Sports & Leisure
In the senior Parish cup last weekend, Unst beat Yell 9-1. The goals were scored by David Mcmillan (x4), Gary Burns (x2), Connel Gresham (x2), and Bruce Johnson.
The Yell goalkeeper had injured his back in the morning as he was putting on his TV, so his brother played for him instead. 3 of Yell’s key players were injured so they did not have a very strong team. Unst had scored their first goal in the second minute and were 3 nil up within 15 minutes.
Unst will face Whitedale in the next round which is the Quarter Finals. Good luck to Unst F.C.
Posted by BJHS Pupil Council
It’s official – 2012 was the year Unst F.C. won the Parish Cup, Shetland’s most sought after silverware.
After defeating the West Side 7-1 in the semi-final, the pressure was on Unst to regain the Parish Cup after a drought of 12 years. Up against them were a strong Whitedale team determined to get their name on the trophy.
There were over 1000 people there to watch the final at the Gilbertson Park, with the majority rooting for the Britain’s most northerly football team. In what was a closely contested match, Unst were the victors as the final scoreline read 3-1 to the boys in blue and white. Scorers for Unst were David and Erik Thomson, the latter also picking up the man of the match award for an outstanding shift which culminated in a glorious individual goal.
Unst is the first Walkers are Welcome island and the 71st United Kingdom community to be awarded membership.
Obtaining Walkers are Welcome status helps attract visitors to the island – ensuring that Unst has a series of walks and suitable facilities for walkers of all abilities. For more information on Walkers Are Welcome, click here.
The Stanley Cup returns this year at the proper time of year (after last year’s closure of SRT facilties at Christmas) and is on Monday 27th December 2010 at the Unst Leisure Centre. Start time for the fun 5-a-side football tournament will be 2pm.
Get yourself along and be part of it.
Also in the same evening, local monsters of rock The Bonxies, continue their sell out World Tour by adding another gig. At the Baltasound Hall, 10pm the Bonxies will entertain the masses. Over 16s only and usual hall rules apply.