The Ferguson Transport & Shipping North Area Inter-District competition

The under 14’s competition was held last weekend (23.09.18) with Inverness District taking the Ferguson Transport & Shipping shield home for the second year running.

Annually, we sponsor the North Area Shinty Inter-District Tournaments, known as the ‘Ferguson Transport & Shipping Inter District matches’. The tournaments are split over two weekends, starting off with the U14’s matches and followed by the U17’s at Lochaber Shinty Club in Spean Bridge, near Fort William.

Sunday 23rd September was the U14’s turn to see which area could come away with the trophy for 2018. Each area (Inverness, Badenoch, Lochaber, Skye & Wester Ross) played each other once in a round robin match; all these games were 15 minutes each way.

The final round robin game was between Inverness and Badenoch, Inverness needing to win this tie to force Lochaber into a playoff final. In the first half it could have been anyone’s game, both defences standing firm and clearing up anything the opposition forward lines had to offer. Inverness began to take hold in the second half and scored 3 goals late on to take the day’s proceedings to a play-off final with Lochaber.

The play-off final was 7 minutes each way. The first 5 minutes were very even and both teams had chances to score, but none could convert. In the second half Inverness seemed to take hold of the game and dominate possession scoring 3 goals to win the Ferguson Transport Shield for the second year in a row.

Ferguson Transport & Shipping, Transport Manager, Michael Oliver was there to conduct the presentations and hand the shield over to Finlay Coleman, the Inverness Area U14 Captain.

Ferguson Transport & Shipping are proud to help support the areas we operate in, and in years gone by we have backed various sporting organisations from the Camanachd Association to local schools, voluntary groups and charity events right across the board.

Please visit: for the full tournament round-up.

Next week, Sunday 30th September, it’s the Under-17’s turn. We look forward to a great day of Shinty and we wish all those participating in the matches the very best of luck!

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