Back crash out of HAM Cup

Back FC, led by captain Ross Hall, make their way onto the park at the Inverness Caley Thistle Stadium with the prized Highland Amateur Cup on the pitch. It was the closest the Blues got to it on a day where rivals Avoch dominated.
Back FC, led by captain Ross Hall, make their way onto the park at the Inverness Caley Thistle Stadium with the prized Highland Amateur Cup on the pitch. It was the closest the Blues got to it on a day where rivals Avoch dominated.
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Back FC were stung at the home of the Jags in the Highland Amateur Cup final when they crashed to a 5-1 defeat.

The Broadbay Blues clashed with Avoch in the showpiece final, held at the Inverness Caley Thistle Stadium, and looked to be heading for an afternoon to remember in the Inverness sunshine after midfield man Martin Maclean fired them into a fourth minute lead.

But Avoch, led by ex-Celtic and Caley Thistle midfielder Charlie Christie, turned the tide on the islanders and hit back within a minute to level.

And after the break the Highlanders turned the screws on the Blues netting four times in a one-sided second-half to cruise to victory.

It means Avoch have their name etched onto the prized silverware for the third time in five years and left Back facing a disappointing trip back across the Minch without the trophy.

After the match Back manager Iain Maclennan praised his side’s efforts and also offered his congratulations to Avoch for their victory although he insisted the final score flattered the new champs.