Buckie bag Highlands & Islands League Cup after shoot-out

Buckie Development win SWF Highlands & Islands League Cup
Buckie Ladies Abbie Louise Marshall scores the opening goal and celebrates with team mates. (Donald Cameron | SportPix for SWF)

Buckie Development won the SWF Highlands & Islands League Cup on penalties, after Sutherland had twice equalised to force extra-time.

Abbie Louise Marshall opened the scoring for Buckie with a well-worked goal in the opening stages and the league leaders looked ready to dominate proceedings but holders Sutherland worked their way back into the game with some nice football, Trisha Macrae scoring a wonderful equaliser from range with the last kick of the first half.

Cailtin Carnegie put Buckie back in front in the second half but a strike by Sutherland’s Rachael Sutherland ensured the tie went to extra time at 2-2.

Sutherland score in Highlands & Islands Cup Final
Sutherlands’ Rachael Sutherland celebrates with team mates. (Donald Cameron | SportPix for SWF)

With the stakes high for both sides, extra time was a close fought battle with neither side able to claim an advantage, but in the penalty shoot out it was Buckie who showed the nerve to claim their first piece of silverware.

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