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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Pentland Utd v Avoch (2-4)

Shaun Kerr shoots

Jamie MacKenzie is denied by Ian Wilson

Gary Urquhart shoots

Jamie MacKay scores the first

Mike Gair celebrates his fantastic free-kick

Luckasz Geruzel scores

The two Shauns in an aerial duel - Forbes and Kerr

Gary MacKay shoots wide

James Murray equalises with a penalty

Luckasz Geruzel

Marc Begg tangles with Graeme MacGruer

Graeme MacGruer stops Marc Begg

Luckasz Geruzel is brought down by Martin MacAllister who gets sent off

Luckasz Geruzel towers above the Avoch defence

Michael Gray watches Mike Gair's free-kick fly into the net

Alistair Macleod fails to stop James Murray's penalty
Pentland Utd lost 4-2 at home to Avoch in the quarter-final of the Highland Amateur cup. Avoch went 1 up with a low shot from Jamie Mackay. Mike Gair then scored a fantastic 30 yard free-kick which went over the wall and crept inside the post with Michael Gray rooted to the spot. 2-0 at half-time.

The Stabbies roared back with two goals early in the second half. Luckasz Geruzel side footed a corner ball into the net and then James Murray scored a penalty to make it 2-2. Avoch defender Martin MacAllister fouled Luckasz Geruzel to get a 2nd yellow and was sent off. Avoch hardly threatened Michael Gray but scored with two break away goals. Shaun Kerr scored the third and I'm unsure who got the 4th near the end.

Wick Groats lost 3-2 away to Carloway.
Iochdar Saints beat Back 3-1.
Muir of Ord beat Kirkwall Hotspur 3-2 aet.

semi-finals:
Muir of Ord Utd v Avoch
Iochdar Saints vs Carloway.

















Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Top Joes vs Francis St Club (4-3)

James Swan crosses

Derek Munro scores the 1st

Callum Shields tackles Adam Sutherland

Adam Sutherland gets past Callum Shields

Callum Shields brings down Keith Foubister

Liam Anderson tackles Derek Munro




Ryan Slator tackles Derek Munro

Keith Foubister

I snapped the first half of the Top Joes vs Francis St Club league match tonight. Derek Munro opened the scoring for TJs early on and FSC hit back with two goals before half-time. TJs scored two before FSC equalised with a controversial penalty with 10 mins left. An offside flag was ignored by ref Liam Bremner and TJs keeper Sean Milligan brought down Shane Honeyman in the box. Adam Higgins scored a late winner for TJs to make it 4-3.

Plenty of good action with chances galore. The bar and post were rattled at least 4 times.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Halkirk Gala Floats
























The Milton Mob won first prize for their float "Mrs Budge's Boys" at the Halkirk Gala lasts night. A huge crowd in perfect weather watched 5 floats and a few walkers led by Thurso pipe band. Gala Queen was Kendra McCartney, with attendants Laura Stewart and Sarah Henderson & last year's Queen Rachel Gunn.