Broch’s early chance to make amends

Broch manager Mark Cowie

Fraserburgh have a chance to atone for the 4-1 defeat at Buckie on Saturday when they face Clachnacuddin in a Highland League match at Bellslea tonight.

Broch manager Mark Cowie said: “This provides us with the ideal opportunity to get back on track.”

Fraserburgh will be without suspended midfield playmaker Paul Young and wide attacking midfielder Aidan Combe.

All four of the goal- keepers on Clach’s books are on the injury list, leaving Lilywhites manager Iain Polworth frantically searching for a replacement for the trip to the Buchan coast.

Polworth said: “Defender Michael Finnis, who went into goal for the last quarter of an hour against Inverurie Locos last weekend, may have to start against Fraserburgh, and that is far from ideal.”

Inverurie Locos won 4-0 at Clach on Saturday but Neil Cooper’s men will most likely find things tougher when they meet Turriff United in a Harlaw Park derby tonight.

A full-strength Keith and Brora Rangers meet at Kynoch Park.

Brora manager Ross Tokely is looking for a reaction from his side following the 5-0 home defeat by Formartine at the weekend.

Tokely said: “We had a good training session last night and it’s nice to have a game so quickly after our defeat to Formartine, it was a bit out of character but it is one we’ll have to take on the chin.”

Lossiemouth entertain Deveronvale at Grant Park with both sides looking to bounce back from weekend defeats, the Coasters going down 6-0 at Rothes, while Vale succumbed 3-0 at home to Forres Mech-anics.

Fort William face a Nairn County squad minus midfield duo, Ewen Urquhart and Adam Naismith, both of whom are unavailable, and defender Calum Mac-lean, who has a hamstring injury, at Claggan Park.