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Friday, 30 November 2012

Thurso FC B&W drawings

James Murray

Sandy Sutherland

Marc MacGregor

James Murray

I played around with Photoshop to create black and white drawings of the Thurso players in action against last week's opponents Alness Utd. I have previously done this for some of my car shoots, but it is the first time for action pics.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Thurso vs Alness Utd

Kyle Ross wins a header

David Cowie beats the left back

Sandy Sutherland scores the first

James Murray

Sandy Sutherland scores the second

Sandy celebrates his 2nd

Marc MacGregor shoots

Marc MacGregor battles for the ball

Graham MacNab

Sandy Sutherland

Marc MacGregor wins a header

James Murray scores the 4th

Evan Murray shoots
Thurso beat Alness Utd 4-0 to stay top of the league. Sandy Sutherland scored a quick double early on - he was unmarked in the box for both and shot low into the corner. Marc MacGregor scored the third when he was unmarked at the back post. James Murray scored the 4th just before half-time, by nipping in front of a defender to flick the ball into the net.

Halkirk Utd lost 6-1 away to Golspie, who stay just 3 points behind Thurso.

Wick Academy lost 3-1 away to Cove Rangers. Davie Allan scored the equaliser and it was 1-1 at half-time. Wick drop to 2nd in the league, one point behind Cove.

Caithness RFC did not have a game today.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Thurso Pentland Boys FC - presentations

Thurso Pentland Boys FC held their annual prize presentation evening last night in the Janet Street Club, Thurso. Wick Academy stars Davie Allan and Joe Steven presented the trophies to a packed venue of lively kids and proud parents. A disco was held afterwards.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Wiick Academy vs Formartine Utd

Richard MacAdie celebrates the first goal

Gary Weir on the attack

Joe Steven with a powerful header that went just wide

Wick captain Sam MacKay beats the right back

Gary Weir smashes in the 2nd goal off the underside of the bar

Joe Steven in mid-flight

Graham Elder books Joe Steven

Luckasz Geruzel celebrates the 3rd goal

Richard MacAdie watches his volley just go over the bar

Craig Shearer battles for the ball
Wick Acadmey beat Formartine Utd 3-1 at Harmsworth park today and stay on top of the league. Richard MacAdie and Gary Weir scored with two cracking shots in the first half before Formartine pulled one back just before half time. Wick survived a few late scares to be 2-1 up at half time.

Luckasz Geruzel came on for Gary Weir after around 70 mins and scored within 2 mins. He caused their defence lots of problems and did a clever back heel to set up Richard MacAdie who blasted the ball just over the bar. The Scorries looked pretty comfortable in the second half and deserved the win.

They now take on 2nd placed Cove Rangers next week in Aberdeen.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Riding Club Winter Show - Ridden & In Hand

Ridden Horse Champions - Carolyn Coghill - Reserve Michelle Matheson

Ridden Pony Champions - Lisa Kennedy - Reserve Alex Henderson

In hand champions - Sylvia Stewart

In Hand reserve champions - Alasdair Matheson

The 2nd day of the Caithness Riding Club Winter Show Bonanza was held today at the Halkirk Indoor Ridng School. The ridden and in hand champions are detailed above.

Halkirk Remembrance Sunday parade

The Halkirk Remembrance Sunday parade was held at 9.30am this morning in the pouring rain. Declan Gunn of the Halkirk Army Cadets and Erin Shearsmith of the Halkirk Girl Guides laid the wreaths. The Rev. Alistair Gray conducted the ceremony and also played the bagpipes.

The watching crowd of around 50 sheletered on the pavement in front of the Ulbster Arms.