Macau­lay Cup

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suf­fered dis­ap­point­ment at the week­end, los­ing 2- 0 to In­ver­aray in the Macau­lay cup semi-fi­nal.

The tie saw Ca­manachd’s new man­ager, Ian Hay, in charge for the first time fol­low­ing Gussie Camp­bell’s res­ig­na­tion from the club last week.

Hay said: ‘ We must have had about 60 per cent of the play and maybe eight or nine shots on tar­get, but their keeper, Graham MacPher­son, had two or three out­stand­ing saves.

‘ We prob­a­bly had the bet­ter of the play in the whole of the first half, but just couldn’t get past Graham in goals, then lost our first goal about 15 min­utes in.

‘In the sec­ond half, we had Keith McMil­lan go off in­jured, and, although we pressed we couldn’t score, and they man­aged to make it 2- 0. Scott MacMil­lan get­ting sent off for us too ob­vi­ously didn’t help.

‘We pressed on but Graham had another two or three crack­ing saves, so again, a good per­for­mance, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.’

This Satur­day, Hay’s side will travel to Kin­lochshiel, in a league tie which will be im­por­tant if the side want to re­main in the Premier Di­vi­sion next sea­son.

‘Hay said: ‘ We have to start pick­ing up the points now. Even a draw would be some­thing, then we can con­cen­trate on win­ning our home games, as we have about seven still to play. Our main ob­jec­tive now is to stay in the Premier­ship.’

Satur­day’s tie throws up at 3pm in Bal­macara.

beat Lo­vat 4-2 in the Macau­lay Cup semi-fi­nal. New­ton­more man­ager, PJ Mack­in­tosh, said: ‘ We were 3- 0 up at half time, but maybe that wasn’t a good thing. The boys got a lit­tle com­pla­cent, but we still won 4-2 in the end.’

New­ton­more will meet the only team to beat them this sea­son, In­ver­aray, in the Macau­lay Cup fi­nal. Mack­in­tosh said ‘ We’re in for a hard, hard game. In­ver­aray are known for be­ing a good cup side.’

The sea­son is go­ing well for New­ton­more and they re­main the team to beat. They are away to Kin­gussie this Fri­day with a 6pm throw up at the Dell.

cup dou­ble hopes ended on Satur­day as they lost 4-2 to New­ton­more in the Macau­lay Cup semi fi­nal.

De­spite be­ing 3- 0 down by half time, Greg Mathe­son pulled one back two min­utes into the sec­ond half with a penalty for Lo­vat, and in 61 min­utes, Cal­lum Cru­den made it 3-2 and the game was there for the tak­ing.

How­ever, a sucker punch goal five min­utes later from Jamie Robin­son made it 4-2, and sealed New­ton­more’s place in the fi­nal, where they will face In­ver­aray.

It’s back to cup duty on Satur­day for John MacRitchie’s men, with their third round replay away to Fort Wil­liam, with throw up at 3pm at An Aird.

Fraser Heath scored a hat-trick for his side dur­ing a 4-3 win against Lochaber on Satur­day.

The two teams faced each other just the week be­fore at Drum­nadro­chit when Glenurquhart was de­feated 3-2.

Glenurquhart man­ager, Billy McLean, said: ‘ There was not a lot in it. Lochaber are a good team. I think we were just a bit quicker and took our chances a bit more.’

The team was a few men down with hol­i­days which meant 17-year- old Lachie Smith made his de­but and young James Hur­wood took his own stance in de­fence.

This week­end, Glenurquhart will play In­ver­aray at Drum­nadro­chit.

Glenurquhart hopes to un­leash re­venge on the team that knocked the boys out of the Ca­manachd Cup.

This Satur­day will see broth­ers, Euan and Michael Brady back on the field.

have slipped down the ta­ble af­ter a 2- 0 de­feat from Fort Wil­liam at An Aird on Satur­day.

The side will face yet another tough game on Fri­day, when they play hosts to top- of-the-ta­ble New­ton­more.

With New­ton­more eight points ahead and with two games in hand, the points will be vi­tal for Rus­sell Jones’ side if they want to keep their league hopes alive.

Throw up will be at 6pm at the Dell. fit­ness or the changes we made at half-time, but there was noth­ing we could do to pull it back.’

Bal­lachul­ish have two free week­ends ahead be­fore tak­ing on Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll at Ju­bilee park on Au­gust 15.

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