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BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
SEAFIELD PARK, GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY, PH26 3HY
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2023 – KO 2pm
This Saturday from across the Dava, we welcome Forres Mechanics FC and their fans. Steven Macdonald and his players have had a bit of a topsy turvy type of season so far, with some good results coupled with some not so good – we hope Saturday’s result joins the not so good variety. In fact Forres have failed to win in their last nine cup and league games so it would be nice to see that trait continue.
In our last league encounter at Forres we lost narrowly 2-1, but our home form, apart from a couple of games, has been pretty good and lets hope we turn in another performance similar to the one we had against Deveronvale a couple of weeks ago. We wish Rob and the boys all the best!
If there are any newbie Forres supporters or ones that want a refresher about Grantown just click here.
Strathspey Thistle would really appreciate car drivers to park either in Burnfield car park or the Golf Club car park which is adjacent to Seafield Park.
LAST SATURDAY’S BANKS O’ DEE GAME, SPAIN PARK, ABERDEEN.
Manager Rob MacCormack was generally very pleased with our performance last week in Aberdeen against Banks O’Dee. Although it was exceptionally cold, Spain Park has an artificial surface so not unduly affected by the weather, and it was the only game played in the Highland League last Saturday.
Again we took the lead from an excellent Owen Paterson goal in ten minutes and this was followed by a missed couple of good chances before Alexander equalised for Banks O’ Dee after half an hour’s play. Both teams then had a couple of good chances but that’s how it remained at half time .
In the second half Banks ‘O Dee began creating some good opportunities but the Jag’s defence were very capable in coping with them until the seventy first minute when Jack Gilliland was judged to have fouled Golding. Many observers remarked that it was a soft foul but then, incredibly, the referee red-carded Jack and much to the chagrin of the Jags team and specatators they scored from the resulting penalty – strangely enough taken by Golding – who in the first half had elbowed Jack in the face in a tussle but had received no punishment from the referee. With only ten men against the team now currently sitting on the top of the league, it was always going to be a struggle and Banks O’ Dee were awarded another penalty after seventy seven minutes and followed that by scoring again in the eighty-fourth minute making the final score a 4-1 loss.
In the report on Monday, Callum Law of the P&J , thought that the final score “was harsh on Strathspey”.
So all roads lead to the Legion in Grantown on Saturday night 7.30pm for our fundraising QUIZ NIGHT – and with the top team sharing £100 The Jags Committee are hoping for a good turnout ……
This is the season to be jolly and I reckon it’s a jolly good idea to check out the merch available supporting the Jags – more details next week…..
Christmas is also a time of giving so why not buy one of our fundraising Xmas raffle tickets and if you win the first prize of a two night stay for two at the Loch Ness Clansman Hotel give it to one of your nearest and dearest….or just keep it and treat yourself….
As ever we conclude this weeks meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £3600 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…
We welcome Formartine United next Saturday to Seafield Park – 2pm kick off.