Beauly U17 8 – 1 Newtonmore U17

If ever there was a game of two halves this was it. The game got off to a fast start when Finlay MacLennan scored on 3 mins. This settled the lads and they started to play some great passing shinty between the midfield of Fraser MacPherson, Finlay (Stork) MacLennan, Euan MacCormick, Leon MacLellan and Kieran Rennie and forwards, and a good pass from the wing found Finlay again who slotted home his second on 8 minutes.

Torrin Cairns made it 3-0 on 13 minutes after a pass from Kieran found Finlay who spotted Torrin free of his marker. Euan MacCormick added a fourth on 15 minutes when a pass from Charlie MacRae picked him out and he swung low into the corner, and followed this up with a fifth goal on 19 minutes picking up on a great pass from Finlay (Stork) to drive it past the keeper on first touch. Finlay got his hat trick on 30 minutes when a a scrappy ball found him free almost on the goal line and he angled it low into the far corner. 6-0 half time.

Newtonmore came out stronger and more determined in the second half and before our lads had a chance to settle down, they scored when an excellent pass from their midfield left our defence blind sided and Lennox helpless to prevent it crossing the line. This was the start of a period of pressure and the back line of Farquhar MacRae, Thomas MacKinnon, Ewan More and James Morrison had to really work hard to clear their lines and protect Lennox who stayed calm and dealt with whatever shots came his way.
Finally we got a bit of composure back when a well worked pass from Finlay Stork found Euan and with a few bounces on his stick on the run he deftly flicked it past the Newtonmore keeper on 55 minutes to increase the score to 7-1 and get his hat trick. On 70 mins after some great work from Scott Cameron who, out of midfield, found Jack Rennie on a run down the wing who crossed the ball over to the far side, which was picked up by Leon whose pass was picked out by the ‘More defence, but a rebound found Euan who driled it past the keeper. Final score 8-1.
Well done and thanks to Newtonmore Camanachd Club for travelling up and giving us a great game, and showing great resilience and hard work for each other. 💙
Thanks also to supporters of both clubs for following current guidelines and NOT coming out to support both teams. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so. 💙💚
Finally, thanks to Martin MacLean for refereeing this evening’s game. 💚
Well done Coaches Niall and Gregor. 💚
Tonight’s team: Lennox Stewart, Thomas MacKinnon, Farquhar MacRae, James Morrison, Fraser MacPherson, Finlay (Stork) MacLennan, Leon MacLellan, Kieran Rennie, Torrin Cairns, Euan MacCormick, Charlie MacRae, Finlay MacLennan, Ewan More, Scott Cameron and Jack Rennie. 💚