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Kinlochshiel in seventh heaven in Ross derby win

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Kinlochshiel christened their new pitch at Reraig in style storming to a 7–0 win over Ross-shire rivals Caberfeidh.

Kinlochshiel’s Donald Nixon (centre) and team mates enjoy the new playing surface at Reraig, Balmacara. Picture: Neil Paterson
Kinlochshiel’s Donald Nixon (centre) and team mates enjoy the new playing surface at Reraig, Balmacara. Picture: Neil Paterson

Cabers were without Craig Morrison, Blair Morrison and Kevin Bartlett who were all attending a wedding and the absence of these three key players did not help their cause against a Shiel side who took full advantage to move up to third place in the table.

Goals from Mark MacDonald, Donald Nixon, a John MacRae double followed by an Ally Nixon counter put Kinlochshiel into 5–0 half time lead. After the break, MacRae completed his hat trick with Jordan Fraser adding their seventh in the 75th minute.

A last gasp goal from Conor Jones earned Newtonmore a point in a 2–2 draw with leaders Kingussie at The Dell. This result keeps Newtonmore title hopes alive as defeat would have left them trailing Kingussie by seven points with Kings.

Fraser MacKintosh put Newtonmore in the lead in the ninth minute with a half volley.

Ruaraidh Anderson brought the home side level in the 55th minute. James Falconer’s 75th minute strike looked to have secured a win for Kings until Jones’ injury time goal. A penalty shoot-out took place for the Sir Tommy MacPherson Trophy which Kingussie won 4–3.

Oban Camanachd remain in fifth place courtesy of a convincing 4–0 home win over Kilmallie. Daniel Cameron’s first half goal was added to by Daniel MacVicar, Andrew MacCuish and Aidan MacIntyre.d Inveraray were no match for Kyles Athletic who took control after the interval to win 5–1. Robbie MacLeod netted the only goal of the first half for Kyles.

Ruaraidh Graham Jnr equalising for Inveraray in the 55th minute. But Kyles stepped up a gear and doubles from MacLeod to complete his hat trick, and Ross MacRae safely wrapped up the points.

In the only fixture scheduled in the National Division, Balliemore Cup finalists Glasgow Mid Argyll hit double figures against bottom of the table Bute at Peterson Park. In a 10–0 win, Calum McLay netted no less than seven times with Duncan MacRae finding the net twice with their other scorer being Craig Anderson from a penalty conversion.

Fort William failed to take the opportunity to join Glengarry at the top of North Division One when they lost 1–0 to Glenurquhart at Drumnadrochit with Neale Reid netting the winner in the 60th minute.

A 5–0 win over Lewis Camanachd at Canal Park moves Kilmallie in to third place in North Division Two. Andrew Gibb (2), Ross MacKenzie, Michael Rodger and Ben MacKinnon were all on target.

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