HL Roundup - 2nd Nov 2013
Highland League round-up
Saturday November 2nd
Academy come from behind to claim the points
Clachnacuddin 1 - Wick Academy 4
Wick Academy had to come from behind in Inverness against Clach to claim all three points. The Scorries got off to a nightmare start when Kyle Whyte scored after a mix up in the Wick defense. Richard Macadie equalised after 23 minutes with a low drive across the keeper John Campbell. Davie Allan put Wick ahead when he fired a low shot past the keeper. Gary Weir made it three when he converted Ross Allan's low cross and Lukasz Geruzel completed the scoring getting on the end of a Richard Macadie cross to head home.
Keith 2 - Fort William 3
Fort William moved off the foot of the table thanks to an away win at Keith. The home side missed an early penalty through Andy McAskill but took the lead after 25 minutes when Andrew Martin scored an own goal. Duncan Campbell equalised in the 40th minute with a deflected shot. The same player put Fort William ahead in the 56th minute with a super shot from 18 yards. Murray McCulloch leveled the scores after 71 minutes but just three minutes later Iain Foggo netted the all-important winner for Fort William.
Strathspey Thistle 1 - Lossiemouth 2
Lossiemouth took an early lead away to Strathspey Thistle thanks to Ryan Farquhar's strike. Strathspey equalised in the 23rd minute when youngster Josh Peters netted for the second week on the trot. The winning goal came ten minutes before halftime when Lossiemouth were awarded a penalty, Strathspey had Scott Hendry sent off and Lossiemouth Grant Mitchell was also sent off for their part in the penalty incident. Scott Miller managed to keep his cool to fire home the penalty to give the Coasters all three points.
Huntly 1 - Nairn County 3
Huntly took the lead at home to Nairn in the 23rd minute when a Neale Davidson shot deflected off Michael Morrison and the ball found the net. On the stroke of halftime Stuart Leslie drew Nairn level with a drilled shot. Conor Gethins gave Nairn the lead in the 57th minute before his strike partner Robbie Duncanson wrapped up the points with an 18 yard strike.
Formartine United 4 - Buckie Thistle 3
Formartine took the lead at home to Buckie in the 13th minute when Paul Napier curled the ball home. Buckie drew level on 34 minutes when Nikki Smith headed home from Shaun Carroll's free-kick. Seven minutes later Buckie took the lead thanks to a fine effort from Aaron Conway. Buckie extended their lead in the 58th minute when Carroll chipped the keeper. Michael Ewen pulled one back for Formartine before Hamish Munro equalised with an unstoppable shot from 35 yards. Formartine were not finished though and Cammy Keith netted the winner from close range in the dying moments to give Formartine the three points.
Scottish Cup 3rd round:
Fraserburgh 2 - Montrose 1
In the Scottish Cup Fraserburgh were the only Highland League side to progress thanks to a home win against Montrose. Montrose took the lead eight minutes before halftime when Ross McCord scored. Fraserburgh got back into the game with 17 minutes remaining when Graham Johnston netted. Grant Noble scored the winning goal in the dying seconds with a right foot shot to fire the Broch into the fourth round.
Albion Rovers 1 - Deveronvale 0
In a game devoid of any real cut chances Albion Rovers managed to hit Deveronvale on the counter-attack to seal their place in the fourth round. The all-important goal came in the 72nd minute, a Vale move broke down and Albion raced up the park and Mark McGuigan was on hand to net from David Crawford's low cross.
Turriff United 0 - Stirling Albion 3
Stirling scored two early goals to kill off Turriff's hope of reaching the fourth round. The first goal came in the 8th minute when Ross Forsyth headed home a corner. Four minutes later and it was 2-0, a Stuart Cumming back pass somehow found its way into his own net. Stirling wrapped up the tie just after the hour when Mark Ferry scored.
Clyde 2 - Brora Rangers 1
Zander Sutherland gave Brora an early lead away to Clyde when he netted from 18 yards under the keeper. Clyde however equalised after 13 minutes, Stuart McColm played Stefan McCluskey in one on one with the keeper, he rounded the keeper and netted from a tight angle. Kevin Watt proved to be super sub for Clyde when he netted the winner with his first touch with 16 minutes remaining.
Alloa Athletic 3 - Inverurie Locos 0
Alloa took the lead in the 58th minute against Inverurie when Kevin Cawley netted with a low strike. Ben Gordon added the killer second for Alloa in the 70th minute with a close range finish. Alex Salmon added some gloss to the final score line with an angled drive in the final five minutes.