Top two take a hit in Welfare Winter XIs

THIS week the Welfare League form-book was launched out the window as the top two slumped to a heavy defeat and a draw respectively.

Leaders Rangers Club fell to their first defeat of the Winter XIs as they were turned over 4-0 by a scintillating Sea Angling Club.

Don Macleod, Andrew Lanky, Kieron Reilly and an own-goal from a Gers stopper unpicked the blues backline as the Sea Angling move to within three points of the summit – and with a game in hand over both the Rangers Club and Tolsta who now share top-spot with the Club.

Tolsta squared off against a depleted Albion on Monday and they were convinced they would be in the box seat for the title after they raced into a 2-0 half-time lead over an Albion side that played the entire first-half with ten men.

John S and Donnie Murray scored the goals to put them firmly in control but a second-half turnaround saw Shaun Macleod and Mohammed Khalil peg Tolsta back and earn a share of the spoils.

The Caber racked up their second win on the bounce to climb up to fifth with a comfortable 3-0 win over basement boys Stornoway.

Eric Mackinnon opened the scoring from 14-yards after a quick free kick from Murdo Flo played Mackinnon in on goal in the early stages.

Robbie Davis headed home the second just before half-time as he nodded home an Iain Ross corner before Davis slammed home from close range in the final minutes to take his tally to three in the last two matches.

On Tuesday night, Lewis Rovers moved up to fourth spot with a narrow 1-0 win over the Butchers to maintain their hopes of reigning in the leaders with the winner coming from Thomas Robinson.