Back to league busi­ness at Keith for cup win­ners

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

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

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