HOME GAME v WICK ACADEMY FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY, PH26 3HY
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2023 – KO 3pm
This Saturday we welcome Wick Academy FC – players, management and supporters – to Seafield Park for a Breedon Highland League match, kick off is 3pm.
Wick, who currently are in fourteenth position in the league with four points, will want to make the best of the long journey south but The Jags will be doing their utmost to prevent the Scorries from earning any points and will be hoping a return to the form of a couple of weeks ago will confirm that.
Hopefully returning from injury, will be Iain Ross, Ross Logan and defender Taylor Sutherland. Keeper Steven Martin may have recovered as well from his knock received in last week’s cup tie in Galashiels – however captain James McShane remains doubtful after playing one half in Galashiels.
If any of our friends from Wick want to know a wee bit more about what’s available in Grantown please click here…
IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATE
We were supposed to host Lossiemouth in a Breedon Highland League match this Wednesday night ( 4th October) under the floodlights but both clubs have preferred a Saturday fixture so, as we are both no longer in the Scottish Cup, the Lossie game will now be played on Saturday 28 October – KO 3pm.
FUND RAISING DANCE SOLD OUT
Guitarist/vocalist Iain Brooks, legend of many a Welfare, Junior and Highland League campaign, will be fronting the beat combo K and The Pupils at Saturday night’s Jags fundraising gig at the Legion in Grantown. They are one of the North’s most exciting new bands and have been playing to rave notices over the past year……tickets were like gold dust …hope you managed to get yours….it should be a cracker of a night.
STFC would like to thank the band and The Legion staff helping to raise funds for the Club.
SCOTTISH CUP EXIT
Well, the 350 mile round trip to Galashiels was dotted with highlights and unfortunately deep troughs…..
Setting off, hats at a jaunty angle, the bus stopped at A Taste of Perthshire in Bankfoot , where we were treated as kings – our thanks go to them.
The bus then continued to Galashiels and although the weather greeting us on our arrival was misty and murky, the welcome the committee and players received was very warm indeed and much appreciated.
In fact John Collins, mentioned in last weeks post, joined his brother who is involved with Gala, in being part of the Gala Fairydean Rovers welcoming committee in looking after us.
Gifts were exchanged and the match commenced : and, according to the Jags fans and committee present, they reckoned it was the best twenty minutes we have played for a long, long time and were two up with goals from Kane Davies in the fifteenth minute and Mike Mackenzie in the twentieth. We also missed a couple of very good chances during this period too…..
However the deep trough began to open five minutes later when Gala scored, and scored…and scored…finishing the match the winners by 8-2…..the whole outcome was a complete mystery to both Jags supporters and management.
It was a long and winding road home – the Scottish Cup over for another year.
JAGS STAFFORDSHIRE SUPPORTERS CLUB
On 25/9/23, committee member Graeme Stuart had a pleasant encounter in Grantown with this trio of visiting Jags supporters. They remembered him from a match at Seafield Park which they thoroughly enjoyed, so much so that there is now a colony of supporters in Staffordshire!
In the picture, Paul and Andy proudly show off their tattoos of the STFC club crest. We thank them for their support and very much look forward to their next visit to Seafield Park.
DIARY DATES – 2PM KICK OFFS AT SEAFIELD PARK OVER THE WINTER MONTHS
Please note that the following home games in November, December, January, February and March will have 2pm kick-offs.
Deveronvale 11/11, Turriff 25/11, Forres 9/12, Brora 30/12, Nairn 13/01, Brechin 27/01, Inverurie Locos 17/02 and Keith 9/03.
There may be another but Jags social media will keep you informed.
It would probably be an idea to check kick-off times for our away matches too as I am sure other teams in the League will be bringing their kick-offs forward too.
As is our usual signing off for this week, we offer you a chance to win the jackpot of £2600 in our weekly fundraising Lottery…click here for details of how to play.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK – I’M OFF TO FIND MY DANCING SHOES……..