In­ver­aray off and run­ning with close vic­tory away at Bught ri­vals

Argyllshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

IN­VER­ARAY made the long jour­ney north to the Bught Park look­ing for their first win of the sea­son.

Clear-cut first-half chances were hard to come by with both de­fences well on top. In­ver­aray were es­pe­cially well-mar­shalled by half­back John Kennedy and the teams went in at the in­ter­val locked at 0-0.

Af­ter strong words at half­time, In­ver­aray took a grip of the game and the break­through came on 67 min­utes when stal­wart de­fender Ni­cholas Craw­ford scored his first goal for the se­nior side.

In­ver­ness upped their game and got their re­ward on 76 min­utes when they scored a penalty.

The home side had James MacKen­zie red carded five min­utes from time and a draw looked the likely out­come - un­til the fourth minute of stop­page time when Lewis Mont­gomery scored the win­ner.

Bute had to bat­tle all the way to even­tu­ally over­come a de­ter­mined Kil­mory side at MacRae Park in a re­v­ersed fix­ture.

A spec­tac­u­lar Alis­ter MacArthur vol­ley got Kil­mory off to a great start with a goal af­ter just two min­utes, but Iain MacDon­ald made it 1-1 six min­utes later.

Vet­eran Robert Walker scored twice for the vis­i­tors on 39 and 43 min­utes, to leave them 3-1 ahead at the turn­around.

Andy Cun­ning­ham made it 3-2, fin­ish­ing well on 70 min­utes but Bute stayed in front to take both points.

Photo: Stephen Law­son

In­ver­aray scorer Lewis Mont­gomery nips in ahead of Ja­son McLeod.

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