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  • Tain Thistle 4-1 Ross-shire Club

    Tain Thistle rounded off an excellent season by defeating Ross-shire Club of Dingwall today, in the Ross-shire Welfare League Charity Shield. The score finished 4-1, with Kyle Oliver and Liam Rostock netting for the Jags, along with two own-goals.<br /><br />Thistle named a familiar starting XI, with only three substitutes available on the day. Kyle Oliver scored his first and only goal of the season when he struck a left foot shot past the Ross-shire goalkeeper to make it 1-0 after only seven minutes, and only four minutes later, Oliver's corner was turned in for an own goal to make it 2.<br /><br />Ross Club were caught on the hop again as Robbie Ross advanced on the keeper for a headed effort which cannoned the post. Ross's pressure finally paid off when his presence caused Ross-shire to knock yet another own goal home, to make it 3-0.<br /><br />Thistle made changes in the second half most notably with David Matheson replacing Steven Martin in goal, after Martin had misjudged a Craig Sutherland shot which slipped past his hands into the far corner of the net.<br /><br />At 3-1, the game took a calm turn in the second half. Gary Austin returned to make a substitute appearance, as did Paul Cowie, who is still recovering from a recurring knee injury and before long Martin was reintroduced as a makeshift striker! Martin very nearly scored within five minutes, turning the Ross defence before shooting over the bar.<br /><br />Despite Robbie Ross missing a couple of one on one opportunities with the keeper to put the game beyond Ross-shire, it was winger Liam Rostock who made it four with a stunning free kick from 20 yards, rounding his season off with ten goals.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Martin (Matheson), Farquhar, A Christie, Dingwall, Rice (Austin), Durrand, Oliver, D Christie, Rostock, Goller (Cowie), Ross<br /><br /><b>Goals:</b><br />Oliver 7, Own Goal 11, 30, Rostock 81<br /><br /><b>Man of the Match:</b><br />Kyle Oliver

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