Newtonmore; 1, Mike Ritchie. 2, Norman
Campbell, 3, Ackie Macrae
4, Andy Mackintosh, 5, Mike
Russell, 6, Jamie Robinson(Capt) 7, Scott Chisholm
Mackintosh, 9, Steven Macdonald, 10, Fraser Mackintosh,
Calum Stewart, 12, Glen Mackintosh
Subs; 14, John
Mackenzie,15, Conor Jones, 16, Danny Macrae, 17, Cameron
A sunny but breezy day saw a big crowd at the
Eilan for the first Badenoch derby of the season,
Mactavish Cup 1/4 final, Newtonmore started the strongest and
went ahead as early as the 3rd min after good play down the
right wing and a pass from Glen to Calum who drilled the ball
low into the corner, great start, Newtonmore dominated the
early part of the game with Craig Dawson in the Kingussie goal
having a couple of decent saves, when Kingussie did mange
forward they found the 'More defence in great form and
determined to give nothing away.
At this point it became a
bit scrappy with the tension of the occasion getting to a few
'More still looked the better team and went further
ahead on the 38th min when Calum once again hit a low shot into
the corner giving the keeper no chance, 'More were completely
and a fine double save by Craig Dawson from Glen
stopped us from going further ahead.
Steven received a nasty
cut above his eye and had to be replaced with Cameron.
As often happens in Badenoch derby games the
second half was a scrappy affair, the kingussie keeper had a
great save from Glen and one or two more fine stops, all in all
a good day for Newtonmore, a win against Kingussie is always
sweet and to progress to the semi-final of The Mactavish Cup at
their expense makes it better.
Another week towards the
injured players getting back to full fitness, this will give PJ
and Mac a few selection headaches as the young players have
been doing extremely well and we have not yet lost a game. Once
again a solid display from the defence saw Mike having only one
save to make in the entire game.
Another great performance
from the 2nd team to beat Beauly 3---2 and the under 14's were
involved in a great game against Kingussie on Friday night
which ended 2--2 after trailing 2--0,
a very good comeback
from the youngsters.
Next week sees the first team away to
Premier league leaders Inverary and the 2nd team entertain
Kyles in The Sutherland Cup