There was plenty of excitement as the first two qualifying groups in the TSB Trophy were played at Picky on Saturday night. The main surprise was in Group 2 where seeded Hope/Burray Hotspurs failed to qualify for the quarter finals and as a result drop out of this year’s cup competitions.
Whilst Group 1 went to form with both seeded teams Glaitness United and Stromness Predators progressing, Predators were pushed all the way by Orphir Torpedos and in the end only went through as a result of a better goal difference after both teams ended up level on points.
A goalless draw against Glaitness Spurs was to cost HB Hotspurs dearly in Group 2 and Evie took full advantage to ease into second place behind St Andrews Hurricanes and qualify for the quarter finals.
The teams appearing for the first time – Stromness Strikers, Glaitness Pirates, Papdale Knights and AC Dounby, all performed admirably with the young Dounby side enjoying two victories. All the results on the PRIMARY page.
This week sees the third and fourth groups being played with Papdale Flyers, Real Dounby, Firth Scorpions and Papdale Kings being the four seeded teams. HB Terriers, Papdale Pumas and Papdale Giants make their debuts in primary competitions.