Match Preview: Keith vs Turriff United

Tomorrow I travel to my first Highland League game in three weeks due to me being busy at school. At Kynoch Park I will watch a fierce encounter between League Leaders Turriff United and Keith with this clash meaning something important for both sides. The Maroons will look to win this league game to put behind the humiliating way they were sent crashing out the league Cup as Cove Rangers thrashed them 6-1. While the visitors Turriff aim to extend their three-point lead at the top of the league table. This game may test Turriff to see if they have the killer edge to beat Brora to the title. I am looking forward to hopefully seeing new signing Leszek Nowosielski playing. Keith will need to defend very well to contain their opposition’s explosive attacking players such as Andy Mackskill and then hit them on the counter to threaten Turriff.I expect a hard-working home side with Daniel Bell in my opinion one of the best keepers in the league performing superbly. Keith have to make sure their deliveries into Michael Ewen are great so the top Striker has plenty opportunities to score and cause the away side all sorts of problems. I am excited to watch this game as if I am a little kid being told I could buy as much sweeties as I wanted from the little sweet shop in Banff.

Keith’s form : L W L L L

Turriff United’s form : W W W W W

The last time both sides met each other was back in October last year when Turriff beat Keith 3-1  with Gary Harris, Stuart Cumming and Nick Gray all scoring to hand Turra the victory along with Michael Ewen bagging Keith’s only goal.

Team news:  Turriff will be without Darren Mackie, James Beagrie and Aaron McKenna, as well as the suspended Nick Gray.

Keith’s Hamish Ritchie is out due to a groin injury. There is also doubts about Ricky Henderson and Ryan Stewart.

Verdict :Its going to be hard to predict. But I am predicting a 3-2 win for Turriff. As I think they will edge out Keith with their firepower. Three points for either side would be massive. Could this be the week when Turriff’s unbeaten run will come crashing to the ground?

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