The Burgh draw Huntly in Highland League Cup

Alan Mackenzie, sponsor, HFLHub's Steven Rattray, and director of the ARCHIE Foundation, Kevin McCormick drew the fixtures.
Alan Mackenzie, sponsor, HFLHub's Steven Rattray, and director of the ARCHIE Foundation, Kevin McCormick drew the fixtures.

Fraserburgh Football Club have drawn fellow Aberdeenshire side Huntly in this season’s Highland League Cup competition.

Already this season, the two have squared off for the chance of silverware, with Huntly dumping holders Fraserburgh out of the Aberdeenshire Shield at the start of the season.

The Burgh went on to beat Huntly in the Highland League, however, to extract a small measure of revenge.

The draw for the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup was made in Harlaw by Alan Mackenzie, sponsor, HFLHub’s Steven Rattray, and director of the ARCHIE Foundation, Kevin McCormick.

Having remained unbeaten since November, there will be high hopes from the Burgh camp that the likes of William West and Scott Barbour can find their way past the Black and Golds come March 15.

Commenting on the draw for the club, Fraserburgh FC manager Kris Hunter said: “We’ll certainly be looking to get a better result than at that game. We should have been out of sight at half-time, but we failed to convert our chances.

“It’s the last piece of silverware we’ve probably got a chance of and we’re looking to do well in it because every season we set our targets of trying to get some silverware onboard. Every team in the League is probably too far away from Brora now, so it’s just about who finishes in the other positions in the League.

“The way the results are going, no one will be able to get near Brora now, so everybody’s got to look at the League Cup.

“Possibly we would have liked a home draw, but, the way it is, we’re up at Huntly again.

“If we put in the same kind of performances like we did in the League, and take our chances when they come our way, we’ll be hoping that we progress into the next round,” he manager added.

The remainder of the draw was as follows:

Formartine United or Nairn Vs. Turriff United;

Buckie Thistle Vs. Cove Rangers;

Wick Academy Vs. Lossiemouth;

Brora Rangers or Clachnacuddin Vs. Deveronvale;

Strathspey Thistle Vs. Inverurie Locos;

Keith Vs. Rothes;

Fort William Vs. Forres Mechanics.

Preliminary round fixtures between Formartine and Nairn, and Brora and Clachnacuddin are scheduled to take place on March 1.