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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Halkirk Utd vs Thurso (3-2)

John Budge celebrates his headed equaliser

Alan Larnach heads the winner

Halkirk Utd beat Thurso 3-2 in the league at Morrison Park. Thurso were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to 2 goals from trialist Martin Ross. Halkirk dominated the 2nd half and scored early on through Grant MacNab, then John Budge and a late winner from Alan Larnach.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Caithness RFC vs Strathmore (23-11)

Danny Gordon scores 1st try

Grant Anderson touches down


Marc Anderson touches down for 4th try.

Caithness beat Strathmore 23-11 at Millbank yesterday, with 4 unconverted tries and a penalty. First home game in 8 weeks.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Halkirk Utd vs Golspie (2-2, 7-6 pens)

Alan Larnach scores 2nd

Alan Larnach scores 2nd goal

Neal Clark saves penalty to win game

Ryan Campbell scores winning penalty in sudden death shoot out
Halkirk Utd beat Golspie in the semi-final of the SWL cup and play Alness in the final in December.

The game sparked into life mid-way through the 2nd half when Alan Larnach scored for the Anglers and Golspie equalised 2min later. Alan Larnach scored 1 minute later with a cracking shot high into the net. Golspie had the better play and chances and equalised with 5 mins left.

Both teams missed a penalty and it went to sudden death. Halkirk had 2 further chances to win the shoot out but Golspie keeper Ryan Slaney saved the day. Neal Clark made a brilliant diving save to his left and it meant that trialist Ryan Campbell had Halkirk's 4th chance to win. He kept calm and duly scored.

Monday, 2 November 2015

UK pro surf festival

Shoana Blackadder, Thurso

Chris Noble Thurso

Andrew "Hamper" MacLeod, Thurso

Matt Dillon, Senior winner

Chris Clarke, Dunnet

The UK Pro Surf festival was held in Caithness from 29-31st October. On Thursday it was at Ackergill, on Friday at Thurso East and on Saturday at Brimms Ness. I caught some of the action at Thurso East. The best surfers in the UK were competing at all levels from Juniors to Seniors in mens and ladies classes.