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Saturday preview of Highland League football as Buckie Thistle host Inverurie Locos in the match of the day


By Craig Christie

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FRASERBURGH'S seven-point lead at the top of the Highland League could be extended if second-placed Inverurie Locos slip up.

Buckie Thistle take on Inverurie Locos. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Buckie Thistle take on Inverurie Locos. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Locos head to Victoria Park to face Buckie Thistle who have dropped just two points at home this season.

Jags shook off a poor run of four points in five games by defeating Forres Mechanics 3-1 in midweek.

Highland League table
Highland League table

Locos have won five in a row in the league under new boss Richard Hastings but have let points slip on the road earlier in the campaign.

Inverurie won on Wednesday against Brechin City, who will be looking to get back to winning ways at home to Huntly.

Fraserburgh have dropped just two points all season and it would be a big surprise if they got anything less than three more from their visit to second-bottom Turriff United.

There's a Moray derby at Kynoch Park where a Rothes side unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions this season take on Keith.

Lossiemouth will look to build on good home form when they take on Formartine United, who have won just once on their travels in the league this term.

Forres Mechanics and Deveronvale are level on 14 points in mid table and meet today at Mosset Park, with Forres keen to end a run of six games without a win.

Brora Rangers are strong favourites at home to a Strathspey Thistle side which netted seven in midweek against Fort William.

Fort head for Clach looking to tame the Lilywhites' on-form striker James Anderson, who has 13 goals to his name this season.

Nairn County and Wick Academy find themselves too close to the foot of the table on nine points apiece, and both will be eager to make a climb with victory when they meet at Station Park.

Saturday's games:

Brechin City v Huntly

Brora Rangers v Strathspey Thistle

Buckie Thistle v Inverurie Locos

Clachnacuddin v Fort William

Forres Mechanics v Deveronvale

Keith v Rothes

Lossiemouth v Formartine United

Nairn County v Wick Academy

Turriff United v Fraserburgh


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