- Rounding off their 2018 season, Tain Thistle resoundingly defeated Lairg Rovers at the Highland Football Academy tonight, beating their high scoring rivals 6-1 to capture the Polla Cup for the first time. The Polla Cup is traditionally contested between the two highest scoring teams in the league at the end of the summer season.The goals on the night for the Jags came from Darran Goller (2), Cameron Mackintosh (3) and Chippie Mailley.
With today's resounding 8-2 win over Lochinver FC, Tain Thistle AFC have been crowned champions of the North West Sutherland AFA. Delighted to have won every point on the park and to have visited many new grounds during this summer -- and to become the first team in living memory to have won back to back league titles in two different counties! What an achievement. Come on the Jags!
Well done to Liam Rostock who finished as our top scorer with 18 goals this season - a great return from the club's all-time marksman - and congratulations also to Martyn Farquhar who made his 200th appearance for Thistle today - what a game to do it in.
Thank you to the NWSAFA for welcoming our club into contention, it has been an enjoyable and well fought league campaign - we look forward to many more seasons ahead, although we've still got the Polla Cup to play for!Finally, our biggest vote of thanks must go to our gaffer Tony Farquhar who works tirelessly to make everything happen with the Jags these days. We can't thank him enough for the time and energy he puts into it all. I'm sure winning titles like today makes it all worth it!
Team Pld GD Pts Tain Thistle 13 35 33 Golspie Stafford 13 36 29 Helmsdale Utd 14 14 29 Lochinver 14 12 21 Dornoch City 13 12 19 Brora Wandrs 13 -1 19 Melvich 13 -2 18 Lairg Rovers 13 18 15 Embo 13 -16 13 Kinlochbervie 13 -38 10 Tongue Utd 12 -70 0