Match Reports

Saturday 8th March 2014 : Report by Eddy Harrigan

Newtonmore v Kyles Athletic

NEWTONMORE: 1, Mike Ritchie, 2, Norman Campbell, 3, Ackie Macrae, 4, Steven Macdonald, 5, Cameron Binnie, 6, Paul Macarthur, 7, Jamie Robinson, 8, Andy Mackintosh, 9, Fraser Mackintosh, 10, Glen Mackintosh, 11, Evan Menzies, 12, Danny Macrae, 14, Scott Chisholm(capt)15, Blair Mackintosh, 16, Mike Russell
With Kyles park being unplayable the game was switched to the Eilan.
Newtonmore showed why they are the team to beat in 2014, moving quickly into their stride and putting the Kyles defence under pressure, the forwards moving the ball fast from man to man, after only 10 mins Evan had the ball in the net, 1- 0.
'More continued to dominate and and kept Kyles pegged back, after 19 mins another fast flowing move saw Danny get off the mark with a well taken goal,2- 0. At this point it was one way traffic with the Kyles defence struggling to cope and when Glen made it 3- 0 on 27 minutes it looked all over. 'More continued to push forward for the remainder of the half with no more goals to show. It was a first half in which our defence was rarely troubled. Half time 3 -- 0
Kyles started the second half much better and began to get at the 'More back line, although they did not really make any clear chances. Kyles kept up the pressure and for a while had 'More stuck back in their own half, the defence was pretty solid though and kept Kyles at bay, with Kyles pushing forward in search of a goal to get back into the game, 'More broke forward at pace and Evan made no mistake when the chance fell to him, 72 mins 4- 0. Newtonmore came back into the game after this and Danny grabbed his second of the game to make it 5- 0. With the game almost over Robbie McLeod scored a consolation goal for Kyles in the 93 min. Full time 5 -- 1
A pleasing start to the season with everyone looking fit and ready.
A great win for the 2nd team beating Kingussie 8 -- 1 in their second game after an opening day 6 -- 1 victory over Inverness, the future is in good hands.