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Nothing to separate the title challengers in top two divisions of Inverness and District Football Association

By Andrew Henderson

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Just two points separate the top four in the Inverness and District Football Association’s Premier Division after the latest round of fixtures.


Maryburgh and Avoch – who were both inactive – are still in the mix on 26 points and 25 points respectively, but they have seen the gap closed by defending champions Loch Ness and Black Rock Rovers who were both victorious.

Loch Ness actually leapfrogged Avoch on goal difference after a 5–1 win over Ardersier.

Black Rock meanwhile are one point further back on 24 after seeing off IRN Security 6–0, although they now have played a game more than their title rivals.

Six different players found the net, with the goals shared between Robbie Murray, Kraig Vass, Michael McKenzie, Gregor Mackay, Euan Henderson and Evan Murray.

It is sure to be a close race before the end of the season.

Though Black Rock only have two games left to play to mark out their title credentials, the other three teams each have three matches on the calendar, and at this point any one of them could take the crown.

At the other end of the Premier Division, Culloden picked up their first victory of the league campaign, securing what could be a vital 5–1 win over Tomatin, who had sat second bottom going in.

In the First Division, Black Isle United defeated NMM Sam’s 3–1 to put another title race on a knife edge.

Iain Ross, Coinneach Macleod and Ruari Rogan put the game beyond Sam’s reach.

With that being a battle of the top two teams at this late stage of the season, it was always likely to have title implications, and with United coming out on top only goal difference separates the sides.

Balloan’s match against Inverness Athletic turned out to be a high-scoring affair, with Athletic coming out on top 8–3.

Bradi Hulme and Owen McGhie each scored twice, with further Inverness goals coming from Logan Dunsmore, Cammy McCheyne, Brodie Watson and Tom Fulton.

The remaining fixture saw Drakies beat Hill Rovers 4–1.

There, Aidan Grant, Gavin MacPherson, Duncan MacPherson and Matty Gordon got on the scoresheet for the victors.

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