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Wet weather puts paid to two Highland League football matches but the battle of the top two between Huntly and Formartine United remains on

By Craig Christie

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The weather has once again taken its toll on the Highland League football programme.

The weather has affected football in the north.
The weather has affected football in the north.

Friday's downpours gave parks across the north a good soaking and two matches had to be called off this morning.

Buckie Thistle's Victoria Park failed a morning inspection and their coast derby against Lossiemouth was postponed.

The result was the same at Kynoch Park where a waterlogged surfaces meant Keith's clash with Strathspey Thistle also fell by the wayside.

Six Saturday fixtures remain on at this stage including league leaders Formartine United's trip to second-placed Huntly, very much the game of the day.

Rothes are away to Clach while Deveronvale host champions Brechin City and Forres Mechanics make the trip north to take on Brora Rangers.

Nairn County host Turriff United and Wick Academy are at home to Inverurie Locos.

One match was played on Friday night with Banks O' Dee winning 2-0 at home to Fraserburgh.

Early goals by Hamish Macleod and Michael Philipson did the dame for Dee, who also missed a penalty while Fraserburgh had seven players shown a yellow card.

In the north juniors, Islavale's Championship match at home to Dufftown has been called off.

Four Premier Division games have also been postponed.

The Moray derby between Forres Thistle and Lossiemouth United is still on as is Burghead Thistle's match at home to Cruden Bay.

Whitehills host New Elgin and Deveronside are at home to Glentanar.

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