Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Following on from a weekend of postponements, teams in the Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League returned to league duty on Saturday with a full card of fixtures being played.
The Vikings of Thurso reclaimed the top spot in the Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League table with an impressive 7-2 win over Bunillidh Thistle. There was little more than 20 minutes on the clock at the Naver Park by the time Thurso had scored four times against their close neighbours from Helmsdale. Nigel Mackenzie and Luke Manson had their side 2-0 up after just eight minutes before Jonah Martens netted twice in five minutes to make it four. Conor Cormack added further misery when he scored Thurso's fifth after the hour mark, before Liam Mcleod reduced the deficit for Thistle. Conor Trueman scored Thurso's sixth before Mackenzie scored his second to take the Caithness side's total to seven. A late consolation for Bunillidh arrived from Paul Gair three minutes the final whistle.
Match highlights provided by Darren Manson, Picture House.
Two late Russell Macintyre goals gave Inverness Athletic a 3-1 win over Halkirk at Muir of Ord. The Inverness men had taken the lead after just ten minutes through striker Connor Ross, and the win looked likely until Halkirk equalised with twelve minutes remaining through Marc Gunn. A quickfire reply from Macintyre restored the Athletic lead, however, and with three minutes remaining the same man secured the points with his second goal.
Orkney recorded the only away win of the day with a 2-0 victory over St Duthus in Tain. Kyle Drever gave the Orcadians a 5th minute lead after he stuck home the rebound following a Thorfinn Stout shot that hit the post. Orkney had the ball in the net again after half an hour, but the goal was disallowed for offside. A penalty save kept St Duthus in the game early in the second half before Stout scored his eleventh goal of the season to put the game beyond Saints' reach and give Orkney the win.
Match gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHsma5xqSw (Provided by St Duthus FC)
Golspie Sutherland punished a young Alness United side at King George V Park, putting ten goals past them without reply. It was just 2-0 at half time with Ally Macleod scoring three minutes before half time after Liam Bremner had given Golspie the lead. A flurry of goals arrived throughout the second half with Brember and Macleod both netting hat-tricks. Goals from Jack Lockett, Martin Banks (2) and Sandy Sutherland took the total into double figures.