Caithness Amateur Sevens Football League - Week 13
17th December 2001
The re-arranged fixture between Workshops and Thistle was played yesterday(Sunday) at Naver.
Workshops knew a win was important to keep the pressure on The Ashes at the top and duly took the game to Thistle. Some great goalkeeping by Cannop kept them at bay, but with 15 minutes on the clock Graeme Robertson stole in behind the Thistle defence and fired home to put Workshops ahead. Thistle seemed in disarray at this point and only some last ditch defending kept Workshops out. Thistle then regrouped and played some lovely football and it was no surprise when they equalised. A shot cannoned off the Workshops post and bobbled about the box where Michael McPhee was on hand to stab the ball home.
The second half was an even affair with both sided creating chances. Thistle had made a crucial change bringing goalkeeper Christie Cannop into the fray and it was to pay off handsomely .Cannop picked up a loose ball in midfield and drove forward. No Workshop player attempted to tackle him and he drove home from 15 yards. Workshops then created a few chances but stand in goalkeeper Murphy blocked well, however he could do nothing about Workshops equaliser when Jamie MacKay ghosted in at the back to fire home with only 3 minutes remaining. A draw seemed on the cards but Thistle's Alan Tait had other ideas. A ball was threaded through to him just outside the box and he turned the defender before sliding the ball home.
Full time Thistle 3 Workshops 2.
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Week 8 of the RMC sponsored league and the headlines are Groats put the wind up Workshops as they hit seven in gale force conditions Pentland go top as Ashes are held by Castletown. First up this evening were Top Joes and Crazy Gang.
Week 9 of the RMC sponsored sevens and as the League hits the half way mark the headlines are: It's tight at the top as Pentlands lose out to Workshops First of all a big thank you to six volunteers from Ashes FC who picked up new nets from the council and put them up before tonight's matches, ably assisted by 10 year old Lauren Nicol First up this evening were Co-op and Ashes. In a tight first half both defences were giving away little.
Week 10 of the RMC sponsored sevens league and the headlines are: Horror leg break leaves players stunned. The much awaited clash between Acks and Pentland was dramatically abandoned last night after both sets of players decided not to continue after Pentlands Ally Fraser suffered a horrific double fracture of the leg and Acks David Mackay suffered a bad knee injury.
Week 11 of the RMC sponsored league and the headlines are: Workshops hit five to keep the pressure on at the This week saw the introduction of a new law to the sevens game when all slide tackles were banned. Sinners would be yellow carded.
Week 12 of the RMC sponsored sevens and the headlines are: Co-op's endeavour pays big dividends at last. Co-op were sensationally only 1 minute from defeating last seasons champs Acks in last nights fixture.
Week 14 of the RMC sponsored league, and the headlines are: Workshops edge out Castletown in Seven-Goal Christmas Cracker Castletown were left cursing their luck after fighting back from a goal down three times against Workshops only to come away empty-handed. First Murray Mackay, and then Stuart Mackenzie had twice cancelled out Workshops' lead, but the village side were denied a deserved point when Neil Fearn's late strike took a wicked deflection off Murray Mackay to wrong-foot keeper Bruce Souter.
First of all may I wish you all a happy new year Now on to business Week 15 of the RMC sponsored league and the headlines are: Jags burst Pentlands title bubble. Thurso Thistle all but ended Pentlands league challenge in yesterdays top match.
Week 16 of the RMC sponsored 7 a side league and the headlines are: Groats keep pressure on Ashes as title race goes to the wire. John O'Groats made sure their was no celebrations for Ashes last night in rain swept Naver with a fine 4-1 victory over Pentlands.
Week 17 of the RMC sponsored league and the headlines are: Ashes are crowned as new RMC sevens champions! Ashes secured their first trophy last night with a 4-1 win over a fighting Castletown side. Castletown indeed had the better of the first half and went a goal up after a defensive mix up left Stuart MacKenzie free and he nodded home from a free kick.
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