Plockton underlined their status as surprise package of the season when an 8-0 home demolition of Dunvegan on Saturday evening pushed them to joint top in the Skye and Lochalsh League table along with Sleat and Strath.
Keaten Robertson fired home the opener after just two minutes, and further goals from Callum Browett and a bullet header from Troy Flanagan gave the home side a 3-0 half-time score. After the interval, Dean Morgan added a fourth, young David MacGregor scored number five — his first-ever goal for Plockton — and Keaten Robertson got his second and the team’s sixth.
Davis Glover made it seven direct from a corner and the outstanding defender Steve Bloomfield scored the eighth with a couple of minutes to go.
Gairloch and Aultbea United’s topsy-turvy season continued when they recorded a comfortable 5-1 home victory over Struan. Neil Maciver opened the scoring on the 20-minute mark with a bullet header from a corner. Ten minutes later Calum Morrison thought his chance had gone when he was clean through on the end of a cross, and missed his kick but still had time to turn around and try again.
With the Struan keeper in no man’s land, the second effort found the net for 2-0. With his keeper screaming for him to pass the ball, Richard Moir paid no attention. Somehow, he wriggled past several challenges and from 30 yards fired into the top corner to make the half-time score 3-0. Straight after the restart Gary Watson lobbed his own keeper from 10 yards in what has to go down as a truly bizarre own-goal.
Substitute Dave Cunningham restored the home side’s three-goal cushion on the 70th minute mark with a close-range strike. And five minutes later Roddy Maclennan scored a fine solo goal when he evaded a couple of challenges and rifled home from the edge of the box.