SHETLAND convincingly reclaimed the Stuart Cup on Friday with a comfortable win in the pool over Orkney’s junior inter-county swimmers.
The isles lost the trophy for the first time since the early 1990s in Kirkwall last year, but a huge turnaround in fortunes saw them claim victory this year by some 69 points. Victory in the pool events by 58 points to 36 gave Shetland an overall victory of 236-167.
Having lost 4-1 in the hockey, the hosts recovered with a barnstorming 5-1 win over Orkney’s footballers last Wednesday. They then triumphed 119-75 in the rain-sodden athletics programme on Thursday afternoon before going down 31-29 in netball that evening.
· For full reports on the athletics, netball and swimming events, see this coming Friday’s Shetland Times.