Nicolson Institute 7
Dingwall Academy 1
THE Nicolson Institute under 13 boys football team slammed seven past a shellshocked Dingwall Academy to march into the North of Scotland Cup semi-final.
There were six different home heroes on the scoresheet as the Niccy teens when goal crazy and shared them around the team.
Daniel Duffy, Luke McKay, Angus Macdonald (2), Daniel Macritchie, Lewis Macdonald and Lewis Cummings all netted for the rampant hosts who defied the blustery conditions overhead.
The first scorer was Duffy but the goal was made by team mate Dean Drummond who charged the ball down three times before it eventually broke to Duffy who finished well from inside the box.
It was a lead which didn’t last long as Dingwall pulled level but losing their lead didn’t affect the Nicolson who simply cranked up the gears.
Just before the break they regained the advantage when Luke Mckay was rewarded for his persistency.
After the break Angus MacDonald and Lewis MacDonald began pulling the strings in the middle of the park for the Nicolson team. It was Angus who got the much needed third goal when he won the ball and made a yard of space for himself before unleashing an unstoppable shot past the Dingwall goalkeeper.
The Nicolson team started playing with confidence and were bombarding the Dingwall defence and it wasn’t long before they had another.
Duffy had a great run down the right and played a shot passed the goal keeper which allowed sub David MacRitchie to run on to it and make sure it went in with a close range finish.
Lewis MacDonald, who has scored in all of the boys games so far this year, scored another spectacular goal from outside the box - this time finding the top corner from fully 20 yards.
A quick sixth goal came from the half way line from Lewis Cummings who was excellent throughout the match. Lewis latched onto the ball and hammered it which caught flight and ended up flying into the back of the net.
A final seventh goal came from man of the match Angus MacDonald who finished from inside the box with a low hard shot passed the Dingwall defence.
He was almost rewarded with a hatrick but his shot rebounded off the bar moments later.
The boys now await the winners of the Culloden vs Thurso match in the semi-final.