It certainly was a case of festive treats for our loan watch fixtures this weekend with no less than 28 goals across our 6 loan watch fixtures.
Ross Munro and his Raith side provided the best of the action in an 8 goal thriller against East Fife. The Kirkcaldy side overcoming their opponents 5-3 in a match that saw Raith Rovers finish 2019 in top spot in League 1. Munro and his Raith Rovers side now two points ahead at the summit.
Declan McManus and his Falkirk side had to be content with a draw. The Bairns were held to 1-1 at the Excelsior Stadium as a Dale Carrick penalty cancelled out McMillan’s opener for Falkirk. That result leaves Falkirk in 3rd place in League 1 on goal difference from 4th place East Fife.
James Wallace & Tom Kelly put on a five-star display with their Brora Rangers teammates as they sailed to 5-0 win over Nairn County at Dudgeon Park. Brora now head in to 2020 top of the Highland League with a 3 point gap between themselves and second place.
Gregor MacDonald notched for his Keith side as they drew 3-3 with Turriff United at The Haughs. After leading the match 2-0 at half time Turriff came back strong in the 2nd half to rescue a point in an entertaining match in Aberdeen-shire. Jack Grant missed out for a second match with injury.
Jack Murray was also on target for his Buckie Thistle side as they romped to victory over Wick Academy. Overcoming the Scorries 4-0 in Moray, the hosts are now in 5th position in the Highland League.
Declan Hughes and his Forres side didn’t manage to continue the festive cheer. They lost out 2-1 at Strathspey Thistle in what was a shock result for the Can Cans. That result sees Forres stay in 6th place in the Highland League heading in to 2020.
This weekend’s loan watch fixtures:
Falkirk v Dumbarton (Declan McManus)
Raith Rovers v Peterhead (Ross Munro)
Formartine United v Buckie Thistle (Jack Murray)
Huntly v Brora Rangers (James Wallace & Tom Kelly)
Keith v Forres Mechanics (Gregor MacDonald, Jack Grant & Declan Hughes)