Ross-shire Welfare FA, Seaboard Cup, First Round
Invergordon Social Club 4 Contin 3 (att 36)
After a two-week hiatus I approached the end of my 2014/15 season with a groundhopping trip to the north of Scotland, where competitive amateur football continues throughout the summer.
Eight teams compete in the Ross-shire Welfare FA's league and cup competitions, a convenient number for the cups, so this first round tie was a quarter final. To be honest I was lucky, as it was the only one of the four scheduled games to take place, two were postponed and one forfeited.
It turned out to be cracking cup tie, as the lead changed hands several times before the home side just edged it thanks to a late winner. The outcome was harsh on Contin, who looked the better side and deserved to win.
Invergordon Social Club are based on a pitch at the towns Recreation Grounds. A modern building houses changing rooms, and directly in front it is a pitch that's railed off on thee sides. This belongs to Invergordon FC, due to return to the North Caledonian League for 2015/16.
Running parallel, to the right, is a second pitch that's home to Social Club. Beyond the football pitches, and right angles and with it's own clubhouse, is the floodlit home of Ross Sutherland Rugby Club.