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It all comes down to this...

posted 4 Sep 2012, 13:59 by Sleat and Strath AFC   [ updated 5 Sep 2012, 00:42 ]

Sleat & Strath hosted Plockton in the penultimate league fixture of the season on Saturday. It was a must win came if they were to remain in the hunt for the championship, and they had to do it without the suspended Gordy MacCarroll and the travelling John Davie.

Sleat & Strath started well, Callum Mattinson scoring just five minutes into the game. Connaire Yoxon then fired in from the edge of the box on the 18th minute and the hosts could be forgiven for thinking it was going to be an easy night. However, some sloppy play allowed Plockton to get back into the game, and they capitalised grabbing a goal back on the half hour mark, Gordon MacKenzie hitting a 40 yard free kick which came off the bar and fell at the feet of Davis Glover who tapped it in. With the boys poised for an earfull at half time, Iain MacPhearson scrambled the ball over the line from a corner just before the break to put Sleat & Strath back in control.

A shuffle in the midfield at half time brought Bruce Neill more into the game as he got involved with almost every attacking move. Callum got his second of the game before Bruce scored a fine solo effort himself. Jamie Robertson also got in on the scoring, and just a minute later, Callum picked up his first hat-trick for the club with a spectacular scissors kick from the edge of the box. No less than the striker deserves for his fine form of late. The weather had been horrid, but Sleat & Strath had come away with a good team win of 7 - 1.

Kyleakin crossed the Caol to play Kyle, beating them 9 - 3 to set up a final day showdown between the two south-end clubs as they play each other in the final game of the season this Saturday (8th) at 5pm in Kyleakin. Kyleakin need only a draw, but both teams will be going out for the win with their eyes on the Co-operative League trophy. If Sleat & Strath can keep their performance up at the level it has been the past few weeks, they will surely have an excellent chance of making it 3-in-a-row.


In other news, Sleat will travel to either Portree or Kyleakin for the semi final of the Ewen MacRae Cup on Saturday the 22nd, with the match scheduled for a 5pm kick off. Gairloch / Aultbea United host Portree Juniors in the other semi.