This weeks’ post again contains an amalgam of what’s been happening over the last month or so but what better way to start with a game of fitba’…..
LAST SATURDAY’S MATCH v NAIRN St NINIANS
Seafield Park was bathed with summer sunshine as our match against North Super League’s Nairn St Ninians kicked off, however as the game progressed the wind got stronger, seriously hampering play.
Gaffer Robert for our first game of the season fielded a mixed team of signed players and trialists and in the first half we played a lot of good football and The Jags were rewarded when Jude Fraser met a cut back and directed the ball into the net for our first goal of the season – one of many we hope – however in meeting the cut back Jude’s ankle collided with a Nairn defender resulting in a serious injury.
For the second half unfortunately the wind picked up, and Nairn came back into the game equalising midway but we managed to reply quickly through Ross Peters and then winning the game 2-1. Manager Robert MacCormack was delighted with some very good performances and a lot of commitment by the boys – and for a first game back all of us at the game saw some good potential for hopefully a successful season.
Mention must be made of first team coach Robbie Flett’s return for a one off masterclass in goalkeeping as the photo shows…
We have signed Caelan Mutch from Ross County on a two year deal.
Caelan is a product of Ross County’s youth development and played in our first pre season friendly as a trialist against Nairn Saints. He impressed quite a few of us at STFC, and we can’t wait to see what he can do with a few more games under his belt
Welcome to Seafield Park, Caelan.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL v FORRES THISTLE, Logie Park, Forres
Robert and the management team are, as you would expect, at this time of the year talking to a lot of players with a view to them signing for the Jags – no doubt more news on this front next time ……….and Thursday night’s match in Forres against Forres Thistle will again give him player options as there will be signed and trialists on the team sheet again – find out how we do on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram later today or Friday……play well guys!
HO-HO-HOE – SUMMER FUN
Just because there is no football it doesn’t mean that the committee can put their feet up and forget about the maintenance around the ground as the photo shows them removing as many of the weeds round the pitch they can….
WE’LL MEET AGAIN
It was a bitter disappointment that the projected seasonal start was to be against a Strathspey & Badenoch Welfare Select was able to happen due mainly to Seafield Park not being ready for football so early on. It is hoped to arrange the fixture sometime at the start of the season proper.
MKM NEW VENTURE
Congratulations to one of our sponsors MKM at Dalfaber Industrial Estate Aviemore on extending their products to kitchen and bathroom design – for more information visit their website or the showroom which will be opening soon…..
FUNDRAISER AT GRANTOWN GOLF CLUB – STFC GOLF DAY
Most of the committee and some of the players and management will be involved one way or another at Grantown Golf Club this Saturday (8th July) for out annual find raising Golf Day. Around forty teams are usually involved so I would hope to report more next week…..
See you y’all next week as I’m off to polish the golf clubs….and don’t forget to go online and try the fundraising Club Lottery – the draw is every Sunday evening and this week’s jackpot is £1400 for five correct numbers – play online here