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Brora Rangers look to keep Highland League title hopes alive as they travel to Aberdeen

By Will Clark

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Ally Macdonald. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ally Macdonald. Picture: James Mackenzie.

BRORA Rangers will look to keep their Highland League title hopes alive when they head to contenders Banks O’Dee tomorrow.

The Cattachs left it late on Wednesday night to defeat Lossiemouth 3-2 in a match which was forced to be moved to King George V Park in Golspie.

Dudgeon Park was ruled unplayable on Wednesday afternoon which meant the game had to be switched to the North Caledonian League club’s ground.

Player manager Ally Macdonald put Brora Rangers in front in the 37th minute to give them a 1-0 lead at half time.

But Lossiemouth equalised 11 minutes into the second half as Ryan Farquhar scored a penalty.

Lossiemouth then took a shock lead when Farquhar grabbed his second of the match to make it 1-1.

But Brora levelled with 20 minutes remaining when Alex Cooper fired his free kick into the top corner.

Gregor Macdonald rescued Brora Rangers, scoring winner three minutes from the end to give them all three points.

The win keeps Brora Rangers in ninth place on 38 points with 18 games in played.

They have four games in hand on leaders Brechin City who are on 55 points and five games in hand on Banks O’Dee who are on 54.

While defeat would not rule Brora Rangers out of the title race, it would put them at a further disadvantage for the remainder of the campaign.

Brora Rangers have 16 matches remaining between now and the end of the season which is due to finish on Saturday, April 13 to coincide with the League Two play-offs. However, it has been reported the Highland League could be extended by a further week.

Brora Rangers play at Banks O’Dee tomorrow and then travel to Wick Academy on Wednesday night.

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