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The 2011 Highland Cup was held between 24th April- 21st June. It was won by Inverness Caledonian Thistle against Ross County. The third placed team was Peterhead after beating Elgin in the third place play-off.

Golden Boot - Liam Polworth (ICT) - 59 goals

Silver Boot - Martin Laing (ICT) - 37 goals

Bronze Boot - Kane Tiernan (Golspie) - 16 goals

Golden Glove - Scott Mathieson (ICT)

Best Player - Jack Jebb (ICT)


First RoundEdit

All Highland league teams along with Elgin, Inverness CT, Ross County and Peterhead recieved a bye to the third round. These rounds are after the Group stages.

Black Watch 17-0 Chinese Free State of Inverness

Tiree Tigers 3-2 Benbecula Boys A

Inverness Union 8-2 Benbecula Boys B

Thurso Pentland 1-2 Avoch

Inverness Citadel 2-0 Stoneyburn Academy

Colonsay A 14-0 Uist Rovers

Highland Light Infantry 43-0 Colonsay B

Kintore 50-0 Coll


Second RoundEdit

Aberlour Villa 56-1 Tiree Tigers

Black Watch 32-0 Inverness Union

Avoch 2-0 Inverness Citadel

Colonsay A 12-15 Highland Light Infantry

Kintore withdrew.


Third RoundEdit

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 67-0 Aberlour Villa

Polworth 1,2,3,4,5,5,6,7,8,8,9,9,9,10,11,16,17,17,18,19,20,21,26,27,29,30,31,32,40,45,45,47,50,54,57,63,66,67,74,78,79,86,87,87.

Laing 6,12,18,47,66,82.

Jebb 20,23,26,39,58,65,71,72,75,80

McKenzie 43,70

Murphy 55,90

Voss OG 71

Skinner 88

Elgin 21-0 Avoch

Peterhead 12-0 Highland Light Infantry

Ross County 31-0 Black Watch

Brora Rangers 2-0 Cove Rangers

Keith 10-2 Lossiemouth

Buckie Thistle 9-8 Wick Academy

Clachnacuddin 14-0 Formartine United

Rothes 18-0 Fort William

Deveronvale 5-4 Fraserburgh

Inverurie Loco Works 2-0 Huntly

Nairn County 3-2 Strathspey Thistle

Forres Mechanics 12-0 Craignure of Mull Royal

Inverness Kessock Brig 9-0 Royal Fortrose

Dingwall Thistle 4-2 Eday

Turriff United 43-0 Ulva and Lunga Albion

Fourth RoundEdit

Inverness CT 6-5 Turriff United

Polworth 81,84,86,90+1,90+2,90+2. White 1,15,67,73,77.


Elgin won as Dingwall Thistle recieved 5 red crads.

Peterhead 16-0 Inverness Kessock Brig

Ross County 4-0 Forres Mechanics

Brora 2-3 Nairn County

Keith 10-6 Inverurie Loco Works

Buckie Thistle 1-2 Deveronvale

Clachnacuddin withdrew so Rothes advanced.

Quarter FinalsEdit

Inverness CT 4-0 Rothes

Polworth 16,70,80,89

Elgin 5-0 Deveronvale

Gunn 12,23

Wyness 30,80

Rennie OG 90

Peterhead 6-2 Keith

McAllister 3,45,46,87,89,89. Luts 12,90.

Ross County 1-0 Nairn County

Brittain 90 (pen)

Semi FinalsEdit

Inverness CT 3-0 Peterhead

Jebb 2,60,81.

Ross County 4-0 Elgin

Cooper 4

Brittain 30,87

Kettlewell 39

Third PlaceEdit

Peterhead 2-1 Elgin

McAllister 6,72. Gunn 90.

FinalEdit

Inverness CT 1-1 Ross County

Jebb 17 Crown 84 (Pen)

Penalties (Inverness CT went first)

  1. Polworth GOAL - Crown GOAL
  2. Christie GOAL - Dingwall GOAL
  3. Jebb GOAL - Corbett GOAL
  4. Laing GOAL - Groat GOAL
  5. Tyson GOAL - Cooper GOAL
  6. O'Connor GOAL - MacLeod SAVE

About

Inverness and Ross County were playing out a Highland Derby for the final. It was the 12th time they had played each other in a final. Inverness had come to the final on fire whilst Ross County had struggled and Inverness were favourite to win. Inverness scored early on through Jack Jebb, but County equalised late on after Jack Jebb conceded a penalty and Cameron Crown scored it. After extra time it went to penalties. Liam Polworth took the first spot kick and fired it into the top left hand corner, Crown responded with the same low shot down the middle as he had done earlier to beat Mathieson. Ryan Christie, Tony Dingwall, Jack Jebb, Duncan Corbett, Martin Laing and Martin Groat all scored in succesion. Matt Tyson scored Inverness' fifth followed by Alex Cooper scoring the fifth for County. Stefan O'Connor scored the first sudden death penalty, then Kyle MacLeod had his shot saved by Scott Mathieson, meaning Inverness had won.

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