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Goals galore in MacTavish and Celtic cup ties

Oban Camanachd’s Scott MacKillop tries to block Kyles Athletic’s Grant Irvine during the Marine Harvest Premiership match at Moss ff eld Stadium on Saturday.
Photograph: Kevin McGlynn.

MacTavish Cup

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Kingussie 2

Kinlochshiel are through to the MacTavish Cup quarter finals after a Keith MacRae goal in injury time gave them a 3-2 win over Kingussie at Kirkton.

With the previous week’s league encounter against Kyles Athletic falling foul of the weather, ‘Shiel forward John MacRae was forced to sit this one out through suspension whilst Donald Nixon and Alasdair Nixon were unavailable.

Scott MacLean and WD Macrae were both called up from the ‘Shiel second team.

Kingussie welcomed Martin Dallas back into the squad. A late call-off also meant Chris Holley-song was plucked from the Kingussie second team squad which was heading to Portree.

A large crowd gathered on a glorious day in anticipation of an exciting afternoon’s shinty. Most of them were hoping for a home win and they weren’t disappointed.

Kingussie had to make an early change when Savio Genini had to come off with a hamstring problem that has been troubling him through the early part of the season.

Roddy Young gave Kingussie the lead in 24 minutes but Jordan Fraser levelled five minutes before the break.

With the first half in time added on, Scott MacLean made it 2-1 to give the home side the advantage at the break.

Martin Dallas made it 2-2 on 77 minutes and, as the contest moved into stoppage time, it looked as if would take extra-time to separate the sides. However, with Kingussie on the attack, a clearance out of the Kinlochshiel defence hit the wiring which crosses the field and the ball dropped for Gordie MacDonald in the half forward position.

MacDonald played the ball high into the danger area where Oliver MacRae went to take it down but deflected it into the path of Keith MacRae between the penalty spot and the ‘D’.

MacRae, just as he did against Oban Camanachd on the opening day of the season, scored what was a last-gasp winner as he first-timed the moving ball with a half swing, sending it into the corner of the net to make it 3-2.

It was a sore one for Kingussie who will have concerns over Savio Genini’s hamstring and a shoulder injury to James Falconer ahead of the league leader’s meeting with Lochaber at Spean Bridge this Saturday.

Kinlochshiel are now off to Beauly in the MacTavish Cup quarter finals but first they take on Glasgow Mid Argyll at Yoker this week in the league.


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