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Teams from as far away as Shetland took part in the annual Highland and Islands Women’s Football Tournament at the Highland Football Academy in Dingwall recently.

The islands in the North region were particularly well represented as Shetland, Orkney and Lewis and Harris all competed for the trophy.

Lewis and Harris came out victorious for the third time in a row after being pushed to the wire by Orkney.

Shetland, who spent two days travelling to the tournament, came in third.

Scottish FA women’s and girls’ football development officer for the North region, Finella Annand, said: “Lewis always give a great account of themselves and again took the trophy back to the Western Isles. 

“They are professional in everything to do and their willingness to train and be the best they can be is evident every time they step on the pitch. 

“Orkney showed a huge improvement at this tournament and I think the club have to be complemented as the hard work they have invested to make the club stronger and to play regularly on the Island was evident on Saturday.

“Shetland travelled a massive difference to play and did fantastic considering they could only bring a small squad with them and showed their talent when they held Lewis to a 1-1 draw. 

“Inverness Thistle has a huge amount of talent in their team but it wasn’t their day as many results went just the other way.

“Caithness, as always battled hard and showed improvement in the latter stages of the tournament as they were only narrowly defeated by some strong teams.  Everyone involved should be very proud of their efforts.”