The usual brilliant montage artwork by Marty’s Designs

Welcome to the New Year sports fans!

….and in inimitable fashion – the prospect of the game being postponed due to a frozen pitch!!

All week here in Grantown temperatures have hardly been above freezing with some nights reaching minus 9 so fingers crossed for a ginormous thaw and the game will kick off at 2pm on Saturday.

Since our last game played on 16 December, the weather has played it’s part in us having two matches postponed , so you could say we have been on what could be called a mid-season break – and Jags’ manager Robert MacCormack was reported in the local press saying that there is more or less a full squad to choose from and the players are eager to get back on the pitch having trained well over the past couple of weeks, and Rob says he is feeling confident of getting a good result. 

But, very much on the down side is that we have now missed out on four Saturday games this season. Our choice of a 2pm kick off in order to save the cost of at least 45mins of floodlights has unfortunately been scuppered by the prospect of probably three hours per night of floodlighting for four mid-week games with an 8pm kick – coupled with a conservative estimation of at least a fifty percent loss on gate receipts – aye, it’s no easy.

This Saturday we welcome players, officials and supporters of Nairn County FC to Seafield Park.
Nairn currently sit in sixth place in the league and won the North of Scotland Cup in November, so they are motoring along very nicely indeed !

Match at Nairn, September 2023

Under a blue-ish sky and enjoying a warm and sunny afternoon, it now seems ages ago when we last played Nairn at Station Park at the start of September 2023 – a game that could have gone very differently had we taken our chances in the opening half hour or so but, as we always say, goals win games and Nairn were sharper…scoring four to our one….with two goals late-on making the final score look like a more convincing result. It was a hard fought game with the Jags more than a match for the home team – which seems to be a recurring theme throughout most of the season………so far! 
Nairn will be difficult to beat but as we always say the words of Greavsie ” football’s a funny old game……..”

If any of the Nairn fans want a resumé of what is available in Grantown click here for more information and a reminder to drivers that cars can be parked in the neighbouring Golf Club car park  – this is a facility available during the winter months and we appreciate the Golf Club’s cooperation.


As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £4100 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play online…

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