Saturday 20th August 2016
Newtonmore vs Fort William
Report by The Strathy & Pictures by Judith Houghton
Jamie RobinsonIan Robinson Ackie Macrae
Evan Menzies Neil Stewart Fraser Mackintosh
Norman CampbellDrew MacdonaldPaul MacarthurCraig 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)
Norman 2nd goal