Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2019
It was another goal laden weekend in the Macleod and MacCallum North Caledonian League on Saturday with no fewer than 18 goals scored over the four matches.
We start at Grant park in Tain where St Duthus continued their impressive League form as they got the better of League leaders Invergordon. Goals from Robbie Murray, just before half time, and a Scott Miller penalty gave The Saints a commanding 2 goal lead. Arron Christie did pull one back for Gary Campbell’s men with a stunning free kick but it was merely a consolation as St Duthus held on to make it six league wins from six to move up to 5th in the table. See highlights video below from Highland Sports media
Inverness Athletic entertained Thurso at their new home at the Inverness Royal Academy on Saturday looking for the win that would move them up to 2nd in the table. A goal on the half hour mark from Lewis McKechnie gave the visitors a deserved lead but a Dean Allison strike got Athletic level at the break. Further goals from Ryan Dow and Calum Black at the start of the second half gave Athletic a two goal cushion. Conor Cormack struck the goal of the game for Thurso to give his side hope with ten minutes left to play but just two minutes later Phil Macdonald hit his 12th of the season to secure all three points for Shane Carlings side. Highlights video below also from Highland Sports Media
Halkirk United ran out winners in the battle of the leagues bottom two at Morrison Park. Stewart Atkins got the hosts of to a perfect start with just seven minutes on the clock but their lead was short lived as Bunillidh’s talisman Billy Cairns netted his 8th of the season to drag his side level. Goal in the second half from Anglers top scorer Korbyn Cameron and a second of the season for James Mackintosh made sure that all three points were staying in Halkirk as Gordie Macdonald’s side leap frogged their Caithness neighbours Thurso into 7th in the table. Match highlights from Darren Manson of Picture House Cinema below.
The late kick off between Alness United and Golspie Sutherland was another cracker. Miller Mackay put the hosts in front with only 3 minutes played as Alness looked to bounce back from recent back to back defeats. Their joy was short lives as James Mackay levelled for Golspie just after the half hour mark to send the sides in level at the break. Goals in the second half from Ally Macleod, Eddie MacGregor and a penalty from Lukasz Geruzel condemned Alness to their third defeat in a row and moved Andrew Banks' Golspie side up to third in the league with games in hand over the sides above them.