HL Roundup - 15th Feb 2014

Highland League round-up
Saturday February 15th 2014
Connelly picks up a point in 1st game in charge

Forres Mechanics 2 - Wick Academy 2

Wick Academy took the lead away to Forres in the 14th minute, Stevie Cunningham floated a free-kick into the Forres box and ball came off the head over a Forres player and found Gary Weir who volleyed home. Two minutes later and it was 2-0, Richard Macadie squared for Lukasz Geruzel to tap home. Kris Duncan pulled one back right on half-time when he netted with a header. Forres equalised in the 59th minute when Simon Allan cut in from the right to fire an unstoppable shot into the top corner to ensure a share of the points.

Inverurie Locos 1 - Brora Rangers 2

Inverurie made Brora work hard for the three points at Harlaw Park. Locos applied some early pressure but were hit on the counter attack in the 17th minute and Zander Sutherland netted with the aid of a deflection off a defender. Inverurie equalised in the 55th minute when Neil Gauld netted from a Neil McLean free-kick. Just a minute later Brora scored what turned out to be the winner, Sutherland got the deftest of touches on a cross to guide the ball home.

Rothes 2 - Clachnacuddin 4

Clach secured another win away to Rothes to continue their fine run of form. Kyle Whyte headed Clach into the lead in the 7th minute before Paul Brindle headed home a second in the 33rd minute. Joao Rodriguez got one back for Rothes when he got on the end of a punt from the keeper to net. Clach then grabbed a quick fire double through Scott Graham and Whyte who added his second. Rothes netted a second when a mistake in the Clach defence allowed Rodriguez to net.

Turriff United 2 - Nairn County 3

Turriff opened the scoring at home to Nairn in the 28th minute when Gary Harris slotted the ball home. Turriff doubled their advantage in the 74th minute thanks to Gary McGowan who got past a defender to net. Within a minute Nairn pulled a goal back thanks to Robbie Duncanson. Nairn equalised near the end thanks to a superb lob from Michael Morrison before Archie Macphee scored the winner for Nairn in the dying seconds.

Strathspey Thistle 2 - Fraserburgh 3

Fraserburgh took the lead in the 10th minute away to Strathspey when the on-form Scott Barbour netted. Strathspey levelled six minutes later thanks to John Ross. Fraserburgh retook the lead in the 37th minute when Barbour netted from the spot. Gary Kerr equalised once again for Strathspey just two minutes later but Willie West netted midway through the second half to give Fraserburgh the points.

The games between Fort William and Lossiemouth, Deveronvale and Buckie, Formartine and Huntly and Keith and Cove were all postponed due to waterlogged pitches.