TURRIFF United’s first game in this season’s Highland League ended in a 2-1 away defeat at Formartine.
A late goal from Turriff captain Dave McKenzie was not enough to spur his team on to get anything from the game.
It was Turriff who started better, with Gary Harris and Stephen Gauld linking up, and when the cross came over McKenzie headed just over.
Formartine’s first foray saw Craig McKeown head Neil McVitie’s corner over the top.
On the quarter-hour mark Lewis Davidson fed Gauld, who aimed at Andy Shearer’s left post, but the ex-Keith stalwart made a good save only for the corner to be wasted.
Davidson was again alert when this time he played in McKenzie’s and his shot was stopped by Shearer.
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