Saturday 17th August 2013 : Report by Eddy
Newtonmore v Kyles Athletic - Macaulay Cup
A trip to our " bogey ground"
Mossfield to take on Kyles. It all started well enough, taking
the game to Kyles and putting their defence under pressure and
in the 8th minute great work from Paul and a fine pass to
Danny saw our striker smash home the opening goal, 'More were
looking strong at this point. Then a long hopeful ball out of
nowhere found our defenders out of position, Mike failed to
clear and it was 1 all. This gave Kyles the incentive and they
began to dominate, a couple of very good saves from Mike kept
us in it. In the 22nd min a move down the left a ball across
goal and a superb strike from John should have put us 2
1 ahead but the goal judge inexplicably flagged for a foul by
Glen and the goal was disallowed. The game seemed to flat for
a while until late in the half when a well worked free hit saw
Kyles take the lead. Half time Kyles 2 ' More 1
Kyles took control of the game as 'More tried to regroup, indeed the next goal was the equaliser, a superb strike from Glen into the roof of the net from 25 yards out, 3 3 and anybody's game. Again Glen tested the Kyles keeper but this time he saved well. The extra was beginning to tell and Kyles took advantage making the score 4 3 in their favour.
Then came another controversial decision Danny scoring from close in and the goal judge once again flagging for a foul.
Chris was taken out of the game by a bad foul from a Kyles defender who was yellow carded making his red card earlier seem even more strange. In injury time Steven floated a long ball towards goal and with the keeper beaten the ball came off the crossbar. Final score Kyles 4 Newtonmore 3
Congratulations to Kyles who played well on the day, we now look forward to meeting them once again in a few weeks in the Camanachd Cup Final