First Ca­manachd Cup semi­fi­nal takes place on Satur­day

New­ton­more take on Lochside Rovers in Suther­land Cup fi­nal

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Ca­manachd Cup

LO­VAT will face In­ver­aray this Satur­day in the Ca­manachd Cup semi-fi­nal, hav­ing seen off Fort Wil­liam at the week­end in the tour­na­ment quar­ter-fi­nals.

The resched­uled fix­ture at An Aird was the third time the tie had to be played, fol­low­ing a draw be­tween the teams on July 11 and then a post­pone­ment on July 18, but John MacRitchie’s men sealed their place in the fi­nal four with goals from Cal­lum Cru­den and a James Tangey own goal.

Satur­day’s tie with In­ver­aray, who beat Glas­gow Mid-Ar­gyll en route to the semis, will be held at the neu­tral venue of An Aird, with a 4pm throw-up.

It wasn’t the most suc­cess­ful week­end for FORT WIL­LIAM as they had another player sent off, just a week af­ter another sus­pen­sion, and were knocked out of the Ca­manachd cup.

Ste­vie Stewart was red carded in the first half of the quar­ter­fi­nal at An Aird.

Lo­vat took an early lead with a 14th minute goal from Cal­lum Cru­den and, be­tween the send­ing off and an own goal from James Tangney, there was lit­tle way back for the hosts and the visi­tors went through to the semi-fi­nal.

The Fort have a free week­end ahead as An Aird is be­ing used for the Ca­manachd Cup semi-fi­nal be­tween In­ver­aray and Lo­vat.

IN­VER­ARAY suf­fered a 4-2 league de­feat away to Glenurquhart at the week­end. Lewis MacNi­col and Euan McMurdo scored their two goals.

In­ver­aray take on Lo­vat this Satur­day at An Aird in the semi-fi­nal of the Ca­manachd Cup. The game will be tele­vised live on BBC Alba with a 4pm throw-up.

Suther­land Cup fi­nal

LOCHSIDE ROVERS play their big­gest game of the sea­son this Satur­day, as they face New­ton­more in the fi­nal of the Aberdein Con­si­dine Suther­land cup.

Man­ager, Gareth Evans, said: ‘This is the big one this week­end. I pretty much have a full squad, apart from one per­son who is touch-and-go.

‘On our way to the fi­nal, we’ve beaten Aberdeen Univer­sity, Kin­gussie, Lo­hcaber and Fort Wil­liam - all north teams - so I’d say if we do win it, we’ll have done it the hard way.

‘Ca­manachd and New­ton­more’s se­nior teams both have free weeks too, so hope­fully there will be a good trav­el­ling sup­port.’

The fi­nal throws-up at 1.30pm at the Ju­bilee, Bal­lachul­ish.

NEW­TON­MORE ran out 1- 0 win­ners over Kin­gussie last week. They have no game this week­end, but New­ton­more’s sec­ond team are play­ing Lochside Rovers in the fi­nal of the Suther­land cup this Satur­day, at 1.30pm, in Bal­lachul­ish.

Sec­ond team man­ager, Cameron Mac­Don­ald, said: ‘This is with­out a doubt our big­gest game of the year.

‘It will be a tough and emo­tional game. Lochside got to the fi­nal through merit and they love a sec­ond half. It will be all about who turns up on the day.’

New­ton­more’s sec­ond team have no in­juries go­ing in to the fi­nal.

Premier­ship

LOCHABER went down 6-1 to sec­ond place Kyles Ath­letic at home on Satur­day.

The Spean Bridge side slipped down a place in the Premier­ship ta­ble af­ter wel­com­ing Kyles and a soli­tary goal from the hosts’ Stu­art Cal­li­son was no match for the visi­tors, who easily took home the points with two goals each from Gor­don Whyte, Roddy Mac­Don­ald and Roberto Zava­roni.

Ally Fer­gu­son’s men have a free week ahead.

OBAN CA­MANACHD were sched­uled to play Kin­lochshiel away last Satur­day. They trav­elled all the way to Fort Wil­liam be­fore get­ting a phone call let­ting them know the game was can­celled due to an un­playable pitch.

Man­ager, Ian Hay, said he was dis­ap­pointed as they have a back­log of games to play.

They don’t have a game this week­end ei­ther as the Suther­land cup fi­nal is on, but they will be up sup­port­ing their sec­ond team, Lochside Rovers, who are in the fi­nal.

Ca­manachd are next in ac­tion on Au­gust 15 away to In­ver­aray.

KIN­GUSSIE suf­fered a 1- 0 de­feat at home to league lead­ers, Newtonomore, on Fri­day night. The game got un­der­way at 6pm and was shown live on BBC Alba.

Glen MacK­in­tosh got the only goal of the game just be­fore half-time. Kin­gussie are sched­ule to play Kyles Ath­letic away on Au­gust 8 with a 2pm throw up.

GLENURQUHART de­feated In­ver­aray 4-2 at home on Satur­day with Neale Reid get­ting a hat­trick and Fraser Heath get­ting the ad­di­tional goal.

The home side went 3- 0 up be­fore In­ver­aray got on the score sheet on the 66th minute. Both teams then went on to score one more be­fore the game was over.

Glenurquhart don’t have a fix­ture this week­end, but they are back in ac­tion on Au­gust 15 at home to Lo­vat with a 2.30pm throw up.

KIN­LOCHSHIEL were sched­uled to play Oban Ca­manachd on Satur­day, but the game was post­poned at the last minute due to an un­playable pitch.

The Bal­macara-based side don’t have a fix­ture this week­end.

KYLES ATH­LETIC ran out 6-1 win­ners over Lochaber on Satur­day, with goals com­ing from Gor­don Whyte, Roddy Mac­Don­ald and Roberto Zava­roni, who all man­aged to bag a dou­ble.

Kyles, who are cur­rently sit­ting sec­ond in the league, take on Kin­gussie at home this Satur­day with a 2pm throw up.

Na­tional League

Af­ter hav­ing two week­end’s off BAL­LACHUL­ISH Ca­manachd will play host to Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll this Satur­day.

The game at the Ju­bilee will throw up at 12 noon.

SKYE CA­MANACHD’S home game against Beauly was post­poned last week­end due to an un­playable pitch.

This Satur­day the team will travel to face Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll.

Man­ager, John MacLeod, is con­fi­dent that his team can win this week, which would give them two points and join Kil­mallie at the top of the ta­ble.

MacLeod said: ‘We are look­ing good this week­end. It is the first time we have had a full squad to choose from so I con­fi­dent we can take the two points.’ The game throws-up at 2pm. On Au­gust 15, Skye will com­pete for the top spot on the league ta­ble at home against Kil­mallie.

For the first time this sea­son KIL­MALLIE lost a point in the league as they drew 1-1 with Caber­feidh at the week­end.

But man­ager Mark MacPher­son said it was a ‘point gained not a point lost’ as the Strath­p­ef­fer hosts were the bet­ter side on Satur­day.

He said: ‘ We didn’t play well at all in the first half. The sec­ond was bet­ter but still noth­ing to write home about. It was disap- point­ing com­pared to how we’ve per­formed re­cently but all credit to Caber­feidh, they played well and just had some­thing that we didn’t. Well done to them, they were well or­gan­ised and were the bet­ter team. It’s a point gained rather than a point lost be­cause Caber­feidh de­served to win and easily could have.’

With a free week­end, MacPher­son looks ahead to his clash with Skye on Au­gust 15. The is­lan­ders are just two points be­hind Kil­mallie with a game in hand so both teams have ev­ery­thing to play for.

South Di­vi­sion One

GLENORCHY were sched­uled to take on Lochside Rovers last Satur­day.

But the game was can­celled due to an un­playable field.

How­ever, their sec­ond team beat Oban Lorn 3-1.

Glenorchy’s first team take on Kil­mory at home this week­end and Glenorchy’s sec­ond team are away to Tay­forth, with both games start­ing at 2pm.

OBAN CELTIC man­aged to se­cure a 4- 0 win over Aber­dour last week­end with goals com­ing from Allan MacKie, Kenny Wother­spoon and Daniel Madej.

Man­ager, Davy Hamil­ton, said: ‘It took a wee while to get the goals, but we got there in the end. ‘It’s good to get the home games won.’

Celtic take on Taynuilt in the league this week­end with a 12 o’clock throw-up at Gana­van.

TAYNUILT ran out 4-3 win­ners away to Stra­chur on Satur­day af­ter go­ing 2- 0 down. Wil­lie Gillies and Wil­lie Neil­son both picked up a dou­ble to se­cure the two points. They are away to Oban Celtic this week­end with a 12pm throw-up at Gana­van.

BUTE were due to play In­ver­aray sec­ond string at the Win­ter­ton last Satur­day, but the match was called off due to the pitch be­ing un­playable. This Satur­day the is­lan­ders make the tip to take on Abedour with a 3pm throw-up.

KIL­MORY’S home game against Kyles also fell vic­tim to the weather. This Satur­day, the Mid Ar­gyll team will be hop­ing the weather im­proves to al­low their game against Glenorchy to go ahead at the Mart park, Dal­mally.

STRA­CHUR went down by the odd goal in seven last Satur­day at home to Taynuilt.

De­spite scor­ing three goals scored by Steven Bul­loch, Dun­can Smart and Iain Wil­son, they lost a close game 4-3.

This Satur­day they make the short jour­ney to take on In­ver­aray at the Win­ter­ton. Throw up is 12noon.

South Di­vi­sion Two

OBAN LORN suf­fered a 3-1 de­feat to their mid-ta­ble coun­ter­parts, Glenorchy, last Satur­day.

Their only goal came from An­drew MacMil­lan on the 17th minute.

They don’t have a fix­ture this week­end.

COL GLEN’S away game against Bute was called off af­ter a pitch in­spec­tion found the park to be un­playable due to heavy overnight rain on Fri­day night. Col Glen have no game this Satur­day.

Photo: Neil Pater­son

TUS­SLE: Fort Wil­liam’s James Tangney and Lo­vat’s Kevin Bartlett in a tus­sle for the ball dur­ing last

Satur­day’s Ca­manachd Cup quar­ter-fi­nal replay which Lo­vat won 2- 0

Photo: Don­ald Cameron

AC­TION: Fraser MacNi­col, In­ver­aray, and Neale Reid, Glenurquhart, in ac­tion dur­ing last Satur­day’s Premier­ship match.

Photos: Don­ald Cameron

LOST OUT: Bal­lachul­ish un­der 14s were de­feated 5- 0 in the semi­fi­nal of the Ken Ross tro­phy by Oban Ca­manachd.

PIPPED AT THE POST: Oban Ca­manachd un­der 14s were run­ners-up in the Ken Ross tro­phy af­ter los­ing 2- 0 to Glenurquhart in the fi­nal

of the In­ver­ness Sixes re­cently.

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