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Ashes FC play in the Caithness Amateur Football League Division Two

and in the Caithness Amateur Sevens Football League Division One.

 

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Colin Fraser presenting Ian Nicol with our new strips, donated to the club by Cable Solutions Worldwide.

 

 

 

NEWS

 

  • Apologies for the lack of updates, but I had to get my computer repaired after it went bang when I came back off holiday!  Since the last update, we've had a 2-2 draw with table-topping Shadwell with goals from Ali Macleod and Mark Green, a 2-1 victory over last year's second division champions, Sharks, goals coming from Mark Green and Stanley Ross.  Next up was Young Guns, who scored with the last kick of the ball to prevent an Ashes victory, with the game finishing 3-3, goals from Stalney Ross (2) and David Stockan.  We got our second win of the season last week with a stunning comeback after going 3-1 down, to eventually win the game 7-3, with goals coming from Ali Macleod and a brace each from Stanley Ross, Mark Green and David Stockan.  All the latest results, fixtures, league table and scoring charts can be found by clicking SEVENS.  Our next game is tomorrow night against Castletown, kick-off 7:30.

  • Ashes took on Naver Utd on Thursday night in our second game of the sevens season looking to get our first points on the board.  Naver took the lead early in the first half when Mark Mckenzie, unaware (like most of our players it turns out!) that the ball is live as soon as it touches the ground for a by-kick, placed the ball on the ground, only for Naver to steal in and knock the ball into the open net.  Naver then went two nil up early in the second half with a goal scored directly from a kick-in, as the referee wrongly thought the ball had deflected off one of the other players.  Ashes came back into the game with a vengeance after this, playing some good football, and eventually got one back with an excellent strike from youngster Chris Wann.  We then levelled the scores with another good goal from Alan Struthers.  Both teams had chances to take the three points late in the game, but the game finished 2-2.

  • We had our annual end of season player of the year dinner, which was held in the Weigh Inn, and despite a poor turnout, a great night was had by all.  A big thank you to the Weigh Inn staff for providing us with excellent food.  The prize winners on the night were as follows:

    Sevens

    Referees' player of the year - David Stockan

    Players' player of the year - Peter MacGregor

     

    Elevens

    Top Scorer – Robert Mackay
    Players’ player of the year – Ross Allan
    Player of the year – Stanley Ross/Mike Macleod
    Young Player of the year – Alan Rutherford
    Chairman’s Award – Andy Lannon

  • Ashes kicked off the sevens league season on Thursday night with a narrow 3-2 defeat at the hands of Swifts.  Swifts went two nil up in the first half with goals from Colin MacDonald and Anson Robertson, but Ashes got themselves back on level terms before half time with goals from Stanley Ross and Paul Malone.  The second half was a much tighter affair with chances at a premium, but Swifts nabbed the three points with a deflected goal in the last minute of the game.

  • The last few weeks have seen a lot of changes to the Ashes with Ian Nicol vacating the manager's post due to work commitments in Aberdeen.  We now have a new manager in place, George Mckenzie, who also manages a Thurso under 16s club.  This has proved to be very useful, as we have signed 4 very promising 15 year-olds.

 

Last updated: 18/11/05

 

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