Kick-off looms for welfare football in Moray
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WELFARE football gets underway this week, with 21 clubs doing battle across two separate leagues.
The Moray league kicks off on Sunday, reigning champs Burghead United beginning with a derby at home to near neighbours Hopeman.
Just 11 clubs have entered the Moray set-up this year with Lhanbryde, Fochabers, Elgin Athletic and Macduff all dropping out, but Lossiemouth side Brander returning to the league after a few years out.
On Monday it's the turn of the Forres and Nairn league to start with the Calum Riddell Cup competition.
Ten teams are involved this season, all bidding to take away Nairn club Westerlea's league crown.
Lossiemouth Welfare host FC Elgin and Mosset Tavern take on Nairn United in the curtain raising preliminary ties on Monday.
Sunday, Abbeyside Care Group Moray League (2pm kick offs)
Brander v Bishopmill Rovers (Lossie playing fields)
Burghead United v Hopeman
Cullen v Aberlour Villa
Portsoy v Buckie United
RAF Lossiemouth v Tomintoul
No game: Banff Rovers
Monday, Calum Riddell Cup preliminary round (6.15)
Lossiemouth Welfare v FC Elgin (The Cage, Lossie)
Mosset Tavern v Nairn United (Roysvale, Forres)
Friday, Calum Riddell Cup quarter-finals (6.15)
Elgin Albion v Elgin Thistle (Pinefield)
Westerlea v Carlton (Riverside, Nairn)