Shetland FC Triumph in Jock Mackay Memorial Final

Shetland FC made there final trip to the Mainland of the season for the Jock MacKay Memorial Cup Final.  The team made the journey buoyed by the chance of making history, in being the first Shetland team to win a trophy in a mainland competition, as well as having a large traveling supporting contingent, who’s vocal support was much appreciated by all involved in the team.

Shetland dictated alot of the play throughout the 90 minutes on a park that was not best suited to the fast, accurate style of Shetland, but could not find the crucial break through with the boys creating several clear cut chances in both halves.  Extra time was required to settle the game and it was captain Leighton Flaw’s well struck effort that was the difference between the two teams with Shetland seeing out the game to win 1-0.

Flaws scooped that Man of the Match award for his goal and captaining role in leading the team to victory, as well as picking up the all important trophy.  Flaws’ thanked Thurso FC for the tough game, as well as the club for their stellar hospitality whenever Shetland have used their facilities, and no more so than  today.  He also thanked Niall, Ian and Bobby, as well as physios Geoffrey Hay and Ian Manning for their commitment to the team.  And last but not least the fans who were excellent allday.

Shetland FA would like to thank Northlink Ferries for their continued support to the team and The Golden Coach for being the match day sponsors for Shetland FC.

A YouTube link of the game is available below, thanks to Darren Manson of Cinemas for Thurso for the video and image;

The winning Shetland FC Squad

The winning Shetland FC Squad