Orkney U15s travelled to Shetland in August to play their annual intercounty match against Shetland. The game kicked off at the Clickimin Centre on a nice sunny day. Both teams started the game very evenly matched and it was tight from end to end. Orkney had a good opportunity early in the match but unfortunately placed the ball wide past the post. Shetland replied with a couple of chances but struggled to hit the target due to some good defending from Orkney. Late in the first half, the ball was crossed in by Shetland's attack and landed at the feet of an unmarked Shetland player who struck the ball low and hard into the left corner putting the score line to 1-0 at half time.
In the 2nd half, Orkney came out the stronger team and had a number of chances one on one against the keeper. The Shetland keeper had an outstanding game and got his hands and feet to everything denying Orkney of a goal despite being the better team in the 2nd half.
The final score was 1-0 to Shetland but the Orkney boys can hold their heads high for their effort and good sportsmanship on the pitch. Well done to Shetland for their win and thanks for their hospitality.
Under 15's pictured in Lerwick
Top row left to right - Finn Hancock, Reece Worthington, Owen Young,Ewan Stevenson, Dylan Cormack, Charlie Corsie, Archie Atkinson
Front row left to right - Sam Davidson, Aidan Foubister, Alexander Scott, Nico Buerticcioli, Tom McCarthur, Joe Cromby, Craig Harrison, Owen Griffiths