MacTav­ish and Celtic So­ci­ety Cup semi-fi­nal line-ups de­cided

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MacTav­ish Cup quar­ter fi­nals

Glenurquhart 5 Lo­vat 0 The pick of the MacTav­ish Cup quar­ter fi­nal ties looked to be the clash be­tween Glenurquhart and Lo­vat at Blair­beg. This was the sec­ond time in three weeks the sides had met and this time Glenurquhart were con­vinc­ing 5- 0 win­ners.

Garry MacKin­tosh was back in goal for Glenurquhart whilst de­fend­ers Fraser Heath and John Barr also re­turned. An­drew Cor­ri­gan was miss­ing, as were in­jured for­wards Daniel MacKin­tosh and Cal­lum Smith, so there was a start in at­tack for Michael Fraser.

Lo­vat’s Cal­lum Cru­den was on hol­i­day whilst Mark Kelly was still out in­jured.

Glenurquhart took an early lead when Neale Reid won the ball on the right and played it up the wing to James MacPher­son who sent a first time ball across the ‘D’. The ball was missed by the vis­it­ing de­fence and Con­nor Go­labeck tucked the ball low into the net to make it 1- 0 with five min­utes played.

Neale Reid made it 2- 0 on 10 min­utes. James MacPher­son picked out Reid with a free hit 25 yards from goal and Reid sent a first time shot high into the net.

James MacPher­son added a third on 35 min­utes when he came out to the buck­shee for­ward po­si­tion to win pos­ses­sion and sent a strike high into the net to make it 3- 0 at the break.

With Glenurquhart shoot­ing to­wards the shop end of the ground in the sec­ond half, James MacPher­son got his sec­ond and his side’s fourth on 73 min­utes. This time MacPher­son moved out to the right and beat his marker be­fore run­ning in on goal. Lo­vat keeper Stu­art MacDon­ald raced off his line but MacPher­son got to the ball first, and steered the ball into the net for a su­perb in­di­vid­ual ef­fort.

James MacPher­son com­pleted his sec­ond hat-trick of the sea­son in the fi­nal minute af­ter he ghosted out to the left be­fore send­ing a snap-shot low across keeper MacDon­ald into the net to make it 5- 0.

Glenurquhart, with John Barr su­perb in de­fence, were dom­i­nant and Stu­art MacDon­ald in the Lo­vat goal made three ex­cel­lent saves whilst his op­po­site num­ber, Garry MacKin­tosh, was rarely trou­bled. New­ton­more 3 Caber­feidh 2 Hold­ers New­ton­more had to bat­tle all the way to even­tu­ally beat Na­tional Divi­sion side Caber­feidh 3-2 at the Ei­lan.

New­ton­more’s Andy MacKin­tosh was free of sus­pen­sion and Nor­man Camp­bell and Drew MacDon­ald were also back af­ter miss­ing the league win over Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll. A ham­string in­jury ruled out Paul MacArthur though and Ackie MacRae was un­avail­able.

Caber­feidh full cen­tre Craig Mor­ri­son was free of his two game sus­pen­sion.

Glen MacKin­tosh put ’ More ahead on 27 min­utes but when ‘Cabers’ worked the ball up their left side a cou­ple of min­utes be­fore the break, Colin MacLen­nan fin­ished off a good pass­ing move when he scored from the edge of the ‘ D’ to en­sure the sides would go into the in­ter­val level.

When Kevin Bartlett con­trolled and then con­verted a re­bound off the keeper a cou­ple of min­utes af­ter the restart, New­ton­more knew they had a fight on their hands.

How­ever Glen MacKin­tosh went on to com­plete his hat-trick with goals on 56 and 78 min­utes. First, he gath­ered a free hit from mid­field be­fore mak­ing space to turn and score on his left side, beat­ing keeper Ewen Pilcher low at his left post. MacKin­tosh then cut in from the right and drib­bled the ball past the keeper be­fore rolling it into the net to make it 3-2.

New­ton­more might not yet be fir­ing on all cylin­ders but Danny Macrae is back in train­ing and poised to make a re­turn af­ter two years away from the game whilst Evan Men­zies is also near­ing a re­turn.

New­ton­more now face Glenurquhart in the MacTav­ish Cup semi-fi­nals. Beauly 1 Kin­lochshiel 7 Kin­lochshiel are also through to the semi-fi­nals af­ter they eased past Beauly 7-1 at Brae­view Park.

It took a re­play to set­tle the Ca­manachd Cup tie be­tween the sides last sea­son, with ’Shiel even­tu­ally pro­gress­ing af­ter a draw at Kirk­ton, but the Marine Har­vest Premier­ship side were never in dan­ger in this one.

John MacRae put ’Shiel ahead on 24 min­utes and two goals late in the first half left the vis­i­tors in con­trol.

Jor­dan Fraser made it 2- 0 on 40 min­utes with Keith MacRae get­ting a third on 44 min­utes.

The goals con­tin­ued in the sec­ond half and Jor­dan Fraser got his sec­ond on 49 min­utes to make it 4- 0.

Oliver MacRae added a fifth on 65 min­utes with Gordie MacDon­ald adding his name to the score­sheet a cou­ple of min­utes later.

Beauly, who have Greg Till­man side­lined with an arm in­jury, gained some con­so­la­tion when Jack MacDon­ald made it 6-1 on 73 min­utes but ’Shiel had the fi­nal say when John MacRae got his sec­ond five min­utes from time. Kil­mallie 1 In­ver­ness 0 Premier­ship side Kil­mallie over­came In­ver­ness 1- 0 in a tight en­counter at Canal Parks.

Craig MacIsaac served the fi­nal match of his ban, but Jor­dan MacPhee and Innes Black­hall were free of sus­pen­sion, although the lat­ter was un­avail­able.

In­ver­ness man­ager Drew McNeil was back af­ter miss­ing the pre­vi­ous week’s cup de­feat to Caber­feidh. Ian Munro re­turned in goal, but Davie Glass was in­jured.

The only goal of the game came as early as seven min­utes when Ryan Ste­wart scored.

Dun­can Rodger, who played in de­fence, was shown a sec­ond yel­low card by ref­eree Innes Wood fol­low­ing a chal­lenge on Char­lie MacDon­ald with the Kil­mallie man’s swing catch­ing the Scot­land U21 player.

Gre­gor Cameron Con­sul­tancy Glas­gow Celtic So­ci­ety Cup quar­ter fi­nals

Kyles Ath­letic 18 Kil­mory 0 Hold­ers Kyles Ath­letic made it through to the Gre­gor Cameron Con­sul­tancy Glas­gow Celtic So­ci­ety Cup semi-fi­nals af­ter beat­ing Kil­mory 18- 0 at Tighnabru­aich.

Kil­mory had a num­ber of ab­sen­tees re­sult­ing in some play­ers play­ing out of po­si­tion and they were in for a tor­rid after­noon.

Grant Irvine opened the scor­ing on two min­utes with Gor­don Whyte on six min­utes and a sec­ond from Irvine a minute later mak­ing it 3- 0.

Grant Irvine com­pleted his hat-trick on 12 min­utes and scored again on 15 min­utes. An Innes MacDon­ald shot from dis­tance on 19 min­utes took a slight de­flec­tion off a de­fender but looked net-bound in any case as the ball flew into the top cor­ner of the net to make it 6- 0.

Kyles were re­lent­less and a sec­ond from Gor­don Whyte on 31 min­utes and a Roddy MacDon­ald goal 60 sec­onds later made it 8- 0. There was still time for Grant Irvine to get his fourth on 38 min­utes and Martin MacFadyen to score on 44 min­utes as the home side reached dou­ble fig­ures at the break.

Sandy MacKen­zie on 51 min­utes, a hat-trick goal from Gor­don Whyte a minute later fol­lowed by a Bran­don Wil­son strike on 61 min­utes made it 13- 0.

Roddy MacDon­ald got his sec­ond on 65 min­utes and Thomas Whyte net­ted a cou­ple of min­utes later to make it 15- 0.

Roddy MacDon­ald com­pleted his hat-trick on 75 min­utes and a sec­ond from Sandy MacKen­zie on 79 min­utes and a fourth from Gor­don Whyte on 82 min­utes com­pleted the 18- 0 win­ning mar­gin. Bute 0 In­ver­aray 2 In­ver­aray showed no hang­over from the pre­vi­ous week­end’s league de­feat to Strath­glass as they beat Bute 2- 0 at The Mead­ows.

In­ver­aray, with a strong wind be­hind them, dom­i­nated from the start with cap­tain Lewis MacNi­col com­mand­ing at full cen­tre.

The pres­sure paid off af­ter 18 min­utes when Lewis Mont­gomery put the vis­i­tors ahead.

Lewis Mont­gomery got his and In­ver­aray’s sec­ond on 25 min­utes when he fin­ished off a good pass­ing move.

In­ver­aray pressed for a third but the Bute de­fence held out un­til the break.

Bute now had the wind in their favour and made a good start to the sec­ond half, show­ing more in­ten­sity to their play.

In­ver­aray stayed strong though with Ally Munro ex­cel­lent in de­fence.

In­ver­aray slowly worked their way back into the game and although they didn’t add to their tally, they will be happy with the 2- 0 win.

In­ver­aray now have a free week­end to cel­e­brate Grant Grif­fin’s wed­ding but they are back on cup duty at the end of the month when they host Oban Celtic in the Artemis Ma­caulay Cup. Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll 8 Glenorchy 0 Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll de­feated Glenorchy 8- 0 in their quar­ter-fi­nal tie at Yoker.

Craig Anderson and Stu­art Reid both re­turned for GMA. The home side took the lead through Cal­lum McLay af­ter nine min­utes.

Dun­can ‘Ach’ MacRae made it 2- 0 on 17 min­utes and Mark Bain added a third 10 min­utes later.

Garry Luke made it 4- 0 a cou­ple of min­utes into the sec­ond half and Craig Anderson in­creased GMA’s ad­van­tage on 52 min­utes.

For­mer Glenurquhart player Stu­art Reid made it 6- 0 on 65 min­utes be­fore Scot­land U21 player Craig Anderson com­pleted his hat-trick with goals on 70 and 79 min­utes. Tay­forth v Oban Ca­manachd W/O Oban Ca­manachd are through to the semi-fi­nals af­ter Tay­forth were un­able to raise a team for their 3pm throw-up at Leven­hall Links.

Oban Ca­manachd boss Iain Hay was on a fam­ily break but had pre-ar­ranged to travel to Mus­sel­burgh to meet up with his squad for the game.

How­ever, in a Tay­forth club state­ment, sec­re­tary Andy Scott said: ‘Un­for­tu­nately our men’s team have been forced to for­feit this week­end’s Celtic Cup game against Oban Ca­manachd. As a re­sult of play­ers be­ing away for the Easter break, work com­mit­ments and in­juries, we are un­able to field a team and, as a club, have taken the de­ci­sion to for­feit. This is some­thing we did not want to do but in these cir­cum­stances, we had no al­ter­na­tive op­tion.’

Oban Ca­manachd will now play In­ver­aray in the semi-fi­nals.

Aberdein Con­si­dine Suther­land Cup – first round

Fort Wil­liam 1 Kin­lochshiel 0 The Fort Wil­liam sec­onds sealed their place in the sec­ond round of the Aberdein Con­si­dine Suther­land Cup, beat­ing the Kin­lochshiel sec­onds 1- 0 in their noon throw-up at An Aird.

Don­nie Walker, who pre­vi­ously played in goal for Fort Wil­liam’s sec­onds, scored the only goal of the game on 77 min­utes.

The Fort Wil­liam sec­onds will now have home ad­van­tage against Oban Lorn in the sec­ond round of the com­pe­ti­tion at the end of this month. SCOTS Ca­manachd 2 Bute 3 Forces side SCOTS Ca­manachd went down 3-2 to the Bute sec­ond team in their 1pm throw-up at Leven­hall Links.

Colin Irv­ing and Gre­gor Cameron scored for the SCOTS but James Dunn, Ruari Soane and Wil­liam Boag sent the is­lan­ders through.

The Bute sec­ond team now host Caith­ness in the next round.

Marine Har­vest Na­tional Divi­sion

Fort Wil­liam 3 Oban Celtic 1 Fort Wil­liam main­tained their 100 per cent record in shinty’s sec­ond tier as they de­feated Oban Celtic 3-1 in their 3pm throw-up at An Aird.

Fort Wil­liam were with­out Bryan Simp­son and Ryan Boyle whilst Oban Celtic were with­out keeper Stephen David­son, full back John Hill, full cen­tre David MacInnes winger Rory Bruce and half for­ward Iain MacK­ech­nie.

Daniel Ste­wart crashed the ball into the top cor­ner of the net to put Fort Wil­liam ahead af­ter 13 min­utes.

Daniel Ste­wart got his and Fort Wil­liam’s sec­ond on 20 min­utes, again giv­ing the keeper no chance, with a shot high into the cor­ner of the net.

Ste­wart was pos­ing prob­lems for the Oban de­fence but Ross MacMil­lan was switched to mark the Fort dan­ger-man which stemmed the tide.

Oban Celtic also cre­ated first half chances with Neil Carmichael and Daniel Madej both go­ing close.

It was Fort Wil­liam who ex­tended their lead on 55 min­utes when Calum Shep­herd made it 3- 0.

Oban Celtic tried hard to get back in the game with Neil Carmichael and Daniel Madej pos­ing prob­lems for the home de­fence.

Neil Carmichael did re­duce the deficit on 79 min­utes but Oban Celtic will be con­cerned by a leg in­jury sus­tained by Carmichael which will likely re­quire stitches.

Oban Celtic’s Ross MacMil­lan was red carded by ref­eree Ross Brown for two yel­low cards, the first for dis­sent and the sec­ond, with 10 min­utes to go, for an un­nec­es­sary foul.

Oban Celtic have now played three con­sec­u­tive away matches and their next three sched­uled matches are also away from home; against Kil­mory in the Bal­liemore Cup this Satur­day, away to In­ver­aray in the Artemis Ma­caulay Cup the week af­ter and away again to Fort Wil­liam in the Tul­loch Homes Ca­manached Cup in mid-May. Strath­glass 1 Skye Ca­manachd 4 Skye Ca­manachd stay at the top of the ta­ble fol­low­ing their 4-1 win over Strath­glass in their 3pm throw-up at Can­nich.

With Calum Gibb serv­ing the sec­ond match of a two-game sus­pen­sion, Skye’s in­jury list showed no signs of eas­ing with Jor­dan Murchi­son the lat­est ca­su­alty, join­ing Neil MacVicar, Steven Mor­ri­son and Ruaraidh MacLeod on the side­lines.

An early James Pringle dou­ble on five and eight min­utes gave Skye an early 2- 0 lead.

Ste­wart Grant made it 3- 0 on the hour mark and Danny Mor­ri­son added a fourth with 15 min­utes re­main­ing.

Josh Fraser scored for Strath­glass four min­utes from time. The sides meet at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree, this Satur­day in the Bal­liemore Cup.

Marine Har­vest North Divi­sion 1

Kin­gussie 7 Beauly 0 The Kin­gussie colts beat the Beauly colts 7- 0 at The Dell.

Kin­gussie fielded a young side, leav­ing out Rory Fraser, Kevin Thain, Garry Munro and John Gib­son. How­ever, with no first team game, they were able to in­clude young­sters Ruar­idh Anderson, Roddy Young and Alexan­der Michie.

In the end, a Ruar­idh Anderson goal, a Roddy Young hat­trick and strikes from Cal­lum Grant, Dy­lan Borth­wick and Bradley Har­vey com­pleted a 7- 0 win which takes Kin­gussie to the top of the ta­ble on goal dif­fer­ence.

Had it not been for some fine goal­keep­ing from Beauly player/ man­ager Kyles MacDon­ald, the win­ning mar­gin could have been greater. Skye Ca­manachd 1 New­ton­more 2 The New­ton­more sec­ond team only trail their Kin­gussie counter-parts on goal dif­fer­ence fol­low­ing their 2-1 win over the Skye Ca­manachd sec­ond team at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree.

Skye man­ager Kenny MacLeod was called up to the first team squad and with as­sis­tant man­agers David Grant on hol­i­day and Al­lan MacLeod play­ing, Davie Pringle looked af­ter the side.

New­ton­more boss Cammy MacDon­ald trav­elled with­out David Cheyne and John MacKen­zie but there was a place on the bench for Scott Chisholm who has re­turned from a spell abroad.

Cal­lum Ste­wart gave ’ More a 17th minute lead when Skye failed to clear the dan­ger from a Dar­rin Fowler shy.

Ross Gor­don equalised on 41 min­utes with a well-worked goal fol­low­ing a cor­ner. How­ever, Orsten Gar­diner turned a Cal-

lum Ste­wart ball home on the stroke of half time to give the vis­i­tors the win.

The game was tousy at times but was well ref­er­eed by vet­eran whistler Ron­nie Camp­bell.

The league’s top two meet in a Bade­noch re­serve team derby at The Dell on Fri­day April 21. Throw-up 6.30pm. Marine Har­vest South Divi­sion 1 Aber­dour 5 Taynuilt 1 Aber­dour re­turned to top spot fol­low­ing their 5-1 vic­tory over Taynuilt at Sil­ver­sands.

Taynuilt started brightly with the wind at their backs and went in front on 22 min­utes fol­low­ing a crisp strike from Dun­can Camp­bell.

Aber­dour re­sponded well though and Roddy MacColl drew them level five min­utes later when he col­lected a Fin­lay Wil­liamson pass be­fore turn­ing to score.

The home side had the el­e­ments in their favour af­ter the break and Roddy MacColl fin­ished off a good pass­ing move to make it 2-1 on 51 min­utes.

There was an el­e­ment of for­tune to Aber­dour’s third goal on the hour mark. Taynuilt keeper Chris Parr saved well from Craig Grant’s low shot but, as he tried to clear his lines, Parr in­ad­ver­tently scooped the ball into his own net.

With An­gus Thor­burn miss­ing, much of the re­spon­si­bil­ity in the Aber­dour at­tack fell to Roddy MacColl and he didn’t dis­ap­point, com­plet­ing his hat­trick on 87 min­utes when he slot­ted home a re­bound off the keeper to make it 4-1.

For­mer In­ver­ness youth Jamie Anderson had been due to travel to In­ver­aray with the Aber­dour sec­onds but a num­ber of calloffs meant he was the home side’s sub­sti­tute. Anderson came off the bench with just un­der 10 min­utes re­main­ing and he rounded off the scor­ing a cou­ple of min­utes from time when he got on the end of a Roddy MacColl cut back to send a firm low strike into the net.

Aber­dour are a point ahead of sec­ond-placed Tay­forth but they have played two games more. Lochside Rovers 5 Col Glen 1

Lochside Rovers go third in the league af­ter they beat Col Glen 5-1 at Moss­field.

Lochside were quick out of the blocks and Lewis Buchanan gave them the lead with a well­worked goal on two min­utes.

Craig MacDougall made it 2- 0 60 sec­onds later when he ran wide to gather pos­ses­sion be­fore send­ing a rocket shot into the net.

three Lochside more went times on be­foreto scorethe in­ter­val. Craig MacDougall slammed home a re-bound for his sec­ond on 32 min­utes be­fore 14-year- old Daniel Sloss chipped in with a brace on 42 and 45 min­utes.

Lochside in­tro­duced Garry Lord at half time as he works his way back to fit­ness fol­low­ing a bro­ken an­kle.

Although he played the whole of the sec­ond pe­riod, his first team re­turn could be a cou­ple of weeks away.

Tom Irb­hinn pulled a goal back for Col Glen a minute af­ter the restart. The vis­i­tors proved stuffy op­po­nents in the sec­ond half and Lochside were un­able to add to their tally.

Michael MacQueen at full cen­tre and two-goal Daniel Sloss were best for the Oban side.

Lochside are now two points be­hind sec­ond-placed Tay­forth with a game in hand.

Evans Lochside was Roversa happy coach man Garethafter the match. ‘It was a good win,’ he said. ‘ We re­sisted the temp­ta­tion to add any se­nior play­ers to the side with their game off as we felt it wasn’t fair on the boys who have been train­ing and play­ing ev­ery week for Lochside. We have a good youth set up at with all the boys at­tend­ing train­ing each week. We moved the ball around quickly and our young for­ward line of Daniel Sloss, Lewis Buchanan, Craig MacDougall and ‘old head’ Ian MacMil­lan are do­ing very well. Although we might have scored more in the sec­ond half, you have to give credit to Col Glen.

‘They are a good side and they never let their heads drop. We now have back-to-back games against the Kyles Ath­letic sec­ond team. We face them this com­ing Satur­day in the league and then in the Suther­land Cup and it’s al­ways hard down at Tighnabru­aich.’ Bal­lachul­ish 1 Kyles Ath­letic 3 The Kyles Ath­letic re­serves picked up their first points of the sea­son, beat­ing Bal­lachul­ish 3-1 at Ju­bilee Park.

Ru­pert Wil­liamson fired Kyles ahead on nine min­utes and a 38th minute Craig Martin goal gave the vis­i­tors a 2- 0 lead at the in­ter­val.

George Thom­son made it 3- 0 on 61 min­utes be­fore Dun­can MacDon­ald pulled a goal back on 71 min­utes. Marine Har­vest North Divi­sion 2 Glen­garry 5 Bole­sk­ine 0 Glen­garry main­tained their 100 per cent record with a 5- 0 win over Bole­sk­ine at Craigard.

There was a minute’s si­lence ahead of throw-up fol­low­ing the pass­ing of Bole­sk­ine’s Pat MacDon­ald.

Archie John­stone scored on 33 and 36 min­utes to give Glen­garry a 2- 0 ad­van­tage at the in­ter­val. Nick Dal­gety on 65 min­utes and Alan Knox a cou­ple of min­utes later made it 4- 0 and Ray­mond Robert­son added a fifth on 70 min­utes.

Glen­garry stay two points clear at the top of the ta­ble. Strath­glass 2 Caber­feidh 6 The Caber­feidh re­serve team re­main sec­ond in the league af­ter beat­ing the Strath­glass sec­ond team 6-2 in their noon throw-up at Can­nich. This was the sec­ond suc­ces­sive Satur­day the sides had met at the same venue with Caber­feidh run­ning out 2-1 win­ners in their Aberdein Con­si­dine Cup tie a week ear­lier. ‘Cabers’ started well and young­ster Rus­sell MacKen­zie scored his first goal at this level with a low shot from out­side the ‘D’ af­ter three min­utes. Strath­glass drew level on 11 min­utes when vet­eran Robert Ged­des beat his marker and ran in on goal, slip­ping the ball past Iain McCall to make it 1-1. ‘Cabers’, with Paul Ross and back in front on the half hour mark through Gavin McLauch­lan. McLauch­lan then got his sec­ond on 37 min­utes be­fore com­plet­ing his hat-trick a cou­ple of min­utes be­fore the break to make it 4-1.

Ruairidh McCreadie added a fifth on 63 min­utes be­fore Penri Jones pulled a goal back four min­utes later.

Ruairidh McCreadie got his sec­ond on 72 min­utes to make it 6-2.

Caber­feidh, who were still miss­ing the in­jured Jamie Mathe­son, could have added to their tally with Stu­art Krzyzanowski go­ing close on more than one oc­ca­sion.

Strath­glass had their mo­ments too but Iain McCall in the Caber­feidh goals dealt with their ef­forts. Strath­spey Ca­manachd 4 In­ver­ness 3 Strath­spey Ca­manachd came from two goals down to beat the In­ver­ness colts 4-3 in their 1.30pm throw-up at Gran­town Gram­mar School.

Stu­art MacRae got the vis­i­tors off to a great start with a goal af­ter two min­utes.

Jack Craig made it 2- 0 on 37 min­utes, but, per­haps cru­cially, Matthew Davies pulled a goal back for Strath­spey on the stroke of half time.

Con­nor Aubrey drew the sides level on 57 min­utes and Martin Ross put Strath­spey ahead for the first time in the match on 62 min­utes.

A sec­ond Con­nor Aubrey strike three min­utes later made it 4-2 and although Andy Reid pulled a goal back on 83 min­utes, Strath­spey held on to take the points.

Strath­spey stay third in the league, only be­hind the Caber­feidh re­serves on goal dif­fer­ence. Lo­vat 1 Kil­mallie 2 A late Dean Wil­liamson goal gave the Kil­mallie sec­onds both points against the Lo­vat sec­onds at Bal­gate.

Dean Wil­liamson put Kil­mallie ahead on five min­utes but Cameron MacMil­lan drew Lo­vat level on 22 min­utes.

It stayed that way un­til four min­utes from time when Dean Wil­liamson popped up with his sec­ond goal of the game, which proved to be the win­ner. Lochcar­ron P Lewis Ca­manachd P The 1.30pm throw-up be­tween Lochcar­ron and Lewis Ca­manachd was a Satur­day morn­ing ca­su­alty. With a num­ber of the Lewis squad al­ready cross­ing the Minch, the heavy Satur­day morn­ing rain left the Bat­tery Park pitch un­playable. with­out a fix­ture in this 11-team league.

Marine Har­vest South Divi­sion 2

In­ver­aray 6 Aber­dour 0 The In­ver­aray sec­ond team showed no ill- ef­fects from the pre­vi­ous week­end’s ex­tra-time Suther­land Cup de­feat to the Lochaber re­serves as they beat the Aber­dour sec­ond team 6- 0 at The Win­ter­ton.

An­drew Ste­wart opened the scor­ing on 20 min­utes af­ter sus­tained pe­riod of In­ver­aray pres­sure.

Shortly af­ter, Coll MacKay net­ted the first of what was to be a mem­o­rable hat-trick for the 12-year- old.

’Aray con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate and Coll MacKay got his sec­ond early in the sec­ond half.

Vet­eran David Robert­son got in on the act mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod to make it 4- 0.

In­ver­aray wing man Kenny Kirkhope then scored the goal of the game, fir­ing the ball into the top cor­ner of the net from 25 yards out.

With just min­utes left to play, young Coll MacKay fin­ished from the edge of the ‘D’ to com­plete his hat trick and round off the 6- 0 win.

The win­ning mar­gin could have been greater had it not been from some fine saves from the Aber­dour goalie, with young Camp­bell Watt, who had a great game, un­for­tu­nate not to score.

This was a good per­for­mance from In­ver­aray and the win, their third in three league fix­tures with no goals con­ceded, con­tin­ues In­ver­aray’s good start to life in South 2 which must please boss Gra­ham MacPher­son.

The Aber­dour sec­onds showed signs they are im­prov­ing.

In­ver­aray stay top of the divi­sion on goal dif­fer­ence. Stra­chur 2 Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll 1 Stra­chur are only be­hind the In­ver­aray sec­onds on goal dif­fer­ence af­ter they over­came the Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll sec­ond team 2-1 at Stra­chur­more.

For­mer Kil­mallie player Seb MacMil­lan was on tar­get to give GMA a 1- 0 lead at the break.

How­ever, Ross MacDon­ald and Wil­liam Mcglad­dery scored in the sec­ond half to give Stra­chur their third win in three league matches.

The top two – In­ver­aray sec­onds and Stra­chur – meet in a top of the ta­ble clash at The Win­ter­ton this com­ing Satur­day. Oban Lorn W/O v Dunoon Ca­manachd Oban Lorn were awarded the points when Dunoon Ca­manachd were un­able to field a team for their match at GanaOban Lorn go third in the league on goal dif­fer­ence.

WCA round-up

There were a num­ber of Women’s Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion re­gional divi­sion fix­tures on Sun­day April 16.

Marine Har­vest North Divi­sion 2

Lochaber 4 Glen­garry 0 The Lochaber sec­ond team recorded a 4- 0 win over Glen­garry in their 1.30pm throw-up at Spean Bridge.

Claire De­laney scored twice, whilst Sarah Davie and Stephanie Walsh got the oth­ers. Glenurquhart 5 In­ver­ness 2 Glenurquhart de­feated In­ver­ness 5-2 in their 11am throw up at Blair­beg on Satur­day April 15.

Ish­bel Barr put the ‘Glen’ in front be­fore Katie MacMil­lan lev­elled. How­ever, a Hazel Hunter dou­ble, an­other from Ish­bel Barr and a Tash MacNi­col goal had the home side 5-1 up be­fore Am­ber MacKay pulled a goal back.

Marine Har­vest South Divi­sion 2

Oban Lorn 0 Ard­na­mur­chan 4 League lead­ers Ard­na­mur­chan con­tin­ued their win­ning ways, beat­ing Oban Lorn 4- 0 in their 1pm throw-up which was switched from Gana­van to Moss­field on Sun­day morn­ing.

An Eilidh Ross dou­ble and goals from Carolanne Cameron and Lucy MacMil­lan clinched the win.

Ard­na­mur­chan are away again this com­ing Sun­day against Du­nadd. Du­nadd W/O v Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll Du­nadd were awarded the points when the Glas­gow Mid Ar­gyll sec­ond team were un­able to raise a team for their league meet­ing. Lorn Ladies P Cowal & Bute P The match be­tween Lorn Ladies and Cowal and Bute will be resched­uled for a later date.

MacTav­ish Cup Fi­nal match day spon­sor

There was de­light at Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion HQ ahead of last week­end’s MacTav­ish Cup quar­ter-fi­nals, with con­fir­ma­tion that Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert (So­lic­i­tors and Es­tate Agents) will be the match day spon­sors for the 2017 MacTav­ish Cup Fi­nal.

Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Jim Barr said: ‘Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert are al­ready val­ued con­trib­u­tors to our sport through their mem­ber­ship of the Shinty Busi­ness Club and it is en­cour­ag­ing they have felt in­clined to pro­vide us with ad­di­tional sup­port specif­i­cally for this his­toric high­land com­pe­ti­tion.’

An­nounc­ing the spon­sor­ship deal, Find­lay Boyd, a di­rec­tor of Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert, said: ‘Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert are proud to be named as match day spon­sors of the MacTav­ish Cup Fi­nal, a deal which fur­ther ce­ments our long stand­ing as­so­ci­a­tion with the sport of shinty.

‘ We recog­nise shinty is a sport with roots firmly em­bed­ded in the com­mu­ni­ties and cul­ture of the High­lands and for us, be­ing part of those com­mu­ni­ties and sup­port­ing their her­itage is just as im­por­tant as do­ing busi­ness there.

‘We look for­ward to wel­com­ing the play­ers and their sup­port­ers to what should be an ex­cit­ing cup fi­nal.’

The Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert MacTav­ish Cup Fi­nal takes place at the Bught Park, In­ver­ness on Satur­day June 10. Throw-up is at 4pm and the game will be broad­cast live on BBC Alba.

The fi­nal will be pre­ceded by the Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert MacTav­ish Ju­ve­nile Cup (U17) Fi­nal which throws-up at noon.

There will also be two pri­mary school age sixes tour­na­ments. One is specif­i­cally for In­ver­ness schools and the other for club teams from In­ver­ness and sur­round­ing dis­tricts, sup­ported by the In­ver­ness Com­mon Good Fund.

Re­vised MacTav­ish Cup draw

The MacTav­ish Cup semi-fi­nal pair­ings are now known fol­low­ing last week­end’s quar­ter-fi­nal ties. Satur­day May 13 MacTav­ish Cup – Semi Fi­nal New­ton­more v Glenurquhart Kil­mallie v Kin­lochshiel The 2017 Anderson Shaw & Gil­bert MacTav­ish Cup Fi­nal will take place at the Bught Park, In­ver­ness on Satur­day June 10.

Re­vised Gre­gor Cameron Con­sul­tancy Glas­gow Celtic So­ci­ety Cup draw

THE GRE­GOR Cameron Con­sul­tancy semi-fi­nals brings the south’s ‘ big four’ teams to­gether. Satur­day May 13 Gre­gor Cameron Con­sul­tancy Glas­gow Celtic So­ci­ety Cup – Semi Fi­nal Kyles Ath­letic v Glas­gow MA In­ver­aray v Oban Ca­manachd The 2017 Gre­gor Cameron Con­sul­tancy Glas­gow Celtic So­ci­ety Cup Fi­nal takes place at the Taynuilt Sports Field on Satur­day June 24.

Pho­to­graph: Neil Pater­son.

Glenurquhart’s goalscor­ers against Lo­vat - Neale Reid, left, James Macpher­son, hat-trick, and Conor Go­labek.

Pho­to­graph: Stephen Law­son.

In­ver­aray’s Ruaraidh Gra­ham and Bute’s Robert Craig in ac­tion dur­ing the Gre­gor Cameron So­ci­ety Cup sec­ond round tie at the Win­ter­ton.

Pho­to­graph: Neil Pater­son.

Conor Go­labek, Glenurquhart, gets away from Lo­vat’s Drew Howie.

Pho­to­graph: Kevin McG­lynn.

Lochside’s Daniel Sloss has his shot blocked dur­ing the South Divi­sion One game against Col Glen at Moss­field last Satur­day.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Cal­lum Shep­herd cel­e­brates scor­ing Fort Wil­liam’s third goal against Oban Celtic.

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