Tolsta win again to hold onto top spot in Welfare Winter XIs

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TOLSTA strengthened their grip on top-spot in the Welfare League Winter XI’s as they strolled to a second-victory on the bounce with a ten goal tanking of Stornoway.

The goals flooded in for the impressive Tolsta troops with goals coming from all corners of the squad.

Midfield maestro Roy Macphail slammed home a treble, Donnie Murray and John S Mackenzie each netted a brace while Kenny Coyne, Alex ‘Chicken’ Maciver and Innes Maciver all weighed in with a goal each – the latter nodding home an impressive header.

It follows on from their opening night win over Aladdin’s Cave and means they are the only side in the table with six-points at the moment.

Elsewhere, the Sea Angling Club cruised to a five-goal thrashing of the Caber to signal their intent for the coming campaign.

Star man was Mark Wright who netted a hat-trick, including a wonder goal from 25-yards which nestled in the top corner, against a Caber side who were missing a quartet of regulars. Also on the scoresheet were Kieran Riley and Gareth McKloskey.

There was last minute drama in the match between the Rangers Club and Caley Auto’s as the Gers club snatched a dramatic victory with almost the last kick of the game.

A goalless first-half was followed by a three-goal second period. John ‘Tubes’ Macleod slammed recent seven-a-side champs Caley Auto’s in front shortly after the restart but that strike was cancelled out by Geoff Peterson.

It looked as if a share of the spoils was on the cards until the last minute when the Rangers Club launched a counter-attack which resulted in John Macinnes swivelling onto Steven Lennie’s cut-back to slam home a priceless winner.

Finally, the Butchers kicked off their season with a hard fought 3-1 win over Albion. On target for the Butchers were Angie Mitchell, Ross and they benefitted from an own-goal.

Tariq ‘Taggy’ Hussain netted a consolation for Albion.