Saturday, 28 January 2012
Clach scored two mid-way through the 2nd half, with Halkirk keeper Graeme Williamson uncharacteristically gifting the third goal, by letting a weak low shot slip his grasp and in through his legs. Chris Sutherland scored in injury time with a penalty.
Halkirk had good chances throughout the game, but lacked the killer touch in front of goal. Clach seemed hungrier to win the game. This is Halkirk's 2nd defeat of the season (both cup matches).
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Friday, 20 January 2012
|My winning pic in the motor sport category|
|My runner-up pic in the general sport category|
I was also a runner-up in the general sports category with a surfing shot taken during the O'Neill Cold Water Classic event at Thurso East in April.
The many thousands of entriess are from all over the world, so it is great to see sporting action in Caithness grabbing the limelight. The link to the announcement is;
Monday, 16 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012
|Stevie Campbell breaks through the Orkney defence to score a try|
|Evan Sutherland scores a late try in the corner|
I caught most of the first half of the Halkirk vs Dingwall Thistle league match at the Recreation Park today in glorious sunshine. Halkirk never got going and really struggled in the first half, but held onto 0-0 at the half-time whistle. The only excitement was when Halkirk goalie Graeme Williamson caught a runaway dog!
The Anglers scored 3 goals in the 2nd half (Alan Larnach, Chris Sutherland and Martin Banks) without a reply.
The other scores were;
Clach 1 vs 0 Alness
Muir of Ord Rovers 3 v 1 Balintore
Golspie v Thurso match off due to frozen pitch
I travelled to Thurso to catch the Caithness RFC match vs Orkney. The Greens were easy winners by 38 points to 3 and gained a bonus point for 5 tries. Pics later.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
I'm very tempted to travel to London for the weekend, but will not be able to make it.
Saturday, 7 January 2012
|No. 11 Marc MacGregor is congratulated on scoring Thurso's equaliser|
|Martin Banks watches his header hit the back of the net for Halkirk's 3rd goal|
|Happy bunnies after scoring the 3rd|
|Martin Banks shoots to score his 2nd and Halkirk's 4th|
Thurso's Lee Elder was sent off mid-way through the 2nd half for a headbutt aimed at Nigel MacKenzie (who was booked). Grant MacNab had to be carried off after a nasty ankle injury. The pitch was surprisingly firm, but it was still heavy going and very slippery for the players. There were a few very wintery showers throughout the match (I got soaked) and the crowd wasn't as large as expected - probably as most thought the game was postponed.