Kingussie will take on Kyles Athletic at Mossfield this Saturday in the Artemis Macaulay Cup Final.

Read the below stats to get you warmed up for the big fixture!


Kyles are scoring an average of 2.83 goals per game and coneding an average of 1 goal per game. This is due to a number of slender wins this season including 3 by a 1 goal margin as well as a penalty shootout victory.


The Mowi Premiership Champions are scoring an average of 5.3 goals per game and conceding an average of 0.3 goals per game. These impressive stats have been helped by big wins against Kilmallie (11-0) & Caberfeidh (13-0).

Fast starters

The stats show that Kyles Athletic are particularly dangerous in the opening 15 minutes of each half so perhaps there is something to be said for Robert Baxter's motivational skills.

Focus until the end

Kyles have only conceded 6 goals this season, however, 4 of them have come in the final 15 minutes. Against a Kingussie side who are dangerous right until the final whistle, this will be something they will be hoping to address ahead of tomorrow's fixture.

Supreme fitness?

The stats show that Kingussie's most dangerous period of the game is in the last 15 minutes where they score just under 1/3 of their goals. Falconer, Anderson, Young & Genini are sure to be excited by this given the defensive stats above.

Caught napping?

Kingussie have only conceded 3 goals so this must be caveated by that fact. However, as we mentioned Kyles' most dangerous period is just after half-time which seems to be a bit of a bogey period for Kingussie. Can Kyles capitalise on this on Saturday?

Road to the Final

Kyles Athletic

There is little to say on this match – Kyles were awarded a walkover.

No match report was found from Kyles, thanks to GMA for the below.
Kyles Athletic V Glasgow Mid Argyll
Artemis Macaulay Cup 2nd Round
GMA where on the road again, traveling south to Tighnabruaich for the second time in a month, previously a league fixture which finished 3-2 to the hosts. Glasgow were missing no less than 8 first team players, Stewie Grant, Hamish Anderson and Ally McKerracher adding to the list of absentees from last time. Coach Mark Bain was again named amongst the substitutes along with youngster Jamie MacLeod. The defence was unchanged from the previous round while Oliver Macrae shuffled back to full centre and there was starting berths for Andy McGhee and Matthew Young.
The game started quite evenly on a hot and humid day by the shoreline, both teams having the odd half chance at goal until Robbie MacLeod took the opportunity from misplaced control by Nathan Whear to calmly slot home from close range. GMA regrouped and started to take control of the midfield battle, Oliver Macrae and Jamie McFadyen in particularly winning more than their fair share of ball which provided Craig Anderson with a few pot shots at goal which tested the keeper. So, it was against the run of play when Kyles scored their second goal. JD MacKenzie did well to block a Roddy Macdonald effort however the ball fell to Colin Macdonald. His first effort took out defender Nathan Whear across the knee but on the second attempt he rifled the ball past the helpless Jonah Oates. Whear had to subsequently come off injured and a defensive reshuffle allowed young Jamie Macleod to come on upfront with Cammie McCue dropping back. goalkeeper Jonah Oates then did well to keep Glasgow in the game with a triple save and the halftime whistle went with the hosts leading 2-0.
The second half started much like the first, both teams trying to find their feet, all the while the baking heat sapping the energy out of all the players. Both teams again had a few chances that were dealt with by the respective keepers. Kyles were then awarded a penalty on the 53rd minute which Jonah Oates got a hand too but could not keep out. GMA didn’t give up and on the 59th minute were awarded a penalty of their own which Craig Anderson rifled into the top right-hand corner of the net. Glasgow continued to huff and puff and at one point thought they had closed the scoring but for an excellent save from the Kyles keeper. More of the game was now being played in the Kyles half and GMA made things interesting a few minutes from time when Matthew Young smashed one home from 20 yards into the same corner as Craig Anderson. Sadly, it wasn’t to be and Kyles Athletic advance to the next round of the cup and we wish them well.
Final score: Kyles Athletic 3-2 GMA
On reflection, a battling performance with a lot of key players missing, GMA could be proud that they left everything on the field. The defence were solid, the midfield worked tirelessly and provided a platform for the forward line to create and we looked dangerous when the ball was in the final third. Kyles probably had the greater number of chances and just about deserved victory but we can take heart that we ran them close while missing so many players.

No match report was found from Kyles, many thanks to Skye Camanachd website for the below.

Artemis Macaulay Cup – Semi-Final

Oban Camanachd 0 Kyles Athletic 1

Kyles Athletic reached the Artemis Macaulay Cup Final with a narrow 1-0 victory over Oban Camanachd at Mossfield.

The goal that separated the sides came on 50 minutes when Oban Camanachd fluffed a hit-in and Kyles earned a free-hit following a break forward. The set-piece was powered to the back of the D by Thomas Whyte and, one-handed, Ross MacRae managed to touch the ball to Robbie MacLeod who smashed a shot home.

Oban Camanachd had a chance to level midway through the second half when referee Des McNulty awarded they a penalty, penalising a sliding challenge after consulting with the goal judge. Daniel MacCuish rocketed the spot-hit but the ball went above the keeper’s head and John Whyte made a good reflex save.

Oban Camanachd’s Daniel Cameron went up front after feeling a tight hamstring and he twice went close. First, Cameron went one-on-one with keeper Whyte and as he tried to slip the ball under the Kyles custodian, his effort came off the keeper’s heel.

Then a fierce Cameron strike came off the back of Andrew King’s head whilst substitute Lewis Buchanan saw his shot come back of the outside of the junction between post and bar.

Kyles were well served by their midfield of Thomas Whyte, flanked by Conor Kennedy and Innes MacDonald with Neil MacVicar replacing Whyte when he suffered a knock soon after the goal. Andrew King covered a lot of ground at the back.

There was a long 6 minutes of stoppage time for Kyles to endure before they claimed their place in the final.

Road to the Final


There is little to say on this match – Kingussie were awarded a walkover.

No match report was found from Kingussie, thanks to Skye Camanachd website for the below. MacTavish Cup – Second Round

Kingussie 3 Newtonmore 1

Kingussie beat Newtonmore for the third time this month, winning 3-1 at the Dell.

Kingussie were along usual lines with the exception of Thomas Borthwick whose knee ligament injury could keep him out for the rest of the season.

Injury ruled out Newtonmore’s Max Campbell although Iain Richardson made an early return from his hand injury. Owen Fraser returned in goal with Kenny Ross unavailable.

Ruaridh Anderson gave the Kings a 4 minute lead. Calum Grant found James Falconer wide on the right. Falconer sent the ball low into the danger area and Anderson capitalised on a defensive slip before running in to score.

Roddy Young made it 2-0, on 58 minutes, getting on the end of James Falconer’s low corner on the right.

Steven MacDonald converted from the penalty spot on 82 minutes after Iain Robinson had been brought down inside the D to give ‘More hope.

However Ruaridh Anderson scored the goal of the match with just 4 minutes to go. Kieran MacPherson sent the ball long from the Kingussie right to Savio Genini in a central position with his back to goal. Genini spread play out to the Kingussie left where Ruaridh Anderson ran wide with Rory Kennedy before quickly taking a touch backwards to completely change direction, losing his marker in the process and then shooting across the keeper and into the far corner of the net.

No match report was found from Kingussie, many thanks to Skye Camanachd website for the below.

Artemis Macaulay Cup – Semi Final

Kingussie 4 Lovat 0

Kingussie will meet Kyles Athletic in this year’s the Artemis Macaulay Cup Final after the Kings scored four times in the second half to defeat Lovat in their noon throw up at Braeview Park.

After a scoreless first half, Roddy Young gave Kingussie a 51 minute lead, turning to hammer home Dylan Borthwick’s ball from the right at the second attempt.

Ruairidh Anderson made it 2-0 on 68 minutes with a bouncing shot that took a deflection on its way past a diving Stuart MacDonald in the Lovat goal.

James Falconer added a third after a great run down the right on 79 minutes, finishing from a tight angle.

James Falconer got his second and Kingussie’s fourth with just 3 minutes remaining, gathering James Hutchison’s ball forward before finishing from a central position.

Kingussie’s Ruaridh Anderson was the sponsor’s choice as Artemis man of the match.

The 2021 Artemis Macaulay Cup Final between Kingussie and Kyles Athletic takes place at Mossfield on Saturday 21 August 2021 with a 4.10pm throw up. The match will be live on BBC ALBA.

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