MacTavish Cup Quarter Final Ties

16th April 2022

Skye                  v         Beauly

Lovat                 v         Kilmallie

Newtonmore     v         Kingussie

Fort William       v        Caberfeidh/Glenurquhart

Monday’s MacTavish Cup draw threw up some very interesting fixtures for the next round due to take place on 16th April.

Skye vs Beauly

A repeat of the 2021 Balliemore Cup Final is in store with a place in the semi-final of the MacTavish Cup up for grabs. Both sides are unbeaten so far this season but will face each other this coming Saturday as a precursor to this quarter final match in 2 weeks time. The league match will mean the teams will know each other very well come the 16th of April and the result of the tandem games could go a long way to deciding silverware come the end of the campaign.

Lovat vs Kilmallie

The reverse fixture happened on the opening day of the season with Lovat coming away 3-0 winners at Canal Parks. Since then however, Kilmallie only narrowly lost to MOWI Premiership holders Kingussie (2-1) and beat Inverness (3-2) thanks to a double from teenager Shane O’Rua – believed to be the youngest ever Kilmallie 1st team goalscorer. Lovat have continued their good form since that opening day victory – winning 3-0 at Kinlochshiel to set up the tie in question – a Tawse double helping them on their way.

Fort William vs Caberfeidh/GlenUrquhart 

Fort William have had a pretty postive start to the campaign, in their only league match they shared the points with southern giants Kyles Athletic – and were even 2 up at one point. They also beat Strathglass 3-0 in the previous round to set up a tie with either Premiership Caberfeidh or National Division GlenUrquhart, the winner of which will be dertermined on 2nd of April.

Newtonmore vs Kingussie

The Badenoch Derby is probably the tie of the round and means the MacTavish Cup Quarter-Finals will have another back to back fixture this season with the teams competing in the league the week before. Newtonmore started strongly in the league beating Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup holders Kinlochshiel (3-1) on their own patch and have since picked up another two wins – Straun Ross and Max Campbell leading the way with the goals (3) in Iain Robinson’s absence. A draw with Kyles however, means that the 100% start for ‘More is no longer.  Kingussie are fresh from a win against Kyles at The Dell and have shown that when they are at their freescoring best like in the opening day win against Caberfeidh (7-0) they can cause any team problems. The month of April will determine whether the scare at Kilmallie was a  blip or endemic of something more serious.

The Camanachd Association wishes every team the best of luck in the remainder of the competition.

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