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Back suffer penalty pain in ABC Cup tie

Under a haar of incessant drizzle and ever damp conditions the new Lewis and Harris football season kicked off in Upper Coll as Back rolled out the welcome mat for Carloway in the Acres Boys Club Cup.

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A selection of WIIGA athletes, team managers and committee members alongside Craig anderson, Chief Executive of main sponsor The Scottish Salmon Company as the final squad for this summers NatWest Island Games were revealed.

Going for gold in Gotland as WIIGA squads revealed

In just a matter of months the Western Isles Island Games Association will jet into the arena of top class international sporting combat as they compete in the prestigious NatWest Island Games for the seventh time.

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Rubhachs reunite in Highland derby

Rubhachs reunite in Highland derby

Two teenage wonderkids who were produced on the Rubhach football production line created something which must be an island football first when they lined up on opposing sides in a Highland derby.

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Iochdar Saints enjoyed a winning start to the league.

Saints earn opening weekend win with away day over North Uist

Iochar Saints roared into league action with a comfortable win over North Uist at the new school pitch at Paible.

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Annual Supporters Club trip to Ibrox hailed a success

Annual Supporters Club trip to Ibrox hailed a success

A whopping 120 members of The World’s Biggest Rangers Supporters Club travelled to Glasgow to watch their team, in style, with a full days hospitality at Ibrox. The Stornoway based fan group is officially recognised by Rangers FC as the largest supporters club on the planet and the RSC’s eighth annual hospitality trip was their biggest and most successful yet.

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Niccy S3 boys march into North Final

Niccy S3 boys march into North Final

The Nicolson Institute S3 boys team produced a performance which belied their tender teenage years. If this is what the footballing future has in store for us in the Western Isles then I suggest all fans sit back and prepare to be entertained.

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West Side FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

West Side FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Last season the West Side dropped two points at home against eventual champions Lochs and all three on their own turf against title rivals Points.

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Stornoway United FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Stornoway United FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

With a new season comes renewed optimism and Stornoway United manager Grant Hunter remains infectiously optimistic and determined to lead a United charge up the pile.

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Point FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Point FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

The fact that Point have not won the Lewis and Harris league title since 2004 means that taking the league championship across the Braighe will undoubtedly be their top priority this year.

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Ness FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Ness FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

There is little doubt that when the Ness squad cast their collective gazes over last season’s results they will see something that sticks out like a sore thumb: a thumping win over eventual champions Lochs.

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Lochs FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Lochs FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

The Maroons rolled their rock to the league peak last season for the ninth time and for the second season on the bounce.

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Carloway FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Carloway FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Two precious chunks of Lewis silver made their way to the Carloway sideboard last year as they tasted glory in both the ABC Cup and the Eilean an Fhraoich Cup – the latter for the first time in their history.

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Back FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Back FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

What a difference 12-months can make in football. A sporting eternity. This time last year the Broadbay Blues were licking their wounds after a very trying and painful 2015 season.

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Stornoway Athletic FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Stornoway Athletic FC - Lewis and Harris Football preview

Last season as a whole was naturally one of transition for Stornoway Athletic, and with a clear remit to change the style, boss in gloves, and boots, Colin Macritchie was ambitious enough to hand top-team chances to a large number of junior team graduates.

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KT’s turnstile gives kids access to unique football education

KT’s turnstile gives kids access to unique football education

It’s easy sometimes to lose faith in football. It can fill sports pages with mega-money transfer deals and make millionaires of players and agents. A global game of superstars and fast cars. That’s football, right? Well.....not necessarily.

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Plenty of positives

Plenty of positives

Eric Macleod insists there was very little between his side and Shetland when the two islands met in a friendly match at the weekend.

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Every episode’s a cliffhanger in Lewis and Harris football

Every episode’s a cliffhanger in Lewis and Harris football

It’s sure to be lively in Lewis and Harris football this season, with league champs Lochs eyeing a hat-trick of titles while Point and West Side will be keen to maintain their strong challenges of recent seasons – especially having recruited well over the winter.

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Hat-trick for Bayble teen Matthew Wright

Hat-trick for Bayble teen Matthew Wright

Congratulations are certainly due to kid-goals Matthew Wright - whom we featured in last week’s Stornoway Gazette.

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Gr-eight show by rampant Niccy against Thurso

Gr-eight show by rampant Niccy against Thurso

Matthew Wright scored four as the Nicolson strolled into the semi-finals with an 8-1 victory.

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James Murray is Niccy’s treble-maker as he downs Millburn with a hat-trick

James Murray is Niccy’s treble-maker as he downs Millburn with a hat-trick

The U13 boys marched into the semi-final of the North of Scotland cup with a well-deserved victory over a very good Milburn side who recently won their local Inverness league.

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