Category: SHFL

Wick Academy 4-0 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 25th October 2014

Two goals in the opening minutes gave Wick Academy a lead they never looked like letting slip, and another first half strike was followed by a final minute fourth as the Scorries continued their pursuit of the title.

Lossie travelled with a patched up squad and were missing Scott Wilson after he went off injured against Forres in midweek, while the bench featured an up and coming trialist named Steven Dixon. Wick were without Michael Steven and Sam Mackay due to injury and work commitments respectively.

Wick started like a train and were ahead after only two minutes. Gary WEIR rounded Hall and left footed the ball into an empty net to get the hosts off and running.

One became two only minutes later when Richard MACADIE thundered home a second from inside the area.

Lossie were defensively all over the place and Wicks failed to add to their tally was the result of some complacent finishing. Willie Mathers headed an effort off the line, while Hall saved at least three goalbound efforts

Wick ended the game as a contest midway through the half when James PICKLES volleyed home from a dozen yards.

Half time – Wick Academy 3-0 Lossiemouth

Lossie spent the second half playing down the Harmsworth slope but the strong wind blowing in the faces of the visitors rendered useless the geographical advantage.

Lossie almost made it through the second half unscathed but the final two minutes saw things go from bad to worse. Grant Mitchell picked up his second booking of the day and was ordered off.

Wick finally managed a second half goal, with Steven ANDERSON putting the ball away to improve slightly the hosts goal difference.

The result leaves Wick one point behind Brora in the race for the title, while Lossie remain in thirteenth place ahead of a home game against a struggling Fraserburgh this Wednesday evening.

Full time – Wick Academy 4-0 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Tony Ross (Jordan McBain, 50), Scott Gordon (Ryan Green, 65), Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, Finlay Stables, Scott Miller, Darren Bailey, Shawn Scott, Scott Dunn, Willie Mathers; Unused subs – Steven Dixon (Trialist), Ryan Farquhar; Sent off – Grant Mitchell (83, second yellow)

Forres Mechanics 3-2 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 22nd October 2014

Lossiemouth made the short journey to Mosset Park where they were narrowly beaten by Forres Mechanics.

The Coasters started the game with Chris Stuart in goals, deputising for the suspended Connor Hall, but the early action was at the other end of the pitch where Lossie had the ball in the net after only a minute, but Scott Miller saw his effort ruled out for offside.

Lossie had the ball in the net two minutes later and this time it counted. Willie Mathers curled in a corner and Paul SMITH saw his attempted clearance fly into the net to give Lossie the lead.

Forres levelled ten minutes before the break through Craig MCGOVERN, and the sides remained tied as they headed off at half time.

Forres powered into the lead just before the hour through Kyle SCOTT, and with five minutes left Lee FRASER made sure of the points with a third goal for the hosts.

Scott MILLER made up for his earlier disallowed effort and set up a grandstand finish when he scored straight from the restart, but Forres held on to claim their third win of the season against Lossie.

Full time – Forres Mechanics 3-2 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Chris Stuart, Scott Wilson (Chris Ross, 30), Scott Gordon (Ryan Green, 90), Anthony Ross, Grant Mitchell, Darren Bailey, Ryan Farquhar (Jordan McBain, 69), Scott Miller, Shawn Scott, Scott Dunn, Willie Mathers; Unused subs – Kevin Flett, Jordan Main

Forres Mechanics – Stuart Knight, Paul Smith, Simon Allan, Graham Fraser, Kris Duncan (Andrew Fraser, 72), Lee Fraser (Ross Archibald, 85), Kyle Scott, Craig McGovern, Stephen Fraser, Dachi Khutsishvili, Stuart Soane (Scott Moore, 10); Unused subs – Fraser Forbes, Brandon Hutcheson, Mark Bowden

Referee – Craig Sim

Lossiemouth 2-1 Strathspey Thistle – SHFL – 11th October 2014

Lossiemouth came from a goal down against Strathspey Thistle to record their first win since September, moving up to 13th place in the league as a result.

The Coasters went into the game under the guidance of Ryan Green and Kevin Flett following the departure of Steven Dunn last week, and Strathspey looked like making a bad week for the club even worse when Scott Hume opened the scoring with half an hour played. Scott Miller was booked for a what was interpreted as a dive when everyone in the ground considered it a penalty, and it looked like being another frustrating afternoon.

Howver, in injury time Ryan Farquhar lashed home a 25 yard leveller to salvage a point, and with five minutes of injury time played Ryan Green, a second half sub, turned one point into three with a second goal.

The three points move Lossie up the table and clear of Fort William, Rothes and Strathspey Thistle, ahead of the visit of Clachnacuddin to Grant Park this weekend.

Full time – Lossiemouth 2-1 Strathspey Thistle

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

Lossiemouth 0-7 Inverurie Loco Works – SHFL – 30th August 2014

Lossiemouth slumped to their heaviest defeat of the season against an Inverurie Loco Works side who barely broke sweat as they thumped seven goals past their generous hosts. A first half four goal haul from David Ross had Lossie beaten long before the interval and Locos kept on scoring after the restart, with Dean Donaldson, Martin Bavidge and Andrew Hunter adding to Lossie’s misery.

Lossie were without Shawn Scott due to injury, while Willie Mathers was on holiday. Locos turned up on the back of a five goal hiding from Brora Rangers which had every Highland League pundit questioning the Shire sides title credentials.

Locos wasted no time in getting over their last result and were a goal up inside a quarter of an hour. David ROSS found space in the box to right foot home a shot past a surprised Connor Hall.

ROSS added a second midway through the half and completed his hat-trick with just over half an hour played to effectively finish the game long before the interval.

Lossie were offering little in the way of opposition and Locos keeper Andy Reid stood bored in his goalmouth watching the game take place at the other end of the park.

The pressure from Locos continued and Lossie were tested by shots from outside the box and from set pieces, but the Coasters managed to keep the damage to a minimum for the rest of the half.

As time expired, Locos bagged a fourth. A half cleared corner fell at the feet of ROSS and he lashed home a right footed strike which beat Hall at his near post.

Half time – Lossiemouth 0-4 Inverurie Loco Works

Locos made their intentions clear immediately after the restart as Neil McLean launched a shot at goal direct from the kick off, forcing Hall to tip the ball over the bar for a corner which Lossie dealt with.

Only a few minutes later Lossie were undone again and this time Locos made a corner count, as Dean DONALDSON tapped home from a yard despite the presence of eight Lossie players in the six yard box.

Martin BAVIDGE made it six with a low curling drive after slack defending left him with all the time in the world to put the ball past Hall. Lossie finally made it up the other end of the park but failed to challenge Reid in any meaningful way.

The visitors completed the scoring when Andrew HUNTER fired home with nine minutes left. Locos were denied an eighth thanks to some fine reaction saves from Hall as the game came to a close.

Lossie face Rothes in the Dunn Derby this midweek and have the chance to avenge the injury time defeat suffered at Mackessack Park earlier this month, while Locos moved to the top of the table thanks to the win and they can stay there with a win against Nairn County on Wednesday.

Full time – Lossiemouth 0-7 Inverurie Loco Works

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Tony Ross, Darren Bailey, Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell (Jordan McBain, 79), Kevin Flett, Kevin Duguid, Mark Hector (Scott Gordon, 62),  Scott Miller (Ryan Farquhar, 73), Ryan Green, Scott Dunn; Unused subs – Nicholas Main, Scott Wilson, Errol Watson

Inverurie Loco Works – Andy Reid, John Maitland, Ross Still, Scott Begg, Gordon Forsyth, Broadhurst, Andrew Hunter, Neil McLean (Marc Young, 54), David Ross, Martin Bavidge (Kenny Coull, 83), Dean Donaldson (Ryan Keir, 70); Unused subs –  Ross Anderson, Young, Keir, Coull, Scott Mathieson

Referee – Billy Baxter

Fixtures 2014-15

2014-Jul-26 – NOS1 – LOSSIEMOUTH 3-2 Fort William – Match reportMatch photos

2014-Aug-02 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 1-3 Keith – Match report
2014-Aug-06 – SHFL – Rothes 3-2 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch report
2014-Aug-09 – SHFL – Huntly 2-5 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch report – Match photos
2014-Aug-13 – NOSQ – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-2* Forres Mechanics – Match report
2014-Aug-16 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 1-1 Deveronvale – Match report
2014-Aug-20 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 1-2 Forres Mechanics – Match report
2014-Aug-23 – SHFL – Turriff United 3-0 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch report – Match photos
2014-Aug-30 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-7 Inverurie Loco Works – Match reportMatch photos – Ladies Day photos

2014-Sep-03 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-0 Rothes – Match report
2014-Sep-06 – SHFL – Formartine United 4-2 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch photos
2014-Sep-13 – SC1 – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-4 Turriff United – Match reportMatch photos
2014-Sep-27 – SHFL – Cove Rangers 6-0 LOSSIEMOUTH

2014-Oct-04 – SHFL –  Fort William 4-3 LOSSIEMOUTH – Match report
2014-Oct-11 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-1 Strathspey Thistle – Match report
2014-Oct-18 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 1-4 Clachnacuddin
2014-Oct-22 – SHFL – Forres Mechanics 3-2 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch report
2014-Oct-25 – SHFL – Wick Academy 4-0 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch reportMatch photos
2014-Oct-29 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 5-6 Fraserburgh

2014-Nov-08 – SHFL – Nairn County 5-2 LOSSIEMOUTHMatch report – Match photos
2014-Nov-22 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-2 Huntly – Match report
2014-Nov-29 – SHFL – Deveronvale 4-1 LOSSIEMOUTH

2014-Dec-06 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 1-5 Turriff United
2014-Dec-20 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 2-2 Formartine United

2015-Jan-03 – SHFL – Buckie Thistle 2-4 LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Jan-17 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH 0-2 Cove Rangers
2015-Jan-24 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Buckie Thistle
2015-Jan-31 – SHFL – Strathspey Thistle v LOSSIEMOUTH

2015-Feb-07 – HLC1 – LOSSIEMOUTH v Strathspey Thistle
2015-Feb-14 – SHFL – Clachnacuddin v LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Feb-21 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Wick Academy

2015-Mar-14 – SHFL – Brora Rangers v LOSSIEMOUTH
2015-Mar-21 – HLCS – Breedons Aggregates League Cup – Semi Final

2015-Apr-18 – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Nairn County

TBC – SHFL – LOSSIEMOUTH v Brora Rangers
TBC – SHFL –  Inverurie Loco Works v LOSSIEMOUTH
TBC – SHFL – Fraserburgh v LOSSIEMOUTH

All fixtures subject to change due to weather, etc. Please check with @lossiemouthfc before travelling.

Turriff United 3-0 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 23rd August 2014

Lossiemouth left The Haughs with nothing following a hardworking shift against Turriff United. A first half featuring little in the way of goalmouth action was about to end goalless before goals from Nicholas Gray and Stuart Cumming scored two goals in as many minutes. As time ran out in the second half, Chris Herd fired home an undeserved third to end a miserable week for the Shire side.

Lossie were without the injured Scott Wilson and welcomed Willie Mathers back into the starting line-up. Turriff looked to put behind them a week which started with an 8-0 defeat at Brora Rangers continued with a loss to 9 man Fraserbugh, and was clouded further by allegations surrounding the fielding of an ineligible player earlier in the season.

Turriff started well, testing Hall with a couple of long range efforts, but for all their early pressure the hosts never really threatened to open the scoring. At the other end, Grant Mitchell found the side netting with a shot from inside the area. The Coasters were almost handed the opening goal when a slack backpass to Sim saw him forced to leave his box to clear under pressure from Dunn.

A half that looked like ending goalless then burst into life. Gary Harris sprinted down the wing before playing a pass across the box for Nicholas GRAY to slide home at the back post.

Moments later Turriff were two ahead. Lossie, still wobbling after conceding the opener, failed to deal with a cross into the box and Stuart CUMMING headed home.

Half time – Turriff United 2-0 Lossiemouth

The second half followed a template almost identical to that of the first. Both sides huffed away as they tried to either finish the game or get back into it, but both keepers remained relatively untested.

Scott Dunn went close for Lossie with a couple of on target free kicks, but both kicks sacrificed pace for accuracy and Sim held onto both. Turriff had similar chances with identical results, Andy Macaskill curling a 20 yard effort into the hands of hall. Craig Macaskill went closer in hitting the post holding up the net, and Shawn Scott rattled the crossbar direct from a corner, but neither keeper was being overworked in the shire drizzle.

Turriff added a shine to the scoreline with a late third goal when Chris HERD dashed into the box and fired beyond Hall as Lossie’s resistance finally cracked.

The defeat saw Lossie slip a couple of places down the table, while Turriff moved up to fifthand drew a line under a miserable week for the club. The Highland League now reverts to one game a week, with Inverurie Loco Works the next opposition for Lossie at Grant Park.

Full time – Turriff United 3-0 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Tony Ross, Darren Bailey, Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, Kevin Duguid, Ryan Farquhar (Jordan McBain, 82), Scott Miller (Mark Hector, 89), Shawn Scott, Steven Dunn, William Mathers (Jordan Main, 71); Unused subs – Ryan Green, Scott Gordon, Scott Wilson, Greig Watson

Turriff United – Greg Sim, Lewis Davidson, Chris Herd, Stuart Cumming, Cammy Bowden, Aaron McKenna (Robbie Allan 90), Craig MacAskill (Kenny Mair 78), Paul Young, Gary Harris, Nick Gray (Aaron Shand 78), Andrew MacAskill; Unused subs – James Chalmers, James Brownie, Gary Davidson, Keirin McCaffrey

Referee – Ryan Milne

Lossiemouth 1-2 Forres Mechanics – SHFL – 20th August 2014

Lossiemouth were narrowly beaten by Forres Mechanics at Grant Park, with all three goals coming in the first half. Scott Miller scored an unfortunate own goal to put the visitors ahead before Kyle Scott doubled the Can Can’s lead midway through the half. Miller scored at the right end as the half ran down, but Lossie failed to capitalise on an improved second half performance and stumbled to defeat, their second in a week to the same opposition.

The Coasters travel to Turriff United this Saturday (20/08/14).

Lossiemouth 1-1 Deveronvale – SHFL – 16th August 2014

Lossiemouth and Deveronvale took a point each from an entertaining game at a windy Grant Park, but the Coasters will be happier with the outcome after playing for almost a full half with ten men. Scott Dunn opened the scoring midway through the first half, but Vale were level just before the break thanks to Martin Charlesworth. The dismissal of Kevin Flett left Lossie with a difficult second half but the hosts coped and saw the game out.

Lossie welcomed Ryan Farquhar back into the starting line-up, while Connor Hall was again in goals for the home side. Vale had a very familiar look about them, with four ex-Lossie players on the pitch at kick-off watched on by former Coasters supremo Charlie Charlesworth.

For all their recent woes, the winless visitors certainly didn’t look a side lacking in confidence as they took the game to Lossie early on, with Craig Cowie and Liam Archibald asking questions of Connor Hall in the opening stages.

Lossie then stole into the lead. Kyle Rae failed to keep Scott DUNN on a tight enough leash and the youngster took a touch before thumping an unstoppable shot past McConnachie. After scoring his third goal in three games Dunn went close to a fourth, forcing McConnachie to tip over the bar a free kick.

Vale sagged after the opening goal as their mix of experienced Highland League players and youngsters failed to click, and while the Banffers were ever industrious the visiting fans grew ever more frustrated with their sides’ lack of end product.

Lossie’s hopes of making it to the interval with their lead intact were dashed as the half drew to a close. Martin CHARLESWORTH raced on to a defence splitting pass and was unfazed by loud appeals for offside as he fired the ball below Hall to tie the game.

Half time – Lossiemouth 1-1 Deveronvale

Lossie were put under pressure almost immediately following the restart when Kevin Flett reacted to the attentions of Graeme Rodger by shoving him in the chest, and was quickly dismissed by the referee.

Vale made a double change short of the hour, subbing off Liam Archibald and Alan Quill for Craig Simpson and Philip Watt as the Banff side looked for a second goal, but the changes failed to improve things for the visitors who continued to labour as Lossie held firm.

Lossie made changes of their own with fifteen minutes remaining, and Willie Mathers, on for the goalscorer Dunn, could have swung the game back in favour of Lossie had his shot across the box connected with anyone, before instead rolling out for a goal kick.

The visitors had the ball in the net with three minutes to go but were denied a winner by the linesman’s flag. Lossie stifled the game in the closing moments by introducing Ryan Green for the hardworking Shawn Scott and made it to the final whistle, collecting their first home point of the season in the process.

Lossiemouth move onto another home game, this time against Forres Mechanics, as the packed August schedule continues. Deveronvale welcome Strathspey Thistle and Fort William to Princess Royal Park this coming week and will hope to at last find form against the perennial strugglers.

Full time – Lossiemouth 1-1 Deveronvale

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Tony Ross, Jordan Main, Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, Kevin Flett, Ryan Farquhar (Scott Gordon, 73), Scott Miller, Shawn Scott (Ryan Green, 90+), Scott Dunn (Willie Mathers, 73), Darren Bailey; Unused subs – Jordan McBain, Scott Wilson, Errol Watson; Sent off – Kevin Flett (51)

Deveronvale – Darren McConnachie, Kyle Rae (Liam Forbes, 74), Scott Henry, Connor Rennie, Craig Cowie, JJ Urquhart, Martin Charlesworth, Graeme Rodger, Liam Archibald (Craig Simpson, 57), Colin Charlesworth, Alan Quill (Philip Watt, 57); Unused subs – Jack Presly, Ross Aitken, Jamie Wilmshurst, Rhys Fyfe

Referee – Graham Beaton

Huntly 2-5 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 09th August 2014

Lossiemouth got their season started with a fine win over Huntly at Christie Park. First half goals from Grant Mitchell and Kevin Flett sandwiched a Bruce Raffell equaliser, and the Coasters survived a second leveller from David Booth to go on and land all three points with further goals from Darren Bailey, Scott Dunn and Scott Miller.

Lossie were without Kevin Duguid for the trip into the Shire, but welcomed Scott Wilson back into the team following his return from holiday. Huntly continue to shuffle their pack and lost Marek Madle to Formartine shortly before the season began, and the disruption led to the Tigers shipping ten goals on their way to two defeats in two games so far this season.

Huntly started strongly and forced three corners in a row before as many minutes had been played, and the pressure almost paid off when Ian Cruickshank managed to force a header on target, only to see the ball cleared off the line.

Moments later, Lossie were ahead. Darren Bailey crossed from the shed side touchline and Grant MITCHELL powered home a header which left Grant Pennet watching.

Soon after, Thomas Johnston rifled in the hosts first effort on target which Hall got his body behind, and Craig Dorrat let fly from 30 yards only to see his effort pushed over the bar. With ten minutes left in the half, Hall was powerless to stop an accurate curling effort from Bruce RAFFELL who put the ball beyond the keeper from the edge of the box for his first Huntly goal.

The half ended in dramatic circumstances when Lossie were awarded a penalty. Grant Pennet collided with Scott Dunn on the edge of the area and referee Sim pointed to the spot, and Kevin FLETT stepped up to power the ball into the top corner, giving Pennet no chance and winning the half for Lossie.

Half time – Huntly 1-2 Lossiemouth

Before the hour was up, Huntly had drawn level once again. A diagonal pass from Ian Cruickshank cut through the Lossie defence and found David BOOTH who squeezed the ball home at the post beyond the diving Hall. Booth and Hall then tangled on the line and the Huntly striker received a yellow card for his trouble.

76 seconds later, Lossie took the lead for a third time, and this time they held on. Darren BAILEY powered a left footed shot past Pennet to increase further the frustrations of the home side, who had started the second half in poor humour. What followed did nothing to improve their mood.

The Coasters made it four with twenty minutes left. A long clearance from Hall bounced on the edge of the area and, under pressure from Shawn Scott, Pennet fumbled the ball in mid-air and watched it drop kindly to Scott DUNN who couldn’t miss.

Lossie went on to miss a half dozen good chances for more goals, with Dunn lashing a volley off the frame of the goal from the corner of the box and Miller curling a right footed effort over the bar, before Pennet pawed away a postage-stamp bound strike from Shawn Scott.

Lossie concluded the scoring with a fine fifth in the final minute. Shawn Scott out-thought the tiring Russell Guild and played in Scott MILLER for a one-on-one with Pennet, and the Lossie man converted to get the goal his hardworking shift deserved

Lossiemouth head into another busy week, first hosting Forres Mechanics in the quarter-final of the North of Scotland Cup, and on Saturday welcome Deveronvale to Grant Park for a league encounter against some familiar faces.

Full time – Huntly 2-5 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Scott Wilson (Mark Hector, 79), Jordan Main (Tony Ross, 70), Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, Kevin Flett, Jordan McBain (Willie Mathers, 70), Scott Miller, Shawn Scott, Scott Dunn, Darren Bailey; Unused subs – Greig Watson, Scott Gordon, Finlay Stables, Errol Watson; Booked – Dunn, Flett, Mathers

Huntly – Grant Pennet, Neale Davidson, Lewis Ingram (Blair Johnston, 65), Alexander Thoirs, Russell Guild, Craig Dorrat, Adam McNamee, Ian Cruickshank, David Booth, Thomas Johnston (Craig Morrison, 70), Bruce Raffell; Unused subs – Sam Harrison, Kieran Day, Ross Mackie, Fraser Hobday; Booked – Pennet, Booth, Thoirs, Cruickshank

Referee – Craig Sim