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Sutherland hit six of the best to continue winning start in league

By Will Clark

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Sutherland beat Ross and Cromarty 6-1. Picture: Justine Clark.
Sutherland beat Ross and Cromarty 6-1. Picture: Justine Clark.

SUTHERLAND maintained their winning start to the Highlands and Islands League as they ran riot in a 6-1 victory over Ross and Cromarty in North Kessock.

Despite the comfortable victory, Sutherland did have to come from behind as they conceded early with a strike from Jayne Morrison giving Ross and Cromarty the lead.

But Sutherland soon stamped their authority and equalised as Bethany Sutherland found the net.

Rhiann Sutherland then gave Sutherland the lead and Bethany Sutherland found the net again to give them a 3-1 lead at half time.

The visitors continued their dominance in the second half with Franci Hutchison making it 4-1.

Elysia Rattue-Young then got on the scoresheet to make it 5-1.

Bethany Sutherland completed her hat-trick to complete a impressive 6-1 win.

The victory means Sutherland are in second place on goal difference behind leaders Caithness who defeated Clachnacuddin 4-1 in Inverness.

Donna Majilton opened the scoring after nine minutes and doubled their advantage nine minutes later.

Kinghorn made it 3-0 six minutes into the second half she latched on to Kara Sutherland’s free kick into the box and fired home from 12 yards.

The fourth came in the 65th minute when Carly Erridge charged into the box after latching on to a through ball by Majilton. Her powerful drive was too hot for the goalkeeper to handle as she couldn’t parry it away from the net.

Clachnacuddin pulled one back with seven minutes remaining with a consolation strike from Mhairi Stewart.

In the other game Nairn St Ninian and Ross County Development shared the points in a 3-3- draw.

n On Sunday, Sutherland are scheduled to take on Clachnacuddin at Couper Park in Helmsdale. Buckie face Ross and Cromarty, Orkney take on Nairn, Ross County Development face Caithness.

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