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Kyles reach Celtic Cup final after 2-1 win over Camanachd

Gregor Cameron Consultancy Glasgow Celtic Society Cup - semi final

Oban Camanachd 1

Kyles Athletic 2

The 2016 Gregor Cameron Consultancy Glasgow Celtic Society Cup Final will be between Inveraray and Kyles Athletic following the Tighnabruaich side’s 2-1 win over Oban Camanachd at Mossfield.

In a repeat of last year’s final, Oban Camanachd boss Iain Hay was without the services of Andrew MacCuish, who had a shoulder problem, and Willie Neilson who had a rib injury.

Kyles Athletic co-managers Fraser MacDonald and Kenny Mac-Donald were still without the injured Andrew King, Scott MacDonald, David Zavaroni and Roberto Zavaroni so Roddy MacDonald continued in defence.

Kyles took the lead on 15 minutes. Sandy MacKenzie went on a mazy run as he dribbled the ball past two defenders and, with Oban keeper Gavin Stobbart coming off his line to narrow the angle, MacKenzie showed great composure as he tucked the ball into the bottom corner of the net from 10 yards out to make it 1-0.

Oban Camanachd had the chance to draw level when referee Lachie Wood awarded them a penalty. Scott MacMillan took it but he didn’t catch the ball as he would have liked and Kyles’ keeper John Whyte stretched low to his right to keep the ball out with a combination of his foot and stick.

Oban Camanachd’s Connor Howe slips the ball past Kyles Athletic goalkeeper John Whyte to make the score 2-1.
Photo: Stephen Lawson

Just after that, Oban’s Lorn Dickie hit the post with a shot from 40 yards out so Kyles took their single goal advantage into the break.

Crucial second goal

Innes MacDonald scored what was to prove to be a crucial second goal on 65 minutes. Gavin Stobbart failed to clear a dangerous ball into the ‘D’ and MacDonald reacted first to tap the ball over the line into an unguarded net to make it 2-0.

With just 13 minutes remaining, Oban Camanachd pulled a goal back.

This time it was Kyles who failed to clear their lines and Connor Howe was on hand to poke the ball home to make it 2-1.

Oban Camanachd pressed hard for a leveller and they had a late penalty appeal waved away by referee Lachie Wood.

So this year’s 2016 Gregor Cameron Consultancy Glasgow Celtic Society Cup Final will be between Inveraray and Kyles Athletic at Taynuilt Sports Field on Saturday June 25.

Grant Irvine of Kyles Athletic and Oban Camanachd’s Lorne Dickie in action during the Gregor Cameron Celtic Society Cup semi final held at Moss field Stadium last Saturday.
Photo: Stephen Lawson

Oban Camanachd and Kyles Athletic meet again at Mossfield this coming Saturday; this time on Marine Harvest Premiership duty.

Balliemore Cup – quarter final

Kilmallie 3

Glasgow Mid Argyll 2

Glasgow Mid Argyll came back from two goals down before eventually losing out 3-2 to Kilmallie in their 3pm throw up at Canal Parks.

Kilmallie got off to a great start and were 2-0 in front early on thanks to a Duncan Rodger tap-in on two minutes and a Liam MacDonald shot from the right on nine minutes.

GMA halved the deficit on 33 minutes with a contender for goal of the season. Craig Anderson, from the full forward position, came deep to flick the ball over his head. John Mac-Nulty ran past him, letting the ball bounce once before volleying it into the top corner of the net past helpless keeper Robbie MacFadyen from around the penalty spot to make it 2-1.

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