Shiel make amends to shift into top spot
KINLOCHSHIEL edged their way to the top of Shinty’s Premiership on Saturday, fulfilling predictions in some quarters that they would make an impact this term.
The 1-1 draw with Skye means they are a point ahead of Kyles, albeit with more games played, even although a Jordan Murchison strike for the islanders denied them ultimate victory. The Wester Ross outfit added to their squad in the winter break with additions such as internationalist Conor Cormack of Beauly.
Earlier this campaign Scotland man Finlay MacRae admitted: “Shiel had underachieved for some years now. It seems they are keen to make amends.”
Kingussie’s recent dip continued as they fell 3-1 to Lovat, although it was a close contest. Thomas Borthwick cancelled out internationalist Kevin Bartlett’s opener for Lovat but Greg Matheson and a 90th minute goal from Euan Ferguson made it comfortable for Lovat in the end.
Given current form, arguably the result of the day was for Glen Urquhart. Their inconclusive start to the 2016 campaign has been nothing but perplexing and nerves were beginning to show. However, they managed to get their act together, seeing off McTavish Cup finalists Lochaber, 2-0. David Smart and Conor Golabeck were the main men for the Drumnadrochit outfit.
The Oban v Kyles semi final of the Gregor Cameron Consultancy Celtic Society Cup was postponed due to an unplayable field.