HL Roundup - 16th Nov 2013

Highland League round-up
Saturday November 16th
  Disappointment as Nairn break Academy's away winning run

Nairn County 4 - Wick Academy 1
Wick Academy lost away from home for the first time this season thanks to two late goal from Nairn. The home side opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Stuart Leslie netted with a header from a Conor Gethins cross. Gethins added a second for Nairn when he lobbed the keeper in the 39th minute. Wick Academy got back into the game after 54 minutes when Sam Mackay beat the on rushing keeper with a low drive. Archie Macphee made it three in the 82nd minute with a low drive before Gethins completed the scoring in the 85th minute.

Inverurie Locos 3 - Keith 1
Inverurie Locos had to come from behind to defeat Keith after Jonathan Smith gave the away side an early lead. Two minutes later and it was all square, Martin Bavidge met a cross to volley home. Inverurie were reduced to ten men in the 24th minute when Greg Mitchell was sent off but they added a second goal moments later when Andrew Hunter nodded home. John Maitland scored what turned out to be the last goal of the game in the 35th minute when he headed the ball beyond the reach of the keeper.

Deveronvale 0 - Forres Mechanics 4
Forres came away with an impressive win against Deveronvale in Banff. Lee Fraser opened the scoring in the 34th minute when he nodded home a free kick. Kris Duncan added a second against his former side just before half-time. Lee Fraser added his second on the 54th minute when he headed home a Simon Allan corner. Graham Allan added a fourth for the visitors with a close range finish three minutes before the end.

Clachnacuddin 0 - Buckie Thistle 3
Buckie took the lead at home to Clach in the 61st minute when Aaron Conway netted from the spot. Buckie made sure of the points in the 88th minute when Lewis MacKinnon scored a header, the same player added a third in stoppage time to complete the scoring.

Rothes 0 - Cove Rangers 9
Cove scored nine without reply away to Rothes. Jamie Lennox headed home after just 60 seconds to give the away side the perfect start. Lennox turned provider for Martin Johnston who scored at the near post. Ryan Stott added a third before Johnston added his second Cove's third. Johnston returned the favour for Lennox for goal number five before Clark Bain made it six. Blair Yule headed home a 7th before Stirling Smith scored with a header. Jordan Leyden completed the misery with a 9th near the end of the game.

Formartine United 0 - Brora Rangers 0
Formartine and Brora fought out a goalless draw at North Lodge Park. The away side nearly took the lead after 15 seconds when Zander Sutherland had an effort on goal. Michael Ewen had the best chance for the home side but fired straight at the keeper. Four minutes after the interval Steven Mackay had a chance cleared off the line. Hamish Munro then hit the post for the home side but neither team was able to make the breakthrough.

Huntly 1 - Fraserburgh 3
Fraserburgh took the lead after 30 minutes away to Huntly when Willie West headed home a Ryan Cowie free kick. Grant Noble added a second in the 65th minute when he chipped the ball over the keeper. Peter Bruce made sure of the points with five minutes to go before Andrzej Kleczkowski added a consolation a minute later.

Strathspey Thistle 1 - Fort William 0
Strathspey Thistle won the basement battle at home to Fort William but it was the away side who started brightly and found the Strathspey keeper in inspired form. The winner came with 15 minutes to go when Josh Peters fired into the box for Matteusz Bobrowksi to head the ball home.

Turriff United 7 - Lossiemouth 0
Turriff took the lead at home to Lossiemouth in the 15th minute thanks to a goal from Stuart Cumming. Gary McGowan added a second in the 24th minute before Lossiemouth were reduced to nine men after Darren Bailey was sent off for a foul in the box. Gary Harris made no mistake from the spot. Mike McKenzie added a fourth in the 50th minute. Darren Mackie scored his first goal for Turriff after coming off the bench. McGowan and Mackie both added their second goals late on to heap the misery on Lossiemouth.