Dave Edwards

Sports journalist for the last 17 years with the Press and Journal in Elgin, specialising in Highland League football and golf.

Highland League restructuring plans are under discussion

January 6, 2014

Highland League restructuring is on the agenda for the start of next season with plans for a competition which would see two new clubs being invited to join the other 18 teams into a two-division contest with promotion and relegation. The proposals from Keith president Sandy Stables are intended to get clubs ready for the play-offs involving Lowland League clubs which could lead to entry to League 2 of the Scottish Professional Football League at the end of next season.

It’s the end of Duthie’s Turriff reign

January 4, 2014

Turriff United yesterday sacked co-manager James Duthie, stating differences of opinion on footballing matters as the reason for the former Fraserburgh player’s departure. The move leaves former Peterhead, Formartine United and Inverurie Locos defender Mark Simpson, in sole charge at the Haughs.

RIDING HIGH ON A POLO CAMEL

December 21, 2013

Polo, the quintessential sport of kings and princes, a noble and graceful horse-back pursuit is the antithesis of yours truly on the back of camel in Dubai - but more of that later.

Huntly captain Campbell extends stay at club until 2016

December 19, 2013

Huntly captain Grant Campbell has signed a new two and half year deal to extend his stay at Christie Park to the summer of 2016. The former Wick Academy defender was content to remain at the club as he believes good progress is being made under manager Dave McGinlay.

Buckie pull a fast one as Gauld signs up

December 14, 2013

Stephen Gauld is in line to face unbeaten Highland League leaders Brora Rangers today after joining Buckie Thistle from Turriff United last night.

An engineer for Mechanics

November 27, 2013

Forres Mechanics forward Scott Lawrie is back leading the line at Mosset Park after being in the front line in Afghanistan on a three-month tour of duty with the RAF.

Mackie will do Turriff business on and off-field

November 6, 2013

Former Aberdeen centre forward Darren Mackie took his first step into a working life away from professional football yesterday on his first day as a business development executive with Turriff-based company Ace Winches.

Still demands Keith reaction

November 5, 2013

Keith are down to the bare bones and licking their wounds after their defeat by Fort William on Saturday but manager Darren Still will not accept anyone feeling sorry for themselves at Kynoch Park.

McBain can be bane of Berwick

November 2, 2013

Culter's free-scoring forward George McBain is hungry for more goals as the Aberdeen juniors go in search of a Scottish Cup third-round shock against Berwick Rangers at Crombie Park today (2.0).

Hake’s delight at new Buckie contract

October 30, 2013

Buckie Thistle have been boosted with the news that their management team of Gary Hake, his assistant Kevin Small and first-team coach Paul Lamberton have all signed new two-year contracts.

Rangers win the chase to bag Munro

October 26, 2013

Brora Rangers have completed the signing of former Caley Thistle and Ross County central defender Grant Munro on a two and a half year contract.

Formartine storm back to win first senior cup

October 21, 2013

Formartine United somehow came back from 2-0 down at the break to lift their first trophy in senior football thanks to Mike Ewen's glancing header two minutes into added time - a sensational comeback at Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh.

Brora’s cup of cheers

October 21, 2013

Brora manager Davie Kirkwood was delighted to have won his first managerial trophy, when he said: "I have been a coach at Ross County and we won the Challenge Cup and as a player I won both the First and Second Division championships, I've also been part of an SPL squad with Rangers and Hearts, but the North of Scotland Cup is my first triumph as a manager so it really is a very special moment for me.

Formartine finally get a chance for revenge

October 19, 2013

Formartine United have the chance to avenge their 2-0 Scottish Cup defeat by Inverurie Locos when the pair meet in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup final at Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh, today (2pm).

Cup-final boost for Brora

October 19, 2013

Brora Rangers have been handed a massive boost ahead of today's AJG Parcels North of Scotland Cup final against holders Nairn County at Grant Street, Inverness with news that winger Andrew Greig has signed a three-year extension to his existing contract.

Rangers move for Munro

October 17, 2013

Munro is also attracting the interest of Nairn County and said : “I am not stopping playing football completely, but I am in no rush to sort out my future. I need to take the next week to sit down, relax and assess my options.

Cove’s McBain wants more of same

October 12, 2013

Roy McBain scored Cove's goal in last week's 1-1 Scottish Cup second-round draw at Brora Rangers and the former Caley Thistle midfielder would like nothing better than to repeat the feat in today's Allan Park replay.

Deveronvale aim to bloom in derby before taking on Rose

October 9, 2013

Deveronvale will put this weekend's Scottish Cup second-round replay against Linlithgow Rose on the backburner as they prepare to face Turriff United in an Aberdeenshire Shield first-round tie at Princess Royal Park, Banff, tonight.

Bowman focus is on a birthday double celebration

October 2, 2013

Huntly's Highland League visit to Rothes on Saturday will be a special occasion for the Strathbogie side's goalkeeper Richard Bowman, who will celebrate his 40th birthday 24 hours before facing his former club.

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