THE Police may have beaten the Fire Service on the football field this weekend but the real winner was Crossroads Lewis who benefitted from all the cash raised from the charity clash.
The money may have been for charity but there was nothing charitable on the field with both sides very much in it to win it in front of a healthy crowd of more than 200.
All the early probing was done by the Fire Service who were dominant but they fell behind to an Alex Ferrier lob before Cameron Ross doubled the lead for the Police.
When Ross fired them 3-0 clear they thought they were in for a cruise but Angus ‘Shorty’ Munro quickly pulled a goal back to remind them they wouldn’t have it all their own way.
Paul McLaren however restored the Police’s three-goal cushion before a late rally from the Fire Service set up a grandstand finish.
Player manager David Campbell entered the action and with almost his first touch laid a goal on for Munro to net his second before Stuart Macdonald pulled another goal back for the Fire Service to make it 4-3.
It proved to be the last action of the match as the Police slapped the handcuffs on the trophy which was presented by Councillor Charlie Nicolson, a Member of the Joint Police and Fire Committees.
Police: Donald Sinclair, Andrew MacIver, Stuart Ross, Gary Hines, Craig Allan, Michael MacKenzie, Paul MacLaren, Alexander Smith, Cameron Ross, Liam Coleman, Alex Ferrier, Ian Morrison, Gary Muir, Donnie MacLennan, Willie ‘Mashie’ MacLeod
Fire Service: Colin MacRitchie, John Angus (Fuggie) MacDonald, Angus “Shorty” Munro, Stuart MacDonald, Innie Campbell, Ross MacRae, David “Tubby” Campbell, Derek MacLean, Duncan “Cherry” MacLeod, Rob MacLeod, Kevin MacLeod, Ian Murray, Kevin MacRae, Iain “Fairy” MacAulay