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2013/14

 

GILMOUR SHIELD

Winners of the Gilmour Shield, Glaitness B pictured with Bob Gilmour

Glaitness have completed the "grand slam" of primary football competitions by adding the Gilmour Shield to the Mount Cup and TSB Trophy they won earlier this year. The final of the outdoor 7-a-side competition played at the Picky Outfield on Saturday 14th June saw a strong Glaitness B team play against the surprise side of the day, Stromness B.  Glaitness had a convincing run to the final winning all of their group matches followed by comfortable quarter and semi-final victories. Stromness topped their group despite facing testing competition against Papdale, Glaitness and St Andrews. In the quarter-final they edged out a strong Papdale D team by a single goal and in an exciting end to end semi-final they edged out the remaining Papdale A by 3-2 after coming back from a goal down.

In the final it was the favourites Glaitness B who took the lead in the first minute of the match through Reid Kemp. In dominating the first half a combination of bad luck, poor finishing and brave Stromness defending ensured the match remained 1-0 at half time. Glaitness pressure continued at the start of the second half and Reid Kemp added a second goal from close range.  After Glaitness had missed a number of other opportunities to seal the game it was Stromness who came back into the match forcing a number of corners and Erik Park pulled a goal back. Just on the final whistle a Stromness free kick almost resulted in what would have been an amazing comeback but Glaitness survived this late scare to run out deserved victors.  Credit is also due to Stromness for an excellent performance in reaching the final and giving a strong Glaitness side their toughest test of the day.

Despite the late withdrawal of Shapinsay 20 teams took part in this year’s competition making it the highest entry for a number of years. The North Isles were however represented by a young Westray side who put in a creditable performance and were unlucky not to take anything from their match against Dounby. It is hoped that they will return to compete next year.

After the final Stephen Crawford OYDG Chairman congratulated both teams and commented on a highly successful competition with almost 200 young footballers participating. He was also pleased that six different schools were represented in the quarter-finals. The day ended with sponsor Bob Gilmour presenting runners-up medals to Stromness B and winners medals and the Gilmour Shield to Glaitness B.

OYDG would like to thank Bob for sponsoring the competition and all the referees who ensured matches ran smoothly – Lennie Merriman, Jimmy Leask, Graeme Leask, Ian Scott, Kevin Hancock, Euain Penny and Mick Swanney.

Runners Up, Stromness B

Group 1

Evie 7 Stenness 0; Papdale A 2 St Andrews C 0; Stenness 1 Orphir Torpedos 5; St Andrews C 1 Evie 2; Orphir Torpedos 1 Papdale A 5; Stenness 2 St Andrews C 5; Evie 1 Papdale A 2; St Andrews C 1 Orphir Torpedos 0; Stenness 0 Papdale A 7; Orphir Torpedos 1 Evie 3.

  P W SD NSD L F A Pts
Papdale A4 4 4 0 0 0 16 2 16
Evie 4 3 0 0 1 13 4 12
St Andrews C 4 2 0 0 2 7 6 8
Orphir Torpedos 4 1 0 0 3 7 10 4
Stenness 4 0 0 0 4 3 24 0

Group 2

Dounby A 0 HB Hotspurs 4; Papdale B 0 St Andrews B 3; Firth 2 Dounby A 0; HB Hotspurs 3 Papdale B 1; St Andrews B 2 Firth 1; Dounby A 0 Papdale B 5; HB Hotspurs 0 St Andrews B 1; Firth 3 Papdale B 2; St Andrews B 7 Dounby A 0; Firth 1 HB Hotspurs 2.

  P W SD NSD L F A Pts
St Andrews B 4 4 0 0 0 13 1 16
HB Hotspurs 4 3 0 0 1 9 3 12
Firth 4 2 0 0 2 7 6 8
Papdale B 4 1 0 0 3 8 9 4
Dounby A 4 0 0 0 4 0 18 0


Group 3

Stromness B 4 Glaitness A 2; St Andrews A 1 Glaitness C 1; Papdale C 0 Stromness B 2; Glaitness A 0 St Andrews A 1; Glaitness C 5 Papdale C 0; Stromness B 4 St Andrews A 1; Glaitness A 1 Glaitness C 1; Papdale C 1 St Andrews A 3; Glaitness C 0 Stromness B 0; Papdale C 1 Glaitness A 3.

  P W SD NSD L F A Pts
Stromness B 4 3 0 1 0 10 3 13
St Andrews A 4 2 1 0 1 6 6 10
Glaitness C 4 1 2 1 0 7 2 9
Glaitness A 4 1 1 0 2 6 7 6
Papdale C 4 0 0 0 4 2 13 0


Group 4

Dounby B 0 Glaitness B 6; Stromness A 0 Papdale D 2; Westray 0 Dounby B 2; Glaitness B 4 Papdale D 1; Westray 0 Stromness A 5; Dounby B 0 Papdale D 4; Glaitness B 7 Westray 0; Stromness A 1 Dounby B 0; Papdale D 4 Westray 1; Stromness A 0 Glaitness B 5.

  P W SD NSD L F A Pts
Glaitness B 4 4 0 0 0 22 1 16
Papdale D 4 3 0 0 1 11 5 12
Stromness A 4 2 0 0 2 6 7 8
Dounby B 4 1 0 0 3 2 11 4
Westray 4 0 0 0 4 1 18 0


Quarter Finals

Papdale A 3 HB Hotspurs 1; St Andrews B 1 St Andrews A 0; Stromness B 1 Papdale D 0; Glaitness B 5 Evie 0

Semi Finals

Papdale A 2 Stromness B 3; St Andrews B 0 Glaitness B 3

Final

Stromness B 1 Glaitness B 2

 

TSB TROPHY

Glaitness United, winners of the TSB Trophy 2014, completing a league and cup double

A large crowd congregated at Picky on Saturday for the final night of primary indoor football action. The premier cup competition, the TSB Trophy is contested for by the eight top teams and it was champions Glaitness United who started as favourites having already won the league in style.

Despite valiant efforts by Papdale Kings and Stromness Predators, United reached the final where they faced St Andrews Dynamos. Dynamos had prevented an all Glaitness final by putting in an excellent performance to defeat Spurs 2-0 in the semis.

In the end there was little the younger Dynamos side could do as United turned in a powerful display to record a convincing 4-0 victory. So it was a fantastic end to the season for United who completed a league and cup double for Glaitness for the first time since 1995/96.

Runners Up, St Andrews Dynamos

The complete results were:

Quarter Finals  Papdale Kings 0 Glaitness United 2; Stromness Predators 2 Evie 1 1; St Andrews Hurricanes 0 Glaitness Spurs 2; Papdale Flyers 0 St Andrews Dynamos 1.

Semi-Finals  Glaitness United 1 Stromness Predators 0; Glaitness Spurs 0 St Andrews Dynamos 2.

Final  Glaitness United 4 St Andrews Dynamos 0

 

REID CRESCENT SHIELD

Real Dounby, Winners of the Reid Crescent Shield
 

The remaining 12 league and 7 non-league teams battled it out for the Reid Crescent Shield in what is usually a difficult to predict competition. This year went according to form with two of the favourites Real Dounby and Papdale Dales battling through to the final.

Real opened the scoring early in the match and scored a second shortly afterwards to put themselves in the driving seat. Dales pushed forward but found a strong Real defence difficult to break down. A long range free kick near the end of the match provided a consolation goal for Dales, but time ran out with Real deserving their victory.

This was a first victory in this competition for Dounby Primary since 2004/05 when Inter Dounby were the winners. The full results were:

First Round  Inter Dounby 3 Stenness Falcons 0; Firt h Scorpions 0 Glaitness Rovers 1; Stromness Devils 0 St Andrews Twisters 5

Second Round  Papdale Dales 3 Firth Spiders 1; Inter Dounby 2 Evie 2 0; St Andrews Cyclones 1 Glaitness Pirates 2; Glaitness Rovers 5 Papdale Knights 0; Hope/Burray Terriers 0 Real Dounby 5;  Stromness Strikers 0 Papdale Vikings 1; St Andrews Twisters 4  Orphir Torpedos 2; Papdale Mighty Marvels 3 Papdale Giants 0

Quarter Finals  Papdale Dales 0 Inter Dounby 0 (after extra time, Dales won 3-1 on penalties); Glaitness Pirates 0 Glaitness Rovers 1; Real Dounby 2 Papdale Vikings 0; St Andrews Twisters 3 Papdale Mighty Marvels 2 (after extra time)

Semi Finals   Papdale Dales 1 Glaitness Rovers 0; Real Dounby 3 St Andrews Twisters 0

Final   Papdale Dales 1 Real Dounby 2

EAST v WEST

East A, winners of the S R Paterson Shield

East B, winners of the J Johnston Plate

It was a clean sweep for the East in the challenge matches against the West although both matches were very closely fought. The B match was a very exciting match in which West took the lead but were pegged back with East equalising to take the match into extra time. With neither team able to score a winner it was left to a penalty shoot out, which East edged by 4-2. The A game was also a close affair but East had too much firepower for their rivals and deserved their 2-0 victory to retain the S R Paterson Shield.

S R Paterson Shield - East A 2 West A 0
Johnny Johnstone Plate – East B 1 West B 1 (after extra time, East won 4-2 on penalties) 

The presentation of trophies and medals took place at the conclusion of the evening’s play with OYDG Chairman Stephen Crawford thanking all the supporters for creating such a special atmosphere on the final night.  He also thanked the schools, coaches and referees before introducing the various sponsors who presented the trophies and medals. Finally he encouraged all those players who were making their final appearance in primary football to continue to play football with their clubs as they move up the age groups.

The evening also saw the Primary Indoor Player of the Year being announced and there was further success for Glaitness as one of their top players Ryan Harcus was rewarded for an outstanding season. Ryan was presented with his trophy by Joe Wilson representing the Wilson family who kindly sponsor this award.

OYDG would like to thank all the trophy and medal sponsors for the cup competitions: - S R Paterson Ltd; Lorraine Pilkington Tait of Cafelolz@21; Brian Budge; and TSB.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Player of the year Ryan Harcus, Glaitness United, is presented with the trophy by Joe Wilson

There will be plenty of excellent action this Saturday on the final night of indoor action as the top eight teams clash in the quarter finals of the TSB Trophy. Glaitness United will be looking to complete a league and cup double having last won the cup in 2000. There will also be plenty of competition as the remaining 19 teams compete for the Reid Crescent Shield, with a number of possible winners including Real Dounby, Glaitness Rovers and Papdale Dales.  

The final night of the primary indoor football season has the added attraction of the East v West challenge matches with the A teams competing for the S R Paterson Shield and the B teams playing for the Johnny Johnstone Plate.

The presentation of trophies and medals will take place after the TSB Trophy final which will be played at 7.30pm. This will also include the presentation of the Primary Indoor Player of the Year Trophy.

Following the excitement of the league competition the focus now turns to the knockout cup competition – the TSB Trophy. The format for the competition sees teams split into groups of four with Groups 3 & 4 being played this Saturday and Groups 1 & 2 the following week.

Results - 1st March

Group 1

St Andrews Dynamos 4 Papdale Knights 0; Papdale Flyers 3 Firth Spiders 0; Real Dounby 4 St Andrews Cyclones 0; Stromness Devils 0 St Andrews Dynamos 4; Papdale Knights 0 Papdale Flyers 4; Firth Spiders 0 Real Dounby 4; St Andrews Dynamos 1 Papdale Flyers 1; St Andrews Cyclones 0 Papdale Knights 0; Firth Spiders 1 Stromness Devils 0; Real Dounby 0 St Andrews Dynamos 1; Papdale Knights 2 Stromness Devils 0; Papdale Flyers 4 St Andrews Cyclones 0; Firth Spiders 0 Papdale Knights 0; St Andrews Cyclones 0 St Andrews Dynamos 4; Stromness Devils 0 Real Dounby 4; St Andrews Dynamos 4 Firth Spiders 0; Real Dounby 1 Papdale Flyers 2; Stromness Devils 0 St Andrews Cyclones 2; Papdale Knights 0 Real Dounby 2; Papdale Flyers 4 Stromness Devils 0; St Andrews Cyclones 1 Firth Spiders 1;

St Andrews Dynamos and Papdale Flyers qualify for the TSB Trophy Quarter Finals

  P W SD NSD L Pts
St Andrews Dynamos 6 5 1 0 0 22
Papdale Flyers 6 5 1 0 0 22
Real Dounby 6 4 0 0 2 16
St Andrews Cyclones 6 1 1 1 3 7
Firth Spiders 6 1 1 1 3 7
Papdale Knights 6 1 0 2 3 6
Stromness Devils 6 0 0 0 6 0


Group 2

Glaitness Spurs 1 Glaitness Rovers 0; Evie 1 2 Papdale Vikings 0; Inter Dounby 0 Papdale Dales 1; Firth Scorpions 1 Glaitness Spurs 1; Glaitness Rovers 0 Evie 1 1; Papdale Vikings 1 Inter Dounby 0; Glaitness Spurs 0 Evie 1 1; Papdale Dales 0 Glaitness Rovers 0; Papdale Vikings 1 Firth Scorpions 0; Inter Dounby 0 Glaitness Spurs 3; Glaitness Rovers 0 Firth Scorpions 1; Evie 1 3 Papdale Dales 1; Papdale Vikings 0 Glaitness Rovers 3; Papdale Dales 0 Glaitness Spurs 1; Firth Scorpions 1 Inter Dounby 0; Glaitness Spurs 3 Papdale Vikings 0; Inter Dounby 0 Evie 1 4; Firth Scorpions 0 Papdale Dales 1; Glaitness Rovers 2 Inter Dounby 0; Evie 1 2 Firth Scorpions 0; Papdale Dales 2 Papdale Vikings 1.

  P W SD NSD L Pts
Evie 6 6 0 0 0 24
Glaitness Spurs 6 4 1 0 1 18
Papdale Dales 6 3 0 1 2 13
Firth Scorpions 6 2 1 0 3 10
Glaitness Rovers 6 2 0 1 3 9
Papdale Vikings 6 2 0 0 4 8
Inter Dounby 6 0 0 0 6 0


Evie and Glaitness Spurs qualify for the TSB Trophy Quarter Finals

Results 22nd February

Group 3

Papdale Kings 4 Papdale Mighty Marvels 0; Stromness Predators 3 Glaitness Pirates 0;  Orphir Torpedos 0 St Andrews Twisters 0; Hope/Burray Terriers 0 Papdale Kings 4; Papdale Mighty Marvels 0 Stromness Predators 4; Glaitness Pirates 0 Orphir Torpedos 2; Papdale Kings 0 Stromness Predators 3; St Andrews Twisters 1 Papdale Mighty Marvels 0; Glaitness Pirates 3 Hope/Burray Terriers 0; Orphir Torpedos 0 Papdale Kings 3; Papdale Mighty Marvels 4 Hope/Burray Terriers 0; Stromness Predators 3 St Andrews Twisters 0; Glaitness Pirates 0 Papdale Mighty Marvels 2; St Andrews Twisters 0 Papdale Kings 4; Hope/Burray Terriers 0 Orphir Torpedos 2; Papdale Kings 4 Glaitness Pirates 0; Orphir Torpedos 0 Stromness Predators 1; Hope/Burray Terriers 0 St Andrews Twisters 3; Papdale Mighty Marvels 1 Orphir Torpedos 0; Stromness Predators 4 Hope/Burray Terriers 0; St Andrews Twisters 1 Glaitness Pirates 0;

Stromness Predators and Papdale Kings qualify for TSB Trophy Quarter Finals

  P W SD NSD L Pts
Stromness Predators 6 6 0 0 0 24
Papdale Kings 6 5 0 0 1 20
St Andrews Twisters 6 3 0 1 2 13
Papdale Mighty Marvels 6 3 0 0 3 12
Orphir Torpedos 6 2 0 1 3 9
Glaitness Pirates 6 1 0 0 5 4
Hope/Burray Terriers 6 0 0 0 6 0

Group 4

Glaitness United 4 Papdale Giants 0; Hope/Burray Hotspurs 1 St Andrews Hurricanes 2; Evie 2  0 Stenness Falcons 4; Stromness Strikers 0 Glaitness United 4; Papdale Giants 0 Hope/Burray Hotspurs 4; St Andrews Hurricanes 2 Evie 2 0; Glaitness United 3 Hope/Burray Hotspurs 1; Stenness Falcons 0 Papdale Giants 0; St Andrews Hurricanes 0 Stromness Strikers 0; Evie 2 0 Glaitness United 4; Papdale Giants 0 Stromness Strikers 2; Hope/Burray Hotspurs 2 Stenness Falcons 0; St Andrews Hurricanes 4 Papdale Giants 0; Stenness Falcons 0 Glaitness United 4;  Stromness Strikers 2 Evie 2 0; Glaitness United 3 St Andrews Hurricanes 0; Evie 2 0 Hope/Burray Hotspurs 3; Stromness Strikers 0 Stenness Falcons 0; Papdale Giants 0 Evie 2 2; Hope/Burray Hotspurs 4 Stromness Strikers 0; Stenness Falcons 0 St Andrews Hurricanes 1.

Glaitness United and St Andrews Hurricanes qualify for TSB Trophy Quarter Finals

  P W SD NSD L Pts
Glaitness United 6 6 0 0 0 24
St Andrews Hurricanes 6 4 0 1 1 17
Hope/Burray Hotspurs 6 4 0 0 2 16
Stromness Strikers 6 2 0 2 2 10
Stenness Falcons 6 1 0 2 3 6
Evie 6 1 0 0 5 4
Papdale Giants 6 0 0 0 6 0

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE -  MOUNT CUP

 

2014 Champions Glaitness United pictured with Nicola Taylor representing the sponsors     (PHOTO Tom O Brien)

Evie, who retained the Shore Shield (PHOTO Tom O Brien)

Glaitness United are the new Primary Indoor League champions after the final league matches were concluded at a crowded and noisy Picky on Saturday night. With the winning post in sight they eased to victory in their opening two matches against Firth Spiders and Papdale Kings to secure the league title for the first time since 1996/96 much to the delight of their players, coaches and supporters.

A further two victories including an exciting 2-1 win against old rivals Papdale Flyers in their final match ensured an unbeaten season for United with the only hiccups to an almost perfect record being draws against Hope/Burray Hotspurs and Glaitness Spurs.

This was a well deserved victory for United whose power, pace and skill proved too much for the other teams, and they ended the campaign with a comfortable 12 point margin over the leading pack.

This might well not be a one-off victory for Glaitness as the younger Glaitness Spurs side finished runners-up emphasising the strength in depth of young footballing talent at the Kirkwall school. Papdale were the last school to achieve a 1-2 finish in 2001/02 when Flyers won the league ahead of Kings. Spurs edged out another young team in St Andrews Dynamos. Both these sides also deserve credit for the football they played in the league and they are likely to be leading contenders in next year’s competition.

League Runners-up, Glaitness Spurs

With the league race all but sealed for United much of the drama and excitement on Saturday night centred on the fight for the Shore Shield for the smaller primary schools. Hope/Burray Hotspurs started the night with a narrow two point lead over Evie but with the teams having to play each other it was always going to be a tense night for the teams and their supporters.

The momentum appeared to be swinging further towards Hope/Burray Hotspurs as Evie dropped valuable points in their second match against St Andrews Twisters. In a highly exciting match Twisters took the lead and their keeper pulled off a string of excellent saves to deny Evie.  An equaliser eventually came but the final 1-1 result was not ideal preparation for Evie as they faced Hotspurs in their next match.

Hotspurs took the lead in the match against Evie, but great credit to Evie who produced an excellent comeback to deservedly win the match. Two almost identical long range shots which clipped the inside of the post contributed to a massive victory for Evie.

This left Hotspurs needing victory in their final match against Glaitness Spurs to take the Shore Shield to a play-off match against Evie to determine the winners of the trophy. In one of the most exciting matches of the night featuring excellent performances by both keepers Hotspurs gave it everything they had but the match ended 0-0. For the second year in a row Evie are the best placed small primary school team in the league.

Also ending the season on a high with victories in all four of their final matches were Real Dounby and Glaitness Rovers. Three victories moved Papdale Dales up a couple of positions in the final table and bottom of the league Firth Spiders picked up a point with a good draw against Twisters.

Firth Spiders picked up the Wooden Spoon for effort and good sportsmanship

The presentation of trophies was held at end of the night. Stephen Crawford, OYDG Chairman opened the presentation ceremony by thanking all those that had contributed to such a successful competition - Picky management and staff, fixtures organisers, referees, timekeepers, scorers, teams, coaches, parents and supporters. He particularly thanked the large crowd who had provided so much vocal encouragement to the young players over the course of the competition.

He congratulated the winning teams, and in particular Glaitness United who were deserving winners and had produced one of the most dominant displays seen in recent years.
Nicola Taylor, representing the sponsors S & JD Robertson Ltd presented the trophies to:- Glaitness United - Mount Cup and Winners Trophies; Glaitness Spurs - Runners Up Medals; Evie - Shore Shield and Firth Spiders – the Wooden Spoon for effort and good sportsmanship.

Week 15 results

M. Marvels 0 Evie 3; Vikings 1 Dales 3; Inter 0 Dynamos 2; Rovers 4 Pirates 0; M. Marvels 2 Vikings 2; Twisters 1 Evie 1; Dales 1 Inter 0; Vikings 0 Rovers 5; Evie 3 Hotspurs 1; Twisters 0 Spiders 0; Inter 3 Pirates 0; Dales 5 M. Marvels 1; Scorpions 0 Dynamos 2; Inter 0 Vikings 0; Dales 1 Evie 3; Falcons 0 M. Marvels 1; Dynamos 1 Predators 1; Hotspurs 4 Pirates 0;  Spiders 0 Rovers 5; Twisters 0 Torpedos 4; Dynamos 2 Hurricanes 0; Flyers 3 Kings 1; Rovers 3 Falcons 2; Scorpions 0 Spurs 4; Hotspurs 2 Devils 1; Pirates 0 Predators 5; Spiders 0 United 5; Real 2 Twisters 0; Torpedos 0 Flyers 2; Kings 0 United 4; Hurricanes 0 Scorpions 0; Real 2 Devils 0; Falcons 1 Predators 5; Hotspurs 0 Spurs 0; Spiders 0 Real 5; Hurricanes 0 United 5; Kings 1 Torpedos 0; Devils 0 Flyers 3; Predators 4 Scorpions 0; Kings 0 Spurs 3; Falcons 0 Hurricanes 0; Torpedos 0 Real 4; Flyers 1 United 2; Spurs 5 Devils 0.

Final Placings

  P W SD NSD L Pts
Glaitness United 42 40 1 1 0 163
Glaitness Spurs 42 36 3 1 2 151
St Andrews Dynamos 42 34 5 0 3 146
Papdale Flyers 42 33 1 2 6 136
Stromness Predators 42 32 3 0 7 134
Evie 42 27 3 0 12 114
Papdale Kings 42 27 2 0 13 112
Hope/Burray Hotspurs 42 25 4 3 10 111
Real Dounby 42 25 2 0 15 104
Glaitness Rovers 42 22 2 1 17 93
Papdale Dales 42 16 5 6 15 80
Orphir Torpedos 42 14 10 2 16 78
Firth Scorpions 42 15 4 2 21 70
Inter Dounby 42 11 3 4 24 54
St Andrews Twisters 42 9 4 3 26 47
Papdale Vikings 42 7 7 5 24 46
Papdale Mighty Marvels 42 9 3 2 28 44
St Andrews Hurricanes 42 8 1 7 26 41
Stromness Devils 42 5 3 3 31 29
Stenness Falcons 42 4 4 4 30 28
Glaitness Pirates 42 2 1 3 36 13
Firth Spiders 42 0 1 2 39 4



Week 14 - 8th February

With league leaders Glaitness United and Glaitness Spurs having a week off, the focus in last Saturday’s primary indoor football league switched to the race for the Shore Shield for the smaller schools.

In what has become a two horse race Evie went into the evenings’ matches trailing Hope/Burray Hotspurs by 6 points. However, the west team had an excellent evening and piled on the pressure by winning all three of their matches. Hotspurs nearly matched their challengers but faced third placed St Andrew Dynamos in their opening match. Despite taking the lead in the match and putting in a valiant effort they narrowly lost by 2-1. Victories in their next two games put them back on track and they finished the evening with a narrow 2 point lead over Evie.  Both teams now face each other on the final week in what is likely to be a winner takes all contest.

The other main winners on the night were Papdale Kings who recorded 4 victories and St Andrews Dynamos who won their three matches to retain their hopes of finishing second in the league.

Torpedos 0 Dynamos 5; Devils 0 Evie 4; Kings 5 Pirates 0; Torpedos 1 M. Marvels 1; Devils 0 Dynamos 3; Evie 1 Hurricanes 0; M. Marvels 0 Kings 4; Vikings 3 Torpedos 3; Devils 1 Pirates 0; Dynamos 2 Hotspurs 1; Scorpions 0 Kings 4; Evie 4 Vikings 0; Hurricanes 3 M. Marvels 0; Falcons 2 Pirates 0; Hotspurs 4 Vikings 1; Kings 4 Inter 1; Hurricanes 5 Pirates 0; Spiders 0 M. Marvels 4; Scorpions 3 Falcons 0; Flyers 4 Dales 0; Hotspurs 2 Twisters 0; Vikings 0 Real 3; Predators 2 Flyers 2; Inter 2 Twisters 1; Spiders 0 Dales 2; Scorpions 0 Flyers 5; Falcons 0 Real 1; Spiders 0 Predators 5; Inter 0 Flyers 5; Dales 1 Real 0; Predators 3 Twisters 0.

Week 13 - 1st February

With only two weeks of the Primary Indoor Football League left to play, Glaitness United need to win two of their last four matches on the final night to be certain of securing the title for the first time since 1995/96.

On Saturday United won a key match against third placed St Andrew Dynamos by 1-0 to put themselves within touching distance of winning the Mount Cup. Although United only had a single excellent long range goal to show for their efforts they controlled the match and fully deserved the victory against their younger opponents.

Dynamos were still suffering as they dropped more points in their next match against Papdale Dales. The Papdale side roared on by the noisiest supporters in the league took the lead and put in an excellent performance to hold on for a 1-1 draw.

With Dynamos dropping points Glaitness Spurs strengthened their hold on second place and a Glaitness 1-2 finish at the top of the league is looking more likely. The last time the same school had teams finishing in the top two positions was in 2001/02 when Papdale Flyers and Kings came out on top.

Hope/Burray Hotspurs extended their lead over Evie in the race for the Shore Shield to six points, and could have extended this further had they not dropped points in a 1-1 draw with Orphir Torpedos with Torpedos putting on a fine performance. The full results were:-

Dales 0 Rovers 0; Real 4 Hurricanes 0; Twisters 4 Falcons 0; Dynamos 0 United 1; Torpedos 2 Hurricanes 0; Rovers 1 Real 0; Dynamos 1 Dales 1; Torpedos 1 Hotspurs 1; Twisters 0 Rovers 2; Real 2 United 4; Scorpions 0 Torpedos 1; Twisters 0 Spurs 2; Inter 0 Falcons 0; Hotspurs 2 Dales 1; Hurricanes 1 Devils 0; Dynamos 5 Spiders 0; Predators 0 United 2; Dales 1 Scorpions 0; Evie 4 Inter 0; Torpedos 0 Spurs 4; Falcons 1 Devils 1; Predators 2 Evie 0; Spiders 0 Hotspurs 5; Spurs 2 Inter 0; Scorpions 0 Evie 2; Devils 0 Predators 1; Inter 5 Spiders 0.

Week 12 - 25th January

Honours were shared in the top of the table Glaitness derby between between United and Spurs played in Saturday’s Primary Indoor League. A rip roaring end to end match saw United take the lead but great credit to the younger Spurs side who fought back to draw level and pushed for a winner that would have reduced the gap between the top two. It was not to be and the match finished 1-1 ensuring that United retain their 9 point lead over Spurs. Both teams gave everything they had in the match and the score draw was a fair result with neither team deserving to lose.

With the top two dropping points against each other it provided third placed St Andrews Dynamos with an opportunity to make ground on the leaders.  However in their second match of the night they came up against an on form Papdale Flyers who played some of their best football of the season to dent Dynamo’s title hopes coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. To their credit Dynamos recovered in their next match to win a difficult and very exciting match against Papdale Kings 1-0 and keep their league dreams alive.

On a night when the majority of matches were very closely fought, the only team to secure maximum points were Papdale Flyers.

Hope/Burray Hotspurs edged into a narrow four point lead over Evie in the race for the Shore Shield as matches involving both teams went according to form.

All the four bottom teams picked up points. Firth Spiders had their best result so far coming back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Stromness Devils.  Glaitness Pirates also put in a good performance and were unlucky to be denied victory by a last second St Andrews Twisters equaliser.

Spiders 0 Vikings 3; Spurs 5 M. Marvels 0; Scorpions 1 Devils 0; Predators 2 Vikings 1; Spiders 0 Falcons 3; United 1 Spurs 1; Twisters 1 Scorpions 3; Devils 1 Spiders 1; Real 4 M. Marvels 0; United 4 Evie 1; Twisters 0 Vikings 0; Rovers 1 Devils 0; Hotspurs 2 Predators 4;  Falcons 0 Evie 4; Hurricanes 1 Spurs 3; Real 4 Scorpions 1; United 5 Twisters 0; M. Marvels 0 Hotspurs 2; Dynamos 3 Pirates 0; Rovers 2 Hurricanes 0; Flyers 2 Falcons 1; Kings 1 Predators 0; Dynamos 1 Rovers 0; Evie 0 Flyers 5; Real 0 Kings 1; Twisters 1 Pirates 1;  Dynamos 1 Flyers 2; Hurricanes 0 Hotspurs 2; Pirates 0 Real 3; Kings 0 Dynamos 1.

Week 11 - 18th January

The Glaitness bandwagon continued to roll on as table toppers United and Spurs won all of their matches in the latest set of fixtures played last Saturday at Picky. With third placed St Andrews Dynamos having a night off the top two piled pressure on the chasing pack on an exciting night of football which saw some very competitive matches being played.

Whilst United had a comfortable evening Spurs had to negotiate a couple of tricky ties against Papdale Flyers and Stromness Predators. A good 2-0 victory against Flyers set Spurs up for their match against Predators. This proved to be an excellent match with little to choose between the teams in a closely fought match. In the end a single Spurs goal earned them victory in a game which Predators will feel hard done by as their efforts deserved a share of the points.

The competition for the Shore Shield is turning red-hot with Evie and Hope/Burray Hotspurs neck and neck in the race to claim the trophy for the small schools. On Saturday both teams stepped up a gear with Hotspurs opening with an excellent 3-2 victory over Flyers. This was a cracking match with Hotspurs shocking Flyers as they raced into a 3-0 lead. Flyers pulled a couple of goals back and had chances to equalise but Hotspurs held on for a surprise but well deserved victory.

This put pressure on Evie and they rose to the challenge superbly when they came back from a goal down to secure an unexpected 2-1 victory against Papdale Kings. Both teams ended the night level on points ensuring an exciting and tense run-in for supporters of both teams.

Glaitness Rovers and St Andrews Hurricanes enjoyed their best week of the season so far with Rovers winning all three of their matches. Hurricanes were unbeaten in their four matches and they inflicted further pain on Papdale Kings as they secured an excellent 2-1 win against the Papdale side.

In the bottom of the table clash Firth Spiders led 1-0 halfway through their match with Glaitness Pirates but Pirates came back to score a couple of goals and deny Pirates their first leagues win of the season. For Pirates however this was a welcome second league victory.

United 5 Pirates 0; Hotspurs 3 Flyers 2; Predators 4 Torpedos 0; Falcons 1 Dales 1; United 5 Hotspurs 0; Rovers 1 Torpedos 0; Vikings 0 Devils 0; Spiders 1 Pirates 2; Hurricanes 0 Falcons 0; United 3 Inter 0; Pirates 0 Scorpions 3; Spiders 0 Flyers 5; Predators 3 Dales 1; Vikings 0 Hurricanes 1; Evie 3 Torpedos 0; Hotspurs 2 Inter 0; Rovers 1 Scorpions 0; Devils 0 Dales 2; Spurs 2 Flyers 0; Falcons 0 Kings 4; Rovers 2 M. Marvels 1; Scorpions 2 Vikings 1; Spiders 0 Evie 4; Spurs 1 Predators 0; Hurricanes 0 Inter 0; Evie 2 Kings 1; Devils 1 M. Marvels 2; Spurs 5 Spiders 0; Hurricanes 2 Kings 1; Scorpions 2 M. Marvels 2.

Week 10 - 11th January

The Primary Indoor League resumed on Saturday evening at Picky after the Christmas break. It’s as you were at the top as the leading three teams – Glaitness United, Glaitness Spurs and St Andrews Dynamos won all their opening fixtures of 2014.

In one of the top matches United had what looked like a tricky looking fixture as they entertained Papdale Flyers in a Kirkwall derby. United raced into a 2-0 lead and although Flyers pulled one back it was United who scored a further two goals to record a convincing victory.  Dynamos faced a tough test against Evie but they came back for a narrow 2-1 victory after falling a goal behind.

The only other team to secure maximum points on the night were Stromness Predators.

Two of the leading contenders for the Shore Shield met in a key match and it was Evie who took an early lead which was short lived as Hope/Burray Hotspurs equalised almost immediately. Hotspurs turned on the style in the second half of the match scoring a couple of excellent goals to secure an important victory. With Evie having a disappointing night losing all three of their matches Hotspurs have now moved into a four point lead in the Shield competition. Orphir Torpedos remain as contenders a further four points behind after they won a couple of matches including an excellent 2-1 victory against high flying Papdale Kings.

At the bottom of the league there were a good victory for Stromness Devils against higher placed Inter Dounby and Stenness Falcons recorded their second win of the season against Glaitness Pirates.

Devils 2 Inter 1; Predators 5 M. Marvels 0; Hotspurs 3 Evie 1; Devils 0 Kings 3; Predators 5 Inter 1; M. Marvels 0 Dynamos 2; Spurs 3 Hotspurs 0; Inter 1 Rovers 1; Evie 1 Dynamos 2; United 5 M. Marvels 0; Devils 0 Spurs 2; Hotspurs 0 Kings 5; Rovers 0 Predators 3; Dynamos 5 Falcons 0; Evie 1 Real 3; Twisters 0 Devils 0; Dales 2 Pirates 0; United 4 Flyers 1; Falcons 0 Vikings 4; Real 0 Spurs 4; Torpedos 2 Kings 1; Twisters 0 Hotspurs 3; Rovers 1 Flyers 2; Pirates 0 Vikings 3; United 4 Dales 0; Real 2 Torpedos 0; Pirates 0 Falcons 1; Flyers 4 Twisters 0; Dales 2 Vikings 1; Falcons 0 Torpedos 4.

Week 9 - 21st December

There was plenty of Christmas cheer for Glaitness United and their supporters as they scored an impressive 3-0 victory against nearest challengers St Andrews Dynamos in the top of the table clash played at Picky on Saturday night. Roared on by a noisy crowd the older and more experienced Glaitness team overcame their younger opponents to extend their lead at the top as the league moves into the festive break.

With United winning all of their four matches they now hold a nine point advantage over fellow Glaitness side Spurs who took advantage of Dynamos defeat to move into second place in the league. Spurs were involved in one of the most exciting matches of the night when they pulled back an early Evie goal to lead 2-1 before a last second equaliser ensured a share of the points for Evie.

This good result in their opening match boosted Evie who went on to win their next three matches and edge into the lead in the race for the Shore Shield as they took advantage of Hope/Burray Hotspurs having a night off.

Papdale Flyers had a good night winning all their matches and it was also an unbeaten night for both Dounby sides.

The league now takes a break before resuming on Saturday 11th January.

Saturday’s results were:

Spurs 4 Twisters 0; Scorpions 0 Rovers 2; Kings 0 Flyers 4; Spurs 3 Dales 0; Twisters 0 M. Marvels 2; Dynamos 3 Scorpions 0; Rovers 1 Vikings 0; Torpedos 1 Twisters 1; Spiders 0 Dynamos 5; Spurs 2 Evie 2; Real 2 Vikings 0; Hurricanes 0 Flyers 5; Pirates 0 Kings 5; United 3 Dynamos 0; M. Marvels 0 Dales 0; Scorpions 2 Predators 4; Vikings 0 Inter 1; Evie 2 Rovers 0; Flyers 5 Torpedos 0; United 5 Spiders 0; Hurricanes 0 Predators 5; Kings 1 Real 1; Inter 1 Dales 1; Predators 5 Pirates 0; Evie 5 M. Marvels 0; Torpedos 0 United 4; Real 5 Spiders 0; Inter 2 Hurricanes 0; Pirates 0 Evie 5; United 2 Predators 0.

Week 8 - 14th December

St Andrews Dynamos cut Glaitness United’s lead at the top to just 3 points as the league reached its halfway mark last Saturday afternoon at Picky. With United having a week off victories in their three games in hand on the league leaders allowed Dynamos to maintain their strong challenge at the top.  This weekend sees the top two in the league clash for the first time in what should be a xmas cracker of a match.

Dynamos are joined in second place by Glaitness Spurs who have played one more match than the leading pair but they maintain their league challenge whilst underlining the strength of footballing talent representing Glaitness this year.  In winning all four of their matches they were given a major fright by another Glaitness side Rovers who took the lead before Spurs pressure eventually paid dividends and they squeezed out a narrow 2-1 victory.

Hope/Burray Hotspurs took advantage as Evie had a night off as they overtook their rivals in the race for the Shore Shield. Their three victories included a narrow 1-0 victory over another one of their rivals for the Shield Firth Scorpions in one of the most exciting matches of the day that raged from end to end of the arena.

The only other team to win all their matches were Papdale Flyers.

At the bottom of the league it was well done to Firth Spiders who gained their first point of the season in a goalless draw with St Andrews Hurricanes.

Dynamos 2 Twisters 0; Inter 1 Real 4; Hurricanes 0 Spiders 0; Dales 0 Torpedos 1; Real 1 Dynamos 2; Twisters 1 Inter 0; Spiders 0 Scorpions 3; Hurricanes 0 Real 3; Torpedos 0 Inter 0; Dales 1 Dynamos 4; Twisters 1 Hurricanes 0; Devils 0 Torpedos 0; Hotspurs 2 Falcons 0; Rovers 3 Spiders 0; Pirates 0 Devils 1; Scorpions 0 Hotspurs 1; Kings 1 Dales 1; Rovers 1 Spurs 2; M. Marvels 2 Falcons 0; Pirates 0 Hotspurs 3; Flyers 5 Devils 0; Spurs 1 Scorpions 0; Vikings 0 Kings 1; Pirates 0 M. Marvels 2; Falcons 1 Rovers 3; Flyers 4 Vikings 0; Spurs 4 Pirates 0; Rovers 0 Kings 1; M. Marvels 0 Flyers 5; Spurs 3 Vikings 0.

Week 7 - 7th December

Glaitness United’s perfect start to the season was brought to an end last Saturday night when they dropped their first points of the season against Hope/Burray Hotspurs. A superb performance by the Hotspurs saw them put up a strong defence and for the first time the potent United strikeforce were unable to find the opposition net. Hotspurs themselves ventured forward and also looked dangerous, but the game ended goalless much to the delight of the Hotspurs players, coaches and supporters.

With United dropping points it provided an opportunity for the chasing pack to close the gap. St Andrews Dynamos looked to take advantage as they scored a fine 1-0 victory over Papdale Flyers in a tight match, and they looked like they were well on the way to victory against Stromness Predators as they raced into a 2-0 lead. Predators had other ideas and in an excellent match they produced the comeback of the night to draw level at 2-2. Despite this Dynamos have moved up into second spot in the league.

Hotspurs failed to capitalise on their outstanding opening match result in the race for the Shore Shield when they dropped points in their other matches as they were held to draws by Papdale Vikings and Orphir Torpedos. As a result it was Evie who moved two points ahead with a couple of victories.

The competitive nature of most of the matches this week meant that only one team – Papdale Kings – won all their matches.

In the lower reaches of the league Papdale Mighty Marvels enjoyed their best night of the season winning two matches including an excellent 3-2 victory against Orphir Torpedos.

Dales 4 Spiders 0; United 5 Vikings 0; Flyers 3 Scorpions 0; Kings 5 Spiders 0; Dales 1 Hurricanes 0; Vikings 2 Twisters 2; Hotspurs 0 United 0; M. Marvels 4 Spiders 1; Vikings 0 Dynamos 3; Scorpions 0 Dales 0; Kings 3 Twisters 0; Flyers 0 Dynamos 1; United 5 Hurricanes 0; Torpedos 1 Scorpions 0; Vikings 1 Hotspurs 1; Evie 5 Twisters 0; M. Marvels 1 Real 5; Predators 3 Devils 1; Flyers 5 Inter 0; Kings 3 Falcons 0; Predators 2 Dynamos 2; Hurricanes 0 Evie 5; Hotspurs 2 Torpedos 2; Flyers 2 Real 0; M. Marvels 0 Inter 2; Devils 1 Falcons 1; Evie 0 Predators 3; M. Marvels 3 Torpedos 2; Devils 0 Real 2; Falcons 1 Inter 2.

Week 6 - 30th November

Glaitness United maintained their 10 point lead over Glaitness Spurs after securing another three victories on Saturday night. They faced their sternest test in their game against Papdale Kings. In an excellent match a goal early in the match and one near the end secured a good win for the more experienced Glaitness team.

The young St Andrews Dynamos side are establishing themselves as genuine title contenders. Maintaining their unbeaten start with another three victories including a fine 2-0 victory over Kings moved Dynamos up into third place in the league.

In the race for the Shore Shield it was a good night for Evie as three wins helped them close the gap on Firth Scorpions and Orphir Torpedos.  This included a 3-1 victory over Scorpions where they came back from a goal down against their fellow challengers.  Scorpions themselves ended the night on a high when they put in an excellent performance to beat Kings 2-0 in their final match.

There was further disappointment for Kings who lost a fourth match when they were beaten 1-0 by Glaitness Spurs in one of the most exciting matches of the evening, with play raging from end to end. Schoolmates Papdale Dales however enjoyed their best night of the season with three wins helping them move a number of places up the league.

There were also good performances by a number of the bottom five teams against higher placed teams. Glaitness Pirates secured a goalless draw against St Andrews Hurricanes; Stromness Devils won their second match of the league beating Hurricanes 2-0 and a battling performance by Stenness Falcons saw them hold on for a 1-1 draw after taking the lead against Torpedos.

Evie 4 Pirates 0; Hurricanes 0 Torpedos 2; Falcons 0 United 5; Pirates 1 Inter 5; Real 2 Hotspurs 1; Torpedos 1 Falcons 1; Inter 0 Evie 3; Pirates 0 Hurricanes 0; Dales 0 Hotspurs 1;  United 2 Kings 0; Spiders 0 Inter 3; Hotspurs 0 Dynamos 2; United 4 Real 1; Spurs 5 Torpedos 0; Falcons 0 Twisters 1; Devils 2 Hurricanes 0; Predators 1 Spurs 3; Evie 3 Scorpions 1; Dales 2 Devils 1; Predators 5 Spiders 0; Spurs 1 Kings 0; Rovers 0 Dynamos 3; Scorpions 0 Real 1; Torpedos 5 Spiders 0; Twisters 1 Dales 5; Dynamos 2 Kings 0; Devils 0 Rovers 2; Twisters 1 Predators 3; Kings 0 Scorpions 2; Rovers 0 Dales 3.

Week 5 - 23rd November

Glaitness United extended their lead at the top of the Primary Indoor Football League as they won their top of the table clash with Glaitness Spurs in the latest set of fixtures. The previously unbeaten Spurs suffered their first defeat of the season as their older and more experienced schoolmates showed their class with a well deserved 2-0 victory. A further two victories on the night saw United move ten points ahead at the top.

Amongst the chasing pack a young St Andrews Dynamos team have emerged as genuine title challengers. Four victories including an excellent 2-0 victory against Spurs saw them maintain their unbeaten start to the league campaign, as they moved into fourth position with games in hand on the leaders.

Papdale Flyers and Stromness Predators also maintained the pressure on the top two winning all their matches.

The race for the Shore Shield for the smaller primary schools is very tight. Hope/Burray Hotspurs had a perfect night winning all three of their matches to edge into a single point lead over Firth Scorpions who dropped valuable points when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Inter Dounby.

Predators 3 Real 2; United 5 Inter 0; Vikings 2 M. Marvels 1; Predators 5 Falcons 0; Real 1 Rovers 2; M. Marvels 0 Spurs 4; Vikings 0 Predators 3; Real 5 Falcons 0; Dynamos 3 Inter 1; Spurs 0 United 2; Evie 2 Vikings 0; Twisters 2 Real 3; Falcons 1 Scorpions 2; Pirates 0 Rovers 3; Inter 0 Hotspurs 5; Evie 3 Devils 1; M. Marvels 0 Hurricanes 1; Flyers 5 Spiders 0;  Dynamos 2 Spurs 0; United 5 Rovers 0; Inter 1 Scorpions 1; Pirates 0 Twisters 5; Devils 0 Hotspurs 3; Flyers 4 Evie 1; Spiders 0 Twisters 4; Dynamos 4 Devils 0; Scorpions 4 Hurricanes 1; Flyers 5 Pirates 0; Hotspurs 3 Spiders 0; Hurricanes 0 Dynamos 4.

Week 4 - 16th November

There were no changes at the top of the Primary Indoor Football League as the three leading teams Glaitness United, Glaitness Spurs and Papdale Kings won all their matches last Saturday night. United maintain their narrow two point lead at the top.

The only other team to gain maximum points were Firth Scorpions whose three victories took them level with Orphir Torpedos in the race for the Shore Shield for smaller schools. Hope/Burray Hotspurs also had an unbeaten evening and were delighted to hold Papdale Flyers to a goalless draw with a fine performance.

At the bottom of the league three teams gained their first victories of the season - Glaitness Pirates, Stenness Falcons and Stromness Devils.  Resplendent in their new strips Falcons picked up their first point in a 0-0 draw against Vikings and topped this in their final match with a fine 5-0 victory against Firth Spiders. Pirates and Devils opening victories were also against Spiders who are still looking for their first point.

The full results from the fourth week of the league were as follows:-

Kings 4 Hurricanes 0; Flyers 2 Rovers 0; Dales 0 Predators 2; Kings 5 Devils 0; Hurricanes 3 Rovers 1; Flyers 0 Hotspurs 0; Devils 0 Vikings 1; Rovers 5 Twisters 0; Falcons 0 Flyers 5;  Predators 1 Kings 2; Evie 1 Dales 0; Hotspurs 2 Hurricanes 0; Spiders 0 Devils 2; Vikings 0 Falcons 0; Twisters 1 Dales 5; United 2 Evie 0; Hotspurs 2 M. Marvels 1; Spurs 3 Hurricanes 0; Torpedos 0 Predators 2; Scorpions 3 Pirates 0; Falcons 5 Spiders 0; Twisters 0 United 5; M. Marvels 0 Scorpions 4; Spurs 4 Vikings 1; Torpedos 1 Evie 3; Pirates 3 Spiders 0; Scorpions 3 Twisters 0; M. Marvels 0 United 5; Spiders 0 Spurs 5; Pirates 0 Torpedos 3.

WEEK  3 - 9th NOVEMBER

Glaitness United have moved two points clear at the top of the Primary Indoor Football league after they secured three comfortable victories and the other 3 teams with perfect records dropped valuable points in Saturday’s night’s latest fixtures.

In a cracking opening match it was Glaitness Spurs who game back from a goal down to edge out fellow contenders Papdale Flyers 2-1 and inflict the Flyer’s first defeat of the season.

Spurs were involved in another tremendous match when they faced the other side who had won all their previous matches. It was St Andrews Dynamos who opened the scoring in this match. With Spurs piling on the pressure the Dynamos keeper pulled off a number of outstanding saves before he was eventually beaten and the match ended up all square to see both sides drop their first points.

The top sides were to drop further points as Orphir Torpedoes secured an excellent 1-1 draw against Dynamos after being a goal behind and the Papdale Dales put up a fine defensive display to hold Flyers to a 0-0 draw. The Dales also secured their first win of the league when they beat Falcons.

As well as United the only other teams to score maximum points on Saturday were Stromness Predators and Papdale Kings.

In the Shore Shield for the smaller schools Orphir Torpedos lead the race but Hope/Burray Hotspurs and Firth Scorpions are not far behind having played fewer games.

Results

Flyers 1 Spurs 2; Pirates 0 United 5; Torpedos 2 Devils 0; Spurs 1 Dynamos 1; Pirates 0 Flyers 5; Scorpions 0 United 5; Falcons 0 Dynamos 4; Predators 4 Hotspurs 0; United 5 Devils 0; Dynamos 1 Torpedos 1; Vikings 3 Pirates 0; M. Marvels 0 Predators 3; Dales 0 Flyers 0;  Falcons 0 Spurs 5; Inter 0 Predators 2; Devils 0 Scorpions 3; Real 1 Evie 1; Hotspurs 2 Rovers 0; Torpedos 1 Vikings 1; Kings 5 M. Marvels 0; Dales 1 Falcons 0; Rovers 2 Evie 1; Inter 0 Kings 3; Vikings 2 Scorpions 2; Real 4 Dales 1; Kings 4 Hotspurs 0; M. Marvels 0 Rovers 2; Evie 1 Falcons 0; Scorpions 4 Inter 0; Hotspurs 1 Real 0.

WEEK 2 - 2nd NOVEMBER

Week 2 of the Primary Indoor Football League saw the Stromness teams and Evie play their opening fixtures. Current champions Stromness Predators have a completely new team from the one that enjoyed success over the last 2 years so will face a tough test to retain their title. They made a reasonable start to their campaign winning 3 of their opening matches.

At the end of the night four teams remained with a perfect 100% record. Glaitness United and Glaitness Spurs continue to lead the pack having played 7 matches closely followed by Papdale Flyers and St Andrews Dynamos who have played 6 games. United had three comfortable victories and schoolmates Spurs matched this although two of their victories were narrow by a single goal.

A young St Andrews Dynamos side have also made an impressive start to the league playing some very good football as have Papdale Flyers who inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Stromness Predators.

Evie and Orphir Torpedos will be in the running for the Shore Shield for the smaller primary schools and they enjoyed some impressive victories on the night. Also enjoying their first victories of the season were Glaitness Rovers, Inter Dounby, Papdale Mighty Marvels and Papdale Vikings.

Results

Spurs 1 Real 0; Rovers 4 Inter 0; United 5 Torpedos 0; Pirates 0 Dales 0; Evie 0 Spurs 1; Inter 1 M. Marvels 0; Real 0 Flyers 3; Kings 3 Rovers 2; Devils 0 United 3; Spiders 0 Torpedos 5; Dales 0 Spurs 5; Pirates 0 Dynamos 5; Flyers 5 Hurricanes 0; Kings 1 Evie 2; Inter 1 Devils 0; Real 0 Predators 4; M. Marvels 0 Twisters 1; Torpedos 4 Pirates 0; Predators 3 Rovers 1; Vikings 0 United 5; Evie 5 Spiders 0; Hurricanes 0 Dales 0; Dynamos 4 Vikings 1; Flyers 2 Predators 0; Twisters 1 Kings 5; M. Marvels 4 Devils 0; Vikings 5 Spiders 0; Dynamos 1 Evie 0; Predators 5 Hurricanes 0; Devils 0 Twisters 1.

WEEK 1 - 26 OCTOBER

A large and noisy crowd greeted the teams and provided an excellent atmosphere in the Picky Arena on Saturday afternoon as the Primary Indoor League kicked off. Now into its 27th year of completion the 22 teams face 15 weeks of matches as they aim to be crowned primary school football champions.

Off to a flying start in this year’s league are two of the Glaitness teams – United and Spurs. United are one of the favourites for the league title and they opened in style winning all four of their opening matches with a third Glaitness side Rovers proving to be their toughest opponents. Rovers put up a strong defensive performance with United winning by the only goal of the game. Glaitness Spurs were equally impressive on the opening night securing four clear victories to join United as the early pacesetters.

Also starting with a perfect record were Papdale Flyers, Papdale Kings and St Andrews Dynamos who played and won their first 3 games.

Of the smaller primary school teams the best start has been made by Hope/Burray Hotspurs who secured two victories and a score draw.

At this early stage of the season, it looks like this year’s competition will be just as enjoyable for all the teams and supporters as in previous years.

Falcons 1 Hotspurs 2; Scorpions 5 Spiders 0; Hurricanes 0 Twisters 1; Dynamos 1 Real 0; Inter 0 Torpedos 1; Hotspurs 2 Scorpions 2; Spurs 5 Falcons 0; Spiders 0 Hurricanes 4; Twisters 0 Dynamos 3; Real 5 Inter 1; Rovers 0 Hotspurs 2; United 6 Scorpions 1; Torpedos 1 Dales 1; Pirates 0 Spurs 3; Spiders 0 Kings 5; Hurricanes 1 Vikings 1; United 5 Falcons 0;  Twisters 1 Flyers 5; Dynamos 5 M. Marvels 0; Real 5 Pirates 0; Inter 0 Spurs 5; Torpedos 1 Rovers 1; Dales 0 Kings 2; Flyers 5 M. Marvels 0; Rovers 0 United 1; Kings 1 Vikings 0; M. Marvels 0 Pirates 0; Spurs 3 Rovers 1; Vikings 0 Flyers 5; Dales 0 United 4.