Girls’ league fi­nals day at Lochaber High School

The Oban Times - - Sport -

FRI­DAY June 10 saw nine high school shinty teams de­scend on Lochaber High to bat­tle it out in the girls’ schools league fi­nals day.

The devel­op­ment league, con­sist­ing of Plock­ton, Lochaber B, Ard­na­mur­chan B, Kin­lochleven/ Fort Au­gus­tus and Oban each played each other once dur­ing the group stages with a good stan­dard of shinty on show for a devel­op­ment league and some very close games.

Lochaber A and Plock­ton ended the league on the same points and both pro­gressed to the fi­nal. Competition be­tween these two teams had been close all day and the fi­nal proved just that with the score af­ter nor­mal time be­ing tied at two goals apiece. Five min­utes’ ex­tra time then took place with the golden goal rule in play. Lochaber had the best of the early pos­ses­sion and came close to scor­ing on two oc­ca­sions but the Plock­ton de­fence held firm though and a nice pas­sage of play up the field cre­ated the win­ning goal for them.

In league A, Lochaber A, Portree, Kin­gussie and Ard­na­mur­chan A also all played each other once in the group stages. Portree went through com­fort­ably to the fi­nal hav­ing won all of their games, and they were joined by Lochaber A.

The fi­nal was tied at 1-1 for a long time, but in the sec­ond half Portree’s Abby MacLean came into fine form, scor­ing and set­ting up a run of four goals in the fi­nal five min­utes with a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to both Portree and Plock­ton, both teams play­ing splen­didly through the day treat­ing ev­ery­one to some won­der­ful shinty.

Com­mis­er­a­tions to both Lochaber teams just be­ing pipped to the post in both fi­nals.

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