Single-point lead after first day of inter-county

The Shetland team leave on Friday evening. Photo: Kevin Jones

The Shetland team leave on Friday evening. Photo: Kevin Jones

Shetland’s junior inter-county team had a one-point lead going into the second day of competition today, following a share of the spoils in yesterday’s action.

The day started badly for the visiting c0ntingent with the netball team being heavily defeated by Orkney, going down 55-26 at the Pickaquoy Centre.

Shetland goal shooter lines up an effort during the netball match. Photo: Kevin Jones

Shetland goal shooter lines up an effort during the netball match. Photo: Kevin Jones

However, the swimmers surged back in fine style, repeating their success of last year at home and winning 62-32 to put Shetland one point ahead overall at 88-87.

The hockey match finished 1-1 which meant the overall lead remained the same after Saturday, Shetland ahead by 93 points to 92.

The athletics action begins this morning from 10.30am with the football match kicking off at 4pm.

Full reports in next week’s Shetland Times.

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