On 4th December, a match, that seemed destined not to be happen after several postponements, was finally played in wintery conditions at Braeview Park, Beauly.

As the teams were piped onto the pitch by Niall Bolger, the icy winter’s air meant spectators were wrapped up in scarves and coats, juxtaposed against the t shirt and shorts of the players ready to do battle. Beauly took the lead in the 15th minute after a corner lead to a scramble in the box – Kings only able to get the ball half cleared as Kieran Rennie ran onto it, lifting it over the head of George Taylor-Ramsay in nets.

Kingussie were awarded a penalty 10 minutes later after a kick from Beauly’s keeper Lennox Stewart – however, he made up for his error with a fine save from Kings Captain, Iain Fraser’s penalty.

Shortly after it was two for the green and white’s – strong play from Beauly’s Calum MacIver who held off a man twice his size before firing it into the feet of Finlay MacLennan who slipped the ball into his namesake Finlay “Stork” MacLennan, his shot slid past the keeper giving Beauly some much needed security.

Kingussie pushed to get back into the game for the remainder of the half but a combination of strong defensive work and Lennox Stewart’s shot stopping meant that it was 2-0 when Iain Kennedy brough the half to a close.

The start of the second half was very middle of the park with no keeper truly tested and very little sustained pressure from either side. This was until the 72nd minute: a free hit from Beauly Captain Euan MacCormick was driven into the box where Taylor-Ramsay’s clearance was decent, albeit not enough, a powerful long range strike from Finlay “Stork” MacLennan made it 3-0 and effectively ended any hope of a Kings comeback.

10 minutes from the end and Finlay MacLennan made sure that Stork wasn’t going to be the only Finlay on the scoresheet as he smashed home from a tight angle following a good shy from Ewan More. The 4-0 final score line was a little harsh on Kingussie who played well throughout the match just couldn’t find that lethal edge. Beauly Captain Euan MacCormick lifted the cottages.com MacTavish Juvenile trophy as Finlay MacLennan was presented with the Sandy MacKay Man of the Match Medal.