Big guns kept apart in Camanachd Cup quarter final draw
THE DRAW for the quarter finals of the 2016 Camanachd Cup competition took place on Tuesday at Nevis Range in Fort William - venue for this weekend’s UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.
Making the draw were World Cup event organiser Lesley Beck and local downhill rider and former shinty player Fergus Lamb. Also assisting with the draw was Camanachd Association director Willie MacDonald. Details of the draw are: Newtonmore v Glasgow Mid Argyll or Skye Kyles Athletic v Lochaber Kilmallie v Oban Camanachd Caberfeidh or Kinlochshiel v Beauly The above fixtures are scheduled for Saturday July 9. The final is on Saturday September 17 in Fort William.
Six teams made it through to the Camanachd Cup quarter final draw following the shinty action on Saturday May 28. Two more ties have still to be decided.
Camanachd Cup – second round Lovat 1 Newtonmore 4
Holders Lovat are out of the Camanachd Cup after they lost 4-1 to Newtonmore at Balgate.
This was a difficult opening hurdle for the holders, made all the harder by a number of absentees.
Newtonmore had a free Saturday the previous weekend as players and officials attended the wedding of former player Cameron Binnie.
Newtonmore took the lead after just three minutes when Daniel Grieve didn’t connect properly with an attempted clearance and the ball fell to an unmarked Evan Menzies who dispatched a waist-high shot into the net to make it 1- 0.
Things did not look good for the make-shift Lovat side at this stage but they went on to have the better scoring opportunities during the first half.
Referee Innes Wood kept a tight grip of proceedings and showed the first of a number of yellow cards to Fraser MacKintosh on five minutes.
A fierce Callum MacAulay shot from distance on nine minutes was excellently saved with his stick by ’More keeper Owen Fraser.
A terrific Kevin Bartlett shot from a tight angle on 14 minutes produced another good Owen Fraser save and the on-rushing Graeme MacMillan just failed to connect with the rebound.
Just 30 seconds later, Lovat goalie Stuart MacDonald made a good save then raced from his line to try and clear the ball. Fraser MacKintosh got to it first though but sent the rebound high and wide of an empty net.
A Lewis Tawse cross on 17 minutes was well controlled by Kevin Bartlett and, from the edge of the box, he spun and shot goalwards to force a great low save from Owen Fraser.
Euan Ferguson came on for Graeme MacMillan with 10 first half minutes remaining.
Newtonmore made their first change after 38 minutes when Norman Campbell was introduced at full forward with Chris Sellar withdrawn. Evan Menzies went to buckshee forward.
Lovat certainly didn’t deserve to be behind at the break and they got their reward four minutes after the re-start. A long ball forward from wing centre Ryan Ferguson was collected wide on the left by Kevin Bartlett who slipped past Rory Kennedy who was at full back after a positional swap with Steven MacDonald. Bartlett scored from a tight angle to make it 1-1.
Lovat replaced Mark Kelly at the back with Callum Cruden.
Rory Kennedy was booked on 57 minutes for impeding a Kevin Bartlett run towards goal after Kennedy had lost his caman.
A Paul MacArthur shy from the left on 62 minutes went over the Lovat defenders and fell to Iain Robinson on the right but his shot whistled across the face of the Lovat goal. Owen Ferguson appeared for his first game since the 2014 shinty season on 65 minutes, replacing Calum MacAulay.
An injured Rory Kennedy made way for David Fraser on 69 minutes. Fraser went to wing centre with Craig Ritchie dropping back into defence.
Glen MacKintosh came on for Iain Robinson a minute later.
The substitutions favoured Newtonmore and they went in front on 74 minutes, although the goal was somewhat lucky. A long ball from the Newtonmore left was being ushered out of play by Stuart MacDonald at his left post when Callum Cruden raced across with an out stretched caman to inadvertently divert the ball past a helpless keeper on his right side to make it 2-1.
The goal was a blow to the Lovat camp but Kevin Bartlett showed great fight and had a shot well saved by Owen Fraser on 75 minutes and Euan Ferguson fell as he tried to steer the rebound goalwards.
As the game moved into the final stages, Newtonmore turned the screw and got stronger as Lovat faded.
Fraser MacKintosh first blocked and then dispossessed an attempted Danny Kelly clearance and MacKintosh’s superb shot from distance was equalled by a fantastic Stuart MacDonald save with his caman.
Evan Menzies dispossessed Craig Mainland on 81 minutes and his fierce shot cannoned off home keeper Stuart MacDonald.
A minute later, Glen MacKintosh capitalised on a mistake in the Lovat defence to make it 3-1. MacKintosh took possession from a central position on the edge of the ‘D’ and he doesn’t miss from there.
Almost directly from the re- start, the ball fell to Fraser MacKintosh and his first time shot flew high into the corner of the net to make the final score 4-1.
Oban Camanachd 3 Glenurquhart 0
Oban Camanachd are through to the Camanachd Cup quarter-finals after they beat Glenurquhart 3- 0 at Mossfield.
Oban Camanachd manager Iain Hay welcomed the influential Daniel Cameron back into the side whilst Gary McKerracher also returned after a knee injury and had a really good game in defence.
Glenurquhart co-managers Billy MacLean and Dave Menzies were without Neale Reid who was abroad and Michael Brady who was working. Euan Lloyd continued his return from injury with the Glen reserves.
Oban Camanachd made a whirl-wind start to the tie and they were three goals to the good with just 12 minutes played.
The opener came with just 35 seconds on the clock when Andrew MacCuish hit a low shot on his left side from around the penalty area into the bottom right corner of the net to make it 1- 0.
Daniel Cameron made it 2- 0 just a couple of minutes later. There was a battle for possession at the edge of the ‘D’ and Cameron collected the loose ball and drilled it hard to the left of ‘Glen’ keeper Stuart MacKintosh to make it 2- 0.
Daniel Cameron’s second goal was undoubtedly the pick of the afternoon’s strikes. Cameron picked the ball up around 45 yards from goal and, on his left side, sent a peach of a strike into the top corner of the net to make it 3- 0.
Oban Camanachd fielded 17-year- old Daniel MacVicar in their forward line and he had a great game against the more experienced John Barr.
Just when Oban Camanachd boss Iain Hay thought the day couldn’t get any better, he was the only winner in the evening’s Oban Camanachd Superball draw, collecting £ 500.
Oban Camanachd’s attention now turns to a mouth-watering Gregor Cameron Consultancy Glasgow Celtic Society Cup semi-final meeting with Kyles Athletic at Mossfield this coming weekend. Oban Camanachd will be pleased to have home advantage but they will also be aware Kyles enjoy playing on the Mossfield pitch. A big crowd is guaranteed for this one.
Kyles Athletic 11 Oban Celtic 1
Kyles Athletic were too strong for Oban Celtic, winning 11-1 in their 3pm throw up at Tighnabruaich.
Sandy MacKenzie opened the scoring when he gave Kyles a seventh minute lead.
Kyles continued on the front foot and went 2- 0 ahead on 19 minutes when Innes MacDonald rifled the ball home from 20 yards. The strike flew over the head of 15-year- old Oban Celtic keeper Scott Mossman into the top right-hand corner of the net.
Oban Celtic suffered a double blow midway through the first half, losing full back Andy MacDonald and half back Lewis MacPhee through injury. Manager Kenny Wotherspoon had to completely reshuffle his team, playing several players out of position.
Kyles sensed they could kill off the tie and went up a gear, adding a third on the halfhour mark courtesy of a Grant Irvine strike from the edge of the ‘D’.
Celtic continued to battle away though and Kyles’ keeper John Whyte did well to stop a snapshot from Celtic youngster Daniel MacMillan on 35 minutes.
Innes Macdonald got his second to make it 4- 0 with a neat finish from inside the ‘D’ on 42 minutes.
As if things couldn’t get any worse for Celtic, they lost a third defender through injury with Michael MacKinnon coming off to be replaced by player/manager Kenny Wotherspoon.
Celtic were hoping the halftime whistle would come to give their make- shift defence a well- deserved break. However, they managed a goal on 43 minutes when referee Deek Cameron awarded them a freehit in the middle of the park.
Ally McKerracher floated the ball towards the ‘ D’ and Kenny Wotherspoon held off a challenge from Kyles’ full back Callum Miller before the ball dropped to Fraser MacMillan who rounded keeper Whyte to make it 4-1.
Celtic then lost a soft goal on the stroke of half-time. A ball from a Kyles’ shy was misjudged by the visiting defence which allowed Thomas Whyte the easiest of finishes to make 5-1 at the end of the half.
Celtic made a bright start to the second period and were unlucky not to get a second goal when a Daniel MacMillan cut-back was met by the advancing Neil Carmichael. But his shot from inside the ‘D’ was well saved by John Whyte.
With Scotland internationals Robbie MacLeod and Grant Irvine pulling the strings in the middle of the park, and make-shift half back Roddy MacDonald controlling the defence, Kyles increased their lead on 59 minutes through Gordon Whyte.
Grant Irvine added his second goal of the game in 61 minutes to make it 7-1.
Kyles showed no signs of easing up, bringing on the experienced Dunkie Kerr to cause the young Celtic defence more problems and Kerr’s link-up play allowed Innes MacDonald to make it 8-1 on 64 minutes, completing his hat-trick.
Three late goals in the last three minutes were harsh on the young Oban Celtic defence which had worked so hard throughout the game. Dunkie Kerr made it 9-1 on 88 minutes before Chris Martin got in on the act with strikes on 89 and 90 minutes.
After the game, Oban Celtic manager Kenny Wotherspoon said: ‘There was no question that today was going to be a massive ask for our team and it was a big blow to travel without captain Daniel Madej and the experienced David MacInnes. We then lost three of our four defenders in the first half through injury. This led to a reshuffle and a make-shift defence against one of the cup favourites so it was a difficult afternoon.
‘I gathered the boys together at the end of the match and told them that every single one of them had given 100 per cent and they should take any positives they could from the game.
‘ We have enjoyed our last nine weeks or so in the cup competitions and it’s back to league duty this coming Saturday. The league’s our bread and butter. As for Kyles’ performance today I thought they were excellent. I think any team in the country would have struggled against them this afternoon.’
Fort William 0 Kilmallie 2
Kilmallie came out on top in their much-anticipated derby against Fort William at An Aird.
Both teams went into the match with key players missing. Fort William co-managers Victor Smith and Adam Robertson were without full centre Niall MacPhee and youngster Calum Shepherd.
Kilmallie boss Mark MacPherson was minus keeper Shane Gillies so Robbie MacFadyen took over between the sticks. Forward Grant MacKenzie was also missing but Duncan Rodger lined-up against his former club. Michael Rodger and Mark Graham returned to the side.
Kilmallie took the lead on nine minutes with a well-taken goal. It was Duncan Rodger who did the damage as he turned his marker and hammered the ball into the bottom corner of the net to make it 1- 0.
Mark Graham made it 2- 0 on 64 minutes with a shot which deceived home goalie Paul Mackay who seemed to think it was going wide of the post.
A nasty injury to forward Cal Brown added to Fort William’s woes. Glasgow Mid Argyll 1 Skye Camanachd 1 Glasgow Mid Argyll and Skye Camanachd will have to do it all over again after they drew 1-1 in their 2pm throw up at Yoker.
Danny Morrison gave Skye the lead on nine minutes when he collected a Shockie MacLennan pass before sending the ball into the corner of the net.
Skye lost defender Steven Morrison on 18 minutes when he went off injured after taking a blow to the back which left him with a shoulder injury. Chris Rose came on in his place.
John McNulty drew the sides level on 23 minutes when he got the ball at the back post and his waist-high shot from a tight angle flew into the left of the goals.
The first half was fairly equal with GMA enjoying some sustained periods of pressure.
The home side suffered two bad injuries during the first half hour of the match, using up both their substitutes. Euan Murray and Brian Slattery were the casualties with Slattery suffering a particularly nasty finger injury after he caught the tail end of a swing. The injury required an operation on Saturday evening. Craig Anderson and Luke Thornton came on in their place.
Skye made a second change at the break, with Chris MacLennan coming on for David MacInnes. MacLennan played well, helping Skye to win more of the play in midfield where Kenny Campbell did well at full centre.
Skye pinned the home side back for a spell in the second half and GMA keeper Jonathon Oates made some good saves although some of the shots from the Skye forwards were at him, rather than to either side.
GMA also had chances with Craig Anderson hitting the post with around 15 minutes to go.
Steven Morrison went back on for Skye in attack for the final eight minutes, taking over from his brother Danny Morrison.
Craig Anderson came close to winning it for GMA in the final minute with a half-volley from just outside the ‘D’ which went wide.
A draw was probably a fair result in what was a tough encounter so the teams will have to do it all over again in a replay next month at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree.
Kingussie 1 Lochaber 5
An emphatic first-half performance gave Lochaber a 5-1 win over Kingussie in their 1.30pm throw up at the Dell.
Lochaber took the lead on 15 minutes. Brennan MacDonald sent a long through ball from the middle of the park to Zandz Ferguson who darted in behind Lee Bain and slipped the ball past Kings’ keeper Craig Dawson from a tight angle.
Lochaber went on to effectively win the tie with four more goals - three well-worked efforts from open play and one strike from a corner - in the closing eight minutes of the first half.
First, a Stuart Callison double on 38 and 42 minutes made it 3- 0. Then, Ben Delaney on 43 minutes and Kevin Ferguson on the stroke of half-time made it 5- 0.
Whilst Lochaber dominated the first half, Kingussie had the better of the second period and they pulled a goal back through Savio Genini a couple of minutes after the re- start.
Kingussie pressed for almost the whole of the second half and never gave up. Lochaber goalie Callum MacDonald was now the busier keeper and he had to be sharp on a number of occasions.
The Lochaber defence was very determined though and defended well throughout.
Craig Dawson also had to make some saves but mostly from shots from distance.
Brennan MacDonald was very strong at full centre for Lochaber, especially in the first half, whilst Shaun Nicolson showed his best form for some time.
Kingussie simply left themselves too much to do in the second half in a tie which was ultimately decided in the closing stages of the first 45 minutes.
Lochaber boss Ally Ferguson was a happy man after the game. ‘I’m really pleased with the performance which was much better than the week before,’ he said. ‘All four of our forwards scored which was really pleasing and our defence was good. Brennan MacDonald is also due a mention for his contribution at full centre. We’re just delighted to be in the draw for the quarter-final of the Camanachd Cup.’
Beauly 1 Inveraray 0
Beauly reached the Camanachd Cup quarter-finals thanks to a 1- 0 win over Inveraray in their 3pm throw up at Braeview Park.
Beauly were the better team in the first half and should have been ahead so the Inveraray players were delighted to go into the half-time break still level.
The Inveraray forward line looked dangerous when they got the ball and Euan McMurdo was introduced to their attack at the break.
The Inveraray defence was strong, marshalled by buckshee back John Kennedy, and whenever Beauly did break through, they found young keeper Scott MacLachlan in fine form.
The Beauly centre line was their real strength with David MacLean flanked by the excellent Ryan MacKay and the energetic Sandy Elrick.
Beauly introduced Marc MacLachlan in attack although he was later substituted in what at times was a feisty encounter.
Beauly goalie Josh Grant made a great save from a long-range shot from Inveraray substitute Nicholas Crawford.
It was a really close tie and Inveraray’s Lewis MacNicol could have scored on more than one occasion but the ball just didn’t fall kindly for him.
The decisive goal came on 79 minutes. Beauly’s Jack MacDonald forced a great save from Scott MacLauchlan but Conor Ross was quickly onto the rebound and scored to make it 1- 0.
Balliemore Cup – quarter finals Strathglass W/O Taynuilt
Strathglass reached the Balliemore Cup semi-finals after they were given a walk- over in their quarter final tie against Taynuilt. The visitors were unable to raise a team for the trip to Cannich. Strathglass will now play Caberfeidh next month with a place in the final at stake. Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup – quarter finals
Beauly 0 Glenurquhart 4
The Glenurquhart second team beat the Beauly second team 4- 0 in their noon throw up at Braeview Park.
The ‘Glen’ seconds have saved their best form for cup competitions this season and they were the dominant side in the first half, running up a 3- 0 interval advantage.
James MacPherson put the ‘Glen’ ahead on just three minutes when he carried the ball towards the Beauly defence before scoring from the edge of the ‘D’.
Beauly were under pressure and relied on the influence of Roger Cormack at the back. So it was a blow to their hopes when he had to leave the field after 30 minutes with what looked like a groin injury. Forward Rory Campbell dropped back into defence.
The majority of the play was in the ‘Glen’ forward line with Aran MacDonald dominant at full centre.
The closest Glenurquhart came to doubling their lead was on 35 minutes when a James MacPherson rocket shot from wide on the right skimmed the post, going behind for a goal hit.
James MacPherson got his and the ‘Glen’s’ second goal five minutes before the interval. A shot from distance was saved by Beauly goalie Lee Dunbar and MacPherson followed up to tap the rebound home from inside the box.
A mistake in the Beauly defence allowed Daniel MacKintosh, who had moved forward unmarked from his wing centre position, to score from just inside the ‘D’ on the stroke of half time.
With Jamie MacLennan now on for Beauly and the Glen centre line tiring, it was the home side who enjoyed most of the second-half pressure.
With Jamie MacLennan running with the ball at the Glen defence on several occasions and a number of powerful shots from Marc MacLachlan threatening the ‘Glen’ goal it seemed inevitable Beauly would open their account.
But experience and organisational qualities of Paul MacKintosh and the confident Cameron MacLennan in goal helped the visitors keep a clean sheet.
All Glenurquhart offered in the second half was two shots just wide of goal - one from Calum Miller and one from Liam Robertson - and two long-range efforts from James MacPherson. The first was well saved by Lee Dunbar but the second led to Glenurquhart’s fourth goal. This time Dunbar again saved MacPherson’s long range strike but Euan Lloyd scored from the rebound with just three minutes remaining.
In what was a game of two halves, it is Glenurquhart who reach the semi-finals of shinty’s national junior cup competition.
Kingussie 6 Kilmory 4
Kingussie beat Kilmory 6- 4 in an entertaining 3.45pm throw up at the Dell.
Kevin Thain was key to Kingussie’s success, scoring five times. Dylan Borthwick got the other.
Craig Taylor bagged a brace for Kilmory with Hal Jones and Alex Cunningham also on target.
The Kingussie seconds will now meet the Glenurquhart seconds in the Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup semi-finals on the first Saturday in July.
Kyles Athletic 1 Tayforth 2
Tayforth, who top Marine Harvest South Division 2, defeated the Kyles Athletic second team from the league above 2-1 in their noon throw up at Tighnabruaich.
Martin MacFadyen gave Kyles the lead with a goal after 19 minutes.
A Connor Sweeney goal on 25 minutes ensured the sides went into the break level.
The winning goal came on 65 minutes with Tayforth’s Brendan Duggan on target.
Tayforth now await the winners of this coming weekend’s quarter-final tie between the Kinlochshiel and Newtonmore second teams at Kirkton. Marine Harvest National Division
Bute 4 Ballachulish 0
Bute beat Ballachulish 4- 0 in their 3pm throw up at the Meadows.
The visitors were again without the banned John MacDonald, whilst forward Lorne Brown was on holiday. Iain MacDonald settled home nerves with a goal after just two minutes.
Gordon MacMillan made it 2- 0 on 40 minutes and a second goal from Iain MacDonald a couple of minutes later gave the islanders a 3- 0 lead at the break.
Franco Devlin added a fourth on 58 minutes to give Bute their first league win of the season after two draws and two defeats.
Marine Harvest North Division 1 Skye Camanachd 2 Newtonmore 6
The Newtonmore second team returned from Portree with both points after a 6-2 win over Skye Camanachd’s second team in their 3pm throw up at Pairc nan Laoch.
Newtonmore went in front on 38 minutes when John MacKenzie collected a Darrin Fowler ball from the left, turned and shot into the net.
Connor Jones, back in the ’More side after injury, made it 2- 0 on 41 minutes with his strike deflecting into the net off a Skye defender.
Duncan Gorman cut in from the ’More left to make it 3- 0 on 54 minutes. John Angus MacInnes rifled in a shot from the Skye right, beating the keeper on his right side, to make it 3-1 on 63 minutes and a low drive from Martin Hall made it 4-1 on 74 minutes.
The pick of the afternoon’s goals came on 77 minutes. Kenny Ross came deep to win possession and his long ball forward started a fine passing move which was finished off by Duncan Gorman to make it 5-1.
A really good individual effort from Skye youngster Ruaraidh MacLeod made it 5-2 on 82 minutes.
But Newtonmore had the final say as a solo Duncan Gorman goal four minutes from time completed his hat-trick to seal a 6-2 win.
The win extends Newtonmore’s lead at the top of the table to three points but they have played two games more than second-placed Strathglass.
Marine Harvest South Division 1 Glenorchy 0 Aberdour 0
Glenorchy and Aberdour shared the points in a goal-less draw at Mart Park.
Aberdour had the better chances in the first half without being able to break the deadlock.
The visitors pressed again in the second period with Jack Mitchell twice seeing efforts turned away by the Glenorchy keeper. Glenorchy remain second bottom in the league, whist second top Aberdour are now a couple of points behind league leaders Lochside Rovers but they have a couple of games in hand.
Col Glen 2 Inveraray 0
Col Glen beat Inveraray’s second team 2- 0 at Glendaruel.
Connor Kennedy and Donald MacDermid got the goals. Col Glen climb to fourth in the table, level on points with third-placed Taynuilt who have played two games fewer.
Marine Harvest North Division 2 Kilmallie 7 Lochaber 2
The derby between the Kilmallie and Lochaber second teams was brought forward to Friday May 27 with a 7pm throw up.
This allowed the players on both sides to see their senior clubs in their respective Camanachd Cup ties the following day. It was Kilmallie who came out on top with a 7-2 win.
The first half was close but some positional changes didn’t work out for Lochaber and Kil- mallie took advantage to surge ahead after the break.
Aaron Sandison grabbed a hattrick, Craig MacIsaac scored twice and Donald MacRae and David Rodgers got the others.
Ryan Toal and Keith Neville were on target for the Spean Bridge side.
Glengarry 0 Aberdeen University 7
League leaders Aberdeen University safely negotiated a tricky fixture as they beat Glengarry 7- 0 at Craigard.
A Scott Murray brace on 15 and 23 minutes had the students 2- 0 ahead and they took this lead into the break.
Alex Duncan then scored twice on 60 and 65 minutes before Ewan Fraser made it 5- 0 on 85 minutes. Alex Duncan took his tally to four goals with late strikes on 87 and 89 minutes to make it 7- 0.
Lochcarron 4 Strathspey Camanachd 0
Lochcarron leap to second in the table after they overcame Strathspey Camanachd 4- 0 at Battery Park. Alan MacKay led by example with the opening goal after 18 minutes.
Liam Arnott made it 2- 0 on the half-hour mark.
A second-half double from Nick Dalgety on 52 and 88 minutes rounded off the 4- 0 win on what was a good day for Lochcarron.
Lochcarron are four points behind leaders Aberdeen University, but they have a game in hand.
Lewis Camanachd 2 Caberfeidh 2
Lewis Camanachd picked up their first league point of the season with a hard- earned 2-2 draw against Caberfeidh’s second team at Shawbost.
Paul Duke and Connor Chalmers both sent shots over the top for Lewis before Chalmers gave them an 11th-minute lead with a dipping shot from 30 yards out.
‘Cabers’ went into the match placed third in the league and they fought back, going close on a couple of occasions before James Rolfe equalised on 31 minutes with a superb shot from distance.
Colin MacLennan put Caberfeidh into the lead for the first time on 65 minutes.
Lewis weren’t to be denied though and, with just a couple of minutes left, Ally Lamont diverted a Kenny Murray shot into the net to make it 2-2.
Joseph MacInnes from Uist, Ruaraidh MacMillan and Scott MacLeod all finished the match for Lewis who fielded a good, young team.
Injury and player unavaila- bility meant Caberfeidh played most of the match with just ten players.
Boleskine 4 Inverness 0
Boleskine beat the Inverness second team 4- 0 at Smith Park.
Boleskine made the better start but Inverness, with former Boleskine player Graham Black and David Campbell in their side, settled into the game.
Two goals late in the first half gave Boleskine the advantage at the break. Keith Nicolson got the opener on 37 minutes with Jimmy MacKenzie making it 2- 0 five minutes later.
Craig Pirrie added a third on 65 minutes with Jimmy MacKenzie getting his second on 70 minutes.
The final outcome was harsh on an Inverness side which had a good share of the game. But they were unable to convert their possession into goals and a couple of defensive lapses cost them. One concern for Boleskine was a head injury to Dickie MacKenzie but he was given the all- clear after a visit to hospital. Boleskine now move up a place to fifth spot in the league.
Marine Harvest South Division 2 Oban Lorn 3 Dunoon Camanachd 1
Two of shinty’s newest league recruits, Oban Lorn and Dunoon Camanachd, met at Ganavan with the Oban side running out 3-1 winners.
David Martin gave Oban Lorn the lead on 15 minutes and Drew Walker doubled their advantage 10 minutes before the break.
Ewan Morrison pulled a goal back for Dunoon and the outcome remained in the balance until a minute from time when Daniel MacKinnon put the home side 3-1 ahead.
There was work for referee Iain Kennedy as he sent off Oban Lorn’s Shaun MacIver and Jonathon Black of Dunoon.
Oban Lorn now only trail second-placed Kilmory and third-placed Glasgow Mid Argyll reserves on goal difference and they host GMA this coming weekend.
Bute 1 Aberdour 0
It was a close encounter between the Bute and Aberdour second teams in their noon throw up at the Meadows.
Bute’s Neil McKirdy scored the goal that made the difference on 14 minutes. Bute youngster Ethan Kell showed great fight to win possession and he slipped the ball to McKirdy who took a touch before drilling a low shot into the net.
Oban Camanachd’s Daniel MacVicar outruns Glenurquhart’s John Barr during last Saturday’s Camanachd cup tie at Mossfield Stadium which the Oban side won 3- 0.
Former Inverness Caley Thistle and Ross County goalkeeper Michael Fraser, now playing shinty for Glenurquhart, takes on Oban Camanachd’s Garry Lord.
Willie MacDonald with the Camanachd Cup.
Inveraray’s Ali MacDonald and Beauly’s Robbie Brindle in a tussle during last Saturday’s Camanachd Cup tie at Braeview Park.
Action from the Beauly v Glenurquhart Sutherland Cup match.