Kings close in on Premiership crown after beating prolific Caberfeidh
Kingussie are four points away from winning the Premiership for the first time since 2009 after defeating Caberfeidh 5-4.
They only need two wins from their final three matches to wrestle the crown off Newtonmore who were thrashed 5-1 by Oban Camanachd.
Caberfeidh pushed Kingussie all the way and opened through Craig Morrison, to take his sensational scoring run to 21 consecutive matches, but Kingussie went 3-1 ahead through Kieran MacPherson, Roddy Young and Savio Genini.
Morrison drew Caberfeidh level when he scored twice to complete his hat trick just after the break before Genini did likewise with two strikes to put Kings into a 5-3 lead. Morrison scored his fourth 10 minutes from time but Kingussie held on.
Newtonmore are five points behind Kingussie but with a game in hand. They found themselves 4-0 behind at half time against Oban through goals from Lorne Dickie, Daniel MacVicar, Chris MacMillan and Malcolm Clark leaving them a mountain to climb. Steven MacDonald pulled one back for Newtonmore but MacVicar made it 5-1 in the last minute.
In the National Division, Glenurquhart’s promotion hopes are over after a 3-3 draw with Oban Celtic. The Drumnadrochit side were 3-0 behind after 24 minutes. But Neale Reid scored twice and with less than two minutes remaining Ally MacKintosh struck to tie the scoring at 3-3. Glenurqhart’s Cameron Bremner was red carded by referee Archie Ritchie.
At Cannich, three goals inside a 10-minute spell saw second placed Glasgow Mid Argyll keep their promotion bid on track with a 3-0 win over Strathglass. Ian Luke’s eighth minute opener was followed by counters from Jamie MacFadyen and Calum McLay. A single point from their final two fixtures away to Skye and Fort William would secure top flight shinty for the Glasgow outfit next season.
North Division One leaders Glengarry threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Skye.
Second placed Lovat finished strongly with five goals in the last eight minutes to win 8-2 against Inverness with Raymond Rennie netting five times and player/manager Jamie Matheson bagging a hat trick. At Reraig, Duncan Matheson’s hat trick helped Kinlochshiel to a 5-2 win against Glenurquhart.
In the only game in North Division Two, Beauly defeated Kilmallie 3-0.