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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Caithness RFC vs Gordonians (15-27)

Caithness lost to Gordonians 15-27 in the Regional Shield cup match today at Millbank. Gordonians dominated the first half and went in at half-time 15-3 up. Caithness were awarded a penalty try just after the break and Gary MacKay scored the conversion to make it 10-15. The Greens had lots of pressure and nearly scored 3 tries (including a potential penalty try), but Gordonians scored two more breakaway tries to make it 10-27.

Caithness had all the pressure in the last 10 mins and John Miller finally got a try in the last minute.

Halkirk vs Castletown (3-0) league play off



Halkirk beat Castletown 3-0 in the Caithness AFA league play-off at Morrison Park last night and they will now play in Divison 1 next season, while Castletown drop down to division 2.

Ruari McCartney and Ian MacKay scored in the first half, while Michael Bremner scored a penalty mid-way through the 2nd half.

Thurso Swifts vs Wick Groats (1-13)

Due to car trouble, I only caught the last 15 mins of the Swifts vs Wick Groats game. Groats were already 13 -1 in front! They could have scored at least two more, but it ended 13-1. Groats won the league, but there is a protest about them fielding a banned player at the start of the season and the decision about the championship winners is awaited. It could be Pentland Utd if the protest is successful.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Thurso Acks vs Lybster (4-0)

Murray Mackintosh scores his third with a full stretch chip over the keeper

Thurso Acks beat Lybster 4-0 at the Dammies tonight. It was 0-0 at half-time. Murray Mackintosh scored a well taken hat-trick in the first 20 mins of the 2nd half. Paul Wares got the 4th.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Steven Cup Final - Halkirk vs High Ormlie Hotspur (3-1)

Halkirk beat High Ormlie Hotspur 3-1 in the final of the Steven Cup tonight in Lybster. Paul Mackay scored Halkirk's first with a screamer into the postage stamp corner after 10 mins. Iain MacKay slotted home the 2nd after 17mins. Early in the 2nd half Halkirk scored a 3rd, but HOH dominated the rest of the game and were unlucky to only score 1 (by Ben Gordon).

The game was marred by a nasty knee injury to a HOH player.