Kinlochshiel can say who will be kings of shinty
JOHN MacRae says Kinlochshiel will not lie down to Kingussie as they are determined to have a say on who wins the Premiership this season.
After scoring a hat-trick in the 7-0 win against Caberfeidh in the Ross-shire derby, MacRae will be looking for Kinlochshiel to cut down the deficit with the league leaders to one point at the Dell tomorrow.
But lying in third place having played three games more than Kingussie with just three games remaining, he said Kinlochshiel would require a lot of other results to go their way to have a chance of winning the title.
But if they can’t win the league, MacRae said they are determined to have a say on who will.
“The title has probably got away from us now, but we can have a big say in who will win it,” he said.
“With the remaining games this season we have to play Kingussie, Newtonmore and Oban.
“These teams are probably the favourites to win the league. So if we can beat any of these teams that could make it difficult for them.”
Kinlochshiel played their first game at their new pitch at Reraig last Saturday where MacRae scored three times against Caberfeidh with Mark MacDonald, Donald Nixon, Ali Nixon and Jordan Fraser also finding the net.
Despite facing a depleted Cabers outfit, MacRae said it was a great result as they look to finish the season on a high.
“They were short of a few players but it was a good result for us.
“It was a good confidence booster going into the remaining games of the season.”
Caberfeidh will look to bounce back from their heavy defeat last weekend when they travel to Kilmallie tomorrow.
The Strathpeffer side are in seventh place, one point ahead of Kilmallie but have three games in hand. They are three points above the relegation zone occupied by Lochaber and Inveraray.