Saturday 28th May 2016
Lovat vs Newtonmore
Artemis Macaulay Cup
Report by The Strathy
Newtomore Won 4-1
Newtonmore negotiated a tricky fixture at Kiltarlity and got off to a flyer when Evan Menzies scored in the 3rd minute. The home side had equalised early in teh second half through dangerman Kevin Bartlett and it was not until late on that Newtonmore were able tto make the game safe.
Evan Menzies gave Newtonmore a dream start, but Lovat resopnded with determination and Bartlett levelled the tie four minute after the turn. There were chances for both sides as the pace was fast and unrelenting.
The visitors took the lead when Cruden had the misfortune of finding the back of his own net in the 74th minute. With the pressure somewhat relieved, Glen Mackintosh marked his return with a third on 82 minutes and Fraser Mackintosh made absolutely certain of the result with Newtonmore's fourth a minute later.
Manager PJ Mackintosh conceded that the final scoreline did not fully reflect the match. He said "I did not think we played particularly well in the first half but we improved greatly in the second half. It was close for a long spell but I never thought that we were going to lose".
Scorers for Newtonmore
Evan Menzies (3), Cruden OG (74), Glen Mackintosh (82) & Fraser Mackintosh (83)