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Busy weekend of Camanachd Cup first round ties and league action

KYLES Athletic and Kinlochshiel maintained their 100 per cent record in the Marine Harvest Premiership and Caberfeidh, Inveraray, Kilmory and Skye made Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup progress following the shinty action on Saturday May 6.

Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup - fi rst round

Bute 0

Caberfeidh 5

Caberfeidh safely negotiated a tricky trip to The Meadows, beating Bute 5-0.

Bute contributed to a decent game, despite only having 12 players available. Their absentees included influential defender Ian MacDonald.

Fine goal-keeping from Bute’s Kevin Queen kept the tie scoreless, despite periods of constant Caberfeidh pressure during the first 35 minutes of the game. But the visitors went on to score four times in the remainder of the first half.

Martin MacDonald and Blair Morrison scored twice for Caberfeidh with Kevin Bartlett getting the fifth.

Caberfeidh were slick up front with Scottish international Kevin Bartlett their focal point.

The tie went a bit flat in the second half, influenced perhaps by the fact it was a particularly hot day which sapped the players’ energy. Indeed, referee Ross Brown stopped play midway through each half to allow players to take water on board.

Kilmory 6

Taynuilt 0

Kilmory were too strong for Taynuilt, winning 6-0 at MacRae Park.

Alex Cunningham scored twice to put Kilmory 2-0 ahead and his younger brother Andrew Cunningham made it 3-0 before the interval.

Hal Jones scored twice early in the second half with Alex Cunningham completing his hat-trick not long after.

Alex Cunningham’s second strike was the pick of the afternoon’s goals. Hal Jones ran to get on the end of a long hit towards the corner flag. Jones crossed the ball hard and low towards the penalty spot where Alex Cunningham lost his marker and showed good control before driving a shot home, sending the ball just inside the post.

Aberdeen University v Skye Camanachd W/O

Skye Camanachd were given a walk-over when Aberdeen University were unable to raise a team for their tie at Balgownie. Inveraray W/O v Tayforth Inveraray also received a pass into the second round after Tayforth were unable to raise a team for their game at The Winterton.

Marine Harvest Premiership

Kinlochshiel 4

Newtonmore 1

Kinlochshiel confirmed their title credentials by beating reigning champions Newtonmore 4-1 at a warm Kirkton.

Throw-up was brought forward to noon to avoid a clash with a local funeral.

Both starting line-ups were unchanged from the previous Saturday and Kinlochshiel played up the slope in the first half.

Newtonmore were forced to make an early change when Ackie MacRae had to come off for ten minutes to have a cut just above his ear attended to. Fraser MacKintosh came on to join the attack, with Craig Ritchie dropping into the buckshee back position. The home goal survived a goal-mouth scramble after Fraser MacKintosh showed good control to find Rory Kennedy but his ball into the danger area was eventually cleared.

Kinlochshiel took the lead after 12 minutes. Nice passing saw the ball played through the middle of the Newtonmore defence. John MacRae ran to the right and held off Steven MacDonald before crossing low to Jordan Fraser who lost his marker and slotted the ball past Norman Campbell with the visitors claiming for offside.

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