Match Reports

Saturday 20th July 2013 : Report by Eddy Harrigan;

Newtonmore v Lovat

Newtonmore; 1, Mike Ritchie, 2, Norman Campbell, 3, Ackie Macrae, 4, Andy Mackintosh, 5, Cameron Binnie, 6, Jamie Robinson(capt), 7, Steven Macdonald, 8, Paul Macarthur, 9, Rory Kennedy, 10, Glen Mackintosh, 11, Fraser Mackintosh, 12, Danny Macrae; subs, 14, Blair Mackintosh, 15, Scott Chisholm, 16, John Mackenzie, 17, Calum Stewart, 18, Mike Russell:
In this Macaulay Cup semi final Lovat started well and Mike had to look sharp to stop a snapshot low to his right in the opening minute, 'More began to take control and for the rest of the first half were as good as they have been all season, a goal from Glen in the 15th min and another strike from Danny on 32 made the half time score 'More 2  Lovat 0, this however does not reflect the way 'More dominated the game, once again the Lovat keeper saved his team from a real mauling. The second half started with Lovat having the wind at their backs and looking for an early goal to get them back in the game but the 'More defence showed they can be a solid unit and did not allow the eager Lovat forwards much in the way of clear chances, the strength of the squad was highlighted with the introduction of 3 second half subs, Scott for Cameron who required stitches in his hand, Mike for Paul and John coming on for Fraser, Newtonmore continued to dominate play, a perfect through ball from John saw Glen beat the advancing keeper to the ball, 3  0 and in the final minute the same two players combined again with Glen notching his 3rd and 'More's 4th goal of the game.
Steven had a great game and was rightly awarded man of the match.
Once again we will face our old foes Kyles in the Final at Mossfield Park Oban  on the 17th August.
Earlier in the afternoon a below par performance from the 2nd team saw them lose their semi final to an experienced Lovat 2nd string, this finishes their cup runs for the season but they still sit proudly at the top of North Div 2 and still have a lot to play for.