AWAY GAME v ROTHES FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
MACKESSACK PARK, ROTHES
WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY 2024 – KO-8pm
It’s a midweek Speysiders clash under the floodlights at Mackessack Park as we mosey on down the river to our annual away match against Rothes FC. The match was scheduled for 20 January but the inclement weather that week meant that the match was postponed – which at that time was expected. There has been a bit of frost about this week so lets hope that it lifts and the match can go ahead.
Both Rothes and ourselves failed to win on Saturday so it promises to be a cracker – and there will be some well ‘kent faces on both sides so I would imagine there will be no love lost on the pitch.
We wish Rob and boys all the best as we enter a crucial month for the Jags.
SATURDAY’S MATCH AGAINST BRECHIN CITY
Firstly on behalf of the Jags we would thank the tremendous support who accompanied Brechin on Saturday and we hope they enjoyed their visit. As their team won six-one I would imagine they did, but as ever a result can sometimes colour the perception of how the game went.
We went into the game having not played competitively for over a month and we were facing the team which sits on top of the league.
Having lost two goals within the first fifteen minutes we settled into our game very well and Jack Davison pulled a goal back before half time so we went into the break at 2-1 down.
However soon after the break and with our players beginning to feel the pace, Brechin were able to bring on three subs one of which is possibly one of the league’s top players and with their pace and mobility we ran out of steam and conceded four goals over the last half hour.
Our new signings striker John MacLeod played for the last twenty minutes showing some deft touches, on what was his first time on a pitch for ages after returning from injury, and our new goalkeeper seventeen year-old Ethan Rae, who has signed on loan from Ross County until the end of the season, made a very impressive debut and was lauded by all Jags club officials and fans despite the six goals. It’ll be interesting to see how both will enhance the team once they are settled in.
WELCOME THE NEW BOYS
We welcome to the Club until the end of the season, at least, striker John MacLeod on loan from Buckie Thistle, and two goalkeepers Ethan Rae on loan from Ross County and Zef Ubych.
We’re off to Wick – post scheduled for Friday….till then sports fans….