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Glasgow Celtic Society Cup
THERE was no evidence of a hangover from last weekend’s league defeat to Strathglass for Inveraray on Saturday as they overcame Bute at The Meadows.
Inveraray, with a strong wind behind them, dominated from the start with captain Lewis MacNicol commanding at full centre.
The pressure paid off after 18 minutes when Lewis Montgomery put the visitors ahead.
Montgomery got his, and Inveraray’s, second on 25 minutes when he finished off a good passing move.
Inveraray pressed for a third but the resolute Bute defence held out until the break.
Bute now had the wind in their favour and they made a good start to the second half, showing more intensity to their play.
Inveraray held firm, however, with Ally Munro excelling in their defence.
started to peg Bute back into their own half again and although they didn’t add to their tally, they will be happy with what was a convincing 2-0 win.
That win puts them through to the semi-finals of the Celtic Cup where they will face Oban Camanachd at Mossfield on May 13.
Inveraray now have a free weekend to celebrate Grant Griffin’s wedding but they are back on cup duty at the end of the month when they host Oban Celtic in the Artemis Macaulay Cup.
Kyles Athletic 18
KILMORY were cruelly dumped out of the Gregor Cameron Consultancy Glasgow Celtic Society Cup by holders Kyles Athletic at Tighnabruaich on Saturday.
Kilmory had a number of notable absentees which meant a few players had to play in unfamiliar positions in what became quite a makeshift team.
Grant Irvine completed a hat-trick within 12 minutes, while Gordon Whyte, brothers Roddy and Innes MacDonald, and Martin MacFadyen helped take Kyles’ goal tally into double figures at half-time.
The onslaught continued as Sandy MacKenzie and then Brandon Wilson chipped in with strikes as Roddy MacDonald and Gordon Whyte continued to hit the Kilmory net to complete the 18-0 winning margin.
Kyles progress into the semi-finals of the Celtic Cup and will face Glasgow Mid Argyll.
Kilmory are at home against Oban Celtic next Saturday in the Balliemore Cup.
South Division 2
INVERARAY reserves showed no ill-effects from the previous weekend’s extra-time Sutherland Cup defeat at Lochaber as they swept aside Aberdour reserves at The Winterton.
The star of the show was 12-year-old Coll MacKay, who notched a memorable hat-trick, while Kenny Kirkhope Andrew Stewart and David Robertson all got on the score sheet.
The winning margin could have been greater had it not been from some fine saves from the Aberdour goalie, Craig Callaghan.
Inveraray boss Graham MacPherson will be pleased with the win, their third in three league fixtures with no goals conceded.