Senior football champions reach semi-finals of pre-season tournament

Senior champions Whalsay booked a place in the semi-finals of football’s pre-season Highland Fuels Cup with a win over Delting at Harbison Park.

They won 2-0 with both goals from last year’s top scorer Stuart Shearer and will play the winner of this Thursday’s match between Scalloway and Thistle in the first semi-final next Monday.

Last Thursday Spurs defeated Celtic with goals from Sam Goudie, Lewis Kay, Scott Morrison and Paul Molloy. They will play Whitedale next Thursday. All kick-offs are at 6.45pm.

Meanwhile Shetland Football Association has confirmed that local firm G&S Flooring will continue to sponsor the Premier League this year while Brudolff Hotels is continuing as association sponsor. Local charity Mind Your Head will now sponsor the reserve league.

Association chairman Brian Duncan said: “I’d like to thank G&S Flooring and Brudolff Hotels for their continued backing of football in Shetland. They’ve supported us for a few years now and it’s very much appreciated.

“We are absolutely delighted to have such a fabulous local charity sponsor the reserve league. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Mind Your Head and to support the charity in any way we can. The committee’s training for the Round Spiggie Race will begin immediately.”

Mind Your Head co-ordinator Jenny Teale said local football was a very appropriate activity to get involved in.

She said: “We are delighted to be working with the Shetland Football Association and sponsoring the reserve league this year. With one in four people likely to experience a mental health problem every year it is critical that we raise awareness and promote good mental wellbeing.

“A healthy mind goes hand in hand with a healthy body so what better way to promote positive mental health than to be involved with Shetland football Association.”


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