17th August 2018
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Premier League destined for tight finish

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Thing are very tight at the top of senior football’s G&S Flooring Premier League with Celtic having moved into top spot on 29 points from 13 games after another two wins.

The hoops travelled to Whalsay on Friday and won 2-0 with goals from James Aitken and Connor Regan, then saw off Delting 3-1 on Monday through goals from  Lowrie Simpson, Jordan Simpson and Roy Wood. Shaun MacGregor replied for Delting.

Whitedale drop to second on 27 points despite a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Thistle on Friday, although they have two games in hand on Celtic. Stuart Smith and Nethan Watson gave Thistle a 2-0 half-time lead but the West Siders came back for a vital win with Jamie Wilson (2) and Haldane Fraser finding the net.

Spurs had an excellent 7-3 win over Delting on Friday with goals from Scott Morrison (3), Sam Maver (2), James Johnston and Paul Molloy. Leighton Flaws, Stuart Lavender and Danny Peterson scored for the Brae men. However, Spurs slipped up in their Monday night game, drawing 2-2 with Whalsay who themselves are now virtually out of the tital race. Jordan Webb (penalty) and Paul Molloy scored for milkbags but Whalsay came back with goals from James Shearer and Ross Irvine. Spurs now lie on 25 points from 11 games.

Scalloway got their first league win of the season, winning 4-3 at Boddam against Ness. The scorers were unconfirmed. Finally, Ness bounced back with a good 2-1 win over Thistle on Monday, goals coming from Grant Redfern and an own goal.

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