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Escobar win first game of the season

By Will Clark

Escobar bagged their first win of the season in Division One of the Inverness and District Amateur League after they came from behind to beat fellow strugglers Drakies PDG 3-1 at Bught Park.

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After an evenly contested opening spell Gavin MacPherson gave Drakies the lead in the 14th minute.

The Drakies’ forward got the break of the ball after being sent clear with a pass by Darren Zuckert.

Escobar keeper Lee Brady blocked his initial effort but the ball rebounded off MacPherson and into the net.

Escobar pushed for a leveller and it arrived seven minutes from the break.

Jack Davis struck with a left foot drive into the bottom far corner of the net.

Escobar got their noses in front in the 51st minute when Bart Sosnowski squeezed the ball home at the back post following a Michael Cumming free kick.

Scott McLay made sure of the points when he netted with a 20 yard drive nine minutes from the end.

Escobar player/manager Michael Cumming said: “It’s been long, difficult season.

“We’ve had a lot of close games, but we’ve finally managed to get over the line. We haven’t being playing badly we’ve just conceded silly goals. If we can cut that out we should be alright.

“But the boys are delighted with the win.”

With the top of the table clash between Ferrybache and IRN Security called off, ICM Electrical took full advantage to move a point clear after a 4-1 victory over Innes CI.

Calum Finlayson hit a hat-trick for ICM with Glenn Fell also on target.

Chris MacLeod netted a consolation counter for Innes.

Tomatin maintained their recent fine run with a 2-1 victory over North Kessock Hotel.

Luke MacKay scored both his side’s goals, sandwiched in between a strike from Kessock’s Gary Mightens.

Balloan Compass defeated Fortrose and Rosemarkie Union 3-2 at King George V Park thanks to a Calum Robb brace and a Mark Kynoch goal.

Connor Smith scored early to give Fortrose an early lead, and Lee Williams had got the home side back in the game with a sweetly struck shot.

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