Reporter Noel Donaldson Nairn counts the cost after Academy late show. I have a message for the Wick team heading for an historic encounter with Cove in the Cup final...please don't leave it to the dying minutes to find the net.
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From Left; Colin Banks, Alan Stewart, Scott Risbridger, Alan Larnach (Captain), Martin Hill, Stevie Cunningham, with Lynda Donn (Owner). Photograph By Ryan Carter..
Crown1 have won their first ever Wick & District Pool League title, as they were crowned division one champions on Monday night after a 7-5 victory over Blackstairs. In one of the most open title races in recent memory, it was Alan Larnach's Crown team who would clinch the championship putting an end to Camps2's five year winning streak.
The Queens Hotel turned around a 6-3 1st leg deficit to beat The Francis Street Club 6-0 to make it to final of 2014\15 Rockwater Shield where they will face Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side. Jim Bain and Brian Robertson got the Queens off to a perfect start, as they battled hard to earn wins over Stewart Steven and Brian Munro.
Wick Academy 1 Clachnacuddin 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson. ACADEMY gave their fans some anxious moments as they hung on to their waver-thin, first-half lead for victory and despite it being enough to see them through to their first-ever semi-finals of the Highland League Cup, the team will need a better performance if they are to get a crack at the big one.
With only two games remaining in the Wick & District Pool League, the division two title race is hotting up with four teams still in with a chance of finishing in top spot. An inspired captains performance by Graham Harper played a key part in the Francis Street Clubs 9-3 win over top side Queens on Monday night.
Bayview1 and The Francis Street club recorded important 1st leg wins in the semi finals of the 2014/15 Rockwater Shield. Graham Harper's Francis St Club side looked for the win away to Queens Hotel that would help in their quest to make the cup final for a second year in a row.
Academy four-midable in St Valentine's Day's engagement. Wick Academy 4 Huntly 0 Reporter - Noel Donaldson FOOTBALL came home to Harmsworth Park on Saturday and supporters, thirsting for the return after a match famine, couldn't have been more delighted.
Camps2 have moved to the top of division one after a hard-fought 7-5 win against Crown1 in week ten of the Wick & District Pool League season. With the match tied at 2-2, an outstanding total clearance by Alec Thompson put Camps2 ahead at 3-2 and on their way to victory.
Retro1 put in the performance of the night to defeat Bayview1 7-5 in week 9 of the 2014\15 Wick & District Pool League season. In their debut season in division one, Retro1 remain undefeated and sit in third place in the league.
Martin Hill's fantastic performance on Monday night helped play a big part as his Crown1 side earned a 6-2 first leg victory over Blackstairs Lounge. The Crown side look to be big favourites to progress, requiring just three frames in the next leg to make it through to the Rockwater Shield semi finals.
Crown1 hosted Bayview1 in a top of the table clash on Monday night in week eight of the 2014/15 Wick & District Pool League season. Colin Banks got the home side off to a great start thanks to a win over Angus Mackay, but great finishing from the Lybster side would see them race into a commanding 5-1 lead.
Wick & District Pool League's 2014/15 season has reached its halfway point, with Crown1 and Queens Hotel sitting top of their respective divisions. The match of the night saw Lybster's Bayview1 host their biggest rivals Camps2, in a highly entertaining affair.
Alan Larnach's Crown1 side have knocked seven times champions Camps2 out in the first round of the Rockwater Shield. The current holders had a mountain to climb after the Crown's outstanding performance in the first leg.
The first round first legs of the 2014/15 Rockwater Shield got underway on Monday night, with Lybster teams Bayview1 and Commercial earning healthy leads to take into next weeks 2nd leg ties. Dale Johnston of The Seaforth Club got his side off to a good start, but George Zindilis' Commercial showed great desire to win all of the remaining frames to score a 6-1 first leg win.
Wick Academy 3 Turriff United 4 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE last-minute strike by Gary Harris denied the Scorries a share of the points and ended their 14-game unbeaten record in a seven-goal ding-dong thriller before a bumper crowd at Harmsworth Park. The tension was tangible as United levelled the scoreline at three all, with a couple of minutes of injury time left, and local supporters doubtless content to settle for a share of the points.
The Queens Hotel kept up their undefeated streak on Monday night and remain at the top of Wick & District Pool Leagues division two. Harry Candeland was the key player for Queens as he helped his side to a comfortable 8-4 victory over Francis Street Club.
The 6 week "MOVE IT TO LOSE IT" Christmas Challenge begins this week with first weigh in's taking place at all participating High Life Highland leisure centres. The campaign encourages everyone in the community to get active in the run-up to the festive season.