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Weekly roundup (12/5)

Thistle's league challenge took a turn for the worse during the week with a 3-1 defeat away to Alness United on Wednesday. Mark Lamont levelled the scores at 1-1 before United secured a two goal deficit and all three points.

Team - S Innes, B Cameron, A Duff, D Mackay, C Mackintosh, D Murray, C Mailley, G Mackay (D MacIver), D Goller, M Lamont, D Christie

Article written on 19 May 2017 | Link to article

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Weekly roundup (12/5)

The Jags kicked off their defence of the Ross-shire Welfare League title with a 7-1 win over Eastern Rose on Wednesday night, sending them to the top of the league table on goal difference. Hat-tricks for both Darran Goller and Mark Lamont were complimented by a goal from Ali Mackintosh, who netted his first for the club.

Team - R Ross, D Mackay, D Murray, A Duff, G Mackay (T Farquhar), C Mackintosh, C Mailley, A Mackintosh, D Goller, M Lamont, L Rostock

Thistle had to come to terms with defeat last Saturday, however, as a makeshift Jags eleven lost 6-2 to Fortrose & Rosemarkie Union, on the Black Isle's side turf. Without a recognised goalkeeper, Thistle succumbed to a 4-1 deficit at half time, and played the majority of the game with ten men due to a first half injury to debutant Robbie Murray, who has fractured his wrist. Dave MacIver and Gordy Mackay were the scorers for Tain.

Team - B Cameron, R Murray, G Noble, D Mackay, T Farquhar, D Christie, A Mackintosh, C Nimmons, D Goller, G Mackay, D MacIver

Article written on 12 May 2017 | Link to article

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2017 fixtures announced

The fixtures for the 2017 season have been released. Tain Thistle will begin their season with a trip to Fortrose as they aim to defend the Merrythought Cup. Then they will travel to Portmahomack to play Eastern Rose F.C. as they look to kick off their defence of the Ross-shire Welfare league title. 

Click the Matches tab for a full list.

Article written on 27 Apr 2017 | Link to article

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Fifth annual Texas Scramble a success

The fifth annual Texas Scramble at Tain Golf Club, held each year in aid of funds for Tain Thistle Football Club, was hailed as a success by chairperson Dale Finlayson on Sunday, as 24 teams battled for the main prize. 

On behalf of the club, we wish to thank everyone who competed on the day and bought raffle tickets for the post-scramble draw, and of course to Tain Golf Club, Stuart Morrison and the staff at Old Tom's Bar and Restaurant. A total of £1,083 was raised. 

The winning team on the day was the foursome of Dean O'Brien, Paul Morgan, Craig Moffat and Ian Moffat (pictured below).

Article written on 13 Mar 2017 | Link to article

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Tain Thistle retain league title

Tain Thistle have been crowned Ross-shire Welfare league champions for the second year running following a 2-1 win at Alness on Wednesday night.

An opening goal from Mark Lamont gave Tain the lead towards the end of a frenetic first half played in wet conditions, as he slipped the ball underneath Andrew Maitland to round off a back and forth period of play between the sides. Alness pulled a goal back with a well taken header shortly after to end the half at 1-1.  

A draw would have been enough to see Thistle clear of Contin on route to the championship, however Cammy Mackintosh soon made sure of the points with a headed goal from a Daniel Christie corner to go 2-1 ahead. It wasn't for the lack of trying as Thistle tried to close the game out, with Lamont missing a hatful of chances towards the end.  Nevertheless, the Jags saw the game out and referee Eric Robertson duly blew his whistle to draw a close to a long and closely fought league campaign.

Thistle will have to wait until Saturday to be re-presented with their league shield.  Presentations are scheduled to take place at the Railway Hotel following the annual "1st vs 2nd" Charity Shield friendly match at the Links.

Article written on 11 Aug 2016 | Link to article

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Jags lose Pattison Cup final

The Jags missed out on a fourth trophy of the season on Saturday, losing 2-1 to a deserving Contin FC in the Pattisons' Challenge Cup Final. Despite taking the lead through Dave MacIver on 37 minutes thanks to a stunning 20 yard volley, Tain were quickly pegged back upon the restart when Andrew Gow prodded home a loose ball inside the box following a bad clearance.

The winning goal arrived fifteen minutes from the end when Kenny Clelland weaved his way into the box before tucking the ball past Johnny Allan.

Both teams convened at the Railway Hotel post match, where Jimmy Patullo and sponsor Alan Nimmons presented the trophy to Contin captain Cammy Bell.

Article written on 08 Aug 2016 | Link to article

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Social Club 1 Tain Thistle 4

The Jags are now just a point away from securing an historic 2nd league title in a row - a feat that will see them become the first team to do so in over 20 years.

Tonight, Thistle overcame a scare to record a 4-1 win in Invergordon. Goals from Alan Duff (free kick) and Chippie Mailley sent Thistle on their way with a 2-0 lead before Robert MacCormack pulled a goal back for Social Club.  It was late in the day before Mailley made it 3-1 and put the game beyond any doubt, and substitute David MacIver added a fourth to round the evening off.

As week 12 of the season is concluded, teams in the Ross-shire Welfare should have been about to draw a line under their league campaign, however, owing to severe downpours in recent weeks, there are still some games to be played. Thistle's remaining game is an away trip to Alness United - and the Jags need just one point from that game to secure the title.  The club await confirmation from the league of the date when this game will be played.

Article written on 03 Aug 2016 | Link to article

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Tain Thistle Invergordon Social Club
Wednesday 24th May
Kick-off: 19:30

Ross-shire Welfare League

Team Pld GD Pts
Alness United 2 3 6
Tain Thistle 2 4 3
Fortrose Union 2 1 3
Balintore 2 0 3
Invergordon SC 2 0 3
Eastern Rose 2 -8 0

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