HOME GAME v BUCKIE THISTLE FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY, PH26 3HY
SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2023 – KO 3pm
This week we welcome last year’s league runners-up, Buckie Thistle, who have in their ranks two local lads. Grantown’s Sam Morrison who recently returned to his parent club after a loan spell with Clach, and prolific goal scorer Aviemore’s Josh Peters.
Winning both games against us last season, one quite heftily, we are hoping that our form this season, although admittedly variable, will stand us in good stead and provide the fans from both sides at Seafield Park a good and exciting game of football.
As Buckie are again currently in second place in the league it will not an easy task by any means.
As usual we expect a fair entourage of Buckie supporters and look forward to welcoming them to Grantown and if any have not been here before or wanting a refresher of the facilities click HERE and enjoy the game.
Safe journey here and back and hopefully the weather will behave and not be a cruel as is the forecast.
MATCH v ROTHES – WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2023
There is something magical about a football match under the floodlights especially if the weather is good!
As ever we started slowly and found ourselves one down in eleven minutes from an own goal by Jack Gilliland, who unfortunately could not get out of the way quick enough and the ball rebounded into the net. We created one or two chances after this but in the thirty second minute – controversy – did the ball cross the goal line or not – the linesman thought so – and to be fair one or two others who had a good view did as well – so we were two-down and two minutes later after a right good goal mouth bagatelle scramble three down which it remained until half time.
I don’t know what manager Rob said at half time but it worked. A slight change in formation seemed to suit the boys a lot better and in the first minute of the second half the Jag’s Mike Mackenzie headed home a beauty. We started putting the Rothes defence under severe pressure and came close three times – this was possibly the best the home support, which was very good for a Wednesday, had seen The Jags play for a long time. We were unfortunate to lose another goal in the eighty third minute but Jack Mackay pulled one back two minutes later with a slightly deflected lob.
Although we lost the match 4-1 we won the second half 2-1 – and much promise for the games to come.
YOUTUBE FOOTY ADVENTURES
Attending the game was Sam North whose YouTube channel Footy Adventures is an excellent watch – subscribe……..
Although he titles his visit to Grantown “The Pointless Club” – which I thought was going to be a bit of a hatchet job – but it turned into a really affectionate blog about visiting Grantown and Strathspey Thistle and his thoughts and experiences at last Wednesday nights game against Rothes – please watch it, you’ll really enjoy it – Thanks Sam.
TO WATCH CLICK HERE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmtQZ_cjb0A
Sam wants to come back for an afternoon game and we look forward to seeing him again.
BACK TO FORKING
So the beauty with away games is there is no pitch maintenance involved by ourselves, but now with home games aplenty if anyone has a couple of hours to spare it would be very much appreciated…usually it is a Tuesday morning at 10am after a Saturday game, and a Thursday morning after a midweek Wednesday fixture, same time 10am.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Just a wee reminder that we will soon be moving in November to a 2pm kick off – the next couple of home games in October are still 3pm.
Our visit to Inverness for our game against Clachnacuddin on 18 November is now also a 2pm kick off.
Also if you had planned travelling to Fraserburgh on Dec 2 – don’t!
Fraserburgh are involved in the League Cup Final so the game has been postponed.
As ever we conclude this weeks meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £2900 from our online fundraising lottery – click HERE if you want to play….