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Strathspey Thistle hit by another Highland League postponement


By Gavin Musgrove

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Lossiemouth FC's Connor Macaulay goes in for a solid challenge on the Jags' James McShane in Thistle's 2-0 win on January 4, 2020. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Lossiemouth FC's Connor Macaulay goes in for a solid challenge on the Jags' James McShane in Thistle's 2-0 win on January 4, 2020. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The wait continues for Strathspey Thistle for a competitive league match after Monday's fixture away to Lossiemouth was called off because of an outbreak of Covid in the home team's camp.

The Jags had been hopefully of playing the New Year Highland League fixture having been out of action since December 11 because of their Seafield Park pitch being frozen.

Almost one thousand cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray within the last reporting period.

A total of 953 new cases takes the number of positive tests in the area since the outbreak started in March 2020 to 9363.

This is the most cases ever confirmed in a seven-day period in Moray, up on the 504 confirmed in the previous update.

Elgin was again the worst-hit town in the region with a total of 179 cases – up on the 112 recorded previously but Lossiemouth was second with 99 cases.

Two other matches on Monday have been postponed in the Breedon Highland League matches due to Covid-19 causing player unavailability.

Fort William have an outbreak in their squad meaning their away trip to Brora is off and Buckie Thistle were due to host fellow Moray squad Rothes but have also been depleted by Covid.

The league fixture between Rothes and Brora Rangers, originally postponed on December 11, has been rescheduled for Monday with a 3pm kick-off.


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