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First Camanachd Cup semi-final on Saturday

THE FIRST Camanachd Cup semi-final takes place on Saturday when Oban Camanachd take on Lovat at An Aird with a 4pm throw-up. Referee in charge is Deek Cameron. The match is being televised live by BBC Alba.

Bullough Cup Final

Strachur 0

Inveraray 3

The Inveraray second team won the Bullough Cup, beating Strachur 3-0 in the final at Strachurmore.

The sides occupy the top two positions in Marine Harvest South Division 2 and both beat good teams on the way to the final.

Des McNulty was the match referee for this 3pm throw-up. Strachur won the toss of the coin to host the final and the wet weather which hit most of the area stayed away for the duration of the game.

The first half ended scoreless but the second half was just five minutes old when David Robertson put Inveraray ahead.

Euan McMurdo made it 2-0 on 68 minutes and when Russell McKinlay added a third a couple of minutes later, the trophy was on its way to The Winterton. The sides return to Strachurmore this Saturday for a crucial league clash.

Marine Harvest Premiership

Kingussie 1

Newtonmore 1

Newtonmore’s title chances suffered a blow when a late Ryan Borthwick goal earned Kingussie a 1-1 draw in their derby meeting at The Dell on Friday August 4.

The 6pm throw-up was broadcast live on BBC Alba and, as well as there being two league points up for grabs, the teams also contested the annual Sir Tommy MacPherson Memorial Cup.

Robert Mabon assumed his usual defensive role for Kingussie as his one-match suspension for passing through the disciplinary points threshold didn’t begin until the following day. Captain Ryan Borthwick started on the bench.

Evan Menzies returned to the Newtonmore squad after serving a two-match suspension and also started on the bench alongside Andy MacKintosh.

Injury continued to rule out Drew MacDonald and Chris Sellar. David MacLean came back into the Newtonmore starting line-up and Iain Richardson continued in midfield.

A good crowd gathered for this encounter despite the wet weather with rain continuing throughout the match.

Newtonmore keeper Norman Campbell prevents Kingussie’s Lee Bain from getting a shot on target.
Photograph: Neil Paterson

Newtonmore won the first corner of the match which led to Kingussie keeper Craig Dawson making a smart stop from Jamie Robinson’s 20-yard shot.

Glen MacKintosh then hit the post, to the keeper’s right, following a scramble inside the ‘D’ after Jamie Robinson’s initial shot was blocked.

Play switched to the other end and Ackie MacRae did well to block Savio Genini’s attempted strike from the edge of the ‘D’.

A huge Norman Campbell goal-hit sent Michael Russell on a goalwards run down the left channel but the home defence covered well to thwart the danger.

When Iain Robinson found Fraser MacKintosh midway through the first half, Craig Dawson saved MacKintosh’s shot, low to his right with his caman, at the expense of a corner.

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