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Oban Camanachd and Kyles reach Celtic Society Cup final

OBAN Camanachd and Kyles

Athletic will contest the Gregor

Cameron Glasgow Celtic Society

Cup Final and Newtonmore will play either Kinlochshiel or

Kilmallie in the MacTavish Cup

Final following the shinty action on Saturday May 13.

Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup - first round

Fort William 3

Oban Celtic 3

Fort William and Oban Celtic will have to do it all over again this Saturday after they drew 3-3 in their Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup first round tie at An Aird.

Fort William’s Bryan Simpson was free of suspension for this 3pm throw-up but didn’t play. Alexander MacMillan was also missing.

Oban Celtic suffered a number of late withdrawals. Top scorer Neil Carmichael had a foot injury whilst Ally McKerracher, Lee Askew, Rory Bruce, David Mac- Innes and Scott Burnett were unavailable. Iain MacKechnie and Michael MacKinnon were carrying knocks. However, goalkeeper Stephen Davidson and full back John Hill both returned to the starting line-up.

Oban Celtic started well and were 2-0 ahead inside 12 minutes. Daniel Madej got the opener in the first minute and doubled the Oban side’s lead on 12 minutes.

Fort William’s response was immediate as their impressive full centre Arran MacPhee pulled a goal back just a minute later.

A bit of confusion in the Oban Celtic defence lead to the Fort’s equaliser. Celtic keeper Stephen Davidson thought he heard a call to allow a low ball to run out of play but it crept just inside the post, much to the disappointment of everyone in a green and white jersey.

Fort William moved up a gear but the Celtic defence held tight and they regained the lead on 26 minutes when make-shift full forward Andy MacDonald, who had an excellent game, brought the ball down and held off his marker before slipping a pass to Allan Mackie who riffled the ball home from 25 yards.

Fort William started the second half in search of an equaliser and it came on 51 minutes when substitute JD MacMaster was allowed time and space to bring the ball under control from a corner and netted to make it 3-3.

Fort William were reduced to 11 men shortly after when referee Ross Brown sent off Lewis Clark following an incident with Andy Hunt.

Oban Celtic were unable to make the extra man count and they too fell a man short when full back John Hill picked up his second booking of the game.

Oban Celtic should have a number of players back for the replay which takes place at Mossfield this Saturday with a 2.30pm start. A second round tie at home to Newtonmore is at stake.

Strathglass 4 Ballachulish 0

Strathglass will host Kilmory in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup second round after they beat Ballachulish 4-0 in their 3pm throw-up at Cannich.

Two goals late in the first half put the home side in control.

Scott Douglas got the opener on 41 minutes with Darren Reid adding a second 60 seconds later.

Steven Hyslop made it 3-0 on 64 minutes and Josh Fraser rounded off the 4-0 win four minutes from time.

Celebrating the second goal for Newtonmore, Drew Macdonald jumps on his team captain Steven Macdonald.
Photograph: Neil Paterson.

MacTavish Cup - semi final

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