Category: Rothes

Lossiemouth 2-0 Rothes – SHFL – 03rd September 2014

Lossiemouth avenged their recent defeat to Rothes with a win over the Speysiders at Grant Park. A first half header from Ryan FARQUHAR saw the Coasters in front at the interval, and a Shawn SCOTT strike minutes into the second half put Lossie on their way to their first home win of the season. The scoreline could have been heavier in Lossie’s favour had Ryan Green’s effort bounced off the bar in a different direction and had Scott Dunn’s goal not been disallowed for offside. The three points move Lossie above Rothes in the table and give cause for optimism ahead of this weekend’s trip to North Lodge Park to face Formartine United.

Lossiemouth – Errol Watson, Scott Wilson, Scott Gordon, Mark Hector, Kevin Flett, Kevin Duguid, Ryan Farquhar, Scott Miller, Shawn Scott, Ryan Green (Jordan McBain, 70), Scott Dunn; Unused subs – Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, Trialist, Connor Hall

Rothes – Ricky Horne, Paul Winton, Stuart Thomson (Lewis Mackay, 74), Donald Horsburgh, Sean MacKay, Gary Gallacher, Kevin MacKinnon (Millar Mackay, 64), Ryan Stewart, Joao Rodrigues, Kyle Stewart, Gary Ewen; Unused subs – Brett Mitchell, David McCallum, Callum Morrison, Craig Lambie, Craig Ferguson

Referee – Craig Sim

Rothes 3-2 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 06th August 2014

Lossiemouth continued their pointless start to the season with a dramatic loss at local rivals Rothes. The Coasters generously handed out a two goal start to the Speysiders, handing chances to Joao Rodriguez early in each half, but a spirited second half performance and goals from Shawn Scott and substitute Jordan Main seemed to have rescued a point, only for Michael Dunn to score an injury time penalty to win the game and take home bragging rights over his brother and father.

Chris Ross came back into the side but Ryan Farquhar missed out due to holidays, while Connor Hall took the place of the benched Errol Watson in goals. Rothes were without regular Gary Gallagher but started with former Lossie men Kyle Stewart and Donald Horsburgh in their line-up.

Lossie’s hopes of picking up their first points of the season took a dent in the opening minutes. While the Coasters were still arguing with the referee over his failure to award the visitors a penalty, Rothes were launching a swift counter attack which ended when Joao RODRIGUEZ put the ball into the net for his sides first goal of the season.

Lossie were missing the presence of Ryan Green and failed to make an impact in the first, and failed to test Horne at all in the first half, which ended with Rothes on top and Lossie still struggling to test their hosts.

Half time – Rothes 1-0 Lossiemouth

The introduction of Jordan McBain for Darren Bailey at the interval mixed things up for Lossie, but before the visitors could make the extra forward count, Rothes extended their lead, with Joao RODRIGUEZ bagging his second of the evening.

The defecit seemed to stir Lossie into action and with twenty minutes to go Shawn SCOTT struck to haul his side back into the game.
Late changes saw Lossie go for goals, with Jordan Main and Scott Dunn sent on for Mark Hector and Willie Mathers, and the substitutions immediately paid off as Jordan MAIN scored with his first touch to level the game with two minutes left.

The goal came late in the game but there was enough time for Rothes to poach a winner. Callum McIntosh and Chris Ross tangled in the box and the Speysiders were handed a penalty. Michael DUNN stepped up to convert his second late penalty in two games against Lossie, and secured all three points for his side, much to the chagrin of brother and father.

The result hoists Rothes into mid-table and leaves Lossie stranded in the bottom two, above Huntly on goal difference. By coincidence the Coasters next game is away to the Tigers this Saturday, with defeat likely to send Lossie to the bottom of the pile for the time being.

Full time – Rothes 3-2 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Chris Ross, Kevin Flett, Scott Miller, Grant Mitchell, Mark Hector (Scott Dun, 80), Tony Ross, Kevin Duguid, Shawn Scott, Willie Mathers (Jordan Main, 85), Darren Bailey (Jordan McBain, 46); Unused subs – Scott Gordon, Greig Watson, Finlay Stables, Errol Watson

Rothes – Ricky Horne, Stuart Lamberton, Gary Ewen, Kyle Stewart, Donald Horsburgh, Michael Dunn, Paul Winton, Brett Mitchell, Callum McIntosh, Joao Rodriguez, Andrew Corbett; Subs – Stuart Thomson, Kevin McKinnon, Millar Mackay, David McCallum, Craig Lambie, Craig Ferguson
Referee – Alex Shepherd

Rothes 1-1 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 12th April 2014

Rothes and Lossiemouth played out a score draw at a blustery Mackessack Park this afternoon, with a goalless first half followed by an end to end second period. Liam Archibald opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the second half, but Lossie were denied all three points when Michael Dunn converted a late penalty.

More to follow.


Lossiemouth and Rothes played out a wind-affected draw at a sunny Mackessack Park, with neither side creating much to write home about. A first half as barren as the playing surface was forgotten as Lossiemouth moved up a gear after the break before opening the scoring through Liam Archibald, but from then on Rothes were dominant and earned a point late on when Michael Dunn scored from the spot.

Lossiemouth were without the suspended Shawn Scott and Scott Dunn, and began with Jordan Main in the side. Rothes

Half time – Rothes 0-0 Lossiemouth

The draw moves Lossie onto twenty points, doubling last seasons tally with one league game remaining, but before the trip to Cove Rangers on May 3rd the Coasters have a Highland League Cup semi-final at Clach to negotiate.

Full time – Rothes 1-1 Lossiemouth

Rothes 1-2 Lossiemouth – Scottish Cup – 17th September 2005

Lossiemouth went into the draw for the first round of the Tennents Scottish Cup with a last gasp victory over Rothes at Mackessack Park this weekend. The 92nd minute winner from David Hendry ensures not only a place in the countries premier cup competition, but a semi-final slot in the Qualifying Cup against Cove Rangers, Forres Mechanics or Inverurie Locos.

The game started in clear but cloudy conditions, with rain likely at some point in the afternoon. Lossie were quick out of the blocks, with Lee Moir the first to test Strong in goal, but following his run into the box, his shot was tame and caused the keeper no problems. Rothes were enjoying plenty of possession, but were restricted to several corner kicks, all of which were successfully clear. Brian Thompson had the best chance for the home side in the opening but his left-footed free kick from 25 yards sailed wide of the Lossie goal.

Lossie took the lead bang on quarter of an hour. A corner flew over the heads of everyone in the box before landing at the feet of Graeme KENNEDY. The former Nairn St. Ninian player took a touch and rifled a shot through a crowded penalty area to open the scoring, to the delight of the travelling support.

As the first half progressed, Rothes came more into the game, and Lossie were looking nervous at times, giving away possession, but the visitors’ defence dealt with any trouble comfortably, and contained Rothes before they could get near the danger area. Dunn was called into action to tip a Kevin Collins free kick over the bar, but for the first half, that was as close as Rothes came.

Lossie had a clear chance to double their lead just before half time when Kennedy played a great pass through to Morrison who raced in on Strong without a defender in sight, but the keeper got down well to block. With the weather deteriorating into heavy rain, the teams headed for the dressing rooms for the interval, with Lossie on top and Rothes desperate for a goal.

Half time – Rothes 0 Lossiemouth 1

Lossie went looking for another goal at the start of the second half, but a superb cross from Kennedy was missed by all as it curled through the box. Minutes later, Morrison beat his man and found space to shoot, but his shot went just wide of the far post. The former New Elgin man didn’t last much longer, as he was substituted while injured just before the hour.

As the half progressed, a sense of nervousness was apparent in the Lossie side. The occasional spells of heavy rain were not helping matters, and you could sense another goal was on the cards, but it was a question of who for. Ellis came close as he raced onto a through ball and put it wide of Strong, who had left his box to deal with it, but his chip landed in the side netting.

The second goal of the game arrived not long after, and it was Rothes who bagged the equaliser. Like Lossies opener, it came from a corner, and the ball was turned into the net by Nathan SHARP. Lossie were now looking ragged, and with no Morrison on the pitch, it was difficult to imagine a second goal for the visitors. Rothes made it a little easier for Lossie by not concentrating less on the football and more on the physical side of their game, which caused the game to stop and start.

With a replay now looming large on the horizon, Lossie decided that having to play Rothes four times in a month would be too much, and as the game moved into the second minute of injury time, Graeme Kennedy swung a cross to the far side of the box, where it was met by the outstretched leg of David HENDRY, who put the ball past Strong to finish the game and send the travelling support absolutely wild.

However, there was more drama to be had, as straight from kick off, Rothes fired a long ball downfield, desperate for a second equaliser. Less than clinical defending from Lossie saw the ball bounce around the box before it was cleared, but not after Dunn appeared to be kneed in the face while going down to save. In the following brouhaha, Nathan Sharp was dismissed for punching the Lossie goalkeeper, who was also booked. The resultant free kick for Lossie saw the referee call time on the game, but not on the days events, as the players and some of the crowd in the stand decided to continue noising each other up on the way to the tunnel, resulting in some unsavoury scenes.

Victory, however, belonged to Lossie.

Full time – Rothes 1 Lossiemouth 2

Lossiemouth – Dunn; Reid, Youngson, Dixon, Smith, Lee Moir, Hendry, McMullan, Ellis, Morrison (McIntosh), Kennedy