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Southend 6 Lamlash 2

Southend repeated the same score line from their game against Shiskine in the previous week to beat Lamlash comfortably.

The home team opened the scoring when Fraser Gilbert rifled the ball into the net beyond David Heenan in the Lamlash goal. Southend could have been further in front if it wasn’t for some heroic stops from Heenan in the goal.

Lamlash then equaliased against the run of play with the goal of the match from Grant Adamson. He struck the ball from the corner of the box and lobbed Stevie Judge as the ball nestled in the top corner.

Ryan Armstrong scored twice to make him the league’s top goalscorer on eight for the season, a great return so far from the midfielder. With the game out of sight both teams brought on youngsters to give them experience and game time.

Referee Iain ‘Ugg’ McDonald gave Heenan the man of the match award. Despite conceding six goals, the Lamlash keeper had some superb saves and kept his team in the game for a lot longer than it could have been.

Shiskine 6 Northend 6

Northend travelled to Blackwaterfoot hoping for a repeat of their last encounter with Shiskine which ended with a rare three points for the Lochranza lads.

Shiskine started the better and the powerful combination of Small (2) and Murchie (1) upfront saw them take a 3-0 lead and seemingly cruising to their first win of the season. However Northend had no intention of rolling over and got back in the game after Shiskine captain Jack McNally conceded a needless penalty bringing veteran Jean Demazeux down and Andy Macnamara did the business from 12 yards.

Northend went from strength to strength in the second half and suddenly found themselves 6-3 in front thanks to goals from Ben Innes and Dominic Sloss Demazeux and a super 30-yard strike from his dad Jean, but Shiskine eventually pulled level again.

Both teams pushed on for a winner but it was not to be as referee Alan Murray blew for time. Man of the match was was close between Joel and Jean, but Jean edged it for a battling midfield display – great goal and a clean sheet to top it off.

The next games are on Monday May 26 and will see Shiskine vs Lamlash at 6.30pm, and Northend vs Brodick 7pm.