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Parish Cup set for thrilling finale

Orkney’s most popular footballing competition will conclude on Saturday, as Birsay and St Andrews contest the 84th The Orcadian Parish Cup.

The first time the two sides have contested a final, both sides are sure to have great backing in what will be an intriguing end to the 2018 competition.

Few would have predicted a Birsay v St Andrews final at the outset, and having upset the odds to reach the showpiece, both sides are gunning to lift the famed cup.

Birsay last won the Parish Cup back in 1984, while St Andrews lifted the prize in 2006.

Both sides appear to be at near full-strength. Kieran Rendall misses out for Birsay, otherwise, the men from the west boast a full squad to pick from.

For St Andrews, captain and goalkeeper Fraser Laird is an injury doubt, as they seek a ninth Parish Cup.

The final is set to start at 6.45pm at the Pickaquoy Centre pitch.

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