Whitedale claimed the first silverware of the 2018 season winning the Highland Fuels Cup on the 30th of March. Weisdale team Whitedale ended Lerwick Spurs six year reign, with the match going to penalties after a 1-1 draw. Well done to the tangerine and blacks!
The first final of the season had Whitedale playing Spurs the day after their triumphant win against Whalsay.
Despite missing a few players it was still a very strong Spurs team that made the trip.
The game started in a frantic fashion with neither team really able to keep hold of the ball with a few heavy challenges going in. Spurs were linking up well on their left side with Scott Morrison and James Johnston playing some neat passes and looking to get through Whitedale strong backline.
Greg Tulloch was causing all sorts of problems down the right for Whitedale but just wasn’t able to create that final pass or shot needed.
The second half Whitedale started well with both teams creating chances but despite Whitedale playing the night before they seemed to be the fitter team and were able to pile the pressure onto Spurs.
After creating a good number of free kicks Whitedale finally got the goal that was deserved. Bobby Scott’s shot hit the wall and took a couple of deflections before wrong footing the Spurs keeper. The final touch coming of Duncan Anderson.
Whitedale pushed for a second but Spurs managed to win a free kick late on in the match and Josie Kay stepped up and curled a great free kick into the corner leaving Morrison in goals with no chance.
Neither team could find a winner meaning the game went straight to penalties. Both teams took some excellent penalties but when Josie Kay stepped up and hit the post it gave the chance to Whitedales Greg Tulloch to win the first trophy of the season, he fired low into the corner to the delight of his teammates and manager.
Best on the night for Spurs was Andrew Flett in defence and for Whitedale was Lorne McNiven and Duncan Anderson in the middle of the park.
The Highland Fuels Cup takes place annually with Shetland Football Association League A teams competing for the trophy. We are a proud sponsor of Shetland Football, Scotland’s most northerly amateur football leagues.