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Halkirk United and Thurso set up all-Caithness cup final


By Alan Hendry

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Cameron Montgomery netted for Thurso in their 2-0 victory over Loch Ness in Saturday's Football Times Cup semi-final at Fortrose. Picture: James Mackenzie
Cameron Montgomery netted for Thurso in their 2-0 victory over Loch Ness in Saturday's Football Times Cup semi-final at Fortrose. Picture: James Mackenzie

The North Caledonian FA’s Football Times Cup will be coming to Caithness this season after Halkirk United and Thurso came through their respective semi-finals on Saturday.

League leaders Halkirk ran out 4-0 winners away to Nairn County “A”. Andy Mackay got the opener on 16 minutes and the Anglers doubled their lead around the hour mark when Bryan Reid’s cross was deflected in off a Nairn defender.

Grant MacNab added a third after 72 minutes and Jonah Martens rounded off the scoring four minutes later.

Cameron Montgomery and Marc Macgregor were on target for Thurso in their 2-0 win against Loch Ness at Fortrose – a week after the Vikings had been beaten by the same scoreline in a league match there.

The final is scheduled for November 13, with the venue still to be confirmed at the time of going to press.

Champions Golspie stepped up their league challenge with a 2-1 win at home to Invergordon.

Charlie MacDonald gave the Easter Ross side an early lead but Alfie Mackay levelled midway through the first half and Golspie's top scorer Liam Bremner grabbed the winner with a quarter of an hour to go.

Orkney's improved form continued as a Liam Delday goal on 70 minutes was enough to secure a 1-0 win at Bonar Bridge. Jake Lockett scored twice for St Duthus as they won 4-1 away to bottom club Inverness Athletic.

Fixtures for Saturday: Alness United v Golspie; Loch Ness v Halkirk United; Nairn County "A" v Bonar Bridge; St Duthus v Orkney; Thurso v Invergordon.


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