Hutchison grateful to be back on track
KINGUSSIE stalwart James Hutchison was delighted to see the Badenoch side end their recent poor run on Saturday, mindful of the pressure of last season’s relegation fight,
The internationalist remains one of the most decorated players in the sport and his goal, along with a Savio Genini hat-trick, helped Kings overcome Lochaber 4-2. That win moved them into a comfortable mid-table spot but another loss could have put them into the nervous zone.
Hutchison has landed Premiership titles and Camanachd Cups galore but doesn’t want another relegation scrap in the twilight years of his lauded career. “We don’t want to be in the same situation as last year. I don’t know why Lochaber are at the bottom end of the table, but we need to make sure we are taking points off teams in those positions if we are to avoid another relegation battle.
“For a couple of weeks, we were not performing. It was like we had short memories after 2015 so it was good to get back on track.”
Hutchison has returned to the forward line, where he started out as a young player and his experience and eye for goal is paying dividends. It is a welcome change after playing the lion’s share of his years as a anchor player in a highly successful side.
Newtonmore returned to the top on goal difference after a 3-2 home win over Kinlochshiel. Kyles beat Lovat 5-0 to stay on course in the title race, with Oban defeating Glen Urquhart 2-0.