Saturday 23rd April 2016
Lovat vs Newtonmore
Report by The Strathy & Photos by Judith Houghton
Newtomore Won 4-0
Michael RussellStephen Macdonald Rory Kennedy
Paul MacarthurKenny RossDrew Macdonald
Calum Stewart Ian Robinson Chris Sellar
Craig Ritchie David Fraser Jamie 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