HOME MATCH v BUCKIE THISTLE FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN PH26 3HY
SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2023 – KO 3pm
This Saturday we welcome the green and white hooped shirts of Buckie Thistle, Breedon Highland League title contenders for the second year in a row and current league leaders and the surrounding hoopla that all that entails.
The Buckie Jags always bring a sizeable support with them and I am sure this will be no exception and we welcome them to Grantown in what promises to be an interesting afternoon.
Having lost only two games all season, Buckie to all concerned go into the match very much favourites and following a narrow win against Forres Mechanics last Saturday continue their winning ways, but, the Strathy Jags are beginning to put together some good performances and must go in to the game with more confidence than they had for their last meeting.
Buckie are four points ahead of Brechin City, who have one game in hand, but the pair meet each other on the last day of the season – which promises to be a great occasion for, mainly, one set of supporters….
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LAST WEEK v INVERNESS CLACHNACUDDIN FC
Recorded for posterity by the P&J cameras filming for their Highland Football Weekly webcast, and, the BBC’s A View From The Terrace filming a segment for their Friday night programme, there were goals, controversy, a red card, nine minutes of added time and an exciting watch if you were not affiliated to either team…..there was also an excellent report in Monday’s Press & Journal.
There now follows our report which may contain a slight bias….
It was a great day weatherwise for football and Clach were well into their stride early on and deservedly took the lead in eight minutes but a defensive mistake soon after allowed Jack Davison in to equalise for the Jags with seventeen minutes played.
After that Clach’s domination began to fade and Strathspey came more and more into the game, although there was a bit of panic in the home defence when an excellent shot was tipped onto the bar by Jags keeper James Kendall.
After the break it was Strathspey who again took the initiative and scored through ex-Clach man Ross Logan, who continued to be a threat to the Clach goal and on another day would have added to his tally.
Then the most bizarre incident of the afternoon occurred – when Conor Austin was deemed to have fouled stopping a goal scoring opportunity as last man defender…….a decision that dumbfounded all the spectators including even the Clach management team……
We then had a goal ruled correctly offside but the ten men of Strathspey held out until the fourth minute of time added on when Clach equalised.
All in all it was another very positive performance and one that we were very unlucky to not have the full three points in the bag.
The excellent action photographs of the game were again supplied by Donald Cameron of NOREmacPIX and we thank him very much again for allowing us to include them in this post and we look forward to his next visit.
Goalscorer Ross Logan was named Man Of The Match and was presented with his bottle of MOTM sponsor Cairngorm Gin by committee member Garry Horton after the match.
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