AWAY MATCH v ROTHES FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
MACKESSACK PARK, ROTHES, AB38 7RU
WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2023 – KO 8pm
We’re off down the A95 to a floodlit meeting with our fellow Speysiders in a Breedon Highland League match which was originally meant to have been played on December 27. Similar to last Saturday, the weather intervened and the game was postponed.
Rothes currently sit in seventh place in the league and come off a good result against Forres last weekend.
Most of the Jags squad are all fine for selection and the Rothes game, normally, is a hard fought and entertaining one with the usual jovial banter from both sets of supporters.
This will be our new manager Robert MacCormack’s first game in full charge – it should have been last Saturday’s home match against Huntly. The home fans will now have to wait till Wednesday March 8 to see the Jags in action at home again, with the rescheduled Huntly match (8pm KO). This is followed on the Saturday(11th) by another home match, this time against Keith FC – usual KO 3pm – two dates for the diary, both games look very interesting……
There will be more about Robert in the Brora preview on Friday….
The Club are wondering if there are any qualified physios or persons undergoing physio training who would be able to join the club – we very much appreciate that perhaps the commitment of every Saturday between July and April is very daunting, but at a recent STFC committee meeting it was discussed that perhaps it could be carried out as a “job-share” – i.e. if a few interested parties offered themselves then perhaps a rota system could be put in place.
So, if you, or someone you know would be interested in having a chat about joining us please contact our Secretary Clive on firstname.lastname@example.org – Thank you in advance.
We seem to have a proliferation of Roberts now at the club…….this time it’s the turn of Club historian Rob Clark, and his talk last Friday, on the history of football in Grantown from the 1870’s till the 1940’s.
One of the gems from his talk was that in the late 1880’s – early 1890’s the first football club formed in Grantown was……Strathspey Thistle!
No records of them feature after that until the current Jags were formed on the 18 April1993… although there have been numerous other differently monikered Grantown teams over the years – it was all really fascinating stuff…and his book on the subject will be published August / September this year….
WE’LL BACK ON FRIDAY JAGS FANS……