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Thistle secure second Coronation Cup

Tain Thistle won the Coronation Cup on Saturday for the second time in their history, thanks to a 3-0 win over Fortrose Union at Jubilee Park in Dingwall.

They first secured the Dingwall trophy in 2013 under manager Gary Ross, when a single Chippie Mailley strike from distance helped them to a 1-0 win in Maryburgh, also against Fortrose. This time around, Chippie Mailley was also the man of the match - but the score was much more decisive.

Liam Rostock opened the scoring from close range from a Chippie Mailley corner after just thirteen minutes to calm the nerves and it ended 1-0 at half time. Ten minutes into the second period, Adam MacDonald doubled the scoreline with a shot in off the post before the league's top marksman Darran Goller wrapped up the win with a goal from six yards after steady pressure from the Thistle front line.

The victory secured Thistle's second cup of the season making it 2 out of 3 for new gaffer Tony Farquhar, who has done a fine job of leading the Jags during 2017, and hopefully many more years to come.

Article written on 03 Jul 2017 | Link to article

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Tain Thistle win Cordiner Cup for third year in a row

A goal in extra time was required to record a 2-1 win against Alness United in the Cordiner Cup Final this past Saturday, as Tain Thistle retained the trophy to make it three in a row.

An early sending off put Alness at a disadvantage after Kraig Vass was given his marching orders. But it took until just after the half time break for the deadlock to be broken, and it came via a penalty. The fouled striker, Mark Lamont, made no mistake with his spot kick to give Alness a 1-0 lead.

Gordy Mackay levelled the scores on 82 minutes, sending the game into extra time. It was all Tain from there, and with 12 minutes of the game left, the league's top scorer Darran Goller netted for Thistle to make it 2-1.

Team - J Allan, A Duff, D Mackay, A Durrand, P Cowie (A Mackintosh), C Mailley, C Mackintosh, G Mackay, R Smillie (T Farquhar), D Goller, G Noble

Article written on 20 Jun 2017 | Link to article

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Jags through to Cordiner Cup Final

The Jags cantered into the Cordiner Cup final with a 7-0 win over Eastern Rose last night, in the rearranged semi final meeting between the teams at Tain. 

Stellar goalkeeping from Ian Ross kept Thistle at bay for the first twenty minutes before Cammy Mackintosh rifled a shot in off the far post to give his side the lead. Gordy Mackay made it 2-0 soon after after a botched clearance, and Chippie Mailley shot from distance to make it three. The rest of the goals arrived late in the second half, from Daniel Christie and all three substitutes - Dave MacIver, Ali Mackintosh and Roy Smillie.

Thistle now play Alness United in the final on Saturday June 17th in Inver.

Team - J Allan, P Cowie (D MacIver), D Mackay, A Durrand, M Farquhar, C Mailley, C Mackintosh (A Mackintosh), L Rostock, D Christie, G Mackay (R Smillie), G Noble

Article written on 06 Jun 2017 | Link to article

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Weekly roundup (2/6)

The Jags made hard work of a win over Fortrose Union in midweek, after twice enjoying a two goal lead before having to settle for a 3-2 win. Cammy Mackintosh gave Thistle the lead in the first half with a sweet strike and Darran Goller made it two with an hour gone. Daniel MacIver reduced the deficit with a goal for Fortrose before substitute Ally Mackintosh popped up to score his second of the season. A freak goal from Gregor Paterson gave Fortrose a late hope of taking something from the game, but Thistle closed the game out with ease.

Team - J Allan, D Mackay, A Durrand, A Duff, M Farquhar (R Smillie), D Christie, C Mackintosh, C Mailley, A MacDonald, G Mackay (A Mackintosh), D Goller
Sub not used - T Farquhar

Article written on 02 Jun 2017 | Link to article

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Weekly roundup (28/5)

Thistle got back to winning ways with back to back victories this past week. They secured a 3-2 win over Invergordon Social Club in midweek thanks to goals from Alan Duff (2) and Cameron Mackintosh to make it six points from nine so far in the league campaign. Duff's winner came just after Social Club thought they had nicked a 90th minute leveller to snatch a point.

Team - J Allan, D Mackay, M Farquhar, A Duff, G Noble (A Mackintosh), B Cameron, C Mackintosh, D Goller, D Christie, G Mackay, C Mailley
Sub not used - R Ross

On Saturday, the Jags required a penalty shoot out to beat a persistent Balintore Welfare side, who held Thistle to a 3-3 draw after extra time. A penalty shoot-out followed and only three were required as the Jags cruised to a 3-1 win thanks to stellar goalkeeping from John Allan.

Team: J Allan, D Christie, D Mackay, A Duff, P Cowie (R Smillie (A McGregor)), C Mackintosh, A Mackintosh, A Durrand, G Noble (L Kemmett), D MacIver, G Mackay

Article written on 28 May 2017 | Link to article

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Weekly roundup (19/5)

Thistle's league challenge took a turn for the worse during the week with a 3-1 defeat away to Alness United on Wednesday. Mark Lamont levelled the scores at 1-1 before United secured a two goal deficit and all three points.

Team - S Innes, B Cameron, A Duff, D Mackay, C Mackintosh, D Murray, C Mailley, G Mackay (D MacIver), D Goller, M Lamont, D Christie

Article written on 19 May 2017 | Link to article

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Weekly roundup (12/5)

The Jags kicked off their defence of the Ross-shire Welfare League title with a 7-1 win over Eastern Rose on Wednesday night, sending them to the top of the league table on goal difference. Hat-tricks for both Darran Goller and Mark Lamont were complimented by a goal from Ali Mackintosh, who netted his first for the club. Post match, the Jags were presented with the Tain Silver Cup, which they win for the third consecutive year.

Team - R Ross, D Mackay, D Murray, A Duff, G Mackay (T Farquhar), C Mackintosh, C Mailley, A Mackintosh, D Goller, M Lamont, L Rostock

Thistle had to come to terms with defeat last Saturday, however, as a makeshift Jags eleven lost 6-2 to Fortrose & Rosemarkie Union, on the Black Isle's side turf. Without a recognised goalkeeper, Thistle succumbed to a 4-1 deficit at half time, and played the majority of the game with ten men due to a first half injury to debutant Robbie Murray, who has fractured his wrist. Dave MacIver and Gordy Mackay were the scorers for Tain.

Team - B Cameron, R Murray, G Noble, D Mackay, T Farquhar, D Christie, A Mackintosh, C Nimmons, D Goller, G Mackay, D MacIver

Article written on 12 May 2017 | Link to article

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2017 fixtures announced

The fixtures for the 2017 season have been released. Tain Thistle will begin their season with a trip to Fortrose as they aim to defend the Merrythought Cup. Then they will travel to Portmahomack to play Eastern Rose F.C. as they look to kick off their defence of the Ross-shire Welfare league title. 

Click the Matches tab for a full list.

Article written on 27 Apr 2017 | Link to article

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Fifth annual Texas Scramble a success

The fifth annual Texas Scramble at Tain Golf Club, held each year in aid of funds for Tain Thistle Football Club, was hailed as a success by chairperson Dale Finlayson on Sunday, as 24 teams battled for the main prize. 

On behalf of the club, we wish to thank everyone who competed on the day and bought raffle tickets for the post-scramble draw, and of course to Tain Golf Club, Stuart Morrison and the staff at Old Tom's Bar and Restaurant. A total of £1,083 was raised. 

The winning team on the day was the foursome of Dean O'Brien, Paul Morgan, Craig Moffat and Ian Moffat (pictured below).

Article written on 13 Mar 2017 | Link to article

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Ross-shire Welfare League

Team Pld GD Pts
Tain Thistle 9 37 24
Alness United 8 26 19
Fortrose Union 9 -1 13
Balintore 8 -1 10
Invergordon SC 9 -20 7
Eastern Rose 9 -41 3

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