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2015–16 Highland Football League

The 2015–16 Highland Football League started on 25 July 2015 and ended on 7 May 2016.

Press & Journal Highland League
Season2015–16
ChampionsCove Rangers
Biggest home winBrora Rangers 11–0 Rothes
Biggest away winStrathspey Thistle 0–10 Formartine United
Highest scoringClachnacuddin 12–2 Rothes
Longest winning run16 – Cove Rangers
Longest unbeaten run18 – Cove Rangers
Longest winless run29 – Rothes
Longest losing run15 – Fort William
15 – Rothes

Contents

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Cove Rangers (C) 34 29 2 3 98 28 +70 89 Qualification to League Two play-off semi-finals
2 Formartine United 34 27 4 3 137 35 +102 85
3 Brora Rangers 34 27 4 3 128 35 +93 85
4 Turriff United 34 20 8 6 88 31 +57 68
5 Wick Academy 34 18 6 10 76 42 +34 60
6 Inverurie Loco Works 34 18 4 12 71 43 +28 58
7 Buckie Thistle 34 18 4 12 80 77 +3 58
8 Nairn County 34 17 6 11 75 55 +20 57
9 Fraserburgh 34 15 8 11 63 49 +14 53
10 Keith 34 17 1 16 70 76 −6 52
11 Forres Mechanics 34 15 4 15 60 65 −5 49
12 Lossiemouth 34 12 2 20 46 70 −24 38
13 Deveronvale 34 8 8 18 46 64 −18 32
14 Clachnacuddin 34 10 2 22 59 80 −21 32
15 Huntly 34 7 5 22 49 89 −40 26
16 Strathspey Thistle 34 6 2 26 38 118 −80 20
17 Fort William 34 5 1 28 38 116 −78 16
18 Rothes 34 1 1 32 16 165 −149 4
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BROR BUCK CLAC COVE DEVE FORM FORR FORT FRAS HUNT LOCO KEITH LOSS NAIRN ROTH STRA TURR WICK
Brora Rangers 4–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 6–0 4–2 6–0 4–3 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–2 11–0 3–0 1–1 3–1
Buckie Thistle 1–8 3–2 0–5 1–1 1–2 2–6 6–2 2–2 4–3 0–1 4–1 0–2 1–6 5–0 7–1 1–0 3–0
Clachnacuddin 1–10 0–4 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–4 2–1 0–0 12–2 6–1 1–2 1–2
Cove Rangers 3–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 5–0 3–3 3–0 3–4 3–0 1–0 6–1 6–0 5–0 1–0 1–0
Deveronvale 0–2 0–2 6–1 1–3 1–8 0–3 4–1 2–2 0–0 1–4 0–4 2–2 1–4 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–2
Formartine United 3–3 10–3 5–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 6–1 1–0 5–1 4–0 4–3 5–1 5–1 9–0 6–1 0–0 2–1
Forres Mechanics 0–3 0–3 3–0 1–5 2–1 0–5 6–0 1–2 3–0 0–5 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–2
Fort William 3–5 1–3 1–2 0–4 2–1 1–4 0–3 1–4 0–2 0–4 1–6 2–2 0–3 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–3
Fraserburgh 1–2 1–2 4–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 6–0 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 7–0 4–0 0–1 0–4
Huntly 2–3 1–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–6 2–5 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–6 3–1 2–2 5–0 0–2 2–4 1–1
Inverurie Loco Works 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–2 4–3 4–0 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 6–0 3–0 1–2 0–2
Keith 2–6 1–0 1–0 1–5 2–0 2–3 3–4 1–0 1–2 1–5 0–4 4–2 0–2 3–2 3–2 0–0 0–1
Lossiemouth 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 2–8 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–5 3–1 4–1 0–4 0–2
Nairn County 1–7 1–2 4–3 1–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 5–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–3
Rothes 0–7 2–2 1–7 0–3 0–7 0–8 0–5 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–4 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–9 1–5
Strathspey Thistle 1–6 4–5 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–10 0–2 2–1 1–2 5–2 0–2 1–4 2–5 0–7 1–2 0–2 1–2
Turriff United 1–3 3–3 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–3 5–0 9–0 1–2 5–1 0–1 6–1 4–1 1–0 4–0 7–0 2–1
Wick Academy 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 8–1 0–0 3–0 4–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 7–0 6–0 3–3
Source: highlandfootballleague.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion Play-offsEdit

As Highland League champions, Cove Rangers played Edinburgh City, champions of the 2015–16 Lowland League, over two legs. Cove Rangers lost the first leg at home 0–3 and drew 1–1 away, losing 1–4 on aggregate. Therefore, Cove Rangers will remain in the Highland League for the 2016–17 season.

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