A close game at Castle Leod in our second Ross-shire derby in succession but we just fell short against a top team.
Despite having the lion’s share of the match up until that point, we fell behind to a Colin MacLellan goal around quarter of an hour in. We rallied well but the youngster grabbed a second just before half time but then Will stepped up to the mark and cut the deficit as we went in at half time 2-1.
We started the second half okay but we didn’t clear the lines and this allowed Kirk Taylor to notch a third for Cabers on 50 minutes. Yet again we rallied and Stompy scored a peach of a backhand past Donald Mellis to make it 3-2. It was a rip-roaring finish to the game but we but couldn’t find the equaliser.
Uncompromising on the park, the Cabers boys were fulsome in their praise afterwards, noting our vast improvement since last year. Thanks to Fiona Hawthorne for probably the best gift for the bus ride home.
Michael MacLeod was a revelation in midfield, his shying absolutely phenomenal and not one player let the side down. Thanks also to the young substitutes who came along, Paddy had a good shift replacing Ally early on before being switched and Daniel who managed to get a few minutes at the end. Always a tough ob for the manager to make changes when a game is so tight but everyone will be needed this season and chances will come.
Next week Strathglass at Cannich.