Further fixture disruptions

The Highland League again suffered wide-spread disruption as the wintry weather saw eight games cancelled across the country.

Rain was the culprit this time around for many of the teams looking to play last weekend, pitch inspections providing fruitless for all but one game.

The surviving fixture saw title-chasing Clachnacuddin play host to mid-table Brora Rangers at Grant Street Park.

People looking for goals, following the drought of available games, however, would be left disappointed as there was only one to be had, coming at the half-hour mark.

Despite Brora having the lion’s share of set-pieces in the game, from a Clachnacuddin corner, Colin Williamson was able to make his side’s efforts count with a rising header which saw the ball loop into the back of the net, past Ally Ridgers in goal.

As a result, the Inverness side are now eight points behind the league leaders, Wick Academy.

With three games in hand over the leaders, though, Clachnacuddin are looking good to be there, or there abouts, come the end of the season.

The disruption of Highland League duties for many of the teams, however, looks to have placed them too far out of reach of a potential title challenge, fixture congestion looking likely to prove the biggest challenge for the likes of Formartine United and Nairn County.

Both teams, despite being well placed to climb the table, have currently only played 13 games - five games off the pace of Wick Academy.

Fraserburgh, meanwhile, having played 16 games, and having last played on January 12 to a scoreless draw, will look to play only their third game of the New Year this weekend, when they are scheduled to play host to Nairn County.

Then, Fraserburgh Supporters Club will be running a bus to Buckie on Tuesday, February 5, which will leave from the harbour office at 6:15pm. for their mid-week fixture.