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Brora Rangers get set to face Highland League leaders

By Will Clark

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Breedon Highland Leauge. Nairn County v Brora Rangers. Brora's Tony Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Breedon Highland Leauge. Nairn County v Brora Rangers. Brora's Tony Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay..

BRORA Rangers face their toughest game of the Highland League campaign so far when they take on champions and league leaders Brechin City at Dudgeon Park tomorrow afternoon.

The Cattachs will be looking to keep their title challenge alive going into the new year and will determined not to lose further ground on the title favourites.

At present, Brora are 10 points behind Brechin City, but do have three games in hand on the champions.

Speaking on the club’s social media channel Brora Rangers TV after the 1-0 win over Rothes on Saturday, manager Ally Macdonald says they will not be underestimating the challenge which lies in front of them on Saturday.

But he says it is a game that they are looking forward to and testing themselves against the top team in the league.

He said: “It is another game against a team that have similar ambitions to ourselves.

“They definitely want to win the league and get promoted.

“It’s a game we have talked about and what we need to and we are looking forward to it.

“It is a clash between top teams and it is exciting.”

He added: “We know ourselves we need to lift it and we will, we are a number of games behind in the league.

“ It is all about getting the three points and building the momentum.”

Brora Rangers returned to action for the first time in three weeks when they defeated Rothes 1-0 at Dudgeon Park.

The only goal of the game came in the 14th minute when Jordan Macrae was the first to reach a corner kick and fire home.

Brora did create a number of chances through the match with Tony Dingwall and Ali Sutherland going close to doubling the lead.

James Wallace and Kyle Macleod both had chances to double Brora Rangers’ lead in the second half.

But Rothes goalkeeper Sean McCarthy performed well to keep the deficit at one.

However, Brora Rangers were rarely threatened by their opponents as they comfortably held on for victory.

Macdonald admitted his team were not at their best on Saturday, but felt they were still good enough to merit all three points.

He said: “We are delighted to get three points, we did not had a game in three weeks.

“We weren’t at our best, they sat into make it difficult for us and tried to hit us on the break. We can be better on top and hitting the target, three weeks off it was difficult to get back where we were, but we got the points.”

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