Match Report

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Lovat  vs  Newtonmore

Report by The Strathy & Photos by Judith Houghton

Newtomore Won 4-0


no1Owen Fraser
Michael Russellno2Stephen Macdonald no5Rory Kennedy
Andy Mackintosh
no6Paul Macarthurno7Kenny Rossno8Drew Macdonald
no11Calum Stewart no10Ian Robinson  no9Chris Sellar
Glen Mackintosh

no14Craig Ritchie  no16David Fraser  17Jamie Robinson

Newtonmore were worthy winners over Lovat, particularly with an excellent second half showing.  Glen Mackintosh had given the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.  Iain Robinson netted a scond on 51 minutes and Chris Sellar made it 3-0 seven minutes later, before Robinson put the icing on the cake with a 90th minute strike to take the Blue and Whites back to where they intend to below - at the top of the tree.

Newtonmore did not seem to miss forwards Evan Menzies, who wa at a wedding, Fraser Mackintosh, who was not fully recovered from an injury, midfielder Norman Campbell, who had knee cartilage surgery a week ago or midfielder Jamie Robinson, who continued his return to fitness with the second team.

"The undefeated run means that I am going to hve a real fight to win my place back it the first team" said Jamie Robinson whilst praising his cousin Iain who grabbed two goals.  "He's a class act and certainly knows the way to goal, the team is playing really well".

Lovat manager John Macritchie also praised 16 year old Robinson "he played really well and proved a real handful for us" he said.  "We were pretty poor.  We lost bad goals, three of them from set pieces.  We played well enough in midfield, but we didn't really test the Newtonmore keeper".

Assistant Newtonmore Manager Iain Mackintosh felt Macritchie's comments underplayed the Blue and Whites performance.  He highlighted the form of the Eilan sides defence for the solid start to the season.  "Once again they were very quick to close down the opposition forwards and really restricted their scoring opportunities.  They are playing really well as a unit" he said.

Scorers for Newtonmore

Glen Mackintosh (18), Ian Robinson (51, 90), Chris Sellar (58)



1st goal - Glen Mackintosh


Goal - Iain Robinson