Benbecula 4-3 North Uist United

Missing a number of players from the team on Friday due to injuries, holidays and work commitments left us with the smallest squad of the season so far. We won the toss first half and decided to go against the wind and rain so we could attack in the second. This backfired after some really poor defending all over the park in a 15 minute spell which led us to being 4-0 down before we could even react. We managed to regroup and settle for the last fifteen minutes of the half to limit the damage going into the break.

At half time we believed that we could still get a result with the severe conditions on our side. We started fast and put pressure on Benbecula straight away. On the 50th minute Calum Macdonald scored a curling effort to give us some belief. We upped the intensity and again Calum pounced on a loose ball and sent another cutler past their keeper. We continued to push and probe the opposing defence which paid off when Bengie won a free kick on the edge of the area. Calum looking for his third had a great effort saved by the keeper which fell kindly to myself in the box where I placed the ball over the keeper into the net. At 4-3 with 15 minutes to go we kept looking for the equaliser but unfortunately we couldn’t come up with the breakthrough despite a number of close moments.

To summarise: It really was a game of two halves with Benbecula dominating the first and us with the conditions on our side dominating the second bar a few chances here and there for the team against the wind. We can take positives from the fact we never gave up even at 4-0 down however we must look at ourselves for the abysmal defending on display in the first half. On reflection I feel as though a point would’ve been a fair result.

MOTM: Calum. Although he had a quiet first half he was tremendous in the second. Scoring two and being heavily involved in the third he really was our most dangerous threat in the final third. Special mention to Ben and Fazel who ran their socks off and never gave up on anything all game.

Next game is Eriskay away on Tuesday night at 18:45. Hopefully see a few of you there.

As always many thanks for your valued support,



Date Time League Season Full Time
29/07/2022 19:00 Uist & Barra League 2022 90'


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
North Uist United033Loss

North Uist United

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Tom AndersonGoalkeeper0000
2Jamie MacDonaldDefender0000
5Ross NicolsonDefender0000
3Donald MacIlwraith 13Defender0000
8Alexander MacDonaldDefender0000
7Ben ShepherdMidfielder0000
15Fazel FroughiMidfielder0000
10Calum MacDonald Midfielder2 (50', 60')000
11Lewis MacDonaldMidfielder0000
6Fraser MacDonaldForward1 (75')000
12Stephen MacIsaac 9Forward0000
9Angus MacIntosh 12Forward0000
13Patrick MacInnes 3Defender0000
4Ruairidh MacleodMidfielder0000