AWAY GAME v KEITH FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
KYNOCH PARK, KEITH AB55 5EB
SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2023 – KO 2pm
This weekend it’s time to remember remember Guy Fawkes ….seems like yesterday when it was the last Bonfire Night !!
Anyway we’re off to Keith this weekend with the hope that the fireworks will occur on the pitch supplied by the Jags and by doing so overcoming Keith by leaving Kynoch Park with all three points. Having played three games in October resulting in three losses and with their last home game postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Keith find themselves in much of a similar position as ourselves – although they have won a game and drawn two bringing their league tally points total to five so it is imperative that we can get something from Saturday’s game, which would then enable us to bridge the gap currently between us.
I would imagine that Craig Ewan and his team have exactly the same objective so it should be an exciting and tense afternoon.
Jags manager Robert MacCormack was hoping that he may be able to add a couple of new signings to the squad this week and, hopefully, with the return of one or two key players from injury he is expecting a different result from last week. Speaking of which……….
Joining us on loan from Rothes until the end of the season is forward Liam Shewan who hopefully will bring a a bucket full of goals with him as he was top scorer at Nairn during season 2019/2020.
This is not Liam’s first time in playing football in Grantown, as he played for Grantown FC back in 2015, and very successful he was too – so we are confident that form will continue starting at Kynoch Park this Saturday!
So welcome to The Jags Liam ….enjoy!
As ever the website is indebted to Marty’s Designs for the usage of the Jags Facebook photo-montages.
LAST SATURDAY’S HOME MATCH v LOSSIEMOUTH
“Exceptionally disappointed” was the feeling of the home fans, management and players alike after our home defeat by Lossiemouth last Saturday.
In going into the game there was a small hint of confidence throughout, especially with Lossie sitting just above us in the league and having beaten them in a cup game in August, but that confidence went flying out the window ten minutes into the game.
In a seven minute spell we found ourselves three down and more or less down and out. The boys battled after that and to their credit no more goals were scored although Jags keeper Steve Martin saved a certain goal with a phenomenal save in the second half.
The game was mainly pretty even for the eighty minutes although the Jags did manage a couple of half chances, but it was not to be.
Onwards and upwards!
Strathspey Thistle FC as ever are indebted to the local businesses who help the Club financially and the eagle-eyed spectators at Seafield Park on Saturday would have noticed a few more pitch side advertising boards on display and looking fantastic – they would also have been prominent I would imagine in the Press & Journal’s Highland League Weekly as we were the featured match ( if you are a masochist “highlights” here ).
Thanks also go to Scotty Clark for his help in facilitating in the workings and the hanging of the boards.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
9 DECEMBER 2023 and a fundraising evening for the Club in the Royal British Legion in Grantown. Committee member Tom Clarke dons his quiz master’s hat for our first ever QUIZ NIGHT.
Teams can comprise of up to six persons with an entry fee of £5 per person – and although booking a table would be preferable payment can be made on the night. It is not a sports quiz although there will probably be sport questions. We look forward to seeing you there.
STFC CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Tickets will soon be available for our Christmas Raffle and the prizes on offer include a 2-night hotel break and a fourball at Spey Valley Golf Club in Aviemore, venue of the SSE Hydro PGA Challenge Tour event.
More details in the coming weeks.
MFR AND BBC CONTACTS FOR NEWS – NO REPLY
On a personal note ( rant), four weeks ago (Sep 30) our Saturday game against Wick Academy was postponed as their team bus was unable to get Grantown due to the A9 being closed at Brora owing to a serious road accident. We were officially told by the Highland League around noon of the postponement and this left our committee racing about trying to contact staff, suppliers, hospitality clients and spectators that the game was off.
I tried in various ways to contact Moray Firth Radio and the BBC, both Scotland and Inverness, through their Facebook and Websites – by using the telephone numbers listed but to no avail.
At the start of the following week I tried to email MFR – reasonably straightforward – and the BBC – very complicated as the pages I was directed to were not known… but finally a general email was sent – but as of today (Nov 3) I have had no reply from either……all I wanted to know was there a specific telephone number or way of communication that we as a Club can use on a Saturday or a Wednesday evening – both outwith normal office hours – if there is anyone reading who knows how we can resolve this can you please contact the me – please click here – or contact the Club.
As ever we conclude this weeks meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £3100 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…