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Strathspey Thistle unable to build on weekend win as they go down at Keith

By Craig Christie

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Strathspey Thistle were unable to pick up their second win of the season after they went down to Keith 3-1 last night despite taking an early lead.

Keith staved off the threat of a buoyant Jags to pick up their first Highland League win in three months on Wednesday.

Jordan Cooper opened the scoring for Keith. Picture: Beth Taylor.
Jordan Cooper opened the scoring for Keith. Picture: Beth Taylor.

The Grantown side arrived at Kynoch Park in confident mood having earned their first three points of the campaign on Saturday, beating Deveronvale 5-2.

A Maroons side who had not won in the league since defeating Turriff United 2-1 away on August 12 was desperate to end their wait for victory.

And they duly collected their first Kynoch Park league success of the term with a 3-1 win.

It looked good for Rob MacCormack's side early on as Michael Mackenzie netted his fifth goal of the season for Jags after only five minutes.

Keith were heading for a half time deficit when Jordan Cooper scored his fourth of the campaign on 37 minutes, making him the Maroons' leading scorer.

Four minutes after the break, Gavin Elphinstone put the home side in front and a Lewis Coull header sealed the three points.

Strathspey remain rooted at the bottom of the table while the win takes Keith above Deveronvale into 14th place in the league.

They collected their first win of the season at the weekend when they beat Deveronvale 5-2. They now go to fellow strugglers Clach – which has been a happy hunting ground in the past - this Saturday looking for their first win of the season on the road.

Both teams occupy the bottom two places and a win for the Grantown side would lift them off the bottom.

League table
League table

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