FORT WILLIAM’S scheduled home game against Kyles Athletic was postponed due to an unplayable field at An Aird.
As well as a league clash, the teams were also supposed to be playing for the inaugural Drew Ferguson cup, in memory of a young Fort player who died in 2013.
Co-manager Victor Smith said his team would wait for a rearranged fixture with Kyles to play for the trophy as Drew was an Ibrox season ticket holder and Rangers football club presented the first set of jerseys, in red white and blue, to Kyles players.
Fort William have no game this weekend due to the Caol cup under 21s match at Ballachulish, when An Aird man Jamie Cruikshank will play for the north side.
Heavy rain put paid to LOCHABER’S trip south to take on Oban Camanachd at the weekend.
The Spean Bridge men were favourites as they are nine points ahead of Oban but it was not to be as the game was called off as Mossfield Stadium was flooded.
Lochaber have no game this weekend but will be keen to support team mate Barry MacDonald, who is playing in defence for the north side at the Caol cup under 21 match in Ballachulish on Saturday.
LOVAT will be concentrating on the Camanachd Cup after a draw at the weekend all but ended their league hopes.
Despite taking a seventh minute lead through Fraser Gallagher against Inveraray, Lewis Macnicol fired back in the 44th minute for the southern side. The scores remained unchanged in the second half, leaving Lovat on 14 points from 14 games, six points behind league leaders Newtonmore, and with only four games left to play for the Kiltarlity side.
John MacRitchie’s men will now be concentrating on the Camanachd Cup final, their next fixture, where they meet Kyles Athletic on September 19 at Mossfield Stadium, Oban, with a 2pm throw-up.
league tie with Glenurquhart was cancelled at the weekend, when the pitch at Drumnadrochit was deemed unplayable.
P J Mackintosh’s side are top of the Marine Harvest Premiership, having won 10 of their 11 league games.
They also won the Macaulay Cup against Inveraray on August 22, picking themselves up after disappointment against Kyles the week before in the Camanachd Cup semi-final.
Their next fixture, a replay of the Glenurquhart tie, will be on September 12, with a 2.30pm throw-up at Blairbeg Park.
Beating Inverness 4- 0 at the weekend has kept KILMALLIE hot on the heels of first-place Skye.
With no game on Saturday, manager Mark MacPherson will be preparing to take on the islanders for their biggest game of the season next week.
Both Skye and Kilmallie have two games left to play, including their clash a week on Saturday, meaning this game at Canal Parks could be the decider of who is promoted to the premier league.
MacPherson said: ‘ We had a really good first half against Inverness but we didn’t score enough goals for my liking. We’re still nine goals and two points behind Skye so this is going to be a big challenge.
‘We play Skye at home a week on Saturday, then after that we’ve both only got one game left each. We have Ballachulish and they have Beauly. You never know what’s going to happen so we’re just going to enjoy it but we really want to win these next two games.’
In yet another convincing display SKYE stole the show at home defeating Glasgow Mid Argyll 6-1.
The island team are going from strength to strength as they reach for premiership glory.
While Skye are playing consistently well, they are just two points in front of Kilmallie and with two games left to play they can’t afford to let all the hard work slip.
The team has no fixture this weekend due to the North v South under 21 game at Ballachulish
Skye will go head-to-head with Kilmallie a week on Saturday then Beauly the following week.
BALLACHULISH were not playing at the weekend, and have no fixture this Saturday.
The team have struggled this season and are lying bottom of the table with only one point.
South Division One
LOCHSIDE ROVERS have continued their quest for league glory this year, with a battling 5-3 victory away to Kyles Athletic’s second side on Saturday.
Having taken the lead in the 10th minute through Daniel Cameron, goals in the 38th and 39th minutes from Kyles saw them 2-1 up.
However, Lochside fired straight back with a goal in the 40th minute from Scott MacMillan and one from Craig MacDougall, giving Lochside a 3-2 advantage going into half time.
Michael MacQueen made it 4-2 in the 47th minute for Lochside, but Kyles pulled one back on the hour mark. Again, an instant reply from Rovers, by Daniel Cameron in the 62nd minute, rounded off the scoring to give Lochside the points in a thrilling 5-3 win.
Gareth Evans’ side will hope to keep the momentum going in this week’s game, where they face fellow league challengers Bute, who are two points behind Lochside but with two games in hand.
The tie will throw-up at Ganavan at 2.30pm
GLENORCHY’S away tie against Taynuilt was one of several to fall foul of the weather at the weekend, with the field unplayable.
John Smith’s side will next be in action in their replay with Taynuilt on September 19, where they will be keen to pick up the points and overtake second-bottom Kilmory, who are on equal points but have played three more games.
The tie with Taynuilt throws-up at 11.30am.
OBAN CELTIC’S game with Bute was cancelled on Saturday, after it was decided the surface at Ganavan was unplayable.
David Hamilton’s side will next be in action in the league on September 12 at Ganavan, where they meet Kilmory, who are second-bottom of South Division One.
Every point counts now, with the top four teams in the division separated by only four points.
Celtic vs Kilmory will throw-up at 2.30pm.
KYLES ATHLETIC’S second string slumped to seventh in the league after another home defeat last weekend.
This time it was Lochside Rovers doing the damage with a 5-3 victory. Douglas Nicolson had given Kyles the lead at 2-1 after 39 minutes, but the advantage was short-lived and when Scott McMillan levelled matters and Craig McDougall gave Lochside the lead once again, there was no coming back for the home side. Matthew MacColl scored another for the Kyles after an hour, but it was to prove mere consolation.
TAYNUILT will have a free week this week, having had no game on Saturday either. Their tie with Glenorchy was one of many to be cancelled because of the condition of the pitch.
The side will next be in action a week on Saturday, when they face Aberdour at home.
Taynuilt sit a respectable fifthplace in the league, and will be hoping to stop Aberdour and Kyles from overtaking, with the two sides just a point behind them, as the league nears an end.
The Aberdour tie will throw up at 2.30pm in Taynuilt on September 12.
Short of a number of key players through injury KILMORY made the long journey east to Fife last Saturday. The Lochgilphead team
were not in action at the weekend after their tie with Ballachulish was cancelled after heavy rain left Ganavan unplayable.
With two fixtures left to fulfil in the league, Jocky Martin’s side sit fourth, and can’t catch top two sides Col Glen or Tayforth, but could overtake Glasgow Mid Argyll to finish third.
Lorn travel to face Bute in their next tie, on September 12, at the Meadows, with a midday throwup.
GLENGARRY suffered a 3-1 defeat against Newtonmore in the final of the Strathdearn Cup at the weekend, but the manager remains optimistic.
Ewan Cameron, manager of Glengarry, said: ‘It was a game of two halves; we played well in the first and they were the better team in the second.
‘The boys played to the best of their ability but the weather conditions affected our game.’
South division one leaders INVERARAY were brought down to earth with a bump last weekend, as south division two outfit Tayforth handed the young ’Aray side a heavy defeat.
The Perth-based team raced to a two-goal lead after 20 minutes in the semi-final of the south junior cup competition, only for Lewis Montgomery to pull one back shortly afterwards.
A further strike before halftime gave Tayforth a 3-1 lead at the break. Two second half goals completed a 5-1 win for the east coast club.
Sunday September 6 Marine Harvest Under 14 9- a- side League Glasgow Kelvin v Kyles Athletic Ballachulish v Oban Camanachd Bute v Aberdour
Women’s Camanachd Association Saturday September 5 Marine Harvest Challenge Cup Final Glasgow MA v Ardnamurchan Evan MacRae - 1pm at Bught Park, Inverness
Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final Glasgow Mid Argyll versus Badenoch & Strathspey Archie Ritchie - 3pm at Bught Park, Inverness
Glengarry 1 - 3 Newtonmore
Bullough Cup Semi Final Tayforth 5 - 1 Inveraray
Marine Harvest Premiership Fort William P - P Kyles Athletic Unplayable field Glenurquhart P - P Newtonmore Unplayable field Lovat 1 - 1 Inveraray Oban Caman P - P Lochaber Unplayable field
Marine Harvest National Division Caberfeidh 4 - 3 Beauly Inverness 0 - 4 Kilmallie Skye 6 - 1 Glasgow Mid Argyll
Marine Harvest North Division 1 Beauly 1 - 1 Kinlochshiel Fort William P - P Strathglass Unplayable Field Lochcarron 1 - 4 Lovat
Marine Harvest South Divison 1 Aberdour 3 - 0 Kilmory Kyles Ath 3 - 5 Lochside Rovers Oban Celtic P - P Bute Unplayable Field Taynuilt P - P Glenorchy Unplayable field
Marine Harvest North Division 2
CELEBRATION: Kilmallie’s Liam Cameron celebrates scoring his team’s third goal in their 4- 0 National
Division win over Inverness at the Bught Park, Inverness, last Saturday
CLASH OF THE ASH: Action from the South Division One game between Kyles Athletic and Lochside Rovers played at Tighnabruaich last Saturday. The Oban side ran out 5-3