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  • Balintore home fixture announced

    The next league game between Tain Thistle and Balintore has now been scheduled for Saturday, 13th December at Grant Park with a 1pm kick off.

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  • Balintore 5-2 Tain Thistle

    A three goal flurry in the first half followed by two late goals was enough for 10 man Balintore, as they scuppered Tain's hopes of a first Easter Ross derby win in the North Caledonian league.<br /><br />Gordon Duff returned from suspension to reclaim his spot at the back but a last minute call-off meant that manager Robbie Ross had to field himself in goal for first time since the club's final Welfare charity shield tie against Black Rock Rovers in August. Full back Dave MacGruer also returned to action along with Colin Burry.<br /><br />In infamous fashion, Thistle started the game as they often have this season failing to successfully play the offside trap, leaving Balintore three glaring opportunities to score in the opening stages. The Seaboard side were 3-0 by the half hour mark.<br /><br />Thistle did manage to pull a goal back before the break however; Arron Christie scoring his second of the season from 25 yards, dispatched into the top left hand corner of the net.<br /><br />Tain did their best to redeem the scoreline and look to be almost back in the game on the 80 minute mark when substitute Darran Goller made the best of a goalmouth stramash to pull the score back to 3-2.<br /><br />The chances of a 3-3 scoreline look promising still as Balintore were reduced to 10 men when a second yellow saw a member of the home side dismissed for dissent.<br /><br />Going for a third however, Thistle were again caught on the break as the experienced North Caledonian campaigners added a further two to their tally to make it a more-than-comfortable 5-2 win.

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  • Team news for rescheduled Balintore trip

    <img border="0" align="right" alt="" src="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/news/data/upimages/murray.jpg">Trialist keeper Steve Hyslop is expected to make his season debut for the Jags in goal covering for the absent Barry Nimmons, while reserve keeper Steve Bannatyne battles back to full fitness after being knocked down by a parked car.<br /><br />Midfielder Michael Brand is also missing, but the void is expected to be filled by the returning Brian Cameron. Gordon Duff is also expected to be available, having returned from suspension for his dismissal against Muir of Ord three weeks ago.<br /><br />In other news, Invergordon's Andy Murray (right) could be signed in time for the game, pending his release from the Recreation Park side.

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  • Balintore game rescheduled

    Today's game between Balintore and Tain Thistle has been called off due to bad weather, and rescheduled for the following Saturday, November 29th, with a 1pm kick off.<br /><br />The morning call off was the first of all five North Caledonian league games to be postponed.<br /><br />Appointed referee is expected to be Gavin Dearie.

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  • TV and radio coverage for Tain Thistle

    The media frenzy continues as club chairman Niall Harkiss is interviewed, first on Radio 5 Live, then on Good Morning Scotland (Radio Scotland) about the club's inclusion in Football Manager 2009.<br /><br />Then, on the 19th November, BBC Scotland brought their cameras to Tain for a Reporting Scotland special.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mlxbrTm3-lU&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mlxbrTm3-lU&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br /><br />Listen again to the Radio 5 Live interview:<br /><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ffjwj/5_live_Drive_18112008/">http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ffjwj/5_live_Drive_18112008/</a> (52 mins in)<br /><br />Listen again to the Radio Scotland interview:<br /><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fl77p/b00fl76q/Good_Morning_Scotland_19112008/">http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fl77p/b00fl76q/Good_Morning_Scotland_19112008/</a> (2hrs 19mins in)

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