Saturday 5th April 2014 : Report by Eddy
Glenurquhart v Newtonmore
1, Mike Ritchie, 2, Norman Campbell, 3, Ackie Macrae, 4, Steven Macdonald, 5, Cameron Binnie, 6, Jamie Robinson, 7, Scott Chisholm(capt), 8, Paul Macarthur, 9, Evan Menzies, 10, Glen Mackintosh, 11, Fraser Mackintosh, 12, Danny Macrae, 14, Andy Mackintosh, 15, Mike Russell, 16, Craig Ritchie
In what is always a difficult fixture Newtonmore pushed forward from the first whistle pinning the 'Glen back in their own half, once again lots of chances were created. It took until the 20th min for the first goal to arrive, good work down the right wing, a few slick passes between the forwards and Fraser was on hand to tap the ball home. The first half continued in this vein with chances created but not taken. Just before the break Fraser was booked in what can only be described as mysterious circumstances, when the refs whistle sounded everyone expected a free hit to 'More on the edge of the D, but a wave of the flag from the goal judge and Fraser received a yellow, only the goal judge knows why, not the first time we have been on the end of a dodgy decision by the same goal judge.
Half time 0--1
Andy came on for Chis at half time. The second period began where the first left off with 'More pushing forward and the Glen defending desperately, the difference was that the chances created were now being converted into goals. In the 48 th min a drive from Glen was well saved by the busy Glen keeper but Danny slotted home the loose ball, 0--2. Only 3 mins later and a quickly taken free hit Glen to Danny and a ferocious low drive into the far corner made it 0--3. Danny completed his hat trick 10 mins later from a similiar move , free hit this time Fraser to Danny and a shot to the top corner made it 0--4.
Craig and Mike were both brought on with 20 mins left to play, Mike getting his chance in the forward line on his 21st Birthday, a present from manager PJ, it didn't take long for Mike to show us just why he is a defender, enough said.
Next Saturday sees Lovat come to The Eilan in a top of the table clash, with both teams having won every game so far something has to give. Would be nice to see a large home support for this one.