Marine Harvest South Division 1
Lochside Rovers 12 Glenorchy 0
Lochside Rovers stay out in front at the top of Marine Harvest South Division 1 with a comprehensive 12- 0 win over Glenorchy at Mossfield.
Lochside were without Evan MacLellan, Jordan Kerr, youngster Lennon Campbell and Iain MacMillan, who was with the seniors.
Glenorchy’s Kieron Gallagher was free of his one-match suspension. The visitors travelled with just 13 players and Duncan Smith was free to play but he will miss his side’s next two matches as his booking against Aberdour a week earlier takes him through the disciplinary points threshold.
A quick-fire Craig MacDougall double on three and nine minutes was a sign of what was to come.
Lewis Buchanan made it 3- 0 on 31 minutes. Daniel Sloss was fouled and he picked himself up to take a quick free-hit to Buchanan, who took a lovely touch before sending a good finish low into the net. Craig MacDougall completed his hat-trick a minute later. Craig Easton worked the ball forward to Craig MacMillan and he found MacDougall who scored from outside the D.
Lewis Buchanan converted a rebound off the keeper to make it 5- 0 on 34 minutes and Craig MacDougall got his fourth a couple of minutes later to make it 6- 0 at the break.
The message to the Lochside players at the interval was to maintain the tempo showed in the first half and Craig MacDougall did exactly that, adding his fifth a minute after the restart.
Craig MacMillan added his name to the scoresheet, making it 8- 0 on 50 minutes and Lewis Buchanan took his tally to four goals with strikes on 63 and 64 minutes, the former of which was the goal of the match. Chrissie MacMillan played the ball to the back post and it bounced once before Buchanan volleyed it into the top corner of the net from a tight angle.
Michael MacQueen made it 11- 0 on 75 minutes and Craig MacDougall completed a productive afternoon’s work when he scored his sixth goal of the game just four minutes from time.
This was Lochside’s seventh successive clean sheet and the side have no game this weekend as Mossfield hosts Oban Live.
An Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup quarter-final tie against the Bute seconds is in their sights with the match coming a week later.
Aberdour 5 Col Glen 1
Aberdour remain a point behind the leaders following their 5-1 win over Col Glen at Silversands.
A first half Roddy MacColl double on 32 and 39 minutes gave Aberdour an early cushion.
Angus Thorburn made it 3- 0 just 10 minutes after the restart.
Col Glen’s Andrew MacVicar pulled a goal back on 70 minutes but a second from Angus Thorburn on 73 minutes and hat-trick goal from Roddy MacColl just a couple of minutes later completed the 5-1 win.
Ballachulish 1 Taynuilt 1
Ballachulish and Tayforth both improved their league standings following their 1-1 draw at Jubilee Park.
Lorne Brown gave Balla’ ahead on the half hour mark but Steven Parr secured Taynuilt’s point with a 65 minute goal.
Tayforth 0 Bute 1
Tayforth and Bute met at Levenhall Links and the teams looked set to share the points.
However Bute’s Robert Walker popped up with what proved to be the winner just 8 minutes from time.
Bute remain bottom of the table because of their points deduction but it seems only a matter of time before they climb the division.