SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024 – KO 3pm

Well, well, well – that’ll be it for another season.

Not the easiest physically and mentally of finishes for all the title chasing teams over the past couple of weeks.

Fraserburgh is always an exceptionally welcoming place, and, despite whatever the result may be, is one of the days during the season, that the management committee always look forward to – perhaps not so much the players….!!

Results this week mean that Fraserburgh, even if they beat us substantially, will have to rely on Keith beating Buckie Thistle and Brora Rangers beating Brechin City to win the league – a bookie would give you very distant odds for that possibilty to happen….but as we always say in football you never know.

Firstly I think we were impressed with the application and fitness of the Buckie boys over both games – considering this was games four and five over a twelve day period…we thought there may have been tiredness allowing us to maybe take the initiative here and there…and even though there were some controversial moments and decisions they still beat us convincingly in both games.

In pretty dire weather it has to be said Monday’s game finished 6-1 although many onlookers from both sides thought perhaps a 3-1 scoreline would have been more fitting. Again our start was abysmal with losing two goals within the first five minutes but on twenty-two minutes Owen Loveland scored but Buckie regained their two goal advantage in thirty-nine minutes and that’s how it stayed until half-time although we did miss great chance right on the forty-five.…but second half Buckie upped the pace and scored three more goals – one from Grantown’s own Sam Morrison, Buckie’s no 5…
Our trialist goalie Kit Fletcher, had a great game, and was named Man of the Match by most of the spectators present, so we will hopefully see him at Seafield Park next season.

A very busy Seafield Park loaded with Buckie fans

It was no real difference on Wednesday, apart from the weather which was a really nice evening for football, with Buckie 3-0 up by halftime – Jags supporters were convinced that included a contested offside and contested penalty decision – but second half Buckie were more sharp but without some fantastic defending and blocking by the home team it could have been more. Home fans were very congratulatory on the players especially as tiredness must have played a part as we are also in the middle of a four game in seven days run. 
Strathspey Thistle would like to thank all the Buckie fans for making the journey to Grantown – Seafield Park has never looked so full for ages.

Saturday is going to be a very exciting day for the fans of Buckie and Brechin!


Thanks Babs

After the half time rush in “The Shack” during the last home game of the season Charlie Sinclair presented Babs McLeod with a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of all her hard work during this season in catering for all our committee, other teams committees and guests. Well deserved..thanks Babs.


Betty and Davie Love with Charlie Sinclair, Donly McLeod and Graeme Stuart.

Betty Love has decided to retire after over twenty years of keeping Strathspey Thistle’s clubhouse, dressing rooms and toilets clean and tidy aided and abetted by her husband Davie, and the day after our last home game of the season against Buckie Thistle, they were presented by representatives of the Club, with a bouquet of flowers, season tickets for next years games in the Highland League and a voucher in appreciation of their commitment to the club.  Davie has also been responsible for mowing the pitch so they will both be a great miss to the club.
They have also been ardent supporters of the Jags for many years and as such we look forward to welcoming them every home game at Seafield Park next season. 
Our photograph shows the presentation L to R : Charlie Sinclair, Davie and Betty, Donly McLeod and Graeme Stuart

Probably the biggest smiles that were going around Seafield Park were not on the Buckie supporters – they were on the faces of the Jags committee who heard midway through the first half that their opponents, if there were to be a play off for a place in next years Highland League, had been beaten.
Lochee United from Dundee had to win all their remaining four matches to secure the Midlands League but had been beaten convincingly by Dundee North End – so it meant that preparations could now begin for what looks like an exciting campaign next season with a lot of new faces throughout the Jags structure.

No matter what Saturday’s result will be be at Fraserburgh it will mean the parting of the ways of some familiar faces from the Jags dressing room and we would like to take this opportunity in thanking them for their efforts throughout the season, which let’s face it must have been really tough at some times, and we wish them all the best in their plans for the future.

At the moment we do not have much indication of all the changes that will happen over the summer but at this present moment the future looks very positive and here at JagsWeb we will, along with our other social media outlets on Facebook, X/Twitter and Instagram try to keep you as informed as we can of all the goings on.

As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £5500 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…and remember please support us with the lottery over the close season – we wish you luck – and thanks for playing.

As intimated a couple of weeks ago after the current jackpot, has been won therefore completing 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.

Here’s to season 2024/2025 and thanks to all our loyal readers and supporters….and as Bon Jovi would tell us ….keep the faith!!
We’ll be back intermittently throughout the close season.

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