Match Report

Saturday 9th April 2016

Lochaber vs  Newtonmore

Report by The Strathy & Photos by Judith Houghton


Newtomore Won 3-0


no1Michael Ritchie
Craig Ritchieno2Stephen Macdonald no5Rory Kennedy
Andy Mackintosh
no6Drew Macdonaldno7Norman Campbellno8Michael Russell
no11Fraser Mackintoshno10Evan Menzies  no9Chris Sellar
Glen Mackintosh

Iain Robinson  no16David Fraser  17Jamie Robinson


Newtonmore are moving ominously into view in the league, and have overhauled Kingussie with two games in hand, after they claimed a 3-0 win over Lochaber in a fine match at Spean Bridge.

Fraser Mackintosh gave the visitors an early lead with a strike in the 13th minute to leave Newtonmore in front at the turn.  In the second half Newtonmore surged further ahead through Mackintosh's second in the 59th minute and the blue and whites completed the victory with an Evan Menzies goald in the 73rd minute.

Newtonmore Manager PJ Mackintosh was very pleased that Satruday's game went ahead despite the conditions which proved a challenge. "it was a hard physical game with not a lot of smooth flowing shinty due to the field cutting up" he said.  "It was very muddy and we were delighted to grind out a wind.  The players dug deep in energy sapping conditions.  There were no star performances, but a big team effort".

Veteran striker Glen Mackintosh admitted that the final scoreline gave the impression that the game was easier than it was.  He commented "Michael Ritchie in goald had a few excellent saves including one hand stop that was fantastic.  That was what ensured we kept a clean scoresheet for the third time in four games".

Scorers for Newtonmore

Fraser Mackintosh (13 & 59), Evan Menzies (73)

wurzgoal     tosh

drewscquash      mikey
bandy     glen
michaelritchie     ev2

mikeyr      wurzgoal2
wurzgoal2nd      tar