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North junior wins for Lossie United, Forres Thistle, Burghead Thistle and Islavale, maiden success for Whitehills

By Craig Christie

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Saturday was a good day for Moray's junior football clubs.

Ross Archibald (right) was Lossie United's goal hero. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Ross Archibald (right) was Lossie United's goal hero. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Lossiemouth United ended a run of six straight losses by defeating second-placed Championship hosts Banchory St Ternan.

On loan from Highland League Lossiemouth, striker Ross Archibald was United's two-goal hero in a 2-0 success.

Forres Thistle defenders had their shooting boots on in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Deveronside.

Two goals by centre back Matty Milne and a winner by Cammy Grant earned the win at Logie Park.

Milne met a Neil Moir free kick at the back post to head Forres in front.

Deveronside levelled on 38 minutes when Grant Noble’s deflected free kick hit the post and Courtney Cooper scored the rebound.

Milne scored again on 45 minutes, meeting Alex Innes’ free kick from deep on the right to restore Jags lead with a header.

In stoppage time, ‘Side equalised again when Owen Christie was unmarked to nod home from six yards.

Grant won it in the final minute with a free kick which evaded everyone and bounced into the net.

Islavale moved up to second in the Championship, winning 4-1 at New Elgin.

They had to come from behind after Evan Wilson put the hpome side ahead on ten minutes.

Noel Scott nodded Vale level and further goals by Brodie Christie and Robert Scott had the Keith side in command at half time.

Christie added his 17th goal of the season late on to seal the visitors' win.

Burghead Thistle picked up a fine 2-0 victory away to Glentanar.

The goals came in a five-minute spell just after half time.

Harry Allen converted a Jamie Davidson cross to open Thistle's account and Caiol Provan nodded in a Kelvin MacKenzie cross to complete the scoring.

There was joy for Whitehills in the Championship as they picked up their first points since returning to the league.

'Hills paid a visit to Cruden Bay in the battle of the two clubs still to get off the mark for the campaign.

It looked bleak for the Banffshire side when they trailed 2-0 at half time.

However a fine comeback secured victory for 'Hills with Jonathan Mowat, Godwin Aluka and Christian Nwankwo all on target.

Rothie Rovers made it seven wins and a draw in their last eight outings with a 4-2 win over Sunnybank in the Premier League.

Rovers were twice behind with Stuart Hodge twice equalising, the second time with a 75th minute penalty.

Murray Thompson edged the home side in front for the first time on 86 minutes and Tom Ward sealed it in stoppage time.

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