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The Oban Times - - Sport 31 -

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

(Oban Ca­manachd).

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.

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