Saturday 10th May2014 : Report by Eddy
Lochaber v Newtonmore
!, Mike Ritchie, 2, Steven Macdonald, 3, Ackie Macrae, 4, Scott Campbell, 5, Cameron Binnie, 6, Jamie Robinson, 7, Craig Ritchie, 8, Paul Macarthur, 9, Evan Menzies, 10, Scott Chisholm, 11, Fraser Mackintosh, 12, Danny Macrae; 14, Calum Stewart, 15, Liam Mullender, 16, Calum Binnie:
After an even start in which Mike was the first keeper to have to make a save 'More began to control the centre and to force Lochaber back, a good move with first time passes from Jamie to Paul to Calum whose first time shot flew just over. After 24 mins another injury to our already depleted squad when Evan had to leave the field with a cut eye, he was replaced by Calum who went on to have a very good game. The first goal came in the 26th min when Fraser lashed the ball home from a tight angle. Cameron was having a great game in the heart of defence. We had a bit of a let off when Lochaber hit the post and the ball bounced out while the ref pointed to the centre and awarded a goal but his mistake was quickly pointed out
Half time, 0---1
Lochaber went on the attack right from the start and Mike had a good save and clearance in the first min. 'More soon regained control and took the game to Lochaber. On the hour mark Evan returned to the game in place of Craig and only a few mins later was on the end of a good through ball from Scott and gave the keeper no chance, 0---2 . After a half hour of the second half the injury jinx struck again with Paul having to go off and Liam taking his place. 'More continued to dominate and a good run and shot from Fraser was turned away by the Lochaber keeper and from the resulting corner Calum S. made it 0---3 We had a couple of chances to increase the score and indeed Liam was unlucky to see his shot come back off the post.
A comfortable victory marred only by more injuries, our squad will be fully tested in the coming weeks.