New­ton­more win Ca­manachd Cup

Argyllshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

Sat­ur­day Septem­ber 15 saw the en­thralling fi­nal of the Ca­manachd Cup.

A re-match of the 2017 fi­nal, which saw New­ton­more carry home the cup as vic­tors, it was New­ton­more again who se­cured their third Ca­manachd Cup on the trot (33 in to­tal) with a hard earned 3 – 0 vic­tory over Lo­vat.

Af­ter a bat­tling start the first chance dropped to New­ton­more with Mike Rus­sell gain­ing a yard to hit a bul­let of a strike to­wards goal only for the Lo­vat goal­keeper, Stu­art Mac­don­ald to stretch an arm out to tip the ball over the top in a stun­ning save. This was the first of two stun­ning first half saves from Mac­don­ald but New­ton­more kept on com­ing and even­tu­ally broke down a stub­born Lo­vat de­fence to score not one but three goals be­fore half time with two goals from manof-the-match Evan Men­zies and a Glen MacK­in­tosh strike in be­tween.

These are fa­mil­iar names on the New­ton­more score sheet but many oth­ers de­liv­ered per­for­mances that made it dif­fi­cult for Lo­vat in­clud­ing Rory Kennedy, who made a last-ditch tackle early in the sec­ond half to pre­vent Lo­vat tal­is­man Greg Mathe­son from get­ting a shot off just yards from the New­ton­more goal.

In the end New­ton­more were wor­thy win­ners with a con­vinc­ing sec­ond-half dis­play that led to cap­tain An­drew Mack­in­tosh be­ing pre­sented the tro­phy by Tul­loch Homes CEO and for­mer New­ton­more player Ge­orge Fraser

New­ton­more cel­e­brat­ing their win in the Ca­manachd cup fi­nal.

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