game”.
Banks O’Dee visit Seafield Park for the first time, a week Saturday, on 5 November and our club historian Rob Clark and club secretary Clive Wolstenholme are compiling a souvenir programme which will be available at the match – and online too.
As ever we finish with a mention of the Club Lottery – the jackpot this week being £1700 – and to play online here
All the best to the guys on Saturday and see y’all next week….and with all these home games in November if anyone wants to help us with any pitch repairs – have fork, will travel – following a Saturday game it’s 10am approx on Tuesday see you there….