Monday September 2 2019
Orkney Under 12 A 2 Shetland Under 12 A 0. Orkney won a tight game with goals from George Ewing and Max Linklater. Orkney U12 B’s 3 Shetland U12 B's 1 to complete a double victory.
Under 12's pictured in Lerwick with Cup
Sunday 19th May 2019
Orkney U12’s v Shetland U12’s
Venue: Picky Outfield Pitches
After a 0-0 draw against Caithness at the start of May, the Orkney U12’s A team finally clicked into gear, playing some tremendous football against a compact and resolute Shetland team.
Orkney’s fast inter-play was causing Shetland all sorts of problems and first half goals by Kinghorn and Ewing, earned Orkney a well-deserved 2-0 half-time lead with only some staunch defending by Shetland prevented a higher score line by the break.
Shetland started the 2nd half much brighter and began asking the Orkney defence some questions. However, Orkney weathered the initial pressure and extended their lead further with some quality goals from Kinghorn & Ewing. This put the game beyond doubt, sealing an emphatic 4-0 win for the A team. The teamwork and effort on display was commendable and all players played their part in lifting the John Manson Cup.
The B game was a much closer, if a more fiery affair. With some fine football being played, both teams were evenly matched throughout the first half, but a late ball through the Shetland defence saw Scott run in and tuck it away to give Orkney a narrow 1-0 lead at half-time. After the break, with Shetland trying to get back on level terms and Orkney trying to extend their lead, the game became a bit heated at times, which the referee dealt with well. This led to a frantic last 10 minutes with Shetland putting the Orkney defence under relentless pressure. However Shetland could not make the breakthrough and although a draw would have been a fair result, the Orkney team did well to hold on and achieve a fine 1-0 victory, lifting the Orkney Aggregate Slate Trophy in the process.
Shetland voted George Wylie Orkney A team man of the match & Ashton Sutherland as Orkney B team man of the match.
We look forward to our return matches in Shetland in September.
Special thanks to the players, officials and supporters from Shetland & Orkney, the Picky Centre, Neil McCartney at Orkney Rugby Club for loan of the tent & clubhouse facilities, Scott Hamilton for officiating & all the volunteer linesman, Jimmy Leask, Jill Robb for all her efforts in ORC’s hospitality tent, Kirkwall Hotspurs FC for the urn & gas & all parents that supplied food & raffle donations which raised a fantastic £353 for OYDG funds.