Match Report

Saturday 14th May 2016

Newtonmore  vs  Glenurquhart

MacTavish Semi Final

Report by The Strathy & Photos by Judith Houghton

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Newtomore Won 2-0

 

no1Owen Fraser
no3Michael Russell no2Rory Kennedy no5Andy Mackintosh
no4Craig Ritchie
no6Jamie Robinsonno7Drew MacDonaldno8Paul Macarthur
no11Iain Robinson no10 Fraser Mackintosh no9Steven Macdonald
no12Evan Menzies

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no14David Fraser15Neil Stewartno16Struan Kish 17Glen Mackintosh


 Evan Menzies opened the Eilan account in the 42nd minute when he neatly picked up a lovely floated ball from the midfield and run onto into the D before slotting home.  The forward suffered a painful injury in just the 15th minute, but he was able to run it off and featured strongly including a spectacular first half volley from a corner that went just over the bar.

Newtonmore again dominated throughout the second period with "Smack" in the Glen goal pulling off three more fine saves and the determined John Barr in at full back more than earning his crust against the eager "More" forwards.  Barr had apparently arrived back in Scotland that morning from Norway and had driver his motorbike across from Aberdeen in time to make the start.

Glenurquhart faild to put Fraser in the "More" goal under any kind of pressure but at 1-0 were still well in the semifinal.  It was not until the 81st minute when Macdonald twisted and squirmed his way through the Glen defence to fire home an excellent drive that the club's latest cup final appearance was assured.

Newtonmore manager PJ Mackintosh was pleased with another shut-out but thought his team could have tested the visitor's keeper Stuart Mackintosh more often.  "Owen Fraser has come in this season for Michael Ritchie and has done well" said Mackintosh. "He's a good communicator and he deserves his first senior final in goal.  We had a lot of pressure ourselves with innumerable corners, but we did not test the Glenurquhart keeper enough".

 

Scorers for Newtonmore

Evan Menzies (42) & Steven Macdonald (81)


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