- For the first time in their 21 year history, Tain Thistle FC will play in the Highland Amateur Cup and following Saturday's draw, it has been revealed that the Jags' preliminary round opponents will be Caithness AFA side Pentland United AFC, who will visit the Links on Saturday, April 21st.Seasoned Highland Amateur Cup competitors, Pentland United will provide formidable opposition for the Jags, having won the competition 7 times in the last 31 years. The "Stabbies" are the former club of Jags manager Tony Farquhar, who takes the reigns at Tain Thistle for their maiden season as an amateur club. It will surely be a bittersweet feeling for Thistle's championship gaffer as he leads the club out for their first amateur game against a club so close to his heart.A home tie in the first round proper awaits the winners, who will host Wick Groats on Saturday, May 12th.
- Tain Thistle FC have today been accepted as a guest club in the North West Sutherland Amateur League for the 2018 summer season, ending concerns that the club may not be able to play this year.The Jags were represented at a meeting of the NWSAFA committee this afternoon by team manager Tony Farquhar and following a vote held by member clubs, the Jags’ application for entry was accepted.The season will see Tain compete in the league competition against amateur clubs from all across the North Highland landscape, including Golspie, Dornoch, Lairg, Brora, Embo, Helmsdale, Lochinver, Tongue, Melvich and Kinlochbervie.The move ends a 21 year association with the Ross-shire Welfare League, of which Thistle are the reigning champions, having won the championship in each of the last three seasons. The committee of Tain Thistle greatly appreciate the efforts of both Jimmy Patullo and John MacLeod in particular who have served the league during the club’s years of membership.The club are now very much looking forward to a new challenge under the amateur code as competitors in the North West Sutherland League as well as our entry into the Highland Amateur Cup for the first time.
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