AWAY MATCH v TURRIFF UNITED FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
THE HAUGHS, QUEEN’S ROAD, TURRIFF, AB534DY
SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2023 – KO 3pm
This Saturday sees us heading east to Turriff and to The Haughs.
Turriff United sit in eleventh position in the Breedon Highland League, their best season for a few years although faltering a wee bit over the last half-dozen or so games, with the exception of a good win against Fraserburgh, so again we will be fighting hard for points – hopefully leaving Turriff with a result….unlike the Government and the saga “o’ the Turra Coo”.
Manager Robert MacCormack informed us this week that, as they have missed the last two league matches due to bad weather, the team played a friendly on Tuesday night against Nairn County Reserves. We won 5-1with Jordan Shaw, a returning loanee, and Jake Lockett scoring one goal and Jack Davison getting a hat-trick.
Robert said overall it was well worth taking the game, getting much needed match time after our enforced break.
With regards the squad for the Turriff game, captain James McShane returns from work duties and new signing Michael McKenzie is set to make his debut.
But as discussed at length at the last committee meeting everyone of us at Strathspey Thistle will, if we want to survive and have a more competitive team over the next few months and years, have to show as much commitment as we possibly can.
Speaking of commitment this week’s behind the scenes look at what goes on day-to-day at a Highland Football League club in March……Chairman Donly McLeod’s Tuesday morning was sorting out the players kit after laundering before the trips to Turriff and next Wednesday’s visit to Wick……..the committee would love to hear from any person who would be willing to help us out with the kit.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
As stated above we have to visit Turriff this Saturday followed by a trip up the A9 to Wick next Wednesday night and there then follows four home matches in a row – two on Wednesday evenings under the floodlights and two at the more traditional time of three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday 29 March v Huntly FC
Saturday 1 April v Inverness Clachnacuddin FC
Saturday 8 April v Buckie Thistle FC
Wednesday 12 April v Keith FC
And these games Jags fans, are the last home games of season 2022/2023.
We finish it off with with a visit to Banks O’ Dee on 15 April and Fraserburgh on the 22nd.
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