Gordonstoun High School lifted the North of Scotland Schools cup following a close 2-1 victory over Thurso High School.
The North of Scotland Schools cup originally started in 1937 and is contested between secondary schools across the North from Stornaway to Aberdeen and Golspie to Lochaber. The senior side of the trophy has been played every year since it started apart from the war years. Past winners include Peterhead, Nicholson Institute (Stornaway), Invergordon and several of the Inverness secondary schools.
Gordonstoun have had an excellent season, winning all the Moray Seniors League games apart from one of the 14, which is incredibly impressive in such a tight league. Gordonstoun High have also reached the semi final of the Scottish Independent Schools Cup, with the final usually played at the home of Heart of Midlothian; Tynecastle. A final four tie against Jordanhill awaits.
The final against Thurso was played at Dingwall Academy last week and Gordonstoun grabbed the win to lift the trophy. The game was a close and hard fought occasion but Gordonstoun scored two quick fire goals which made it tough for Thurso to get back into it. But a late goal for Thurso made it a tense finish but Gordonstoun managed to hold on to seal the win.
Gordonstoun wanted to thank all their opponents for playing the game in such a good manner and to thank them for taking part in such a tremendous tournament and to those who made the tournament such a success and to make it happen.