Newtonmore win Sutherland Cup
NEWTONMORE’S second team won the Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup, Tayforth reached the Bullough Cup Final, Kilmallie went top of Marine Harvest National Division and Oban Celtic enjoyed a derby win over Lochside Rovers following the shinty action on Saturday July 30.
Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup Final Newtonmore 6 Kingussie 0
Newtonmore’s second team retained the Aberdein Considine Sutherland Cup with a 6- 0 win over Kingussie’s second team at the Dell on Saturday.
When these derby rivals won through to the final, they asked that rather than playing at a neutral venue, a toss of the coin decide home advantage to save their supporters travelling further afield. Kingussie called correctly and the Dell was in superb condition for junior shinty’s showpiece occasion.
Newtonmore fielded a strong mixture of youth and experience. John MacKenzie continued in goal and there was a place for U17 forward Iain Robinson. They also fielded Cameron Binnie who had a fine game.
Kingussie were missing John Gibson so John MacLean started at full centre.
There was a minute’s silence ahead of throw-up as a mark of respect to Newtonmore stalwart Johnny Campbell who died during the week.
Kingussie may have been underdogs, but they almost took the lead when a Ruaridh Anderson shot hit the bar in the opening minutes.
Roddy Young also went close when he dragged a shot wide from the edge of the D before Duncan Gorman put Newtonmore ahead on 24 minutes.
A quick-fire Conor Jones brace on 34 and 35 minutes gave Newtonmore a comfortable 3- 0 half-time lead.
Newtonmore had a grip of the midfield area, putting the Kingussie defence under constant pressure. Martin Hall made it 4- 0 on 64 minutes and Iain Robinson added a fifth on 77 minutes.
Conor Jones, who gave Kingussie full back Rory Fraser a torrid time all afternoon, completed his hat-trick a minute from time.
’More captain Cameron McNiven lifted shinty’s top junior trophy to the delight of his team’s supporters.
Archie Ritchie was the match referee.
Bullough Cup semi final Glasgow Mid Argyll 1 Tayforth 7
Tayforth reached the Bullough Cup Final after they defeated Glasgow Mid Argyll seconds 7-1 at Yoker.
A Brendan Duggan hat-trick, two from Calum Barton and goals from Conor Sweeney and Hamish Anderson all counted for Tayforth with Angus MacInnes countering for GMA.
Ewen MacDonald was the match referee.
Tayforth will now play Kilmory in an all-Marine Harvest South Division 2 Bullough Cup Final on Saturday August 27.
Marine Harvest Premiership Oban Camanachd 2 Skye Camanachd 2
Oban Camanachd missed the chance to go within a point of league leaders Newtonmore when they drew 2-2 with Skye Camanachd at Mossfield.
The sides drew 2-2 when they met at Pairc nan Laoch earlier in the season and both teams made a bright start in this one, playing at a high tempo on the immaculate Mossfield surface.
Oban took the early initiative with the game’s first chance falling to Lorne Dickie, but he shot past the post on three minutes.
The home side went close again before Skye took a 14th minute lead. A shy from near the corner flag went over defender Gary McKerracher. The ball fell for Iain Nicolson in the ‘D’ and he sent the ball low into the net.
Oban immediately pushed for an equaliser and they were rewarded three minutes later when a ball played across the Skye defence found its way to Andrew McCuish who scored from 15 yards to make it 1-1.
Oban started to get the upper hand in midfield with Scott MacMillan in fine form.
Skye’s Danny Morrison saw an effort saved by Gavin Stobbart and Jamie Gannon was called into action on 43 minutes when he made a great save with his stick to deny Lorne Dickie whilst also keeping out a Daniel MacVicar effort.
Skye edged ahead again on 52 minutes when Will Cowie’s initial shot, following a good passing move, was saved by Gavin Stobbart but the ever-alert Jordan Murchison steered the rebound into the net from close-range taking a heavy challenge from Gary McKerracher in the process.
Oban pushed the Skye defence back and were rewarded three minutes later when Willie Neilson pounced to tap home a rebound to make it 2-2.
A Jordan Murchison rocket-shot was turned round the post by the stick of Oban keeper Gavin Stobbart.
Steven Morrison was outstanding in the Skye defence and had a great tussle with Scotland U17 forward Daniel MacVicar.
Oban Camanachd looked sure to take the lead for the first time in the match on 78 minutes. Skye keeper Gannon raced off his line to make an initial block from an Andrew McCuish shot.
The ball broke kindly for Oban and, with the goal unattended, substitute Chris MacLennan, on for Ally ‘Spod’ MacLeod, got back onto the goal line to brilliantly deflect McCuish’s attempt from the rebound past the post with his stick.
With just eight minutes remaining, a neat move by the Skye forwards saw Iain Murray find Iain Nicolson on the left but his shot was saved by Gavin Stobbart.
Oban threw everything at the Skye defence late in the game and the islanders had goalie Jamie Gannon to thank for a fantastic save with his feet from what was almost the last hit of the ball.
Second-placed Oban Camanachd now move two points clear of third-placed Kinlochshiel. They are two points off top spot with leaders Newtonmore having two games in hand. This was Skye’s seventh draw in ten league matches. They move up to eighth place in the table, ahead of Lochaber on goal difference, with the teams due to meet in in Portree in a fortnight. Next up for Skye is a trip to Blairbeg to play Glenurquhart.
Lovat 0 Kyles Athletic 7
Kyles Athletic put their disappointment of two cup exits in successive Saturdays behind them as they brushed Lovat aside with a 7- 0 win at Balgate.
Kyles laid siege on the Lovat goal from the start and in the opening 15 minutes they scored twice, hit the post, forced a couple of good Stuart MacDonald saves and had a goal disallowed by referee Graham Cameron.
A first time Scott MacDonald shot from the left gave Kyles a three minute lead. Roddy MacDonald popped up on the left to net a similar goal on nine minutes.
Kevin Bartlett shot narrowly past for Lovat on 26 minutes and again a minute later.
As the drizzle continued to fall throughout the match, Kyles went three goals to the good on 30 minutes.
Innes MacDonald pushed forward on the left and although Stuart MacDonald got his stick to his name-sake’s shot, he couldn’t keep the ball out of the net.
Kyles’ Roddy MacDonald, who had been suffering from a chest infection, was replaced by Ross MacRae.
Lovat came close to pulling a goal back early in the second half when a long ball forward had Callum Miller back-peddling. The ball came over the Scotland full-back and Greg Matheson cracked a shot off the crossbar.
Kyles extended their lead on 68 minutes when substitute Euan Ferguson tried to cut out a high ball from the left but he only succeeded in deflecting the ball into his own net to make it 4- 0.
Kyles returned on the attack and Kevin Bartlett, by now at full centre, was back helping out his defence.
Sandy MacKenzie scored a fifth for the Tighnabruaich side on 76 minutes when he was first to react to score from the right.
Scott MacDonald got his second goal of the afternoon from the Kyles left with 10 minutes remaining.
Kyles saved their best goal for last as Roddy MacDonald, back on the field, came deep to gather the ball on 82 minutes and went on a good run forward.
With keeper Stuart MacDonald coming off his line, Roddy MacDonald seemed to have hit the ball too far ahead but he used his long reach to stretch and knock the ball into the net.
Danny Kelly, who captained the Scotland U17s to a win over Kilkenny U17s during the week, was best for Lovat, whilst Greg Matheson worked hard in the second half.
This was a good team performance from a Kyles side who looked to have adopted a ‘shoot on sight’ policy.
Kyles go fourth in the league but they have games in hand on the teams above them. Lovat drop to sixth spot in shinty’s top division.
Fort William 1 Glenurquhart 2
Glenurquhart took another step towards top division survival when they beat Fort William 2-1 in their 3pm throw up at An Aird.
The ‘Glen’ went in front on 23 minutes when the ball was played through to Michael Brady. Michael Fraser took possession at the edge of the ‘D’ before dribbling around a defender and then around the keeper to score.
Fort William took the chance to level on 64 minutes when referee Robert Baxter awarded them a penalty and Bryan Simpson converted.
The winner came just three minutes later when Arran MacDonald sent a long ball over the full back. The ball took a bounce and Neale Reid took a touch of the ball in the air before volleying into the back of the net from the edge of the ‘D’.
Seventh-placed Glenur- quhart, who have now not conceded a goal from open play for 323 minutes, have opened a three point gap between themselves and Skye and Lochaber. They host Skye at Blairbeg this coming Saturday.
Marine Harvest National Division Beauly 2 Kilmallie 6
Kilmallie go top of the Marine Harvest National Division for the first time this season after beating Beauly 6-2 at Braeview Park.
Kilmallie were without the banned Craig MacIsaac but Scotland U17 player Innes Blackhall was free of suspension.
Liam MacDonald gave the Canal Parks side a tenth minute lead but Jack MacDonald equalised from the penalty spot four minutes later.
A Martin Graham goal on 28 minutes, a second from Liam MacDonald a couple of minutes later and a Duncan Rodger strike on 34 minutes gave Kilmallie a 4-1 advantage at half time.
Bryan MacKay on 56 minutes and a second from Duncan Rodger on 70 minutes had Kilmallie in control.
There was some consolation for the home side when Jamie MacLennan netted a minute from time, but the win means Kilmallie are ahead of Inveraray at the top of the table on goal difference with two games in hand.
Inveraray 2 Glasgow Mid Argyll 3
Glasgow Mid Argyll twice came from a goal down to beat Inveraray 3-2 in their 3pm throw up at the Winterton.
There was an early let- off for the home side when GMA’s Euan Forsyth had the ball in the net but the effort was ruled out for offside by referee David Mitchell.
Inveraray opened the scoring on 13 minutes when Lewis MacNicol showed great stickwork before firing home a low 25-yard drive for a well taken goal.
GMA drew level five minutes before half time. Ally Munro blocked a Craig Anderson swing but broke his caman in the process. Anderson got away and Munro chased after him, tripping him up, and earning a yellow card.
GMA took a quick free-hit and Brian Slattery burst forward from midfield. His shot was heading wide until the unfortunate Munro deflected the ball with his stick past a helpless Scott MacLachlan in the home goal.
Inveraray went back in front on 63 minutes when David Robertson and Garry MacPherson linked up well. MacPherson made a run from midfield and fired the ball into the net to make it 2-1. GMA restored parity for a second time with a goal out of nothing on 75 minutes. Brian Slattery, encouraged by his earlier effort, floated a 40-yard shot goalwards which deceived keeper MacLachlan and dipped just under the bar to make it 2-2.
Inveraray had by now introduced Euan McMurdo and he showed he has plenty to offer with some direct shooting.
It looked as if the teams were heading for a share of the points until a minute from time when referee David Mitchell spotted a kick in the Inveraray goalmouth and consulted with the goal judge as to whether it was inside the ‘D’.
After a brief discussion, the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Craig Anderson kept his cool to score and give his side both points.
It was a stop-start encounter which lacked fluency but GMA, who battled for everything and played well as a team, did just enough to win. Inveraray were flat in comparison to the team which beat Kyles a week earlier.
Inveraray drop to second place in the league, whilst fourth-placed GMA are just two points off leaders Kilmallie with a game in hand.
Caberfeidh 3 Bute 1
Third-placed Caberfeidh scored three times in the last 13 minutes to win 3-1 in their 3pm throw-up against Bute at Castle Leod.
Former Lovat player Duncan Davidson gave Bute the lead on 25 minutes with what was the only goal of the first half.
It stayed that way until 77 minutes when Gavin MacDonald scored to the relief of the home support.
Craig Morrison on 79 minutes and Blair Morrison on 85 minutes wrapped up the points for ‘Cabers’ to make it two wins out of two for new boss Jodi Gorski. Caberfeidh are just a point behind the top two in shinty’s second tier.
Inverness 5 Ballachulish 2
Inverness recovered from losing two early goals to beat Ballachulish 5-2 at Bught Park.
It was a perfect day for shinty and Inverness, playing away from the town in the first half, attacked from the throw-up.
After the ball was quickly cleared upfield, Balla’ full forward Lorne Brown took a touch before beating home keeper Allan MacLeod high to his left with a fine 20-yard strike with just a minute played.
Inverness went back on the offensive but, after eight minutes, Balla’ full centre John MacDonald sent a long ball out of defence which caught out the Inverness rear-guard. Malcolm Watson cut in from the left and although his shot was saved with his feet by Allan MacLeod, Lorne Brown raced in to flick the rebound into the net to make it 2- 0.
The home side continued to press and James Cameron and Davie Duncan both went close without hitting the target.
There were yellow cards for Inverness forward Charlie MacDonald and Balla’ talisman John MacDonald in separate incidents as the visitors continued to do most of the defending. But Inverness lacked composure in front of goal.
Arran MacMaster drifted a 22-yard shot goalwards but Scotland U17 keeper Cameron Sutherland saved with his hand before clearing his lines.
Ballachulish almost went 3- 0 ahead when, on the break, Lorne Brown played a perfectly weighted ball to Jack MacLean. But Allan MacLeod came quickly off his line to narrow the angle and the attempt bounced wide of the keeper’s left post.
All the Inverness pressure finally paid off on 40 minutes when James Cameron forced home a ball from the right to make it 2-1 at the break.
Charlie MacDonald sent the ball high into the net to make it 2-2 a minute after the restart in a goal remarkably similar to Lorne Brown’s opener.
Jack Craig came on for David Glass who was booked and had to leave field after a clash left with him with a cut head.
The substitute saw a shot deflected wide just a moment
after his appearance.
Inverness were now creating better chances and Charlie MacDonald found James Cameron, who made half a yard of space, before sending the ball just over the bar.
Inverness went in front for the first time from the penalty spot on 56 minutes. A mazy run from the dangerous Charlie MacDonald saw him cut in from the left. He beat three defenders before being chopped down inside the ‘D’ and James Cameron gave Cameron Sutherland no chance from the spot.
Referee Martin MacLean awarded the home side another penalty when Charlie MacDonald touched the ball to Chris Johnson who was pushed in the back inside the ‘D’. This time, James Cameron’s spot hit came back off the keeper’s right post.
At the other end, Arran MacMaster played the ball long to Charlie MacDonald but Cameron Sutherland stretched to make a good save with his right foot.
Charlie MacDonald continued to torment the Balla’ defence and, when he was tripped by Eoin Fyfe around the penalty spot, the Balla’ defender was booked.
The roof fell in on Ballachulish a minute later when Eoin Fyfe was dismissed for a second yellow card following a swing inside the ‘D’ which caught a home forward. Charlie MacDonald converted the penalty to make it 4-2 with 69 minutes gone.
Inverness attacked from the restart and a super one-touch passing move left Jack Craig with the simplest of chances to roll the ball into an empty net to make it 5-2 with 20 minutes still to go.
With Drew Mcneil now playing as the spare man in defence, Inverness saw out the remainder of the match. The win means they climb above Bute into sixth place in the table although they have played a game more than the islanders. Ballachulish are two points worse off at the bottom of the table.
Marine Harvest North Division 1 Fort William 2 Strathglass 4
League leaders Strathglass got back on their winning ways - following defeat to Newtonmore’s second team a week earlier - by beating the Fort William’s reserves 4-2 in their noon throw-up at An Aird.
Hamish Myers gave Strathglass a 35th minute lead with the only goal of the first half.
Ryan Boyle pulled Fort William level on 48 minutes but Darren Reid restored the Cannich side’s advantage four minutes later.
Ryan Balharry on 75 minutes and Josh Fraser on 78 minutes made it 4-1 and although John MacLeod notched a second for Fort William to make it 4-2 10 minutes from time, Strathglass returned home with both points.
Strathglass extend their lead over the Newtonmore second team at the top of the table to four points. Newtonmore have three games in hand so the title destination is in their hands.
Skye Camanachd 1 Glenurquhart 2
The Glenurquhart reserves beat Skye Camanachd reserves 2-1 in their relegation battle at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree.
James MacPherson put the Glen ahead after three minutes but Kenny MacLeod levelled on 15 minutes.
Daniel MacKintosh put the visitors back in front on 27 minutes. Skye pressed hard for a leveller in the second half but Glenurquhart took both points.
Kinlochshiel 9 Lovat 1
Kinlochshiel’s second team overpowered an under-strength Lovat seconds 9-1 at Kirkton.
Kinlochshiel won the match in the first half; handing out six of the best to the young, less experienced Lovat defence before the break.
Sandy MacDiarmid turned his marker on five minutes and put the ball into the keeper’s bottom right corner of the net to make it 1- 0.
MacDiarmid got his and ’Shiel’s second on nine minutes when he peeled away from his marker before slotting the ball past Ronan MacMillan in the Lovat goal.
Neil Fraser added a third on 14 minutes when he did well to turn James White before scoring with a fierce 20-yard shot, beating the keeper high at his right-hand post.
Steven Isles then ran down the ’Shiel left, getting past a couple of players, before driving the ball low into the corner of the net with 27 minutes played.
There was a touch of fortune to Kinlochshiel’s fifth goal on 38 minutes.
The ball was crossed into the ‘D’ by Steven Isles. James Grieve tried to clear, but deflected the ball into his own goal.
Lovat pulled a goal back on 40 minutes when Martin Bell hit a looping ball over the ’Shiel defence. As the ball dropped into the ‘D’, Raymond Gillies tried to clear but the ball went under his feet as Cameron MacMillan set up Dylan MacCulloch who tapped the ball over the line.
Kinlochshiel made it 6-1 a minute before the break. Scott MacLean passed the ball to an unmarked Steven Isles, 15 yards from the Lovat goal, and he dispatched the ball high into the roof of the net.
Neil Fraser got his second goal on the hour mark when he fired home from 20 yards.
Fraser completed his hat-trick five minutes later when he went past his marker before flicking the ball beyond Lovat keeper MacMillan.
Kinlochshiel rounded off the 9-1 win when substitute Ross Fraser pounced on a rebound off the keeper to score.
There were good home performances from ’Shiel full centre Fraser MacVicar, Alasdair Nixon on the left wing and WD MacRae who was excellent, first at left back and then half forward.
Lovat captain James Grieve turned in a good performance at buckshee back.
The match was played in good spirits with no paperwork for referee John Angus Gillies.
Marine Harvest South Division 1 Oban Celtic 7 Lochside Rovers 1
Lochside Rovers, Oban Camanachd’s reserve side, having topped League Division 1, slip to third place after this heavy loss to local rivals Oban Celtic.
Lochside were without key players Daniel MacVicar and Ross MacMillan, both on first team duty, and long-term injured players Keith and Christopher MacMillan.
Celtic were without Rory Bruce, David Graham, Ewan MacCorquodale, Gerry Kilmurray, Fraser Macmillan, Lewis MacPhee and Alan Mckie. They welcomed John Hill back into defence.
Celtic made the stronger start and surged into a 3- 0 lead by midway through the first half. Daniel Madej on three minutes, Neil Carmichael on 11 minutes and Ally McKerracher on 33 minutes did the damage.
Lochside got a goal back on 35 minutes through Michael MacQueen and they looked the better side as half time approached. Some good goalkeeping from Celtic’s Stephen Davidson kept the score to 3-1 at half time.
The game was being played at a high pace with referee Lachie Woods applying common sense, although some players can count themselves lucky that he only flashed the yellow card a couple of times as the tempo increased in this feisty encounter. There was no further scoring and the more experienced Celtic were good value for their 3 – 1 half time lead.
Any thoughts Lochside had of a comeback were dashed when Iain MacKechnie scored in the first minute of the second half to end the game as a contest.
The impressive Daniel Madej completed his hat-trick with goals on 72 minutes and 88 minutes to make the final score 7-1.
For Celtic the prospect of playing in National Division 1 looms and will be a test of how far the team has progressed under team manager Kenny Wotherspoon.
With two league games left, one against Aberdour who themselves have National League ambitions, Lochside will continue to give players from their under 17 team the opportunity to play at this level.
Team manager Gareth Evans said: ‘Celtic were the better team on the day although the manner in which we lost is disappointing and we need to address that. Craig Kilpatrick and Ross Alexander were excellent.
‘ With our player resources stretched, we cannot fault the players who gave their all in what was a sporting encounter played in the right manner.’
After the match, Oban Celtic manager Kenny Wotherspoon said: ‘I’m always determined to get the boys ready and focused prior to throw up and that’s why we put so much into the warm up. To find ourselves 3-1 up at half time was good but I felt the boys could give a lot more.
‘I explained this at half time and told the boys to ‘up it’ and they certainly did that in the second half. It could quite easily have been double figures again this week had it not been for Scott Buchanan in the Lochside goal.
‘We have a free week this Saturday but we know what we have to do over the next couple of weeks to achieve our goal for the season.’
Inveraray 2 Aberdour 4
Aberdour halted the Inveraray second team’s three-match winning run with a 4-2 victory in their noon throw up at the Winterton.
Aberdour goalie Tom Bowerman was a late call- off so Craig Callaghan stepped in between the posts.
Inveraray fielded Euan McMurdo at full centre as he continues his return to full fitness after missing most of the season so far.
Aberdour started well but it was Inveraray who opened the scoring when a ball out of defence fell for an unmarked Andy Stewart who made it 1- 0 after five minutes.
Angus Thorburn finished off a good passing move from the edge of the ‘D’ to make it 1-1 on 25 minutes.
The visitors went in front on 31 minutes when Angus Thorburn ran at the Inveraray defence before releasing the ball to Roddy MacColl just outside the ‘D’ and he made no mistake.
Inveraray ensured the sides would go into the interval level when Andy Stewart punished a miss-hit out of defence to make it 2-2 with 40 minutes gone.
Two goals in a hard-fought second half gave Aberdour the win. Angus Thorburn got his second on 65 minutes, whilst Roddy MacColl did like-wise to finally put Aberdour out of reach with five minutes remaining.
Second-placed Aberdour now only trail league leaders Oban Celtic on goal difference with both sides having four league games remaining.
Col Glen 2 Glenorchy 0
Two late goals gave Col Glen a 2- 0 victory over Glenorchy at Glendaruel.
Glenorchy had Duncan Smith free of a four-match suspension.
The encounter was still at stalemate with just 15 minutes remaining when a cross from the wing came off a Glenorchy defender’s stick and bounced in front of Scott MacVicar who smashed the ball into the back of the net to make it 1- 0.
Jamie MacVicar sealed the win five minutes from time when a corner was expertly lobbed in towards him, with Scott MacVicar getting a touch on a visiting defender’s caman to allow the ball to fall. Jamie MacVicar stopped the ball with his feet and finished nicely to make it 2- 0.
Kyles Athletic 0 Taynuilt 2
Taynuilt moved off the bottom of the table when they beat the Kyles Athletic colts 2- 0 at Tighnabruaich.
Both the goals came in the second half. Neil Gillies put Taynuilt in the lead on 52 minutes, whilst Neil MacFarlane made it 2- 0 on 68 minutes.
Marine Harvest North Division 2 Lochcarron 7 Kilmallie 2
Nick Dalgety inspired Lochcarron to a 7-2 victory over Kilmallie’s second team at Battery Park.
Nick Dalgety got Lochcarron off to a good start with a goal after 10 minutes. Ross MacKenzie drew Kilmallie level on 26 minutes but a second from Nick Dalgety a minute later and a Sean MacCuish strike on 39 minutes had Lochcarron 3-1 to the good at the break.
Kilmallie’s Donald MacRae took his side within a goal of the hosts with a strike on 63 minutes, only for Sean MacCuish to get his second to restore Lochcarron’s two-goal advantage a couple of minutes later.
The rest of the match belonged to Nick Dalgety who took his haul to five goals, becoming the day’s top shinty scorer, with efforts on 70, 84 and 89 minutes.
The win means Lochcarron close the gap on league leaders Aberdeen University to four points. Both sides have five league games to play.
Glengarry 4 Lewis Camanachd 1
Glengarry defeated Lewis Camanachd 4-1 in their 1pm throw-up at Craigard.
This was a return to his former hunting ground for Lewis Camanachd boss Duncan MacIntyre, a former Glengarry player.
Lewis were without Eoghan Stewart, Seumas Charity, Joseph MacInnes and Calum Ferguson who were all in Galway at Cholmcille 9.
James MacRae gave ’ Garry the lead after 13 minutes when he sent a shot from distance high into the net following a corner.
Lewis tried to get back in the game but the home side forced a series of corners and it took some stout defending to stop ’Garry adding to their lead.
Lewis made a good start to the second half and Connor Chalmers and Kenny Murray went close before a goal on the break drew the visitors level. Paddy Sinclair cleared a Glengarry corner up field and Donald Lamont played the ball to Connor Chalmers who set up Kenny Murray to make it 1-1 with just three second half minutes played.
The goal jolted ’ Garry and they went back in front a couple of minutes later courtesy of a Steven Cameron snap-shot.
Steven Cameron then surged forward from midfield and found James MacRae who got his second goal of the afternoon on the hour mark.
James MacRae completed his hat-trick on 65 minutes when a shot from just outside the penalty spot went high into the net to make it 4-1.
Glengarry are just a point behind fourth-placed Lochaber seconds but they have played three games more.
Lochaber W/O v Strathspey Camanachd
The Lochaber second team were given a walk- over as Strathspey Camanachd were unable to raise a team for their meeting at Spean Bridge. Lochaber stay fourth in the league.
Inverness P Aberdeen University P
The Inverness second team agreed to title favourites Aberdeen University’s request to reschedule their meeting at Bught Park to a later date.
Marine Harvest South Division 2 Dunoon Camanachd P Aberdour P
The match between Dunoon Camanachd and the Aberdour second team was postponed as the Dunoon Stadium was ruled unplayable.
Champagne flows as Newtonmore celebrate winning the Sutherland Cup.
Sixteen-year- old Ross MacLean, who made his senior debut for Ballachulish last Saturday, beats Daniel Palombo of Inverness to the ball.
Newtonmore captain Cameron McNiven with the Sutherland Cup.
A delighted Willie Neilson scores the second goal for Oban Camanachd in the 2-2 draw with Skye at Mossfield last Saturday.
Lochside goalkeeper Scott Buchanan can’t stop this effort from Neil Carmichael hitting the back of the net.