Sport / Footballers progress to semi-finals

Shetland lining up prior to their game against Guernsey on Monday. Photo © Sports News Agency

SHETLAND has progressed to the semi-finals of the Ynys Mon Inter Games Football Tournament after scraping through on the number of goals scored.

The Blues ended up qualifying for the semis as the best ranked second place team.

Shetland, Jersey and Hitra all finished up as the runner up in their respective groups, with one spot in the semi-final up for grabs between them.

Shetland and Jersey shared the same goal difference – +4 – while Hitra was on -4.

The Blues, however, managed to sneak through having scored two more goals than Jersey.

Jersey finished as a second placed team after losing to hosts Ynys Mon 1-0 on Tuesday.

Shetland will now play Ynys Mon at 7.30pm on Thursday in the semi-final.

Ynys Mon Inter Games Football Tournament is being held in Anglesey as football is not part of this year’s Island Games due to the lack of pitches in Gibraltar.

Shetland has played two games in the tournament so far – a 6-1 thrashing of Saint Helena and a 2-1 loss to Guernsey.

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