Match Report

Saturday 20th August 2016

Newtonmore vs Fort William

Report by The Strathy & Pictures by Judith Houghton


no1Owen Fraser
no2Stephen Macdonald

no3Andy Mackintoshno5Rory Kennedy  no4Michael Russell
no6Jamie Robinsonno7Ian Robinson  17Ackie Macrae
no10 Evan Menzies 9Neil Stewart 11Fraser Mackintosh
12Conor Jones

14Norman Campbellno8Drew Macdonald15Paul Macarthur18Craig Ritchie 

Newtomore Won 6-0


Newtonmore had one or two injury niggles and rested some regular players for Saturday's match and, for the first half an hour, Fort William gave as good as they got.  However, the breakthrough came on the half-hour mark when Conor Jones struck with a shot from the left to put the home side one up.  Fort William continued to work hard, but without ever threatening the Newtonmore goal.

In the second period, however, it was a different game altogether as the Eilan side clicked into action and made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute thanks to an excellent strike from distance by Jamie Robinson.  This was followed by Neil Stewart surging in from the left to make it 3-0 just two minutes later.

As Fort William's heads went down, Fraser Mackintosh added another on the hour mark, then Norman Campbell, coming on as a substitute, rattle home a double in the 68th and 69th minutes.

Newtonmore Manager PJ Makintosh said "We struggled a bit in the first half against Fort, but once we got going it was a different story".  He added "Although Norman Campbell was carrying an injury we put him on as a sub up front and he gave us something extra, including two goals.  Steven MacDonald was outstanding at full back while Jamie Robinson did really well in midfield".  Looking at the defence of the Premier Division title, Mackintosh said "We're still unbeaten with only one point dropped with six games to go.  In recent times we've not gone through the championship without a defeat that woudl be one for the record books, but when you look at how hard our remaining games are, staying unbeaten is a really big challenge.  We've still to play Kyles Athletic, Kinlochshiel, Lovat, Skye plus Oban home and away, and thats a formidable fixture list".


Scorers for Newtonmore

Conor Jones (30), Jamie Robinson (53), Neil Stewart (55), Fraser Makintosh (60), Norman Campbell (68 & 69)



Conor Goal   conor

Jamie Goal    jamie

Fraser Goal fraser

Norman Goal norman




Norman 2nd goal normangoal2