Premier­ship pro­mo­tion for the is­lan­ders

Premier­ship

The Oban Times - - Sport -

NEW­TON­MORE kept their place at the top of the Marine Harvest Premier­ship on Satur­day with a con­vinc­ing 4- 0 win away to Glenurquhart.

Goals from Glen Mack­in­tosh and Nor­man Camp­bell gave New­ton­more a 2- 0 lead go­ing into half-time. A Fraser Mack­in­tosh goal on 70 min­utes and Nor­man Camp­bell’s sec­ond of the game, 12 min­utes from time, gave P J Mack­in­tosh’s men the two points.

Only a point sep­a­rates New­ton­more and sec­ond place Kyles, who have six and five games left to play, re­spec­tively, this sea­son.

The teams meet in both sides’ sec­ond-last league fix­ture of the sea­son, on Oc­to­ber 31, in what could turn out to be a league de­cider.

New­ton­more’s next league tie is at home to Kin­gussie, on Septem­ber 26, with a 2.30pm throw-up.

OBAN CA­MANACHD took what could be a vi­tal point against Kin­lochshiel on Satur­day.

Mal­colm Clark scored with just three min­utes left to play to give Ca­manachd a share of the points in the tie, held at Taynuilt.

Ca­manachd now sit

sec- ond-bot­tom, two points ahead of In­ver­aray, but with three games in hand over their Ar­gyll ri­vals.

Iain Haye’s side have no game this Satur­day, with the Ca­manachd Cup fi­nal on at Moss­field, where Oban Ca­manachd will next be in ac­tion, when they take on Lo­vat on Septem­ber 26, with a 2.30pm throw-up. Wil­liam. A quick­fire start by the men in royal blue saw them race into a two goal lead within three min­utes of Ron Kennedy’s first whis­tle, thanks to strikes from Roddy Mac­Don­ald and Grant Irvine.

Fort hit back with a brace scored by Gordie MacKin­non to level mat­ters by half-time.

Kyles rounded off a use­ful away vic­tory with two late goals. Grant Irvine fired home his sec­ond on 82 min­utes be­fore Dunky Kerr got in on the act with a goal of his own three min­utes from time.

The re­sult keeps the Kyles pres­sure on New­ton­more at the top of the ta­ble, with the Cowal side a point be­hind the league lead­ers - but New­ton­more have an im­por­tant game in hand.

Ca­manachd Cup fi­nal­ists LO­VAT had no game last week­end and re­main sixth in the premier­ship

KIN­GUSSIE recorded an im­pressie 4-1 home win over In­ver­aray at the Dell last Satur­day. On tar­get for the Kings were Ryan Borth­wick with a dou­ble, Fraser Munro and Savio Genini. Fraser Watt net­ted In­ver­aray’s con­so­la­tion goal.

IN­VER­ARAY KIL­MALLIE lost 4-2 to near­est ri­vals Skye in a pul­sat­ing game last Satur­day. Liam Mac­Don­ald and John Stewart were the marks­men for the Caol out­fit.

South Di­vi­sion One

GLENORCHY have a rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle on their hands af­ter los­ing 6-1 on Satur­day against Kyles Ath­letic’s sec­ond side.

De­spite go­ing into half-time all square at 1-1, Kyles man­aged to score five goals in the first 20 min­utes of the sec­ond half, leav­ing Glenorchy bot­tom of the ta­ble on two points, but with three games in hand on sec­ond-bot­tom Kil­mory, also on two points.

In Glenorchy’s next two fix­tures, the two teams will face each other two weeks in a row, start­ing with a league game on Septem­ber 26, at MacRae Park, then the fol­low­ing week in Dal­mally, both with 2.30pm throw-ups.

LOCHSIDE ROVERS had no game on Satur­day, af­ter op­po­nents Stra­chur failed to field a team.

This Satur­day, Rovers are in ac­tion against In­ver­aray at Gana­van, with an early throw-up time of 11.30am, in time for the Ca­manachd Cup fi­nal at Moss­field.

OBAN CELTIC have no game this week­end, with the Scot­tish Cup fi­nal at Moss­field dom­i­nat­ing the fix­ture list.

The green and whites man­aged a 2- 0 on Satur­day against Kil­mory at Gana­van, with Lee Askew putting Davie Hamil­ton’s side ahead in the 8th minute, and seal­ing the win with another strike on the hour mark.

Hamil­ton said that, while the points were wel­comed, he felt the side didn’t play as well as they could in the sec­ond half, and still lacked a re­li­able goalscorer.

The South Di­vi­sion one is now a four-horse race, with Lochside Rovers, In­ver­aray, Oban and Bute all within two points of each other. Celtic will face Bute on Septem­ber 26 at the Mead­ows, with a 3pm throw-up.

TAYNUILT 6-1 home vic­tory over league strug­glers, Glenorchy. The visi­tors held Kyles to 1-1 at half-time, but the home side pulled away with five sec­ond-half goals to al­low Kyles to leapfrog Taynuilt into sixth place in the league. Glenorchy re­main bot­tom of south di­vi­sion one.

KIL­MORY

PRO­MOTED: Skye won pro­mo­tion to the Marine Harvest premier­ship af­ter a 4-2 win over near­est chal­lengers Kil­mallie last Satur­day

Photo: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age

STRETCH­ING: Fort Wil­liam’s Ewan Camp­bell stretches for the ball closely watched by Cammy Keith of Kyles Ath­letic dur­ing their Marine Harvest Premier­ship match at An Aird. The men from Tighnabru­aich ran out 5-2 win­ners

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