Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018
ST DUTHUS booked their place in the North Caledonian Cup Final with a convincing 4-1 win over Halkirk United at the Links. The Saints wasted little time in taking the lead. Capitalising on a misplaced pass, Ryan Patterson opened the scoring on six minutes when he slotted past Sean Milligan to make it 1-0. The scoreline was doubled fifteen minutes later when Scott Miller set up Jon Campbell who hammered the ball home. Joe Sutherland made it 3-0 on the half hour mark to give his side a comfortable half time lead. Goals arrived at either end in a quieter second half, Scott Miller netting for St Duthus and Bobby Gunn replying for the Anglers.
Match gallery provided by St Duthus FC via Flickr.
At the Naver 3G pitch, Thurso edged out Alness United to go top of the Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League by one clear point. Nigel Mackenzie recorded the only goal of the game on 30 minutes to record a 1-0 win for the Vikings, finding the mark with a powerful strike from outside the box.
Match highlights provided by Darren Manson, Picture House.
Match photo provided by James Gunn Photography.
Orkney kept the pressure on Thurso with a dominant 13-1 win at home to Inverness Athletic. With Orkney 7-0 up at half time, the game was well and truly over before it had really started, Chris Hellewell having notched a hat-trick with Thorfinn Stout (2), Liam Delday and Erik Bews also on the scoresheet. The second half saw a further seven goals recorded, six for the Orcadians and a consolation for their Inverness visitors. Hellewell took his tally to four, while Stout and Delday both notched hat-tricks. Mark Berry and Owen Rendall were the other scorers for the home side, while Glenn Donoghue grabbed the solo goal for Athletic.
Elsewhere, the weather resulted in the postponement of both Jock Mackay Cup 1st round ties, Golspie Sutherland vs Elgin City U20s, and Invergordon vs Bunillidh Thistle. It was confirmed this weekend, that both Bunillidh Thistle and Golspie Sutherland have requested to be withdrawn from the Jock MacKay Cup in order to ease their fixture congestion, a request which has been granted.