HOME GAME v TURRIFF UNITED FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY, PH26 3HY
SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2023 – KO 2pm
After a fair bit of noise from various sources regarding the lack of home games at the start of the season when we went seven games with only one home game….we now are faced with a tough shift with six home games in the next eight fixtures before the New Year!
This Saturday we welcome Turriff United Football Club’s players, committee and supporters for our second match in a row at Seafield Park
Turra after a few barren years have had an excellent start to the season and are currently in tenth place on twenty-one points but recent form with five losses in their last six outings will give the Jags hope that there may be points to be had – one thing is clear though it’ll be another ninety plus tough but exciting minutes.
For any Turra fans that require a resumé of what Grantown is all about click here for information…
HOME MATCH v HUNTLY FC – Wednesday night
Firstly the Club would like to thank Jon at Grantown Diner and Arul at Premier Grantown for helping out with Wednesday’s home match catering requirements.
We would also like to thank Lois McShane, Lisa McLeod, Doris Grant, Sandra Willox and Audrey Sinclair for their help as well.
Hopefully all will be back to normal for Saturday!
Wind reaching forty mph had been forecast but it turned out to be quite a warm and pleasant evening for November and coupled with the floodlights shining and reflecting off the grass the scene was very picturesque – we had two new fans attending from Jasper in Alberta, Canada…we hope they enjoyed the game and the atmosphere.
We seem to start games really well these days and true to form we were one up after twelve minutes when Mike McKenzie finished an excellent move. We held the upper hand until the half hour mark when Huntly scored twice in three minutes. The result stayed the same until the hour mark when Huntly’s Dangana scored followed twenty minutes later by Grant making it 4-1. Shortly after this, Huntly’s Kyle Dalling was substituted due to a head knock – we wish him a quick recovery.
In a hard fought and tense match the result was probably about right, although slightly flattering to Huntly – and on a personal note I must admit not liking the Huntly strip too much.
Although overground conditions were very favourable for the match on Wednesday night, on the pitch the ongoing wet conditions made it difficult, resulting in plenty of work to do on Thursday morning, trying to condition and repair the surface ready again for Saturday. Universally in the league maintaining the pitch is very difficult at this time of year, and as I said earlier we have six home games in our next eight fixtures before the New Year – so if you would like to help we should be at the park on Tuesday morning at 10am.
Have you got your team selected and named for our fundraising quiz night in the Legion on Saturday 9 December ….see poster for details ….
As ever, we conclude this weeks meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £3400 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…