Match Reports

Saturday 20th April 2013 : Report by Eddy Harrigan;


Newtonmore; 1, Mike Ritchie. 2, Norman Campbell, 3, Ackie Macrae
4, Andy Mackintosh, 5, Mike Russell, 6, Jamie Robinson(Capt) 7, Scott Chisholm
8, Blair Mackintosh, 9, Steven Macdonald, 10, Fraser Mackintosh,
11, Calum Stewart, 12, Glen Mackintosh
Subs; 14, John Mackenzie,15, Conor Jones, 16, Danny Macrae, 17, Cameron Binnie

A sunny but breezy day saw a big crowd at the Eilan for the first Badenoch derby of the season,
The 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 players,
'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 on top
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.
Half time 2---0
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