Marine Harvest South Division 1
Kyles Athletic 1 Aberdour 0
Kyles Athletic’s second team put a dent in Aberdour’s title chances when they emerged 1- 0 victors in their meeting at Tighnabruaich.
The Kyles seconds benefited from having senior players returning to their first team squad, whilst Aberdour were understrength. Finlay Williamson served the second match of a two game suspension whilst Angus Thorburn, John Martin Philips, Craig Grant and Adam Leask were also out.
The only goal of the game came on 43 minutes when Finlay Williamson scored, with the visitors claiming the ball hadn’t crossed the line. It was a below par performance from Aberdour who had a goal ruled out for offside by referee Calum Girvan. The win means Kyles Athletic go fourth in the league and only trail Oban Celtic by a couple of points, with both teams having played eight matches. Aberdour stay in second spot, two points ahead of Oban Celtic who have a game in hand, and a point behind leaders Lochside Rovers who have played two games more.
Inveraray 4 Glenorchy 0
Bottom side Inveraray seconds notched just their second league win of the season when they beat Glenorchy 4- 0 at the Winterton.
With no first team match, the home side included youngster Fraser Watt, whilst Duncan Smith was still banned for the visitors.
All the goals came in the first half. Allan Cameron was credited with the Inveraray opener after 20 minutes. Lewis Montgomery played a free-hit to Fraser Watt. His shot was saved by the keeper and the ball went into the air but the keeper, under pressure, turned the ball into the roof of his own net while trying to clear the danger.
Fraser Watt added a second five minutes later. The ball was squared back to Watt at the penalty spot and the Scotland U17 player took a touch and shot goalwards. Although the keeper got a slight touch on the ball, he couldn’t prevent it from going into the net.
Lewis Montgomery scored twice on 28 and 45 minutes to make it 4- 0 at the break. First, Montgomery turned in-between the penalty spot and the ‘D’ and he fired the ball home with a well-struck shot. He then took advantage when the Glenorchy defence missed a couple of chances to clear a ball crossed into the danger area and Montgomery sent a neat finish into the corner of the net.
There was no further scoring and Inveraray remain bottom of the league, although they have now narrowed the gap on second bottom Glenorchy to just two points and both teams have just four games to go.
The sides meet again this coming weekend at Mart Park.