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Midfielder is chosen by fans as player of season at Brora Rangers

By Will Clark

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DALE Gillespie has been named as the fans’ players of the year at the end of season awards at Brora Rangers.

Dale Gillespie. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Dale Gillespie. Picture: James Mackenzie.

The midfielder was named as the top player for the season by the club’s supporters as the season drew to a close with a 3-0 win over Rothes at Dudgeon Park.

Jordan MacRae was named as the players’ player of the year by the club and also picked up the award for the club’s top goalscorer, finding the net 31 times during the campaign.

There was also success for Millar Gamble who was named as Brora Rangers’ young player of the year.

Brora Rangers were comfortable winners in their final match of the campaign against Rothes and finished the season in third place.

Macrae gave Brora Rangers the lead after 25 minutes and Mark Nicolson doubled their advantage three minutes before half time with a powerful downward header.

Nicolson grabbed his second five minutes from time when he nodded home the ball from a corner kick to kill the game off.

Manager Ally Macdonald played Logan Ross in goal in the first half before Ruardrhi Nicol took his place in the second half to complete victory.

Meanwhile, Brechin City clinched the Highland League championship for the first time with a 2-0 win over Buckie Thistle at Victoria Park.

In a dramatic final day decider, Buckie Thistle were in pole position to win the league, only requiring a draw to clinch the championship.

But four minutes from time, Ewan Loudon picked the ball up, moved forward and rammed a low drive from 20 yards which deflected off Kyle MacLeod and into the bottom corner on 86 minutes.

In injury time, Brechin killed the game off when Grady McGrath ran through from the halfway line before slotting across Buckie goalkeeper Bal Demus

Brechin City now face Lowland League champions Spartans in the League Two semi final play-offs with the first leg in Edinburgh tomorrow.

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