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  • Tain Juniors trounce Invergordon

    <img class="imgleft" align="left" alt="" src="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/news/data/upimages/juniors.jpg">The Under 17 side of Tain Juniors soared to the top of the SWL Ross-shire Youth League table tonight after dismantling a poor Invergordon side at the Recreation Grounds, Invergordon.<br /><br />Tain hit Invergordon from the outset, forwards John Maclellan and Martin Smith linking up expertly to open the scoring within five minutes, when the latter found the net. Smith netted a further three times in the first half, taking his opening period tally to four, thanks to clever forward play again from MacLennan and pacey winger Ayah Rattanaphithak.<br /><br />The score finished 5-0 at half time, thanks to the addition of a brilliant strike from Reece Stewart. After the restart, Alasdair Mackintosh and Nicholas Mein temporarily replaced form players Andy Bell and four goal hero Smith, before Ryan Johnston popped up with the goal of the night; a 25 yard screamer into the top corner to make it 6-0.<br /><br />Smith was reintroduced late, and found time to notch a fifth to make it 7-0 five minutes from time, as Tain cruised in style to a confident away win -- their second victory in two games since the start of the 2009 Ross-shire Youth League campaign.<br /><br />Team coach Gavin MacDonald could not hide his delight following the side's excellent display.<br /><br />"Tain have always had a good reputation, one we've built over the past couple of years, of playing flowing, quick moving football and I was pleased to see that tonight. Best of all we kept a clean sheet, and to score seven goals on top of that is just fantastic."<br /><br /><b>Lineup:</b><br />John Allan, Stewart Shearer, Donald Matheson, Ryan Johnston, Andrew Sutherland, Reece Stewart, Andy Bell, Chris Gordon, Martin Smith, Ayah Rattanaphithak, John Maclellan<br /><br /><b>Subs:</b><br />David Robertson (GK), Paddy McKenna, Nicholas Mein, Alasdair Mackintosh<br /><br /><b>Scorers:</b><br />Smith (5, 15, 20, 30, 75), Stewart (36), Johnston (60)<br /><br />Match report: <a href="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/youth/matchdetails.php?id=134">Invergordon 0-7 Tain Thistle</a>

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