Match Reports

Saturday 6th April 2013 : Report by Eddy Harrigan


Paul and Scott still out with injuries,Steven suspended,Glen and Fraser part of the walking wounded, once again some of the youngsters from the 2nd team had to be drafted in to play at Mossfield, not one of our favourite grounds.
The game was only 5 mins old when our injury jinx hit again with John limping out of the game. Calum stepping in as his replacement, the first half was evenly contested with our defence on top, snubbing out any attacks from Oban, we did create a few chances of our own but failed to convert any, with 20mins played injury number 2 Rory twisting his knee, the game was held up for a while as he received treatment but to no avail, he was taken to the local hospital, looks like another long term injury,( I hear Brick is already in training for this years veterans, any more injuries and ? ,well you never know ! ) Mike Russell replaced Rory and had a great game. Half Time, 0 _ 0
We started the 2nd half strongly and pushed Oban back, the reward came in the 52 min when Chris fired an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net, Oban tried to get back into the game but once again our defence, marshalled by Norman, were in no mood to concede anything, at this point a bit of a reshuffle with Blair coming off,Connor going on at Centre forward and Glen dropping back to full centre and Jamie going to the wing saw us dominate the rest of the game, Calum added a 2nd goal in the 80th min and with a bit more composure could have scored another couple. FULL TIME , Oban - 0 Newtonmore - 2

A good victory with a depleted squad, the 2nd team players who have stepped up have proven that they are ready, the defence played well as a unit so well in fact that Mike in goal did not have a single save in the whole game. Hopefully our injuries will clear up soon and we can look forward to having a fully fit squad.

I have to mention the 2nd team here, travelling to play a physical Boleskine side with a very young team, they had a great 5--1 victory in the Sutherland Cup all in all the future looks good