North Region Club Reveal Lucky Square Winners

St Marnans FC have revealed the winners of their hugely-popular Lucky Squares Draw which went out live over the Festive Break.

Officials at the Aberdeenshire AFA club greatly appreciated interest shown and by those who entered.

A 2-night stay for two at the Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness, was won by Sandy Morrison.

Yvonne Gregory scooped the prize of up to a 4-night stay at the Hill of Mauderlea Lodges.

A £50 cash prize went to Brenda King. And last, but not least, Mike McLellan won a St Marnans Hat and Scarf.

Saints Lose Out In Seven-Goal Thriller

St Marnans FC pushed Premier Division opponents Echt all the way before losing 4-3 in Saturday’s thrilling friendly at The Haughs. The Aberdeenshire AFL Division 1 East team went away with plenty of positives -. Echt have previously been Premier and various divisional champions over the years -. thanks to well-taken goals from Owen Paterson. Andrew Howe and Kian Moore.

Meanwhile, their Aberchirder followers must have heard there are a limited supply of New Hats and Scarves from Stoneyview Embroidery waiting to be snapped up in time for Christmas Day.

Both would make a great stocking filler for all ages. Mon The Saints!

United Building North Region Title Challenge Squad

The Aberdeenshire AFA season may be over two months away from starting, but that has not stopped Faithlie United AFC from going quietly about their squad-building business – on and off the park.

Friendlies are currently still permitted within the Region and a double from Aaron Garden helped United turn around going behind against St Marnans FC, for whom Davey McCallum netted, in Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Links Park, Fraserburgh.

September was the starting point when Faithlie could organise friendlies, and blend together new signings with the experience of defenders Danny Reid and Martyn Sommers, plus central midfielders John Murray and Drew Masson.

Murray was voted Managers and Players’ Player of the Year. Aside from St Marnans, United have also been able to slot in non-competitive matches against Turriff Thistle FC, Fraserburgh Under-17s, Longside Juniors, Buchanhaven Amateurs, and Invercairn United.

Faithlie United were crowned Division Three champions in 2016-2017, and won a Division Two North title two years later.

When the new Division One East programme kicks-off, the club will be playing AC Mill Inn, Alford, Beacon Rangers, *Blackburn or Glendale, Cammachmore, Continental, Ellon Thistle, Great Western United, Halliburton, Kaimhill United, Kemnay Amateurs, Kintore, and Westdyke.

*Indicates a Play-Off.