Shetland suffer bruising loss in 100th Milne Cup match

Orkney captain Thorfinn Stout receives the Milne Cup.

Shetland’s county football side slumped to a heavy defeat in the 100th Milne Cup fixture against Orkney.

The Blues shipped five goals in the historic tie at the Pickaquoy pitch in Kirkwall this afternoon (Saturday), with substitute Paul Molloy’s well-taken strike the only consolation.

Manager Kevin Main said he was “hugely surprised and hugely disappointed” with the scoreline.

Orkney’s goals came from man-of-the-match Liam Delday (two), captain Thorfinn Stout (two) and David Delday.

Earlier in the day, the ladies’ hockey team also fell to their southern rivals – by another bruising margin.

Shetland went 1-0 up through Cara Leask early in the first half, but Orkney equalised soon afterwards and added another three by the close of play to make it 4-1.

See Friday’s Shetland Times for full match reports and reaction.



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