United retain Duthie Cup lead
STILL ON a high from winning the Marine Harvest welfare league for a second year running, Caol United have retained their early lead in the Duthie cup.
The team collected their second set of three points when they beat Lochaber 7- 4 last week, putting them comfortably at the top of the table.
But closest rivals, Mallaig, have yet to play in the cup competition and were hoping to pick up the points when they took on Caol in their first game last night, (Wednesday).
In the Kinloch shield, for the bottom half of the league, Lundavra are at the top of the table after beating Nevis Range 5-2 last week. But the young Nevis team are just two points behind, after drawing 3-3 with Ballachulish, who are floating at the bottom with just one point.
Lundavra have also made it to the final of the Uisdean MacDonald memorial cup, after winning 5- 4 against Lochaber in the semi last week. The final will be played at Lochaber high school on Friday night. They will face either Mallaig or Nevis Range in the final, who were scheduled to play their semi final after the Oban Times went to print.
Upcoming fixtures: Friday August 14; Lundavra v Mallaig or Nevis Range, UMD Cup final.
Monday August 17; Ballachulish v Lundavra, Kinloch Shield.
Tuesday August 18; Lochaber v Mallaig, Duthie Cup.
Friday August 21 Caol United v Mallaig, Duthie Cup.