lossiemouthHuntly’s opening day hoodoo continues with the black and gold’s now losing their first game of the season for the third straight year following a one-nil defeat at Lossiemouth.

Lossie had Kris Duncan and James Leslie in for debuts while summer signing Logan Johnstone made his first competitive outing for the black and gold’s. Midfielder Glenn Murison was missing through suspension but there was a welcome return for Huntly winger Neale Davidson who made his first competitive appearance since 21 st April 2018.

 

Nicholas Gray headed wide off a Blair Johnston cross early on for the visitors while Neale Davidson curled wide from a free kick on the edge of the box in the 31 st after Gray had been tripped by James Leslie.

Half-Time: Lossiemouth 0 Huntly 0

Huntly had failed to register a single goal attempt in the second half as Lossie started the second half lively. Kris Duncan saw a low drive held by Craig Reid while the keeper got down minutes later to keep out a Fraser Forbes overhead kick.

Substitute Baylee Campbell came close four minutes after coming on with a shot wide of the post.

In the 74 th minute, Assistant Referee Arran Cruickshank had altered Referee Will Smith to an infringement by Ross Still in the Huntly box. Referee Will Smith had initially waved away the penalty claim but then awarded it on the advice of his assistant Arran Cruickshank before debutant Kris Duncan sent keeper Craig Reid the wrong way from the spot.

A miserable day for Huntly got worse four minutes into stoppage time when substitute goalkeeper Euan Storrier was sent off for foul and abusive language towards Assistant Referee Gary Falconer.


Lossiemouth (4-3-3)
Huntly (4-2-3-1)

21 Trevor Dear

2 Scott Wilson (79:20)
6 Liam Archibald (captain)
4 Scott Gordon
3 Ally Bellingham

20 James Leslie
8 Ryan Sewell
7 Connor McCauley

10 Fraser Forbes (72:33)
16 Kris Duncan
9 Ryan Stuart (50:08)

13 Craig Reid

19 Alexander Thoirs (captain)
18 Bradley Manson
5 Logan Johnstone
3 Blair Johnston

14 Liam MacDonald
7 Ross Still

8 Kai Ross
10 David Booth
11 Neale Davidson (72:50)

9 Nicholas Gray (78:54)

Substitutes

1 Stewart Black
5 Trialist
10 Brodie Allen
11 Ross Elliot (72:33)
15 Scott Campbell (79:20)
18 Baylee Campbell (Stuart 50:08)
19 Kyle Ure

Substitutes

1 Euan Storrier
2 Alexander Jack
12 Reece McKeown (Davidson 72:50)
15 Matthew McDonald (Gray 78:54)
17 Cory Ritchie
20 Cai Matthew

Management Team

  • Joe Russell (Manager)
  • Ian Campbell (Assistant Manager)
  • Scott Campbell (Coach)

Management Team

  • Martin Skinner (Manager, pictured)
  • Richard Cheyne (Assistant Manager)
  • John Farquhar (Coach)
  • Rachel Dexter (Physio )
Referee: Will Smith
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Falconer

Assistant Referee 2: Arran Cruickshank

  1. Kris Duncan (74:16 penalty)
Goalscorers
 
 
Cautions
 
 
Sendings off
  1. Euan Storrier (90:00+4:38) - foul & abusive language
Match Statistics
4
Shots on target
0
3
Shots off target
4
1
Shots blocked
1
8
TOTAL SHOTS
5
2
Corners
1
15
Fouls
19
5
Offsides
4