Lochside defeat Kyles to win Bullough Cup
Lochside Rovers scored four goals in the opening 16 minutes on their way to defeating the Kyles Athletic second team 5-2 to win the Bullough Cup at Strachurmore.
The pitch at Strachurmore was in tremendous condition and the short grass allowed for good play in front of a good-sized crowd.
Niall MacFarlane moved from the wing to the forward line to give Lochside the lead on five minutes.
Daniel Sloss added two more goals on 12 and 14 minutes, one of which was the goal of the game - a wellworked move leading to Daniel Sloss hammering the ball home.
When Lewis Buchanan added a fourth on 16 minutes, Lochside already had one hand on the trophy.
Such was Lochside’s dominance, it was 35 minutes in before Kyles launched their first serious attack.
Referee Graham Fisher awarded Lochside a penalty three minutes after the re-start for a push on Lewis Buchanan. Buchanan, though, sent the spot-hit the wrong side of the post.
Lewis Buchanan atoned for his miss on 55 minutes when he scored from 15 yards to make it 5-0.
Lochside lost centre Michael MacQueen, who had a great battle with Rupert Williamson, with a shoulder injury so Daniel Sloss dropped back to the middle of the park.
Lochside brought substitutes Scott Robertson, Keith Burnett and young reserve keeper Dougie MacDonald on for the final 15 minutes.
Kyles Athletic keeper Douglas Nicolson made good saves throughout the game.
Kyles introduced David Martin who added a physical dimension to their attack and he scored on 90 minutes with Jack Whyte making it 5-2 a couple of minutes into stoppage time.
Jock Turner presented the Bullough Cup to a delighted Lochside captain Craig Easton. Marine Harvest South Division 1 Aberdour 4 Kilmory 0 Aberdour scored two goals in either half to defeat Kilmory 4-0 at Silversands.
Kilmory’s Sandy Leiper started a four-match ban but Alex Cunningham was free of suspension and went on to have a good game in defence.
David MacDougall gave Aberdour the lead on nine minutes with the ball taking a deflection on the way into the net. The hosts had chances to extend their lead before Roddy MacColl made it 2-0 on 41 minutes.
Aberdour maintained their grip of the game and Angus Thorburn added a third on the hour with Alex Mitchell rounding off the 4-0 win eight minutes from time.
Lochside captain Craig Easton receives the trophy from Camanachd Association chieftain Jock Turner.
Connor Guidici of Kyles Athletic, left, challenges for the ball with Lochside’s ‘Scally’ McMillan.