Kyles knocked out of Macaulay Cup

Kyles beat Oban Celtic 2-4 in at Mossfiled Park in the first round of the 2022 Artemis Macaulay Cup before being beaten in the semi-finals by Oban Camanachd.

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Oban Camanachd and Kingussie will contest the 2022 Artemis Macaulay Cup final after Oban knocked Kyles out on Saturday July 30.

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Artemis Macaulay Cup – semi finals
Kyles Athletic 1 Oban Camanachd 3

Oban Camanachd are through to this year’s Artemis Macaulay Cup Final after coming from behind to beat Kyles Athletic 3-1 in their 3pm throw-up at Mossfield.

Kyles manager Robert Baxter was without skipper Innes MacDonald, who suffered a broken hand in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup quarter final win over Glasgow Mid Argyll in their last outing.

Baxter was dealt a further blow when Andrew King picked up a hamstring injury in training, so he also missed out.

Oban Camanachd boss Gareth Evans had Scott MacMillan, Evan MacLellan and Connor Howe back, whilst Scott McKillop left a wedding early to take a place on the bench.

Although Kyles had the better of the first half, Oban Camanachd claimed for a penalty when Louie MacFarlane went down inside the ‘D’ but referee Des McNulty waved away their pleas. They also had an effort ruled out when Louie MacFarlane had the ball in the net.

Roddy MacDonald had been causing Oban Camanachd problems throughout the first half and he gave the Tighnabruaich men the lead on 38 minutes.

The goal came from a well-worked free-hit when Roddy MacDonald ran forward to strike the ball which bounced into the bottom corner of the net, to Cammy Sutherland’s left, from five yards outside the ‘D’.

There were strong words in the Oban camp at the interval and the team looked a better proposition after the re-start.

Gareth Evans made a key switch five minutes into the second half, with Daniel Cameron pushed forward from defence to attack.

Oban Camanachd equalised on 55 minutes with Daniel MacVicar scoring his ninth goal of the season.

Blair MacFarlane cleared the ball up the park where it was gathered by Daniel Cameron, who played it into Daniel MacVicar’s path and he swept the ball into the far corner of the net on the half volley.

Substitute Daniel Madej put the Oban side ahead on 64 minutes. There was a battle for possession following a Camanachd corner and the ball spun into the air where Madej reacted quickest to crack home a volley from close range.

Daniel Madej was on the scoresheet again, with 20 minutes remaining, following good combination play from Evan MacLellan and Daniel MacVicar.

Daniel Cameron saw his shot cut out by Callum Miller but Madej was first to the ball, slotting it home from close range to make it 3-1.

The Artemis man of the match award went to Oban Camanachd’s Daniel MacVicar.

The 2022 Artemis Macaulay Cup Final between Oban Camanachd and Kingussie takes place at Mossfield on Sunday August 21.

Mowi Premiership

Glasgow Mid Argyll 5 Kilmallie 0

Glasgow Mid Argyll put a bit of distance between themselves and the relegation zone by beating bottom side Kilmallie 5-0 at Peterson Park.

Brian Slattery gave the Glasgow side the lead on 20 minutes with what proved to be the only goal of the first half. Chris Holleysong made it 2-0 on 49 minutes and John McNulty added a third three minutes short of the hour.

Chris Holleysong got his second on 73 minutes and Ross Fraser rounded off the scoring eight minutes from time.

GMA are now two points clear of the drop zone, with Kilmallie and Fort William occupying the bottom two positions.

Mowi South Division 1

Ballachulish 1 Glasgow Mid Argyll 1

Ballachulish and the Glasgow Mid Argyll seconds played out a 1-1 draw at the Jubilee Park.

David Grant put the home side in front on 13 minutes.

However Ross Brown, in his first match at the Jubilee since he played in the winning South under-21 side in the 2003 Grampian Cup, scored for the tenth game in a row on 24 minutes to ensure a share of the points.

Kyles Athletic 4 Cruachanside 1

The Kyles Athletic juniors notched up just their second league win of the season when they beat Cruachanside 4-1 at Tighnabruaich.

Kyles took the lead on 10 minutes through Neil Nicolson, but Robbie Brown equalised on 20 minutes.

Dave Martin scored on 37 minutes to give Kyles a 2-1 lead at the turnaround with another from Neil Nicolson on 47 minutes and a goal from Grant Profit on 52 minutes making the final score 4-1.