Camanachd Cup ties this weekend
KILMALLIE will play Newtonmore in the MacTavish Cup Final and Fort William reached the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup second round.
Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup - first round replay Oban Celtic 0 Fort William 2
Fort William secured the final place in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup second round with a 2- 0 replay victory over Oban Celtic at Mossfield.
This was Oban Celtic’s first home match since the middle of March after six games on the road. Indeed, it was only their third match on home turf all season.
Boss Kenny Wotherspoon had players back from the previous week but was without full back John Hill following his red card when the sides drew the original game 3-3 at An Aird.
Fort William management duo Victor Smith and Adam Robertson were missing Lewis Clark, who was also sent off in that match, but Bryan Simpson and Alexander MacMillan returned.
Fort William took the lead following a corner on 13 minutes when winger Alexander MacMillan scored from a tight angle.
Bryan Simpson made it 2- 0 on 54 minutes with a snap-shot on the turn from just outside the ‘D’ after Fort William had worked the ball up the left wing.
Had it not been for some fine saves from Oban Celtic stand-in goalie Jack Hill, the winning margin could have been bigger.
Fort William will now have home advantage against Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup holders Newtonmore in their second round tie this Saturday.
Oban Celtic manager Kenny Wotherspoon was in no mood for excuses after the game. ‘Fort were stronger this week but so were we,’ he said. ‘Take nothing away from Fort William as they played well but that was a below par Oban Celtic performance.
‘I’ve been managing the club for just over a year now and that was one of flattest performances I’ve seen from our boys. Win, lose or draw, we are in it together but that was unacceptable and there are no excuses. I expect a massive difference this week when we travel to Bught Park to take on Inverness.
‘It will be a tough game as Inverness have more league points than us. I’ll have the boys fired up as usual but it’s whether or not they can carry the momentum on to the park.’
MacTavish Cup - semi final Kinlochshiel 2 Kilmallie 3
Kilmallie will play Newtonmore in the MacTavish Cup Final following their shock 3-2 win over Kinlochshiel in their 3pm throw -up at a wet Kirkton.
Constant rain overnight left some surface water but the game was never in doubt. Kinlochshiel wing centre Gordie MacDonald was ruled out after injuring his knee in the team’s last match, a win over Newtonmore a fortnight earlier.
Kilmallie’s Aaron Sandison remained suspended but Martin Stewart returned after serving his ban. New signing Daniel Stewart was cup-tied. Innes Blackhall missed out with a wrist injury.
Kinlochshiel played down the slope in the first half, attacking from the throw-up, and Kilmallie keeper Shane Gillies had a couple of good early saves.
A high Donald Nixon ball from midfield into the goal area came off the post and it seemed only a matter of time before ’Shiel would take the lead.
Kilmallie shocked the home support however when they went in front after four minutes with their first attack of the game. Duncan Rodger collected a ball forward and made just enough space to thump a shot high into the net.
’Shiel had more pressure but Kilmallie continued to create the better chances. Duncan Rodger got past Paul MacRae but shot wide and the Kilmallie front man then had an effort saved with his feet by Scott Kennedy as the first half drew to a close.
Jordan Fraser sent the ball just the wrong side of the post following a free-hit during four minutes of first half stoppage time.
A looping Donald Nixon shy from the left dropped just past Shane Gillies’ left-hand post with the keeper stretching to cover his goal.
At the other end, a shot from youngster Callum MacDougall on 56 minutes rose just over the bar after good work from Mark Graham.
Kilmallie had another chance when Steven Stewart initially won the ball in defence and played it forward to Duncan Rodger who got away from his marker and ran in on goal. But Scott Kennedy raced off his line and blocked the effort and clear the danger.
Shane Gillies made a good save to deny Keith MacRae at the back post following another good Donald Nixon shy from the left.
A Jordan Fraser shot whistled over the bar before Kinlochshiel drew level on 66 minutes. Finlay MacRae lofted the ball forward from the middle of the park and it dropped just under the bar despite the keeper’s efforts to keep the ball out.
Duncan Rodger played a onetwo with Michael Rodger before shooting goalwards, but Scott Kennedy stretched to his right to make an outstanding save with his foot.
Keith MacRae shot wide as the tie moved into the final 15 minutes.
Steven Stewart was booked before Ryan Stewart replaced Mark Graham at wing forward.
Kilmallie got themselves back in front on 83 minutes when a long ball forward found Michael Rodger who showed great composure as he controlled the ball and took a touch to the left, taking it round keeper Kennedy, before slotting it into the net to the delight of the travelling support.
There was more to come as Callum MacDougall created a chance for himself with a surging run down the inside left channel. MacDougall’s first attempt was blocked, but the rebound fell kindly for the youngster and he lashed a great strike into the net to make it 3-1 with just three minutes remaining.
Kinlochshiel needed a goal and they pulled one back on 90 minutes when Finlay MacRae pushed forward to get on the end of a cross from the right. Shane Gillies blocked MacRae’s initial effort, but the full centre forced the rebound home to make it 3-2.
Kinlochshiel went for the goal that would take the tie into extra-time and man of the match Steven Stewart got his body in the way twice in quick succession to block shots on goal.
The Kilmallie delight was evident when referee John Angus Gillies blew for time and this magnificent and deserved win means the 2017 MacTavish Cup Final will be between Kilmallie and Newtonmore at The Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday June 10.
Speaking immediately after the final whistle, a delighted Kilmallie boss Mark MacPherson said: ‘I have so much faith in these boys. They have done me proud for the last three years. They have worked hard this season and played well in games, although our league position doesn’t show it. Our discipline has let us down at times but you saw today what we could do against a very good team. All the players played their part today but Stevie Stewart was outstanding. He’s come into the defence and allowed us to move Martin Stewart up the park and he was phenomenal throughout the game. We won the National and the Balliemore last year but to reach the MacTavish Final is fantastic. Newtonmore are a great side but we won’t just make up the numbers. We are going to the Bught Park to win it.’
Balliemore Cup – second round Inveraray 3 Bute 0
Inveraray took the spoils with a convincing 3- 0 win over Bute in this Balliemore Cup second round tie at The Winterton.
Inveraray were unchanged from the previous week’s Celtic Society Cup semi-final defeat to Oban Camanachd.
Bute travelled with a youthful side.
The yellow and blacks made the stronger start but struggled to get into a rhythm. The game was very stop-start with referee Robert Baxter having to frequently stop the game because of fouls and a lack of discipline.
Lewis Montgomery scored the only goal of the first half on 17 minutes, taking advantage of sloppy defending.
As the first half went on, Inveraray made two changes with Hamish MacLennan coming off with a foot injury and Douglas Dando coming off with a suspected pulled hamstring. Young Ruaraidh Graham was introduced in place of MacLennan on the wing with Ally McDonald stepping in at full back for Dando.
Despite the fresh legs, Inveraray couldn’t find a second goal and they had to settle for a 1- 0 advantage at half time.
The pattern of play continued into the second half with Inveraray looking the better side but still struggling to maintain any real pressure on the Bute goal.
However, with the Inveraray centre line urging the team forward, Fraser Watt made it 2- 0 on 63 minutes. The game was tousy at times and threatened to boil over on a couple of occasions but Inveraray’s experience saw them through and captain Lewis MacNicol made it 3- 0 on 69 minutes with a low, driven shot.
Veteran Garry MacPherson had another fantastic game in the middle of the park for Inveraray who march on to the Balliemore Cup quarter-finals where they will play Oban Celtic.
Inveraray hope both Douglas Dando and Hamish MacLennan are able to recover from their injuries ahead of this weekend’s Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup tie with Caberfeidh at The Winterton.
The club also confirmed that Grant Griffin has retired from shinty to concentrate on work and family life. Griffin has been a great ambassador of the club for many years and everyone in Inveraray was saddened to hear of his retirement but wished him well for the future.
Balliemore Cup – quarter finals Caberfeidh 6 Inverness 0
Caberfeidh and Inverness met for the second successive Saturday, this time at Castle Leod, with Caberfeidh winning again.
Kevin Bartlett netted on 20 and 26 minutes to make it 2- 0 at the break.
Craig Morrison made it 3- 0 on 49 minutes and Kevin Bartlett completed his hat-trick on 54 minutes.
Craig Morrison got his second on 65 minutes and when referee Evan MacRae awarded Caberfeidh a penalty 10 minutes from time, Craig Morrison stepped up to claim his hat-trick.
Taynuilt 1 Beauly 5
Beauly beat Taynuilt 5-1 in their tie at Taynuilt Sports Field.
Jack MacDonald broke the deadlock with the only goal of the first half on 20 minutes.
Jack MacDonald got his second goal on 61 minutes and Ross Forbes made it 3- 0 three minutes later.
A late Kieran MacTavish double on 80 and 83 minutes extended Beauly’s lead to 5- 0 with Scott Dempster getting a consolation strike for Taynuilt a couple of minutes from time.
Bullough Cup – first round Kyles Athletic 7 English Shinty Association 0
In the only Bullough Cup first round tie to go ahead, the Kyles Athletic second team were too strong for the English Shinty Association; winning 7- 0 in their 3pm throw-up at Tighnabruaich.
Craig Martin opened the scoring on 18 minutes and Christopher Blair added a second a minute before the break.
Connor Guidici doubled Kyles’ advantage with goals on 52 and 54 minutes and Kyles were out of sight a couple of minutes later when Fraser Williamson made it 5- 0.
Connor Guidici completed his hat-trick on 75 minutes and Fraser Williamson got his second to make it 7- 0 on 82 minutes.
Kyles will travel to play the Bute seconds in the quarter-finals.
Oban Lorn W/O v Dunoon
Oban Lorn went through to the next round without hitting a ball as Dunoon were unable to field a team for the game at Ganavan.
Strachur W/O v Glasgow Mid Argyll
Strachur received a bye into the quarter-finals when the Glasgow Mid Argyll colts were unable to raise a team for their clash at Strachurmore.
Strachur will now host Oban Lorn for a place in the semis.
Kilmory W/O v SCOTS Camanachd
Kilmory were given a walk- over into the last eight of the competition when SCOTS Camanachd were unable to raise a team for their tie at MacRae Park.
Kilmory will now travel to play the Inveraray second team at The Winterton in the next round.
Inveraray were given a first round bye.
Marine Harvest Premiership Kyles Athletic 1 Oban Camanachd 1
Kyles Athletic had to work hard to extend their lead at the top of the Marine Harvest Premiership, but they also dropped their first point of the season as they drew 1-1 with Oban Camanachd in their noon throw-up at Tighnabruaich.
Callum Miller was missing for Kyles so Donald Irvine was switched to full back.
Scott McKillop returned from injury for Camanachd.
Kyles took the lead after eight minutes when Roddy MacDonald netted to continue his top flight scoring streak.
Oban Camanachd were playing well though and had a number of shots on goal, forcing good saves from Kyles Athletic custodian John Whyte.
Oban Camanachd manager Iain Hay was forced to make early changes at the back as Gary McKerracher suffered a painful blow and Willie Neilson went over his ankle so Scott McKillop and Daniel Cameron went back into defence.
Daniel MacVicar drew Oban Camanachd level on 53 minutes and the visitors went on to push hard for a winner.
Oban Camanachd had two goals disallowed in the game; one for offside and the other when Matt Rippon was adjudged to have kicked the ball. The visitors disputed both decisions.
They survived a scare when referee Lachie Wood awarded Kyles a penalty after consulting his goal judge. Oban Camanachd keeper Gavin Stobbart was penalised for a kick but he touched Robbie MacLeod’s spot-hit onto the bar and the visiting defence cleared the danger.
Oban Camanachd will hope to take this form into this Saturday’s Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup second round tie against Kinlochshiel at Kirkton.
Newtonmore 2 Kingussie 0
The first Badenoch derby of the season took place at The Eilan where Newtonmore beat Kingussie 2- 0.
The wet weather in the Badenoch area left water lying on the pitch and Newtonmore mobilised an army of volunteers on Saturday morning to help clear the pitch. With the rain forecast to continue, The Dell was put on stand-by in case a venue switch proved necessary but the match went ahead as scheduled.
Jamie Robinson was still out for Newtonmore who made just one change from the previous week as Andy MacKintosh replaced Kenny Ross with Michael Russell going to full centre.
Martin Dallas and James Falconer remained on the Kingussie injury list and Chris Holleysong started in preference to Savio Genini.
Glen MacKintosh gave Newtonmore the lead on 15 minutes. The home side had a first half goal ruled out for offside whilst Fraser MacKintosh missed a good chance from inside the ‘D’.
The closest Kingussie came during the first 45 minutes was a Rory MacGregor shot from distance which was chested down by Newtonmore goalie Norman Campbell.
Glen MacKintosh sealed victory with his second goal on 59 minutes.
Kingussie took Lee Bain off the bench for the final 25 minutes but Newtonmore remained in control and deserved the win.
Newtonmore, with Rory Kennedy again excellent at full back, are fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Kyles Athletic.
Lovat 2 Glasgow Mid Argyll 0
A Lewis Tawse double gave Lovat a 2- 0 win over Glasgow Mid Argyll at Balgate.
Drew Howie, Callum Cruden and Lorne MacKay all returned from suspension for Lovat but Craig Mainland was missing.
GMA travelled without Duncan ‘Ach’ MacRae.
There was an even start to the game but Lovat went in front on 14 minutes when the ball skidded forward from the centre of the park and Lewis Tawse was on hand to tap it into the net.
Lewis Tawse almost got his and Lovat’s second on 25 minutes but his effort went just wide of the post.
GMA had plenty possession but were unable to turn it into chances in front of goal.
Lovat defender Daniel Grieve was hit on the leg by team mate Callum Cruden as Cruden cleared his lines.
Grieve played on until the interval when he came off and he later required a hospital visit. Lovat boss Fraser Gallacher shuffled his pack and Thomas
Fraser came on at wing forward, Calum MacAulay went to wing centre where he played well, and Scott MacKenzie went to wing back.
Lewis Tawse went close again a couple of minutes into the second period when his back-hand strike went just the wrong side of the post.
GMA were enjoying a good passage of play when Lovat almost hit them with a sucker-blow. Calum MacAulay went on a mazy-run, playing a onetwo with Thomas Fraser, before being flattened by John Don MacKenzie.
Referee Deek Cameron pointed to the spot. Greg Matheson took the penalty but GMA goalie Robert Dunnings made a superb save.
Young GMA forward Calum McLay tested Lovat keeper Stuart MacDonald with two quick efforts around the hour mark as the outcome remained in the balance.
It was Lovat who doubled their lead, against the run of play, on 62 minutes.
A Ryan Ferguson shot from distance was saved by Robert Dunnings but the ball bounced out of the ‘D’ and Lewis Tawse took it past a defender before knocking it into the bottom corner of the net to make it 2- 0.
GMA never let their heads drop and came close to pulling a goal back when Stuart MacDonald had to leap to keep out a long-range Garry Luke drive, with the Scotland keeper holding his caman in one hand to tip the ball over the bar.
Calum MacAulay was playing well for GMA so Garry Luke was switched to mark him, helping to curb MacAulay’s threat.
Lewis Tawse ran forward on 75 minutes, sending a great shot just over the bar.
This was a good contest and whilst Lewis Tawse’s goals made the difference, Drew Howie and Daniel Grieve, in the first half, were both excellent in defence.
Danny Kelly and Jamie MacFadyen had a good tussle in the middle of the park.
GMA showed good stick-work but lacked a cutting edge in attack. Ryan Harrison played well in defence for GMA, whilst John Don MacKenzie had a fine match marking Lovat danger-man Lorne MacKay. Stuart Reid also had a good game.
Glenurquhart 2 Lochaber 3
Lochaber came from two goals down to beat Glenurquhart 3-2 at Blairbeg.
Whilst John Barr’s hand injury is not as serious as first thought, he wasn’t able to start this game but took a place on the bench along with Neale Reid, who was also carrying an injury, and Euan Lloyd. David MacLennan was free of suspension and formed a make-shift defence with Paul MacKintosh at full back and James Hurwood and Bradley Dickson. Callum Smith was back from injury as was Stuart MacKintosh who returned in goal for his first game of the season but Fraser Heath, Connor Golabek, Andrew Corrigan, Lachie Smith and Daniel MacKintosh were all unavailable.
Lochaber’s John Sweeney was sidelined with a broken hand whilst Danny Delaney is recovering after eye surgery and Pat Toal was out through illness.
Neale Reid made an early substitute appearance, replacing Callum Smith who suffered a knock, and put Glenurquhart in front on 22 minutes.
The home side doubled their lead on 28 minutes but the goal came at a cost.
David MacLennan played the ball out of defence but suffered a muscle injury in the process. Eddie Tembo knocked the ball on to Finlay Ralston and James MacPherson stretched to get on Ralston’s ball to score, also picking up an injury as he did so.
Both MacLennan and MacPherson had to come off, replaced by John Barr and Euan Lloyd, meaning Glenurquhart boss Iain MacLeod had used all three substitutes with less than half an hour played.
Lochaber had an earlier penalty claim turned down following a sliding Paul MacKintosh tackle before referee Calum Girvan ruled Shaun Nicolson had been pushed by James Hurwood inside the ‘D’.
Brennan MacDonald scored from the spot to half the deficit with 37 minutes played.
The goal lifted Lochaber and they levelled on 62 minutes through a nice goal from Shaun Nicolson.
Glenurquhart would probably have settled for a point at this stage but Lochaber continued to work tirelessly and Kevin Ferguson scored on 78 minutes to put them in front for the first time in the game.
The goal followed a corner with Ferguson taking the ball in the air and crashing it into the net off the under-side of the bar.
Glenurquhart, who were forced to take James MacPherson back on for the latter stages of the game, pushed for a late leveller, with Finlay Ralston going close, but Lochaber saw the game out with a good all-round team performance which secured a morale-boosting win.
Marine Harvest National Division
There were no scheduled fixtures in this division.
Marine Harvest North Division 1
Beauly 0 Newtonmore 12 The Newtonmore second team returned to the top of Marine Harvest North Division 1 when they swept aside the Beauly second team 12- 0 at Braeview Park.
Craig MacLeod gave a sign of what was to come when he netted in the opening minute.
John MacKenzie made it 2- 0 on 11 minutes and Somhairle Thompson added a third on 20 minutes.
Calum Stewart made it 4- 0 on 29 minutes and John MacKenzie got his second a minute later to complete a satisfactory first half for the visitors.
Calum Stewart got his second on 56 minutes to make it 6- 0 and a goal storm followed in the final third of the contest.
Somhairle Thompson got his second on 66 minutes, whilst Calum Stewart completed his hat-trick three minutes later.
John MacKenzie completed his hat-trick on 73 minutes and Craig MacLeod got his second to make it 10- 0 on 76 minutes.
Somhairle Thompson became the third player to complete a hat-trick when he scored from the penalty spot on 81 minutes and Calum Stewart got his fourth goal of the game to make it 12- 0 with five minutes remaining.
Newtonmore are now a point ahead of Kingussie at the top of the table and have a game in hand.
Aberdeen University 6 Kingussie 2
Aberdeen University maintained their good start to the season with a 6-2 victory over Kingussie’s second team at Balgownie.
Ewan Fraser fired the home side into the lead on three minutes but Kevin Thain levelled on 11 minutes.
Alex Duncan on 17 minutes and a second from Ewan Fraser on 28 minutes made it 3-1 and a Stuart Cameron goal on 40 minutes gave the Aberdeen side a 4-1 lead at half time.
Ewan Fraser completed his hat-trick three minutes into the second half and scored for the fourth time on 64 minutes.
Jack Anderson pulled a goal back a minute later but it was Aberdeen’s day.
The win makes it three league victories out of three for the third-placed students who have games in hand on the teams above them.
Skye Camanachd 1 Fort William 1
The Skye Camanachd colts and the Fort William colts shared the points following a 1-1 draw at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree.
Euan Campbell put the visitors ahead on eight minutes but Skye’s Connor Gilpin equalised a couple of minutes before the break.
Kinlochshiel P Glenurquhart P
The Glenurquhart second team had reached Cluanie when they learnt of the postponement of their noon throw-up against the Kinlochshiel seconds at Kirkton.
The pitch was also to host the MacTavish Cup semi-final between Kinlochshiel and Kilmallie later in the afternoon and was unable to take two games.
Marine Harvest South Division 1 Lochside Rovers 3 Ballachulish 0
A goal blitz either side of the interval means Lochside Rovers stay on top of Marine Harvest South Division 1, beating Ballachulish 3- 0 at Ganavan.
It was a fairly even first half in which Lochside keeper Cameron Sutherland made some good saves.
The home side got their noses in front on the stroke of half-time when Keith Burnett finished off a good move.
Another well-worked goal a minute into the second half saw Daniel Sloss make it 2- 0 and Lewis Buchanan added a third a minute later.
Lochside could have added to their tally but the win keeps them a point ahead of Aberdour at the top of the table with a game in hand.
Lochside Rovers manager Gareth Evans has been on holiday for the last three weeks so Brian MacCallum, Iain MacMillan and Steven Sloss have looked after the side.
Evans was full of praise for their efforts.
‘Brian, Scally and Steven have done well, so much so that I could be out of a job,’ said Evans.
‘That’s five clean sheets in a row for the team and we’ve only conceded four goals all season. Steven Sloss gives us great experience at full back whilst keeper Cameron Sutherland does well when called upon. That strong defence gives us a solid base to build on.’
Aberdour 4 Glenorchy 1
Aberdour stay second after they defeated Glenorchy 4-1 at Silversands.
Glenorchy’s Kieran Gallagher served a one-match ban following his sending off against Taynuilt the previous weekend.
The rain made for a greasy surface which made it difficult for both sets of players.
Good goalkeeping kept Aberdour at bay until 40 minutes when Roddy MacColl turned his marker to score.
The visitors levelled 60 seconds before the interval when John Sartain floated a high ball from distance in on the goal. The ball deceived the keeper and ended up in the net to make it 1-1 at the interval.
It stayed level until 15 minutes from time when Angus Thorburn put Aberdour back in front following good link-up play.
Roddy MacColl got his second following a shy 10 minutes from time and MacColl completed his hat-trick with a couple of minutes remaining following unselfish play from David MacKenzie.
Kilmory 2 Col Glen 0
Two quick-fire goals early in the second half gave Kilmory a 2- 0 victory over Col Glen in their 2pm throw-up at MacRae Park.
After a goalless first half, Hal Jones gave Kilmory the advantage in 55 minutes.
Andy Cunningham made it 2- 0 three minutes later.
This was Kilmory’s first league of the season but they have only played three league fixtures, fewer than any other side in the division, except Bute.
Marine Harvest North Division 2 Lochcarron 1 Glengarry 7
Table toppers Glengarry overcame Lochcarron 7-1 at Battery Park.
The fixture was reversed from Craigard and the first half was fairly even.
Andrew Gilchrist gave Glengarry a 32 minute lead but Liam Arnott levelled three minutes later.
Raymond Robertson scored on 41 minutes to put Glengarry back in front and they held the lead into the break.
Raymond Robertson got his second three minutes into the second half and former Lochcarron player Nick Dalgety racked up a Glengarry hat-trick with goals on 56, 62 and 75 minutes to make it 6-1.
Raymond Robertson completed his hat-trick a couple of minutes from time to round off the 6-2 win.
Strathspey Camanachd 3 Boleskine 1
Strathspey Camanachd earned a hard fought 3-1 victory over Boleskine in their 1.30pm throw-up at Grantown Grammar School which was played in terrible weather conditions.
Donald Colville gave the home side a second minute lead.
Neil Hope levelled on 36 minutes and it stayed that way until the break. Donald Colville got his second to put the home side back in front three minutes after the re- start.
Stuart Sloss sealed the win when he made it 3-1 on 54 minutes.
Boleskine’s Peter Tinney was sent off by referee Neil MacDonald.
Kilmallie 4 Strathglass 1
The Kilmallie seconds beat the Strathglass seconds 4-1 at Canal Parks.
Kilmallie grabbed an early grip on the game as goals from Ross MacKenzie on two minutes and Andrew Gibbs on nine minutes gave them a two goal cushion.
Andrew Gibb made it 3- 0 with his second on 14 minutes and Ross MacKenzie scored again on 36 minutes to make it 4- 0 at the break.
Kilmallie were unable to add to their tally in a second half where Eoghan Stewart’s late counter on 80 minutes was the pick of the goals as the former Lewis man burst forward from full centre to score.
However, Kilmallie ran out 4-1 winners and climb to fifth place in the division.
Lewis Camanachd W/O v Lovat
Lewis Camanachd were given a walk- over as the Lovat reserves were unable to raise a team for their game at Shawbost.
Lewis Camanachd took the points, but the Lovat seconds will lose a point.
Lochaber W/O v Inverness
The Inverness second team were unable to raise a side for their match against the Lochaber second team at Spean Bridge.
Lochaber were awarded the points, whilst the Inverness side will be docked a point.
Marine Harvest South Division 2 Bute 0 Inveraray 0
The Inveraray second team stay top of the division after they drew 0- 0 with the Bute second team at The Meadows.
Connor Howe makes Oban switch
Oban Celtic have signed forward Connor Howe from Oban Camanachd.
Howe hasn’t featured for Oban Camanachd in recent weeks, however, he scored four premiership goals for the Mossfield side earlier in the season.
He becomes the second promising youngster to join Kenny Wotherspoon’s squad from their Oban rivals with Ross MacMillan making the same switch ahead of the start of the season.
The ladies shinty focus was on Marine Harvest National Division 1 with most matches played on Sunday May 20. Lochaber 4 Glasgow Mid Argyll 1 Title hopefuls Lochaber beat Glasgow Mid Argyll 4-1 in their 2pm throw-up at Spean Bridge.
Kirsty Delaney scored all four Lochaber goals, with Katie Drain replying for GMA.
Skye Camanachd 5 Aberdour 3
Skye Camanachd defeated Aberdour 5-3 in their noon throwup at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree, on Saturday May 20.
Caitlin MacLean scored a hattrick whilst Lorna MacRae and Abby MacLean got the other Skye goals. Annie Paterson, Niamh Donnelly and Katie Booth were on target for Aberdour.
Badenoch 10 Lovat 0
Badenoch beat Lovat 10- 0 in their noon throw-up at The Dell. Rhona McIntyre and Kirsty Deans both grabbed hat-tricks, Megan Ralph scored twice whilst Klaudia Ordys and Zoe Reid got the others.
Photograph: Paul Paterson. Malcolm Clark of Oban Camanachd shields the ball from Kyles Athletic’s Ross Macrae during the Marine Harvest Premiership match at Tighnabruaich which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Photograph: Neil Paterson. Lovat’s Martin Mainland holds off Glasgow Mid Argyll’s Calum McLay during last weekend’s Premiership match at Balgate.
Photograph: Donald Cameron. Lochaber’s Zander Ferguson and Glenurquhart’s Neale Reid in action during their Premiership match at the weekend which Lochaber won 3-2.
Oban Celtic received a new strip from Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers. The team is pictured with Oban branch manager Graeme Bass.
Inveraray’s Lewis MacNicol and Bute’s Colin Lawrence in a chase for the ball during the Balliemore Cup match at the Winterton.