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Preview of today's Highland League fixtures, latest standings and goalscorer charts


By Craig Christie

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FRASERBURGH, Inverurie Locos and Rothes will put their unbeaten home records to the test this afternoon.

Forres Mechanics take on Inverurie Locos. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Forres Mechanics take on Inverurie Locos. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Leaders Fraserburgh have won every home game in the league and Keith are the next visitors to Bellslea Park.

Broch exited the Aberdeenshire Shield in midweek while Keith needed a last minute goal to defeat Aberdeen University.

League standings
League standings

Rothes' 15-match undefeated run in all competitions was ended by a 3-0 loss at Brora, and the Speysiders host Deveronvale today.

Ross Jack's side have yet to lose at Mackessack Park, and Inverurie have a similarly impressive record at their own Harlaw Park patch.

Locos have won six and drawn one of seven league games at home, and take on a Forres side also unbeaten at home but with just one win from six away trips so far.

Huntly play host to a Buckie Thistle side which has won three games in a row, their latest a 9-1 demolition of bottom side Fort William.

Huntly meet Buckie at Christie Park.
Huntly meet Buckie at Christie Park.

Fort visit Lossiemouth, who beat them 4-1 at Grant Park in the North Cup this term and have shown good home form so far.

The Lochaber men haven't been short of goals this season, netting 11 in their last five outings with Robbie Foster scoring six of those.

Lossiemouth host Fort William for the second time this season. Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Lossiemouth host Fort William for the second time this season. Picture: Becky Saunderson..

But it is at the back where Fort have problems, the reason why they have lost every game this term apart from a 3-3 draw at Nairn County.

Nairn will look to add to their two wins this term when they visit Strathspey Thistle, with both sides in the bottom four on nine points so far.

Two of the league's leading marksmen will be on show at Grant Street Park where Clach take on Brora Rangers.

James Anderson has netted 15 goals for the Inverness side this term while Ross County loan teenager Matthew Wright has 14 in 11 outings for the Cattachs.

Leading scorers:

15 - Jonny Smith (Formartine United)

15 - James Anderson (Clachnacuddin)

14 - Matthew Wright (Brora Rangers)

13 - Scott Barbour (Fraserburgh)

9 - Sam Urquhart (Buckie Thistle)

9 - Kyle MacLeod (Buckie Thistle)

9 - Sean Butcher (Fraserburgh)

8 - Marc Scott (Brechin City)

8 - Kieran Inglis (Brechin City)

8 - Max Barry (Buckie Thistle)

8 - Dane Ballard (Deveronvale)

8 - Gary Harris (Fraserburgh)

7 - Gregor MacDonald (Brora Rangers)

7 - Scott Lisle (Formartine United)

7 - Robbie Foster (Fort William)

7 - Paul Campbell (Fraserburgh)

7 - Przemyslaw Nawrocki (Keith)

7 - Jack Brown (Rothes)

There's derby action in Pitmedden where Formartine United's solid home form makes them favourites to see off a Turriff United side yet to win on their travels.

Brechin City make the longest trip of their debut Highland League side when they head north to Wick Academy, who have drawn seven of their opening 12 matches.


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