HOME MATCH v KEITH FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN PH26 3HY
WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL 2023 – KO 8pm
On Wednesday evening we welcome Keith FC to what is our last home match of the season – after this we have two more away fixtures to finish this years Breedon Highland League.
Keith’s season of six wins and six draws have resulted in them achieving fifteenth place, at the moment. So we have another very tough game for the Jags, but, after our display against on Saturday against league leaders Buckie Thistle we go in to this game with more confidence than the last time we met Keith at Kynoch Park in October.
Following a horrific midweek defeat courtesy of Brora Rangers, we were soundly beaten the following Saturday by the Maroons – a result we hope to overturn under the floodlights at Seafield Park…..
BUCKIE THISTLE’S VISIT
Saturday was a really nice day for football although there was a bit of a breeze blowing in from the golf course.
There was the usual large contingent from Buckie in attendance which helped make up a good crowd and atmosphere for the match.
Although we did have one or two chances, Buckie with the wind behind them dominated most of the first half – they were awarded a hotly disputed penalty which Jags keeper James Kendall saved much to the delight of his teamates and the home supporters.
In the second half, we had one or two more clear cut chances on the break, but the Jags defence were doing a stalwart job in keeping scoring chances for Buckie to a minimum. The home supporters could gauge the Buckie fans and players becoming more and more edgy as full time approached, as losing two points could have had a major influence in the outcome of the league title. So for the second week in a row we passed ninety minutes and in time added on the away team scored !! In the 92nd and 94th minutes.
Strathspey Thistle, players, management, officials and supporters were gutted….. but there was also a phenomenal sense of pride in what the team have achieved over the past few weeks which we hope we can continue over the next couple of weeks….before we find out what’s in store for next season on the park – beginning with Robert and Mike planning a very tough pre-season.
MAN OF THE MATCH
After a great performance, which included a first-half penalty save, keeper James Kendall was voted Man of the Match after Saturday’s match against Buckie Thistle. The photograph shows James with his MOTM Award sponsored by Cairngorm Gin – the award….a bottle of superb gin!
He was presented with his bottle by Alan Carson of one of our other major sponsors, MKM, who attended our last home Saturday match of the season enjoying match hospitality with their guests.
As we have stated in our posts before we are very grateful to our local companies who without their financial help we would not be able to exist.
Next is a trip to Aberdeen and a match against Banks O’ Dee FC on Saturday.