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Eriskay FC’s progress in the Highland Amateur Cup came to a halt yesterday (Sat, April 20) after getting knocked out 3-1 by Carloway.

The damage was done by half-time and despite Eriskay’s best efforts the score line remained untouched after 90 minutes.

However, early in the first half, the likely outcome looked significantly different with Eriskay opening the scoring in the sixth minute.

In the 23rd minute, Carloway’s Robbie Mackenzie levelled the score, drilling a goal into the Eriskay net from 20 yards.

The home side nosed ahead after right back Callum Masson found himself one-on-one with the Eriskay keeper after a long ball upfield. Masson rounded the keeper to tap in.

Then with just a few minutes of the first half remaining, Carloway sealed the deal  from a corner thanks to Scott ‘Tiger’ .

After the hour mark, Carloway made two substitutions before both team coaches were shown the yellow card by the ref following a Carloway booking.

And with just a minute on the clock, the referee was reaching for his cards again, showing Carloway’s DI Maclennan a red card after he picked up a second booking.

Carloway now go through to the next round of the Highland Amateur Cup, playing either North Uist United or West Side.

The trip north was a disappointment for Eriskay  but they will regroup before Tuesday’s rescheduled home league fixture against North Uist. The kick-off is 6.30 pm.


The image shows Eriskay FC taking to the field at at Cnoc a’ Choilich in Carloway.