SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2024 – KO 2pm


Robert MacCormack

On Thursday manager Rob MacCormack decided that he wanted to resign from his post with immediate effect. He had intimated to the committee that he would be leaving at the end of the season but had reconsidered and thought it would be more beneficial to both himself and the Club if he did not wait until the season’s end.

Again, we as a Club would like to reiterate what we said last week and wish Robert all the best for the future and thank him for his dedication and hard work in trying to make this a success, and if all the work Rob put in had been mirrored on the park we would have been a top six club no problem!
Assistant manager Mike Rae will take the reigns for the foreseeable future.

And with no real relevance to the above the eagle eyed readers would probably have seen a report, in the on-line edition of The Press & Journal, on Thursday morning accompanying Thursday’s story, on the Strathy on-line page, with regards to talks between Loch Ness FC and ourselves about a possible merger – the STFC Committee will be meeting early next week to further discuss the matter. 

So back onto the park and this Saturday we welcome Keith FC to Seafield Park. Having been beaten by three goals to one back in November at Kynoch Park, we obviously want to balance the points – this time we win all three!
Keith although sitting in fifteenth place have have had a pretty good February results wise, picking up nine points, so it’ll not be easy but hopefully the boys will want to restore some pride after Wednesday night.

In the last of our winter floodlight saving 2pm kick offs, we look forward to welcoming the Keith fans and if any want a recap in the town’s facilities click here.

Wednesday Night v Brora Rangers

As has been the case all season we play only one half! This was again prevalent in our midweek performance at home to Brora Rangers.
After a well fought first half performance but with the usual conceded early and late goal, we went in at half time two nil down and then proceeded to concede eight more in the second half…..the only highlight being an excellent headed goal by the Jags’ Owen Loveland.

Final Score Thistle  1 – Brora 10.

Preceeding the game on Wednesday night was a minute’s silence in memory of Stewart Fulton who died last week.

Stewart Fulton

Stewart, from Edinburgh, came to prominence in the Planning Office at the Scottish Office and was CEO of the Cairngorm Partnership here in Grantown, the forerunner of the Cairngorms National Park. 
Stewart was instrumental in his help in gaining Highland League status for Strathspey Thistle and was a regular visitor, along with his good friend Stuart Black to Seafield Park, before returning to Edinburgh three years ago. 

Strathspey Thistle Football Club send our condolences to Stewart’s family and friends. 

As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £4900 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…

As intimated a few weeks ago, after the current jackpot has been won which therefore completes that game there will be couple of changes.

There will still be a weekly prize of £100 for a consolation winner if their entry matches four of the five numbers drawn, however instead of a weekly increase in the jackpot of £100, this will now be increased monthly. 

The game is to forecast 5 winning numbers, which are drawn at random, from 1-20. The 5 numbers chosen are to be marked by a cross (X).

  1. The Jackpot prize starts at £1,000 and the game continues until it is won and starts afresh. As applicable, the Jackpot increases by £100 immediately after the first draw in each calendar month, up to a maximum of £5,000. The Jackpot is then capped at £5,000 until it is won in a weekly draw. 
  2. If more than one player has 5 winning numbers, the Jackpot will be divided equally among the winning players. 
  3. Should no entry forecast all 5 winning numbers, then any player matching 4 numbers will be entered into a draw for a single Consolation Prize of £100
  4. THE DRAW will take place every SUNDAY at 7pm unless otherwise advised.
  5. The entrant named on the ticket must be at least 16 years of age.
  6. All winners will be notified.

So that’s all from what’s been a hectic week hopefully we will see you at Seafield Park on Wednesday night when we host Wick Academy FC.

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