Strathdearn Cup – second round
Fort William 5 Newtonmore 4
Fort William’s second team are through to the Strathdearn Cup quarter-finals after turning in their best performance of the season to beat Newtonmore’s second team 5- 4 at An Aird.
There was an early goal at each end with Scott Henderson giving the Fort a second minute lead and Martin Hall levelling on eight minutes.
Lewis Clark made the most of an opportunity to put the home side back in front on 15 minutes but ’More drew level for a second time with John MacKenzie scoring on 27 minutes.
MacKenzie got his second on 35 minutes to put the visitors ahead for the first time in the match. The lead only lasted a couple of minutes though as referee John Matheson pointed to the penalty spot and Arran MacPhee stepped up to make his usual efficient job from the spot. The scoring continued into the second half. Scott Henderson got his second to put Fort William ahead once more a minute into the second period.
The home side lost Lachie Shaw with a foot injury but that didn’t deter them and Scott Henderson completed his hattrick on 64 minutes to make it 5-3 .
Duncan Gorman made it 5- 4 on 81 minutes but Fort William saw out the closing stages and will now travel to Blairbeg to play the Glenurquhart colts in the Strathdearn Cup quarter-finals on Saturday July 16.
Lewis Camanachd 2 Kingussie 9
The Kingussie colts made their first trip to Shawbost and secured a place in the next round with a 9-2 win over Lewis Camanachd.
The sides had met once before, in 2008, when Kingussie were 14- 0 victors in the Strathdearn Cup at Inverlael. Lewis were only playing in the cup competitions at that time and played their home matches in Ullapool.
John Gibson gave Kingussie, who were without Kevin Thain, an opening minute lead and he added a second on 18 minutes.
Lewis forward Donald Lamont got onto a Eoghan Stewart pass but his strike was ruled out by referee Ronnie Campbell.
Will Church, set up by Eoghan Stewart, pulled a goal back for Lewis on 22 minutes but a Roddy Young brace on 26 and 27 minutes and a Dylan Borthwick strike on 37 minutes made it 5-1 after the first 45 minutes.
Roddy Young completed his hat-trick a minute into the second half.
Lewis Camanachd’s Ally Lamont made it 6-2 on 54 minutes, with Eoghan Stewart again the provider.
A fourth Roddy Young goal on 71 minutes and a Ruaridh Anderson double on 80 and 85 minutes rounded off the 9-2 success.
Lewis turned in a performance which was full of graft and they were unfortunate with a couple of the goals.
Lochaber 1 Skye Camanachd 5
Skye Camanachd’s second team beat their Lochaber counter-parts 5-1 in their noon throw up at Spean Bridge.
Iain MacLellan settled Skye into the tie with goals on three and nine minutes and went on to complete his hat-trick on 26 minutes.
Ryan Gunn netted for Lochaber on 31 minutes to make it 3-1 at the break.
A first goal at second team level for Martin Pringle made it 4-1 on 66 minutes and Neil John Campbell made it 5-1 on 76 minutes.
Lochcarron 5 Caberfeidh 5
(After extra time - Lochcarron won 3- 0 on penalties) Lochcarron came from 4-1 down to beat Caberfeidh on penalties after an action-packed afternoon at Battery Park.
Nick Dalgety gave Lochcarron the lead on 13 minutes but Colin MacLennan on 21 minutes, Alan Ross on 35 minutes and Stuart Kryzanowski on the stroke of half-time meant Cabers led 3-1 at the interval.
When Robbie Sehar made it 4-1 on 58 minutes, things looked bleak for Lochcarron.
They fought back though and three goals in the last 14 minutes took the tie to extra-time. Kieran Murray on 76 minutes, Niall Arnott on 83 minutes and a lastgasp Angus Urquhart effort a minute from time made it 4- 4.
Colin MacLennan put Cabers back in front on 98 minutes but Liam Arnott made it 5-5 with 100 minutes played.
And if all that wasn’t enough, referee Archie Ritchie then had to show red cards to Lochcarron brothers Sean MacCuish and David MacCuish and Caberfeidh’s Paddy Wilson following an incident late on.
With no scoring during the final 20 minutes, referee Archie Ritchie took the tie to a penalty shoot- out. Nick Dalgety stepped up first for Lochcarron and scored whilst Alan MacKay did like-wise. Douglas MacKenzie then missed for the home side but Liam Arnott netted. Meantime, Lochcarron keeper Matthew Young had saved all three Cabers’ penalties so Lochcarron won the shoot- out 3- 0.
Caithness 0 Kinlochshiel 8
The Kinlochshiel second team sent a young squad north where they beat Caithness 8- 0 at Viewfirth.
Caithness had been training hard for this encounter and only trailed 3- 0 at the break with Ross Fraser netting twice on 19 and 32 minutes and Duncan Matheson getting the other five minutes before half-time.
’Shiel, minus Colin MacDiarmid who was serving the second game of a two match suspension, scored three times in a three-minute spell early in the second half.
Ross Fraser took his tally for the afternoon to four goals with shots on 52 and 54 minutes, either side of a 53 minute Nathan Whear strike.
Duncan Newton Grant added his name to the scoresheet with goals on 70 and 80 minutes
to complete the 8- 0 win. Kinlochshiel reserves are also on the road in the quarter-finals as they make the shorter journey to Pairc nan Laoch, Portree, to play Skye Camanachd reserves.
Boleskine 2 Kilmallie 6
The Kilmallie second team sealed their place in the next round with a 6-2 triumph over Boleskine in their 1pm throw up at Smith Park.
Keith Nicolson and Neil Hope scored for Boleskine but Ross MacKenzie, Ian Robertson, a Jamie MacEachan hat-trick and Kerr Rodger made it 6-2 to put the Kilmallie second team through.
They will have home advantage against Lochcarron in the last eight of the tournament.
Aberdeen University W/O v Lovat
Aberdeen University, top of Marine Harvest North Division 2, were given a bye into the next round after the Lovat reserves were unable to raise a team for their tie at Balgownie. With both teams having long away fixtures, the Balgate side’s resources were stretched as their first team had eight absentees for their league trip to Tighnabruaich.
Aberdeen University will now host the Kingussie seconds in the quarter-finals.