AWAY GAME v KEITH FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
KYNOCH PARK, KEITH AB55 5EB
WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2023 – KO 8pm
Hot on the heels of our last Breedon Highland League match on Saturday we’re off on the road this time to play Keith in our rearranged match which was to have been played on 4 November.
The Jags will be going into this game with a bit of confidence after our result on Saturday and conversely Keith have had a bad run of results recently and are currently sitting in fifteenth position on five points so I would imagine it will be another tough game under the lights at Kynoch Park.
As far as I know there were no injuries to report so hopefully manager Rob MacCormack and his assistant Mike Rae will have the same squad to choose from – but as is the case on Wednesday nights it is a bit more difficult for some players to be present owing to work comittments etc.
But lets hope that we take the three points back to Grantown.
MATCH LAST SATURDAY v DEVERONVALE
A healthy home crowd welcomed Deveronvale and their supporters to Seafield Park to see a game in which the local paper, The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald editor and reporter in the sixties and seventies the great Eddie Gardner would have headlined “that the Jags went nap“.
For the first in a very long time, manager Rob MacCormack had a healthy selection problem and with the return of captain James McShane in defence and a debut for new signing Liam Shewan up front there was a air of belief around that we could perhaps get a result.
It took new man Liam Shewan only ten minutes to score his first goal in Thistle colours, which was then followed up sixteen minutes later with the Jags second, courtesy of midfielder Jack Davison. The ‘Vale scored on thirty minutes so we went in at half time leading 2-1, and most would say a deserved lead.
Fifteen minutes after the break Deveronvale equalised, but in the seventy-fourth minute Jack Davison was again on the score sheet curling the ball majestically into the top corner of the net from just outside the penalty box.
This then galvanised the Jags, with Ross Logan and Mike McKenzie adding to the scoreline with two well taken goals in eighty and eighty-nine minutes respectively.
A lot of the comments from spectators leaving the ground at the end of the game and other round the town since, was that they hadn’t seen the Jags playing so well for a long, long time and were very hopeful of plenty more games like that over the next few weeks.
The final score was 5-2 to Thistle and with our first win of the season and three points secured it meant every Jags player, official and spectator went home very happy indeed.
FUNDRAISING QUIZ NIGHT
As I said last week we are holding a Quiz Night in the Legion in Grantown on December 9 and hope that you can organise a team and come along and support us which would be very much appreciated. All the details are on the poster below and it will be on our social media.
We play Clachnacuddin in Inverness on Saturday – more details later in the week.