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.