Marine Harvest Premiership
Kyles Athletic 3 Kilmallie 1
With their rivals in cup action, Kyles Athletic took the chance to go two points clear at the top of the table after they defeated Kilmallie 3-1 at Tighnabruaich.
Callum Miller and Grant Irvine were missing for Kyles so Innes MacDonald and Cammy Keith were deployed as a full back partnership.
Kilmallie were without the suspended Michael Rodger who served the final game of his ban. Aaron Sandison started a fivegame suspension whilst Liam Cameron began a two-game ban but Duncan Rodger was free of his suspension.
When referee Lachie Wood awarded Kyles a 27-minute penalty, the ever-reliable Robbie MacLeod stepped up to score.
Sandy MacKenzie made it 2- 0 on 35 minutes and it stayed that way until the break.
Kilmallie’s Duncan Rodger pulled a goal back on 54 minutes only for Roddy MacDonald to make it 3-1 on 74 minutes to maintain his record of scoring in all of Kyles’ eight matches this season.
Kyles are now two points ahead of Kinlochshiel and Oban Camanachd but they have played a game more than the former and a game fewer than the latter.