Pre-Season Friendlies

Posted by Gordon Humble on Jul 26 2016 at 05:00PM PDT

Two friendlies have been played to date, both against Highland League opposition.

On Saturday 16th July a trip up to Christie Park Huntly was enjoyed by all and we came away with a 3-3 draw. Huntly took the lead on 20 minutes with a header and a minute later Mike Bruce equalised from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

Two minutes later however Huntly regained the lead with a move down the left that ended in a deflected shot finding the corner of the net. A blatant penalty was denied on 23 minutes, when Sam Smith was brought down as he bore down on goal and then 10 minutes later we were 3-1 down when a poor kick out by Murray Buchan was lobbed back over his head.

The second half saw us get the better of the game with Sam Smith educing the deficit on 80 minutes and then Greg Mackie scoring a minute later after a goalkeeper error.


On Thursday 21st July it was a longer trip up to Rothes for a 7.45pm kick off. The Speyside club had a fairly strong squad out and we a acquitted ourselves well over the 90 minutes. We started brightly and probably had the better of the first half, with Jack Presly hitting the bar.

Rothes took the lead early in the second half after a move down the left and despite some half chances for the Saints the final result was 1-0 to Rothes.


Further friendlies are: Wed. 27 July - East End (Away) kick off 7.00pm Sat. 30th July - Alford (Home) kick off 2.30pm


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