Summer football returns as Maryburgh start season with win
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ROSS-SHIRE amateur football clubs returned to action of the first time in two years as the Inverness and District Football Association League kicked off.
Reigning Premiership champions Maryburgh got their defence off to the perfect start as they thrashed Tomatin 5–0.
Russell Macintyre scored twice with Sean Grant, Jack Mackay and DJ Macphee also finding the net.
Contin opened their campaign with a 3–2 win over NMM Sams, with Alexander Mackay scoring a hat trick.
Loch Ness defeated ICM Electrical 5–1 to move second in the table, one goal behind leaders Maryburgh.
But Avoch have to wait to start their campaign as their match against IRN Security was postponed due to no referee being available.
In Division One, Evanton outfit Black Rock Rovers thrashed Innes CI 7–1. Michael McKenzie scored four goals with Robert MacCormack scoring twice and Jude Fraser also finding the net.
Culloden Blacksmiths beat Hill Rovers 2–0 thanks to a Callum Reilly double. Charlestelona beat Drakies 5–0.
In Division Two on Wednesday night, Culbokie outfit Black Isle United beat River Ness 3–1 with Ben Kelly scoring twice and Jack Wardrop also finding the net.
It followed their 8–0 win against Gellions on Friday night at Bught Park in Inverness.
Citadel proved too good for Highland Athletic as they ran out 3–0 winners.
Invergordon Social Club got their first points with a 3–2 victory over Gellions after losing their first match to Ness Thistle Highland Aviation 2–0 last Friday. Conon Bridge defeated Tomatin United 2–1 last Friday but lost to Inverness Athletic 1–0 on Wednesday night.