A Bit Late - Update at 8th August

Posted by Gordon Humble on Aug 25 2016 at 05:00PM PDT

Hi everyone, well season 2016/17 has finally started. The pre-season has come and gone and seen a change somewhat in the squad of players at the club.


Where some players have left the club for pastures new we strengthen too. This being across the squad which you will see on the website.


The Managing team are pleased with the players joining us and look forward in working with them over the coming months and to progress forward from last season.


Again our main target is to always retain playing in the Super League and do well in the local Cup competitions. The league has been strengthened with local side Colony Park from Inverurie, and from the North league Buckie Rovers FC. Both sides are known for playing good football and by all accounts having young squads like ourselves.


The pre-season challenge matches we had saw us having 2 games against Highland league opposition (Huntly (3-3) and Rothes (0-1) respectively) followed by a hard physical game versus East End Juniors (3-2). Finally we had our final game against local Amateur side Alford FC (6-0). The results of these were promising only losing to Rothes , drawing with Huntly and winning the final two games.

During this we have tinkered with formations and personnel which has seen some interesting performances and will do us good in the coming weeks and months ahead.


The squad number has increased this season. This we feel will set us up better for the coming season playing in the Super League plus hoping some cup runs to go alongside this. Not only have we increased on the playing front, but also on the Managing/coaching side.


Kevin Fraser has joined us and with his wealth of knowledge in the game too, will be an asset to the team. Kevin brings our staff  up to 4 which are all local to the Banchory area and hope for this to be mirrored over the season in support for the players and club.


Anyway, I will update you more on the games in due course but look forward in seeing you at Milton in the coming weeks and months.


Mon the Saints!





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