Lossiemouth slumped to a home defeat against basement rivals Huntly at Grant Park. Mark LAWSON headed home from a corner after only three minutes as Charlie Charlesworth saw his second home managerial debut get off to a bad start, and six minutes later Aaron SHAND converted a penalty on his debut for the Tigers.
The goals were enough to secure the points for the visitors, and while Lossie made more of a game of the second half the damage was done, and the afternoon ended on a sour note for Lossie following the dismissal of Shawn Scott in injury time.
The result saw Lossie drop two places in the league as Huntly leapfrogged them into 13th, while Fort William’s win over Keith also hoisted them above Lossie.
Full time – Lossiemouth 0-2 Huntly
Lossiemouth – Chris Stuart, Tony Ross, Kevin Flett, Grant Mitchell, Chris Ross, Scott Gordon (Scott Dunn, 63), Ryan Farquhar (Darren Bailley, 79), Scott Miller, Shawn Scott, Ross Archibald, Willie Mathers; Unused subs – Ryan Green, Jordan Main, Jordan McBain, Finlay Stables, Connor Hall; Booked – Grant Mitchell, Scott Miller, Willie Mathers; Sent off – Shawn Scott (90)
Huntly – Fraser Hobday, Blair Johnston, Alex Thoirs, Ian Cruickshank, Gary Davidson, Mark Lawson, Aaron Shand, Craig Dorrat (Russell Guild, 80), Callum Dunbar (Sam Harrison, 90), Vilius Makaravicius (David Booth, 60), Neale Davidson; Unused subs – Adam McNamee, Russell Guild, Sam Harrison, Lewis Ingram, Mark Gray; Booked – Craig Dorrat; Scorers – Mark Lawson (3), Aaron Shand (pen, 9)
Referee – Graham Beaton