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Differing fortunes for county’s sporting sides

Orkney FC got their 2016/17 campaign off to a winning start, beating Inverness Athletic 2-0 in Kirkwall.
Orkney FC got their 2016/17 campaign off to a winning start, beating Inverness Athletic 2-0 in Kirkwall.

There were differing fortunes for Orkney’s football and rugby sides yesterday afternoon, as Orkney FC got their 2016/17 season off to a winning start, while the county’s rugby players fell to a disappointing defeat.

Goals from Thorfinn Stout and Chris Hellewell eased Orkney’s footballers to a 2-0 victory yesterday over Inverness Athletic at the Kirkwall Grammar School.

A comfortable victory, Orkney could and possibly should have had more than two goals in the first ever meeting between the sides.

Meanwhile, Orkney’s rugby players suffered a disappointing start to their BT National League Division 3 campaign, losing 40-17 to Highland in Inverness.