AWAY MATCH v BRECHIN CITY FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
GLEBE PARK, TRINITY ROAD, BRECHIN
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER – KO 3pm
Well ….we’re back on the road and this week is one of our longest journeys of the year – eighty two miles over hill and dale arriving at Brechin in rural Angus.
And……at the end of the road our Breedon Highland League match with last years champions – Brechin City. In our first visit a couple of years ago we managed to breach Brechin’s defence three times, which was more than any club did that season…but we unfortunately lost the match 7-3…
Of course, Glebe Park is the only senior football ground in Europe which has a hedge along one of its perimeters, hence the club’s nickname The Hedgemen.
Currently sitting in third place in the league and with a game in hand, we are expecting a very difficult match but it would be great this season to score three again, and keeping a clean sheet into the bargain….you never know in football.
GPH BUILDER’S MERCHANTS HIGHLAND LEAGUE CUP
Last Saturday we hosted Fraserburgh FC in round 2 of the GPH Builder’s Merchants Highland League Cup and although we lost 3-1 the home crowd were happy with some really good play and and a lot of effort from the Jags.
We started well and held our own through out the first half even though losing a goal in the twentieth minute but the main concern was that defender and captain James McShane had to leave the field with an ankle injury – however Jack McKay moved from the midfield to cover. Jack had a very good half but unfortunately was caught out in fifty seven minutes and from the resultant penalty Fraserburgh doubled their lead. Fraserburgh scored again a couple of minutes later, but Daniel Whitehorn headed home a great goal for the Jags in the seventy third minute and there was some fraught moments in both goalmouths with The Jags hitting the bar in the latter stages.
Unfortunately winger Ross Logan suffered a nasty foot injury which will hopefully not keep him out of action for too long.
A good game of football which was enjoyed by a good crowd and we wish Fraserburgh all the best in the next round.
The photo below shows the MKM team attending the cup game against Fraserburgh at Seafield Park and taking the time to inspect the new livery in the dugouts.
pictured LtoR : are MKM’s Marty Wares and Steve McRitchie, Strathspey Thistle chairman Donly McLeod and MKM’s Alan Carson
HOSPITALITY AND MOTM
The above photograph shows our friends from the Dulnain Bridge Garage enjoying Jags hospitality- we thank them very much for their support and hope they enjoyed their day with us – they also were tasked with the job of choosing the Jags Man of the Match and their choice of Liam Grant was met with universal agreement.
Liam, centre, is pictured with Connor and Duncan Clark.
Just before the Fraserburgh game we were, at last, able to arrange this year’s first team squad official team photograph – unfortunately not pictured were Steve Martin, Jude Fraser, Taylor Sutherland, Cairn Gilles and first team coach Robbie Flett, perhaps we may be able to a re-run when everyone is available ……
As ever we conclude this weeks meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £2400 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…
ON THE BORDER
We’ll be back next week with all the happenings before our trip to Galashiels for our Scottish Cup first round time with Gala Fairydean Rovers.