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Clachnacuddin go fourth in the Highland League while Nairn County fight back to draw with Forres Mechanics

By Will Clark

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CLACHNACUDDIN have moved into fourth place in the Highland League after a comfortable 3–0 victory against Keith at Kynoch Park.

James Anderson scored twice to make it nine goals in his last eight games after Eachainn Miller opened the scoring against the Maroons.

Clachnacuddin are now six games unbeaten in the Highland League.

Nairn County avoided defeat at Station Park for the first time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Forres Mechanics.

Connor Gethins put Nairn in front nine minutes before half time with Forres reduced to 10 men before the break when Ross Macpherson was sent off for a headbutt on Tom Maclennan.

Robbie Duncanson levelled for Forres Mechanics in the 50th minute with Allan Macphee putting the visitors 2–1 up on the hour mark.

Callum Maclean equalised for Nairn County to make it 2–2 with 12 minutes left.

Forres Mechanics were reduced to nine men when Craig Dorrat was sent off late on.

Leaders Fraserburgh are six points ahead of the chasing pack after a 4–0 win over Huntly on Friday night.

Sean Butcher and Paul Campbell scored in the first half with Campbell adding a second and Scott Barbour wrapping up the win.

Lossiemouth climbed out of the bottom three in the Highland League after their first-ever league win at Turriff United.

First half goals by Ross Elliott and Dean Stewart took the Coasters to their second league victory of the season as they won 2-0 at The Haughs.

Deveronvale scored three goals in 12 minutes to beat Strathspey Thistle 3-0.

Max Stewart struck Vale's opener on 33 minutes before captain Ross Aitken netted just before the break, and Grant Noble added a third in stoppage time.

Rothes were held at home by Wick Academy, who have now drawn six of their opening eight games.

Ross Gunn's first half goal for the Speysiders was cancelled out by a Gordon MacNab equaliser.

Inverurie Locos gave manager Richard Hastings his first win in charge, a 3-1 derby success over Formartine United at Harlaw Park.

Greg Mitchell and Rob Ward gave Locos a 2-0 interval lead and although Jonny Crawford pulled one back, Kieran Shanks sealed Inverurie victory.

Highland League results

Deveronvale 3 Strathspey Thistle 0

Fraserburgh 4 Huntly 0

Inverurie Locos 3 Formartine United 1

Keith 0 Clachnacuddin 3

Nairn County 2 Forres Mechanics 2

Rothes 1 Wick Academy 1

Turriff United 0 Lossiemouth 2

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