LOSSIEMOUTH are keen to loan out teenage goalkeeper Kyle Robertson to another north club for match practice.
Manager Stevie Dunn said the 19-year-old former Caley Thistle youth player needs games, but has been unable to displace his regular keeper Errol Watson this season.
Nairn-based Robertson, who has Highland League experience from a spell at Fort William last season, played two games for Lossie this term when Watson was ill.
"He’s getting frustrated sitting on the bench and I can understand that, but with Errol playing so well he hasn’t had a chance," Dunn said. "He’s a good young goalkeeper who would benefit from more games under his belt."
Dunn said any clubs interested in taking Robertson on loan should get in touch with the club.
Lossie had eight players missing for Saturday’s trip to title chasing Formartine United, so their manager was pleased with a fighting display as his men went down 4-2.
The Moray side even played for an hour with only ten men as centre half Jamie McKinnon was sent off for two bookings.
Scott Miller had cancelled out an early Formartine opener before the home side took control after Mckinnon’s dismissal to lead 4-1 after an hour.
Jordan Main, in his first starting appearance of the season, netted a consolation goal for the Coasters direct from a corner.
Buckie Thistle recovered from the loss of a first minute opener to beat Wick Academy 2-1.
Aaron Conway headed Jags level before the break and Graeme Stewart struck the winner on 76 minutes, taking Buckie to within six points of their third-placed opponents.
Rothes went down 7-2 at home to Forres Mechanics in a Moray derby at Mackessack Park.
Scott Lawrie, Lee Fraser (2), Ross MacPherson, Craig McGovern, Paul Smith and Ryan Mackintosh grabbed the Cans goals. Michael Dunn had made it 1-1 at one stage but the Rothes skipper was sent off in the second half, before a trialist netted a late consolation for the visitors.
Keith were made to regret missed chances in their 5-2 defeat at Deveronvale.
The Maroons, with new boss Graham McBeath in charge for the first time, dominated the first half and went in front through Callum Dingwall.
However, a series of misses and fines saves kept the visitors at bay and Vale struck twice before the break to lead.
Two more followed in the second half and although Andy Anderson netted Keith’s second, they conceded a fifth before the end.
Brora remain top after a 5-1 win at Clach, Cove won 3-1 at Huntly, Inverurie beat Strathspey 3-1 and Turriff scored five without replay at home to bottom dogs Fort William.
The Highland League’s last survivors in the Scottish Cup finally bowed out in the fourth round as Fraserburgh went down 3-0 at Stenhousemuir.
More news on all Moray’s SHFL club’s in the Northern Scot print version this week.