After making a terrific start to their Soccer 7s season last month in Plockton, this Saturday the young Carbost FC squad took their collective performance up yet another notch to record an outstanding tournament on the grass pitches of Uig. Unbeaten in their four games, the Carbost team notched impressive victories against Broadford ‘A’ (2-0), Portree D (coming from behind to win 2-1), and Broadford ‘B’ (4-0), and shared the spoils with a typically strong, skilful Portree ‘B’ side in a hard-fought, high-quality 0-0 game.
There were eye-catching performances throughout the group, but what was most pleasing was that this was a true team display. That much was exemplified by Aaron Mackenzie and Robaidh Anslow, who between them shouldered the burden of keeping goal without complaint; by the unstinting efforts of Jess Rokahr, Fergus Mackenzie, Finlay Wilson, Heather Macdiarmid and our signing from Staffin, Toby Wallwork, in the range of roles they were asked to play on the day; and in the endless running of Tom Rokahr, Charlie Rees and our very own Duracell Bunny, Donnie Macdiarmid.
As a group, they have all taken on board everything that has been asked of them through our training sessions and at these tournaments: playing to their positions, working for each other, and going about their football with a smile on their faces. What’s more, they are also now playing some excellent passing football and at pace; being obdurate and disciplined in defence; full of purpose and flair in attack; and scoring some genuinely great goals. They should be justly proud of themselves, not least because this a team equally balanced in age from P3 to P7.
Improving all the time, they are turning into a very good side and with real promise for the future. Hopefully, the players have enjoyed their successes in these tournaments and will be raring to go again next time out in Broadford on Saturday 23 June.
Thanks too, and as always to our parents for bringing the players along and for all of their unfailing support. This year, they’re being given plenty to cheer.
The Carbost FC squad in Uig as: