Jonny wants Formartine to get back to winning ways against Turriff

Formartine' Jonathan Crawford and Loco's Scott Ferries.

Formartine United’s Jonny Crawford wants his side to make up for their Aberdeenshire Shield disappointment tomorrow.

After being defeated in extra-time by Cove on Wednesday, the Pitmedden team welcome Turriff United to North Lodge Park.

Prior to losing to Cove, Formartine had won four games in a row and Crawford wants to get back to that kind of form.

The defender said: “We’d been on a good run before Wednesday and we were disappointed. The cups are what we are playing for this season, because we are behind in the league.

“We’re not overly disappointed with the performance, just the result, and we were maybe a bit unlucky not to take it to penalties.”

Crawford is enjoying life under player-manager Paul Lawson, assistant Russell Anderson and coach Jerry O’Driscoll.

He added: “It’s been really good. training has been excellent and I signed a new two-year deal in November, so I think that shows I’m enjoying myself.

“It’s a good club and since Paul, Russell and Jerry have taken over we are starting to play with a bit more confidence.

“We are behind in the league but there is still another cup to play for and we have the Scottish Cup as well, so there’s a lot to look forward to this season.”

Turra manager Ross Jack is looking for some revenge with Formartine having beaten his side three times already this season.

Paul Lawson’s team have won 4-2 in the first league encounter and 2-1 in both the Scottish Cup and the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup.

Jack said: “It would be nice to get revenge. They beat us 4-2 in the league but the other two games have been tight at 2-1.

“We need to take our chances if they come along. But we won’t get many because they are a very solid team. “We intend to make it tough for them.”

Elsewhere, second-placed Inverurie Locos will look to keep the pressure on Cove at the league summit when Strathspey visit Harlaw Park.

Keith welcome Clachnacuddin to Kynoch Park and Buckie Thistle make the trip to Mackessack Park to face Rothes.

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