|Augsberg win after Clach shock County|
The Inverness Football Festival (15 to 17 June) where youth teams from Clachnacuddin, ICT and Ross County played host to under 17 Bundesliga team FC Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany - the long-established town-twin of Inverness.
The Inverness Town Twinning Commitee had joined forces with the football clubs, Highland Football Academy and The Highland Council to stage a three-day round-robin event.
On Friday it began with the Highland Derby this season in Inverness Caledonian Thistle against Ross County, The Staggies won 1-0 in what was described as a scrappy game and Ross County manager Jim Kelly said "The best team won".
Elsewhere at Millburn Academy FC Augsberg played host to Clachnacuddin with FC Augsberg running out winners 3-1 where the Germans were described as playing some "Great attacking football and never let Clach into the game".
Moving onto Saturday and we went over the Kessock Bridge to Dingwall where FC Augsberg would complete there next adventure and challenge when they took on Ross County, after being 1-0 up for 55 minutes Ross County came back thanks to a brilliant header from Kyle MacLeod.
Back to Inverness and it was an all Inverness derby between Highland League Clachnacuddin and SPL Inverness Caley Thistle, Caley Thistle won again 3-0 in a must win for Charlie Christie's side whose experience of managing the 1st team will help the Under 17s for there future.
Staying in Inverness on Sunday and we were at Grant Street Park where Clachnacuddin play there home games for the final games and 2 thrilling games were seen, in the 1st game at 12pm Clachnacuddin shocked all the odds to beat a hapless Ross County 4-3 including a great 30 yard strike from Reece Paterson to win it for Clach.
It was a winner takes all in the final game between ICT and FC Augsberg with the Germans progressing 3-2 with Augsberg playing some great passing football and a great finish for the 1st goal with Simon Futachs scoring from 20 yards.
After all that hard work they went to the Town House for presentations Highland Councillor Jimmy Gray said '' I am really pleased that the Football Festival has been revived. It builds on our important links with Augsburg. We have devised a full programme for our guests and we trust that everyone involved will benefit greatly from this exchange.''
Videos and photos to go online in the next few days.