On Saturday 25th August, 19 Under 12 boys travelled to Shetland to take part in the Andromeda Cup tournament on the Sunday and the Inter-county match the following day.
On Monday 27th, the squad played an Inter-County match against Shetland in two matches, A and B. The scores in these matches were 8-1 to Shetland in the A match and a 1-1 draw in the B match. Again the boys played well and showed great skills and commitment on the pitch. The U12 coaches were very proud of all our players that featured on Monday, with some of them playing two games back to back.
On Sunday 10th of June, Orkney hosted Shetland in the annual Inter County matches to decide the John Manson Under 12 cup. Played in fine conditions at Picky, the first match saw Orkney A play Shetland A in a very entertaining match. During the first half Orkney A played some excellent football against a very good defensive display from Shetland although a well taken goal from William MacDonald gave Orkney a 1-0 half time lead. The second half saw Shetland put early pressure on the Orkney defence and this led to a penalty kick which Shetland scored to level the match. Shetland quickly followed this up with a second goal to take the lead. Orkney then started to fight back and scored an equalising goal through Alex Henderson. More pressure from Orkney resulted in a goal from Bradley Cormack. Shortly after Orkney scored the decisive winning goal through an excellent shot from the corner of the box from Aiden Cooper. The final score Orkney 4 Shetland 2.
The second match saw Orkney B play Shetland B. Similar to the first match, the first half saw Orkney play some very good football and a lot of pressure and very good defending from Shetland. Orkney scored twice through Sebastien Pesci and Tyler Wolstenholme for a 2-0 half time lead. The second half as a much tighter affair with both teams playing well and having spells of pressure although Shetland scored to make the score 2-1 which was the final score. Two wins for Orkney ensured that the John Manson cup came back to Orkney.
Under 12's with John Manson Cup