managed to secure a 2- 0 win over Kingussie at the weekend, despite having one player sent off early on in the game.
Ewen Campbell caused a stir at An Aird when he hit a visiting player on the helmet with his stick and was immediately red- carded for the violence. He is now looking at a two or three match ban.
Duncan Rodgers made up for
are kicking themselves after a 10- 0 defeat against Kyles at the weekend.
But they will hope to pull it back this Saturday when they play Oban Camanachd.
Manager Colin Fraser said: ‘I don’t know what happened at the weekend I think it was just one of those games. It happens. It seemed anything the boys tried to do didn’t go their way unfortunately.
‘ We were missing two players,
had more than just their opponents to contend with at the weekend when they played Inverness on a pitch described as a ‘ bog’.
With heavy rain in Portree on Saturday morning and a second team game ahead of the clash, the pitch had become wet and muddy, making the 3-2 victory difficult to achieve.
First-half goals from islanders, Danny Morrison, Jordan Murchison and Kenny Campbell, gave Skye an early lead and the two goals from Inverness’s James Cameron and Charlie MacDonald in the second half were not enough for the visitors to take a share of the points.
Skye manager, John MacLeod, said: ‘The conditions on the pitch were horrendous. By the time the first team played, it was just a muddy bog so it was a really hard game, but we got the points so that’s the main thing.’
Next weekend Skye welcome Beauly to Portree for a league clash with a full squad, with Ian Murray the only player missing from the squad.
had a convincing 7- 0 win over Glasgow Mid Argyll last weekend thanks to four goals from Michael Rodger, a double from Martin Stewart and Arran Sandison. This Saturday they travel to take on Caberfeidh. Gareth Evans remains confident his side can win the league, despite dropping points against fellow challengers Bute on Saturday.
The island side managed to put four past Rovers, with no reply, the result leaving both sides on 14 points but with Bute having a game in hand.
Evans said: ‘ We played pretty well in the first half, and were only 1- 0 down at half-time. The pitch was in a bit of a state, totally sodden through, but that affects both sides so it’s not really an excuse. I do think though, if we played them at a park in good condition, like Mossfield, the result would have been different.
‘I’d say the league now is between ourselves, Oban Celtic, Bute and maybe Inveraray.’ SCOTLAND Under 17’s took on Wexford on Monday night at Kennedy Park, New Ross.
The game finished level 1- 4 (7 points) apiece - the first time an under 17 shinty-hurling match has finished in a draw.
Oban Camanachd’s Connor Howe scored Scotland’s only goal in the first half. Kingussie’s Savio Genini was also in great form with two points, while Fort William’s Calum Shepherd also got a score, but a late equaliser from Conor Firman secured a draw for Wexford. Glenurquhart 0 - 4 Strathglass Kinlochshiel 1 - 1 Beauly Lochcarron 2 - 5 Kingussie Lovat 1 - 6 Newtonmore Bute 4 - 0 Lochside Rovers Inveraray P - P Strachur Unplayable field Kilmory P - P Glenorchy Unplayable field Kyles Athletic P - P Aberdour Unplayable field
Scotland team: Shane Gillies (Kilmallie); Rory MacKeachan (Kingussie), Calum Grant (Kingussie); Craig MacIssac (Kilmallie), Blair Morrison (Caberfeidh), Ross MacRae (Kyles Athletic); Craig Ritchie (Newtonmore), Nick Dalgety (Lochcarron), Alexander MacMillan (Fort William); Connor Howe (Oban Camanachd), James Falconer (Kingussie), Calum Shepherd (Fort William); Savio Genini (Kingussie), Will Cowie (Skye Camanachd); Iain Robinson (Newtonmore), Robert Mabon (Kingussie), Ryan Gillies
JUBILATION: James Robinson celebrates scoring Newtonmore’s fourth goal in his team’s 4-2 win over Lovat in the Macaulay Cup
semi-final last Saturday.