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18 March 2017Stromness Indoor Cup Double
Stromness Predators, TSB Trophy winners 2017
Congratulations to Stromness on a primary football cup double tonight on the final night of primary indoor football at Picky. Stromness Devils led the way beating Glaitness Spurs 1-0 in the final of the Reid Crescent Shield. Not to be outdone Stromness Predators put in an excellent performance to beat Greenvoe league winners St Andrews Hurricanes by the same scoreline in the final of the TSB Trophy. Well done to both teams.
Stromness Devils with Reid Crescent Shield
16 March 2017Primary indoor finale this Saturday
There will be plenty of excellent action this coming Saturday on the final night of primary indoor action for 2016/17 as the two knock-out competitions are held. Matches kick off at the later time of 4.30pm. 12 teams will be participating for the TSB Trophy and the remaining 17 teams playing for the Reid Crescent Shield.
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. There will also be an East v West girls match and the Player of the Year presentation. The fixture schedule is as follows:-
4:30pm Athletico Dounby v St Andrews Cyclones; 4:40pm Glaitness Swans v Papdale Gladiators, Hope Terriers v Papdale Knights; 4:50pm Glaitness Spurs v St Andrews Whirlwinds, Evie/Firth Serpents v Papdale Vikings; 5:00pm St Andrews Tornados v Orphir Torpedos, St Andrews Dynamos v Papdale Dales; 5:10pm Papdale Might Marvels v Stromness Strikers, Hope Hotspurs v Papdale Kings; 5:20pm Papdale Giants v St Andrews Twisters, Papdale Flyers v Glaitness Rovers; 5:30pm Stromness Devils v Athletico Dounby or St Andrews Cyclones; Inter Dounby v Stenness Falcons
5:40-6:20pm TSB Quarter Finals - Stromness Predators, Glaitness United, St Andrews Hurricanes and Real Dounby v Round 1 winners;
6:30pm East B v West B; 6:40pm Girls West v Girls East; 6:50pm East A v West A
7:00pm Reid Crescent Semi-Finals; 7:10pm TSB Semi-Finals
7:20pm Reid Crescent Final
7:30pm TSB Final
14 March 2017Under 15's perform well in Fife
Under 15's pictured before match v St Andrews Colts
Orkney Under 15’s football squad travelled to Fife for two games last weekend. On Saturday they played against St Andrews Colts who are in the 2nd Division of the Tayside League. The hosts had lost only one league game thus far and a tight game was anticipated. A dominant performance saw Orkney emerge as 8-3 winners with goals from Gregor Dowell (3), Jay Foubister (2), Liam King, Craig Harrison and Aidan Foubister.
On Sunday morning, the boys travelled to the Kelty Hearts stadium to play Kirkcaldy team, Beveridge Red Lions. The hosts are having a good season in the 1st Division of the Fife Development League and they had also played the previous day, recording a 6-0 win. An even first half ended 1-1, with Jay Foubister scoring the Orkney goal. The physical presence of the home team showed in the second half and despite a good showing by Orkney they conceded 3 more goals in a 4-1 defeat.
In summing up the trip, Coach Ritchie Brunton thought that the players did extremely well and that they had performed to a really good standard. With two contrasting matches, the better all-round performance was considered to be in Sunday’s defeat. However, the weekend matches will hopefully stand them in good stead for the rest of the year and they look to improve in certain aspects of their game. Thanks to the players for their conduct on the trip, the Fife clubs for providing the opposition and to Orkney Sea Cadets for the loan of their mini bus for the trip south.