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  • Tain Thistle vs Balintore - when last they met

    Tain Thistle can expect nothing but a tough contest from neighbours Balintore as the Jags challenge the 100% record of the seasiders this Wednesday night. The unbeaten Thistle will hope to make an advance towards top spot in the table by toppling their rivals with the home advantage on their side.<br /><br />As the game closes in, we look at the last two meetings between the sides at Grant Park, from 2009 and 2008.<br /><br />Tain Thistle 5-1 Balintore<br />Wednesday, May 20th, 2009<br /><br />Goals: D Christie 3, Rostock 5, Rice 7, 19, Goller 28 � Mackay 47<br /><br />Tain Thistle:<br />Martin, Farquhar (Austin), Rice, Dingwall, A Christie, Oliver, D Christie, Cowie, Macdonald (McGaw), Goller (Durrand), Rostock<br /><br />Balintore:<br />Crombie, Mackenzie (MacKelvie), Metcalfe, Ross (Allison), Stainke, MacMillan, Mackay, Macdonald, Smith (Vass), Martin<br /><br />James Rice was the hero of the day against a beleaguered Balintore side, as he netted a first half brace before narrowly missing out on a hat trick to contribute towards a thumping 5-1 win, rocketing Thistle to the top of the Ross-shire Welfare league table.<br /><br />Tain Thistle 1-2 Balintore<br />Wednesday, May 19th, 2008<br /><br />Goals: McCourt 24 - Kay 65, Mackay 70<br /><br />Tain Thistle:<br />Ross, Farquhar, George (Harkness), Rice, Cowie (Milne), Cameron, Burry, Brand, McCourt, Rostock (McQuillan), Perks<br /><br />Balintore:<br />Henderson, Metcalfe, Mackay, Davis, Stainke, Ross, Martin (J Vass), Wood (Moffat), Macdonald, Smith, Kay (B Vass)<br /><br />The Jags' early league momentum was quickly halted by a stubborn Balintore side as a flat footed Tain Thistle saw their early lead cancelled out by Ryan Kay and Martin Mackay to give Balintore three important league points.

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    Team Pld GD Pts
    Tain Thistle 10 30 27
    Golspie Stafford 10 15 19
    Helmsdale Utd 10 2 14
    Brora Wandrs 10 -3 13
    Lochinver 10 -18 11
    Melvich 10 -26 3