Primary Schools Select back to winning ways and enjoy a great day out
However the lads from the select, made up of both P6 and P7 lads from all over the area regrouped and in high spirits travelled across to Inverness to play against both the Caley Thistle P6 and P7 Teams.
Playing at Culloden Academy’s ground the first game was against Caley's P6 team. The many parents who had travelled to watch the lads play witnessed a great game. The Moray lads went behind early but fought back well to go 2-1 ahead at the interval. A battling second half saw the young Caley lads score a late equaliser to make the final score 2-2. The Moray goals were a fine solo effort and a great run and finish from the nippy right winger.
After a short break the Select team were to play the Caley P7 team. The game was a very physical encounter proving that the Moray lads could compete both technically and physically with the strong Inverness side. An end-to-end encounter saw the Select team go in 2-0 up at half time with two goals from the influential Select captain, the second of his goals being a fantastic strike into the top corner from outside the area. The score was kept at 2-0 following a magnificent save from the Select 'keeper, everybody thought it was a certain goal but the ball was clawed the ball from the line in superb fashion.
A tough second half followed but the game was sewn up with a neat run and finish from the nippy little Select player. Second half Select substitute goalkeeper made some good saves to keep a clean sheet for the Moray team.
The team spirit of the lads was second to none and the players who were playing in their first game made sure that none of the lad who recently left the select were missed in any way.
A return match is already planned to coincide with a future Elgin City home match, along with several other games against big name opposition.
Following the match the lads were given tickets to visit the Caledonian Stadium to watch Caley Thistle's first ever game in Inverness in the Premier League. At the stadium the lads met and chatted to one time Elgin City captain and long time player Buddy McCall, along with celebrity chef and ex-Rangers star Gordon Ramsey.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable and successful day for the boys from Moray. The coaches would like to thank the parents for transporting the children to the game after the arranged transport was made unavailable at short notice and also give their thanks for the magnificent continued support to Kenny Black and Elgin City FC.