Back to league business at Keith for cup winners
Brora Rangers manager Steven Mackay has called for focus from his players as they return to league duty tonight after their thrilling 3-2 North of Scotland Cup victory over Caley Thistle on Sunday.
The Highland League side edged a thriller at Mosset Park as they clinched their first silverware of the season but Mackay insists it is time to get back to work. He said: “It was back down to earth with a bang at work on Monday morning. I didn’t get much time to enjoy Sunday’s success.
“We’re ready to get back to league business with a trip to face Keith at Kynoch Park. Keith have been losing a few goals, including a 4-0 defeat at Rothes on Saturday but any team with a proven goalscorer such as Cammy Keith in it can never be taken lightly.”
Brora striker Jordan MacRae will be out of action for about a month after dislocating his shoulder in Sunday’s North Cup triumph.
Maroons’ manager Dean Donaldson is looking for a reaction. He said: “We were well beaten by Rothes on Saturday but the boys trained well last night and will have benefited after a clear the air discussion about Saturday’s disappointing performance at Mackessack Park. Nobody expects us to do anything against Brora tomorrow night so it is a free hit for us.”
Huntly secured their first league win of the season last weekend, a narrow 3-2 home triumph over Wick Academy, but they will need to be at their very best to take anything from Formartine United at Christie Park tonight.
It’s bottom against top when Lossiemouth entertain Buckie at Grant Park.
Buckie boss Graeme Stewart said: “We definitely won’t be taking Lossie for granted, even though there’s the whole length of the table between us, and Lossie always make it difficult for us up there.”
Coasters’ manager Joe Russell said: “Luck certainly hasn’t been on our side this season so far but hopefully it will turn soon, we keep saying that and we’ve got to believe that it will.”
Brora’s Steven Mackay