SKYE clinched promotion to the premiership with a hard-fought win against nearest rivals Kilmallie. The home side took the lead though Liam MacDonald, but Willie Cowie equalised three mintues later. John Stewart restored Kilmallie’s lead, but goals from Ian Nicolson, Jonathan Maclennan and Jordan Murchison ensured the islanders will be playing shinty in the top flight next season.
BALLACHULISH suffered the embarrassment of losing 11- 0 at the hands of Caberfeidh last weekend. Balla had no answer to the slick moving Cabers who were in rampant mood.
lost 2-1 to Aberdour at the weekend, leaving them in 7th place in the South Division One.
Despite taking the lead in the 6th minute through Willie Neilson, Aberdour came back with goals in the 25th and 65th minutes to take the two points.
Davie Thomson’s men will be hoping for a better result this Saturday, when they play hosts to bottom side Glenorchy, with an 11.30am throw-up.
INVERARAY’S second string endured defeat on the Isle of Bute on Saturday, denting their title hopes. A single goal before half-time by Bute’s James Craig was added to by three second-half strikes to leave Inveraray on the wrong end of a 4- 0 loss.
KYLES put a stop to a recent run of poor results with a thumping
remain second bottom of the division following Saturday’s 2- 0 defeat away to Oban Celtic. A Lee Askew double either side of half-time was enough to secure the points for the Oban outfit, who remain on course to mount a serious title challenge.
Celtic sit just a point behind league leaders and local rivals Lochside Rovers, with five games each remaining.
It wasn’t all bad news for Kilmory, however, as Strachur were docked another two points - the club’s second such sanction of the season - for failing to field a team against Lochside in Oban, leaving Strachur just three points above Kilmory in the league with three games left.
BUTE travelled to take on Inveraray’s second team at the Winterton last Saturday and recorded an impressive 4- 0 win. Netting for the islanders was James Craig (2), Neil MacKirdy and Gordon MacMillan