Stonehaven match abandoned

Stonehaven Juniors had their opening league fixture of the season abandoned on Saturday, due to a serious injury.

Hive were leading Lewis United 2-1, in a match played at the Aberdeen Sports Village, when Lewis player Martyn Paul sustained a broken leg in the 35th minute.

Paul landed awkwardly and no blame can be attached to anyone. The unlucky player now faces a lengthy lay-off.

Stonehaven will hopefully get their Superleague campaign off and running this Saturday, at home to Maud, kick-off 2pm.

After the disappointment of failing to reach the last eight of the Grill League Cup, Stonehaven had a good win in the first round of the GA Engineering Inter-Regional Cup on September 1.

The Hive beat fellow Superleague side Fraserburgh United 4-0 at Glenury Park.

The goals were scored by Kane Winton, Keith Horne, Ollie McIntosh and Ryan Stewart.

Cowie Thistle were the big winners in the Aberdeenshire Amateur League Premier Division on Saturday. Thistle travelled up to Portlethen and beat the home side 4-2.

Also in the Premier Division, a couple of late goals conceeded saw Luthermuir lose 5-3 at Blackburn.

Cowie sit second with 15 points from eight games. Portlethen have 11 from seven and Luthermuir eight from six.

Newtonhill continue to sweep all before them in Division One East. They won 3-2 away to West End on Saturday. They sit top of the league with seven straight wins out of seven. Johnshaven sit third with ten points from their seven games.

Newly-promoted Bervie Caley are finding it hard to get going in Division One North. They lost 1-0 at home to Dyce at the weekend.

Bervie lie joint bottom of the league, with three points from six games played.

AC Mill Inn have made a strong start to life in Division Two East, despite dropping two points in a 4-4 draw at home to Glentanar Reflex on Saturday.

The Stonehaven side top the table with five wins, a draw and one defeat so far.

In the same division, Cammachmore lost 4-2 at home to Newburgh. Cammachmore lie ninth in the table with seven points from six games.

In Division Two North, Stonehaven Athletic chalked up a welcome win, 2-1 away to Westhill. St Laurence bagged another point in a 2-2 draw at home to Mintlaw.

Athletic are third in the division with 11 points from seven games, while St Laurence are fifth with ten points from five played.

St Laurence are the only one of the ten local sides to have a cup-tie this Saturday. They are at home to BSFC in the first round of the Dickie Trophy.

Other fixtures involving the local sides are: Premier Division: Cowie v Tarves; Luthermuir v Portlethen.

Division One North: Kaimhill United v Bervie.

Division One East: Don Athletic v Johnshaven; Newtonhill v Alford.

Division Two North: Northern United v Stonehaven Athletic.

Division Two East: Mill Inn v Highland Hotel; Ellon v Cammachmore.