Big guns kept apart in Ca­manachd Cup quar­ter fi­nal draw

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

Photo: Kevin McG­lynn

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.

Photo: Kevin McG­lynn

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.

Photo: Don­ald Cameron

In­ver­aray’s Ali MacDon­ald and Beauly’s Rob­bie Brindle in a tus­sle dur­ing last Satur­day’s Ca­manachd Cup tie at Brae­view Park.

Photo: Neil Pater­son

Ac­tion from the Beauly v Glenurquhart Suther­land Cup match.

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