AWAY MATCH v FORMARTINE UNITED FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
NORTH LODGE PARK, PITMEDDEN AB41 7PA
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2023 – KO 3pm
We visit North Lodge Park for our away fixture with Formartine United. Formartine who last year finished in a very creditable fourth position are this year in the hunt for silverware – so says striker Paul Campbell in a recent interview. Fellow striker Scott Lisle should be a well kent face to the Jags fans who attend the game as he left Seafield Park a couple of years ago to continue on his successful goal scoring path. Manager Stuart Anderson will be without a couple players red-carded in last week’s opening League game against defending champions Brechin City which resulted in a 1-0 loss.
So we know we have a very tough game on our hands and as we suffered defeat in the corresponding fixture last season, it will be really interesting to see how the new look Jags match up.
We have no game next Saturday so our next fixture is on Wednesday 16 August with a trip to Brora and our match versus Brora Rangers FC.
MATCH v FORRES MECHANICS last Saturday –
It was a day fit for the start of a football season – intermittent blue sky and warm, no wind and greenish grass…very picturesque.
There were a few members of the squad missing so manager Rob had to make a couple of changes to the line-up from the last pre-season friendly.
The Jags got off to a dream start, and after a well worked move, Highland League debutant, Iain Ross opened the scoring for us on three minutes to make it 1-0. Forres replied six minutes later, through ex Jags loanee and Elgin City player Dylan Lawrence, and that’s how it finished at half-time. Forres manager Steven Macdonald was quoted in the press admitting his side were fortunate to be level as Thistle had missed a couple of very good chances. However in the second half, we seemed to lose our way a little and allowed Forres to score again the game ending 2-1 in Forres; favour.
However all the Jags contingent at the match were very much encouraged with the first half performance and hope that this will be our norm for the season ahead….
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To view the future fixtures – click here – correct on 3 August 2023.