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South Lochaber Thistle 4
West of Scotland League
South Lochaber Thistle started 2017 with a 4-2 victory over Carradale in Kinlochleven on Saturday.
Having had a poor run of results to end 2016 the Jags started the brighter of the two teams putting Carradale under pressure early doors with several good chances only to be unable to find the net.
However the deadlock was broken by Andrew Mclean who had the easiest of close range finishes after a great run by Danny Mackintosh, rolled it to him to finish into an empty net.
The Jags continued to dominate but we’re unable to capitalise on the pressure they were placing the visitors under and went in 1-0 up at the half.
The second half again saw good work from South Lochaber and within 10 minutes could have had another two or three goals.
It took another 10 minutes before a David Forbes free kick was expertly placed into the keepers top left hand corner to make it 2-0.
Lewis Morrison was next to find the net for the Jags turning in off the left wing on the angle to curl a delightful effort into the far side of the net making it 3-0 to the hosts.
After a raft of changes by South Lochaber, substitute Erik Tót was quickest to react after Michel Rodger was tripped in the box, he took a great first touch before firing it low into the net to put the Jags 4-0 up
Carradale fought back to themselves back into the game and ensure a thrilling end to the game eventually pulling the score back to 4-2.
Alan Gray from the club said: ‘A hard fought and deserved win for the Jags on their return to competitive action. Man of the match went to the Jags Lewis Morrison.’