Kingussie & Oban Camanachd face off in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final this Saturday at Bught Park, Inverness – 100 years after the first final at Bught Park.

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Oban Camanachd are scoring an average of 2.41 goals per game and conceding an average of 1.18 goals per game.

Kingussie are scoring an average of 2.21 goals per game and conceding an average of 0.88.

Capitalising on tired legs

Unsurprisingly, not much has changed since teh Macaulay Cup Final 3 weeks ago. The stats still show that Oban Camanachd are at their most dangerous in the final 15 minutes of each half with these periods accounting for 43% of Camanachd's total goals. However, 2 goals in the first 15 minutes of the 2nd half (Previously their worst period for scoring in a game) in the Macaulay show that they can be potent at anytime throughout the game.

2nd half slump?

Still Oban Camanachd are considerably leakier in the 2nd half compared to the 1st. However, we saw in the Macaulay Final that they can put in top class performances in the second period.

Start and finish strongly

As before the Macaulay, the stats show that Kingussie's two most proficient goal scoring periods are the opening 15 minutes (13) and the final 15 (12). In the three games since their last national final they have bagged a 3rd minute goal and a double in the last 5 minutes showing their determination to be a threat throughout.

Late one way pressure

The stats show that Kingussie have the tightest defence in shinty. Despite playing 24 games this campaign, they have only conceded once in the final 15 minutes which is in sharp contrast to the vast majority of clubs who concede many late goals.

Malcolm X Clarks the spot

(If you think Aarron is coming up with another pun forget it) Maclcolm Clark is Oban Camanachd's top scorer this season with a solid 14 goals. Young Matthew Sloss' goal in the Macaulay Final will live long in the memory, if he can bag himself a goal in the Camanachd Final, we would be looking at an Oban Camanachd legend at just 15 years old.

Falconer soars

2023 Captain James Falconer leads the scoring charts for the Grand Slam Champions with Ruairidh Anderson close behind and Savio's late double last week setting him apart from the rest of the chasing pack. Falconer has form in the Camanachd Final, scoring the winner in the 2022 edition and etching his name into Kingussie folklore.

Youth vs Experience

The stats show that Oban Camanachd have a younger average age than their counterparts. However, the holders have experience both in terms of age and in winning this competition, which will prove more valuable on the day remains to be seen...

Camanachd the form team

Oban Camanachd are the form team coming into the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final having defeated Oban in the Macaulay Cup Final a few weeks ago. However, they have slipped up themselves recently in a 3-3 draw with Lovat a fortnight ago.

Kingussie Road to the Final

4-1 vs Newtonmore

1-3 vs Caberfeidh
1-2 vs Kinlochshiel

Oban Camanachd Road to the Final

W/O vs Aberdour

2-3 vs Glasgow Mid Argyll
2-0 vs Lovat
Tulloch Homes Managing Director

Sandy Grant

“Like Tulloch Homes, shinty has a rich history in Scotland, and we are proud to once again support the sport, the Camanachd Cup and the players for the 7th year. I know many friends, staff, Tulloch customers and even players who are excited to see the Camanachd Cup final in Inverness and I look forward to seeing the spectacle unfold.”

Oban Camanachd Captain

Daniel Sloss

“We are delighted to be playing in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final this Saturday and to be Captain is extra special. Make no mistake about it, we know how strong Kingussie are but we have shown our own strengths this season, not least of which in the Macaulay Final against them a couple of weeks ago. I know everyone in the squad is really looking forward to this weekend and hopefully we will have enough to bring the trophy back to Oban.”

Kingussie Captain

James Falconer

“This Saturday’s Camanachd Cup Final against Oban Camanachd is the biggest match in the shinty calendar so of course we are desperate to win. We all know what it is like to win in the final after last year and all of the boys are eager to replicate that feeling come Saturday. We know that Oban Camanachd are a tricky side but if we turn up on the day, we have shown we are capable of beating anyone.”

Camanachd Association President

Steven MacKenzie

“In Kingussie versus Oban Camanachd we have the two form teams of season 2023 and I’m sure they will put on a spectacle fitting of the 100th Anniversary of the first Camanachd Cup Final to be played at Bught Park. Our sport is fortunate to have Tulloch Homes as one of our leading sponsors and we thank them for their unstinting support over the last seven years, especially during the COVID year of 2020. I wish both teams the best of luck for Saturday’s game.”

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The last two games between the sides

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