Highland League round-up
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Turriff United’s Christmas game on Monday saw them beaten 3-0 at Huntly.
The hosts welcomed new signing Robbie Foster who made an immediate impact scoring on his debut at Christie Park.
The striker, fresh from his move from Fort William, came off the bench to net Huntly’s third goal after Joel MacBeath and Gavin Elphinstone had netted either side of half-time.
In the other Highland League games Keith fell victim to an Inverurie Locos comeback in a dramatic match at Harlaw Park.
The Maroons went 2-0 up with a James Brownie first half brace.
Lloyd Robertson pulled one back on the hour but within a minute Michael Selfridge scored from the spot to put Keith 3-1 up.
Rob Ward scored a spectacular 69th minute strike and sub Neil Gauld netted twice in quick succession to make it 4-3.
Locos then had Nathan Meres sent off for a second yellow but still had time for a fifth goal, Gauld completing his hat-trick in stoppage time.
There were as many goals at North Lodge Park where Formartine United shared the spoils with champions Brora Rangers.
Andy Macrae gave the Cattachs an early lead but it was short-lived as Daniel Park quickly levelled for Formartine, who took the lead from a Jonny Smith penalty on 12 minutes.
Another spot kick saw Brora level through Dale Gillespie on the stroke of half-time.
Formartine took control with goals by Kevin Hanratty on the hour and Scott Lisle on 76 minutes.
Macrae pulled one back for Brora late on and Gillespie netted his second in a stoppage time scramble.
Two goals decided matters at Harmsworth Park as Wick Academy grabbed victory over Lossiemouth.
Meanwhile, Highland League secretary Rod Houston said past experiences will serve clubs well with increased levels of Covid protocol having been reintroduced
Football attendances across Scotland have been limited to 500 with one metre social distancing as part of Scottish Government guidance in the effort to halt the spread of the Omicron variant.
Players across the north will undergo daily lateral flow testing following new Covid protocol being implemented.
Houston said: “The last 21 months have seen the clubs build up a very significant amount of expertise and confidence in being able to deal with these matters; accommodating spectators socially distant and limiting the numbers. A lot has gone on in that time."