Posted on Saturday, February 9th, 2019
MACLEOD AND MACCALLUM NORTH CALEDONIAN LEAGUE
Wintery conditions once again tried its upmost to claim fixtures in today’s Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League, with two eventually failing victim. The match between Orkney and Bunillidh Thistle was unfortunately called off due to cancelation of the Ferries, leaving Bunillidh unable to make the journey over to the Island. Thurso v St Duthus was also called off early this morning due to The Dammies being waterlogged and unplayable in large areas, the teams will try again on the 23rd February. Luckily the weather did not claim all the fixtures, with Invergordon v Alness United & Golspie Sutherland v Inverness Athletic beating the conditions to get their games played.
Invergordon 4-2 Alness United
Recreation Grounds, Invergordon
Invergordon made it back to back North Caledonian League wins today as they overcame Alness United in a six Goal thriller at Recreation Ground. Aaron Christie gave the home side the lead after only 5 mins when his wind assisted free kick flew into the back of the visitor’s net to give Gary Campbell’s side the perfect start. The hosts afternoon got better just 8 minutes later when they doubled their lead through Shaun Kerr, who put the finishing touch to some neat football by Jordan Knight. Invergordon were on the score sheet again just before half time when Aaron Christie netted his second of the game, scoring direct from a corner kick, to put his side in a commanding position. A rejuvenated Alness United come out in the second half and were given a lifeline when Mikey Rae pulled a goal back direct from a free kick just 5 minutes after the restart. Alness cut the deficit further 6 minutes later when Gordon Finlayson scores from the penalty spot, but Invergordon restored their two-goal cushion just 3 minutes later. Arron Christie completed his hat trick from the penalty spot to secure all 3 points for Invergordon and cement his sides place at the top of the league.
Shaun Kerr, seen here in action against Thurso earlier in the season, was on the score sheet again for Invergordon this afternoon.
Picture Credit - GJW Sports
Golspie Sutherland 2-0 Inverness Athletic
Stafford Park, Golspie
In the days only other game to beat the Highland weather, Golspie Sutherland scored a goal in each half to see of a hard working Inverness Athletic side. In what was extremally windy conditions at Stafford Park, the hosts took the lead just before the half hour mark when Blair Duncan netted his first goal of the season. Andrew Bank’s side would have to wait till the final 10 minutes of the game to wrap up the points when top scorer Graham Macnab netted his 8th goal of the season to send his side up to 2nd in table, leapfrogging Athletic who drop down to 3rd.