Marine Harvest South Division 1
Glenorchy 4 Lochside Rovers 2
Lochside Rovers stay top of Marine Harvest South Division 1 despite suffering a 4-2 defeat to Glenorchy at Mart Park.
Duncan Smith put the home side ahead on 12 minutes and James Livingston doubled their advantage on 18 minutes. A strike from Lewis Buchanan on the half-hour mark reduced the deficit and it remained 2-1 until the break.
Donald Campbell drew Lochside level a couple of minutes into the second half.
And that’s the way it stayed until late in the game. However, it was to be Glenorchy’s day as Duncan Smith on 81 minutes and Kieran McKay on 85 minutes ensured they would take both points.
Lochside stay a point ahead of Aberdour, who were not in action, but they have played three matches more. The victory was just Glenorchy’s second league success of the season but gives them something to build on in the weeks ahead.
Taynuilt 2 Oban Celtic 2
A last-minute goal meant Oban Celtic dropped their first point of the season in a 2-2 draw with Taynuilt at the Taynuilt Sports Field.
Celtic went into the match on a decent run of form but they were without David MacInnes and Michael Mackinnon through work commitments while injury ruled out Rory Bruce, Lee Askew and Ewan MacCorquodale.
Celtic opened the scoring after 14 minutes when Fraser MacMillan’s speculative shot could only be parried into the roof of the net by Taynuilt keeper Chris Parr.
Taynuilt were certainly fired up for the game and they were ferocious in the tackle. They equalised through full centre David Campbell who found the back of the net just a couple of minutes later
The tackles continued to fly in, which put the prettier shinty to one side, until Daniel Madej spun his marker, Stephen Parr, and he netted to put Celtic 2-1 ahead just two minutes before half time.
Celtic started the second half well but they struggled to beat an inspired Chris Parr in the Taynuilt goal. Two saves with his caman particularly caught the eye.
Taynuilt, to their credit, never gave up and they always had hope with Celtic unable to kill off the game. The home side were rewarded on 90 minutes when a Ryan Gillies through ball deceived everyone, including keeper Scott Mossman in the Oban Celtic goal, to send the home support into jubilation.
Oban Celtic manager Kenny Wotherspoon commented: ‘I didn’t say too much after the game as our lads were clearly disappointed with how the match went. Even if we had held on for the win, we would not have been happy with our performance so we will touch on this at training and remain positive at the same time. We will remind our boys about commitment on and off the pitch and try to cut out some silly errors. After that we will forget this game and focus on producing a much higher standard of shinty in the weeks ahead.’
Inveraray 2 Col Glen 2
The Inveraray second team and Col Glen drew 2-2 at the Winterton.
Neil Shaw scored twice for Inveraray, with a John MacKenzie own goal and a Connor Kennedy effort counting for Col Glen.
This was only Inveraray’s third point of the season and they remain bottom of the table. Col Glen stay in third spot, a point behind second place Aberdour but they have played three games more.