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Brora Rangers are left stung by five star Buckie Thistle

By Will Clark

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Brora Rangers will face Turriff United on Saturday. Picture: Callum Mackay
Brora Rangers will face Turriff United on Saturday. Picture: Callum Mackay

BRORA Rangers will be looking to bounce back in the Highland League on Saturday when they travel to Turriff United after being thrashed 5-1 by Buckie Thistle on Wednesday.

The Cattachs were blown away in a surprisingly one-sided encounter when they found themselves 4-0 down after 31 minutes at Dudgeon Park.

Brora’s night of misery began after 10 minutes when Jack MacIver scored when his deflected shot flew past the goalkeeper.

Joe McCabe doubled their advantage on 21 minutes when after a scramble in the box, he managed to get a low drive on a striker which went into the net.

Lyall Keir then made it 3-0 on 28 minutes and the game was killed off as a contest when Brora conceded a penalty and Jack Murray made no mistake from the spot.

Brora Rangers were only able to pull one back three minutes from the end when Jordan Macrae nodded home a header. But Buckie Thistle did restore their four-goal advantage in injury time when Lyall Keir connected with Max Barry’s pass to slot home to complete the rout.

The defeat leaves Brora Rangers in ninth place and 19 points behind league leaders Brechin City.

The Cattachs still have five games in hand on the league leaders.

Brora Rangers will be looking to bounce back when they head to Turriff United who went down to a 1-0 defeat to Keith on Wednesday night.

Brora Rangers face a hectic schedule to complete their season by Saturday, April 13 to coincide with the League Two play-offs.

After Saturday's match against Keith, the Cattachs are then due to host Lossiemouth at Grant Park on Wednesday with kick-off at 8pm.

Games for the rest of February will see Brora Rangers travel to Banks O’Dee on Saturday, February 24.

They are scheduled at the end the month to host Nairn County on Wednesday, February 28.

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