Peace proves pivotal during weekend of Parish Cup football
Stromness, St Andrews and St Ola all take slender leads into second-legs of The Orcadian Parish Cup quarter-finals after another busy weekend of Parish Cup football.
The trio all edged out Holm, Rendall and Sandwick respectively by a single goal, while Birsay returned from Sanday with a 1-1 draw.
Stromness and Holm met at The Rockworks on Saturday afternoon, with Sam Hunter’s deflected strike the difference between the sides.
On Sunday, Sanday and Birsay drew 1-1 with an Adam Towrie own goal putting the visitors ahead before Gary Brown headed the equaliser.
At the Rockery, Logan Peace came off the bench to fire St Andrews to a 2-1 win over hosts Rendall.
Chris Purnell scored direct from a corner to put the 2016 and 2017 finalists ahead, before Peace, making his return from injury, converted two second-half penalties to leave St Andrews in the driving seat.
The final match of the day saw the competition’s two most successful sides collide, with St Ola edging out Sandwick 1-0.