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For the last four years, Fort William have owned the Camanachd
Cup, but no longer. For the first time since 2006, there will be a
different name on the trophy after their dominance came to a halt at
the hands of Newtonmore. This is our wrote. That 8-1 thrashing sent
shock waves through the shinty world. They are at to their record
of 28 titles. -- they add up. The Kingussie side feasted it
during the Badenoch famine. It was a 12-1 humiliation the last time
they met in 1997. It is the biggest Camanachd Cup win in the history of
the game. Newtonmore are the team on form.
They intend to put an end to 25 years of disappointment. There will
be no love lost here today at the stadium Mack -- the Bught Park at
the Final of the Camanachd Cup. Welcome to what is bound to be a
wonderful occasion. When it comes to rivalry, these two are the old
firm of shinty. It is Newtonmore against hour. I am joined by
Frederick -- Fraser Inglis. Give me a sense of the rivalry, how big is
it? It is as big as Rangers against Celtic. It is Canada against
America in the ice hockey Final. The pressure does not come any
bigger. Hopefully it will be a fitting Final. They have played
against each other three times this season. There have been two wins
for Newtonmore, including a 6-1 victory a few weeks ago. Can we
read much into that? Newtonmore are near the top of the League, tier
her father down. Newtonmore are that more -- are the far more
consistent team this season. Today is a one-off, anything can happen.
If Kingussie show the form they are capable of the could win. Anyone
who has watched shinty will know that tier are the dominant side. As
I was growing up it was all about Newtonmore. This Kingussie side
seemed like a transition side whereas Newtonmore on the up again.
Newtonmore are the older team, all in their late twenties and early
30s. Tier have some younger players. It is Newtonmore's chance. Their
fathers all have medals, this is the day where they can get some,
too. Some of these boys have played for 10 or 12 years and they do not
have one. Today is a big chance for them.
About half an hour ago the teams arrived here at Bught Park. I spoke
to the captain's, starting with Scott Campbell for Newtonmore. It
has been an impressive run to the Final, that 8-1 demolition of Fort
William must have helped. Yes, when we saw that draw coming out of the
hat we thought they looked good coming into the competition. It was
wounded 0 at half-time. We ran away with it, really. -- it was 1-0 at
half-time. You have played Thongchai Jaidee a couple of times,
you have had a couple of wins here - does that count coming here?
really. It is a cup Final. Hopefully it will be a good
spectacle of shinty. The form books go out the window, in my opinion.
We have had good form against them this season. That will make them
hungry to beat us. It is a one-off occasion today and anything can
happen. Briefly, I have to remind you of 1997, the 12-1 defeat. Does
that still part in Newtonmore? absolutely. It is one that we do
not dig up very often. On occasions like these it has to be brought up
and it hurts. We were very much rebuilding at that time and it has
taken us a long time to rebuild, but hopefully we have now done it
and we are here to compete. We will hopefully do our best to date. I do
not think 12-1 will be on the cards today, I tell you!
I imagine the 12-1 victory would be a happy memory for you! That a one-
off game, we were at the top of a form and to they were in that
period of transition. We will settle for a victory today.
You are a team going through transition at the moment. Yes, we
have a lot of young boys. We have introduced a few young boys last
year, with a lot of success, to be honest. We were relatively
competitive in the league and they won the MacTavish Cup. They are
gaining experience. This is your 15th Cup Final
appearance, do you still get as excited as us at the first one? --
as at the first one? You are worrying about different things and
different things go through your mind. You are trying to stay calm
but it is not easy. He is such a prolific goalscorer
for Kingussie. This is how Newtonmore got to the Final. A 8-1
win back in round two. Danny McCague got Fife of the balls -- 5
Four goals from Ronald Ross in the semi-final as well.
The teams are being led out by the Inverness Royal British Legion pipe
band. It is 25 years since Newtonmore won this Cup. These boys
have yet to get their first medals. The tier players to do not yet have
medals have plenty of time. Today, Inverness against their biggest
rivals, it is a fantastic opportunity for Newtonmore.
In the MacAulay Cup a few weeks ago they were 1-0 up against Kyles
Athletic and then they run out of puff. Kyles Athletic made them pay.
I think that defeat might stand Newtonmore in good stead today.
When you get to the front you have to be ruthless and kill the other
table. They did not do that in the MacAulay Cup and they paid for it.
I have to do it to you and ask you who you think will win this one?
Kingussie can get the right line up in the field and the click and a on
their very best form, you would say it is probably the case that their
experience will count. If they are anything off their best, Newtonmore
could win. It should be absolutely fantastic.
Let us get on with the action. We have thought William past and
present in the commentary box. Good afternoon and the welcome to
Bught Park in Inverness. It is a glorious setting will stop it is
the biggest crowd I have seen at the Camanachd Cup Final for many a
year. It does not come any bigger than this. I bet there is not much
happening in Badenoch. Kingussie are the modern dominant force in
shinty. Forget all of that, however. The history, the form book, they
will take care of themselves. The usual formalities. The Minister for
Sport and the Commonwealth Games, Shona Robertson MSP. The head of
sponsorship from the Scottish Hydro Electric is there. The chairman of
the ASBO, followed by Archie Robertson. -- of the Camanachd
Association. Jock Matheson, he refereed be under-14s. A whole
battery of yellow jackets here. Newtonmore in the famous blue and
white hoops. These players have many famous fathers. As in the
Kingussie, community and continuity a great thing on this occasion.
Gary Innes, you were out there last year, what is it like? De whole
week leading up to it is just incredible. It is very hard to get
the sleep and get your nerves under control. When that pipe band leads
you out, the last thing you want is this hanging about. They are ready
to go now. They do not want to be hanging about and speaking now. You
can see some of the boys jumping up and down and stretching, keeping
themselves warm. Here are today's teams. Newtonmore
first. Norman Campbell is a veritable rock at the back. Cameron
Binnie has been given a huge task in the centre. Stephen MacDonald
has been pushed forward from the MacAulay Cup team.
Time mac -- Kingussie. Thomas Borthwick and Barrie Dallas and
upfront. Look to John MacKenzie coming on
and making an impact for Newtonmore. The redoubtable Rory Fraser for
tier. He has 11 medals already. -- for Kingussie.
Kingussie have a clutch of two most shrewd managers in the
business. The referee is derrick Cameron, a famous man himself. He
scored the fastest ever goal in a Camanachd Cup Final, less than 10
seconds. A huge crowd here today. I have not seen that for a long time.
I understand Newtonmore have won the toss and will play towards the
town, for those of you who know Inverness. That is left to right as
we watch it. Newtonmore have the blue and white hoops. A referee is
ready to start the 104th Camanachd Danny MaCrae x Commission he has
almost, almost crack the Deek Cameron record! I'm making it 14
seconds or the about. Absolutely amazing! That came straight down
the ring. Danny MacRae actually missed it the first time. It was
flicked Peru. He knew exactly what he was doing to that. That is a
great, great start! It was a little bit later than I thought it was but
they will not care. At least one half of Badenoch. Danny MacRae with
the opener for Newtonmore. Newtonmore lead by one goal to nil.
That is exactly what Newtonmore needed. A goal certainly got then
the nerve centre very quickly. make it 13 seconds. 13. 13 seconds.
Extraordinary. I think you will find the referee will be coming off
and Haskayne that very question at half-time as well. -- asking that
very question. It came very close to matching the referee's ft 10
years ago all. It was not dissimilar from the way he scored
that goal. Here's looking at his watch! Anyway, it is done and
dusted, it is 1-0. Questions are posed of both teams now. People can
hardly take it in. From midfield, Newtonmore. A good ball delivered
to the heart of the defence. David Cheyne is going to be a key figure.
Absolutely, it was disappointing for Newtonmore to see him being
sent off in their semi-final match. He has a similar style to Danny
MacRae. He got underneath that ball and put it high and wide over the
bar. The left side is maybe not his best side. It was a good effort, a
good chance. That goal will rattle King uses. They will not want to
have lost a goal in under a minute in the way they have. They will
have to get their heads back in this game. Well, on this bench
earlier in these season Kingussie to the MacTavish Cup final. Before
that they had been in the McAulay Cup final where the field and the
last minute. Here we go again, Danny MacRae. Danny MacRae lifting
it back. Newtonmore under pressure. You could see Stevie Borthwick
starting to struggle a little bit there. The Baltic a bounce just in
front of him, that could have easily sneak past him there as well.
He did well to get rid of that. Kingussie on the break. Ronald
Campbell, three times the man of the match. This is a fantastic
occasion. There are some dark clouds gathering to the left but at
the moment it is bright sunshine. We had some rain earlier on. Ronald
Ross has won the man of the match three times. That is for Scotland.
Not in this competition. I don't want a fight here! As we see, Ryan
Borthwick's Head has just gone down there. He had a touch that has
taken the ball out of play. It has taken him a few seconds to lift his
head up. He does not seem to be his usual self. One to do you make of
it, there are three teenagers here. Will they be nervous? I think
certainly they will be nervous. I think this game is a big game, they
are playing their biggest rivals and they are 1-0 down. They will
just have to pick themselves up and get on with it. Danny MacRae again.
Here is a cross. Good chance for Newtonmore. Yes! It is the second
goal! It is Steven Macdonald with a second for Newtonmore or
exclamation mark unbelievable! a strike to make. It was like he
had left it too late but he got it past and squeezed it then. What an
amazing strike at goal. Questions undoubtedly to be asked of the
Kingussie defence. Why was he given so much time? Absolutely. Stevie
Borthwick really needs to speak to his players. It is not working at
all just now. Two goals to Newtonmore. They have taken this
game by the scruff of the net. That hardly does justice to what they
have done. Kingussie have been here and done it. They know what is
required. These young boys really, really need to dig deep now. In
midfield Newtonmore really seemed to be pushing the ball forward.
middle of the field is a key area. Here is Ross again, the captain.
Norman Campbell has gone all the way out. There will be no prisoners
taken. It takes a lot to put Campbell on his back. It certainly
does. I think he has got a cut on the side of his IRA. It is a good
block by Ross. -- at the side of his eye. They caught him in the
contact I think. He is not a man who goes down lightly, I think he
has taken a saw one. Ronald Ross is prepared to put in a shift for the
team and he is prepared to put in the big hits. He has taken more
knocks than probably any man in the field over the years. He will be
extremely disappointed to be two goals down as well. If there is one
more in it for Newtonmore I don't think there will be any way back
for Kingussie in this cup final. These are fantastic scenes in
Inverness this afternoon. Warm autumn sunshine. We had some
showers earlier on. You may have seen Ronald Ross in our lavishly
appointed gazebo. No expense was spared. Dougie Vipond has gone into
business with the ice-cream. The questions are being asked on the
Kingussie bench without a doubt. Stevie Borthwick, there is no more
shrewd man in shinty, if he can win through this he will do it. It is
nothing to Norman. His wife will be out there shouting on her man.
MacArthur, a did leap in midfield. The pace of the game is unrelenting.
Norman Campbell's head this time. Safety first but he did not quite
get it away. As spongy surface and the ball is not running through as
we might have wanted it. McDonald is putting in his shift all the way
from forward. There is frost. -- Bros. -- Ross. He has wandered out
to the corner in the danger area. Benny clears it. There is MaCrae
again. -- Binnie. The sun is in Kingussie's eyes at the moment.
Eight out of 10 to Binnie four that one. It was not exactly a swallow
dive. Cameron ran out of steam in the McAulay Cup final a few weeks
ago but he has started really well. They did not really utilise their
subs last time around I wonder if the will this time. The big
question of the Newtonmore centre line again this week. Derek Cameron
is keeping on top of it. Cameron and Ross have had a discussion. The
players have done their share. Here is a good ball from Kingussie again.
Newtonmore's forwards are coming back to the midfield to help out.
That man is looking a bit sluggish. He seems to be trying to create
some space. He is giving Lee Bain a bit of space. Lee Bain is a key
figure. There were question marks about his fitness. The very fact
they got him back shows how important he is for the team.
pretty much the heart and soul of the new Kingussie team. He has been
a huge player for them. There is frost. Again well policed by the
Newtonmore defence. Borthwick, I good effort by Borthwick. Not even
a half chance. Not really, that is the first time I have seen
Kingussie really have a stab at the goals. I good effort. Those yellow
boots are just a little bit flash perhaps? Good on him, it is good to
see someone with a little bit of pizzazz. A MaCrae lining it up.
Here he goes again. Breaks in the box and again it is Danny MacRae,
he is causing the problems. Absolutely, time and again. It was
a great ball in. Glen Mackintosh seems to have got a hold of it here.
Ali Macleod seemed to go up behind him to. Interestingly of course in
the original line-up we had Glenn Borthwick in defence. He has now
been pushed up to inside-left forward. All part of the plot eight.
Cameron is furious because Cameron Binnie did not lift his head.
just got under it a little bit too much. The end result was well over
the bar. Cameron Binnie again. Here is MacArthur. A great ball out to
the left. It is a little bit slower than that. A good chance again.
Glen Mackintosh. That is what Gary Innes was talking about earlier. He
is asking a lot of Mackintosh. That is a great ball. 50-50 ball.
Nothing wrong with that. Look at that, total commitment from both
players. MacArthur, playing a bit of a sweeper role. Here is MacRae
again. This time no way through. Paul Gow to Ross. This is turning
into one of the great challenges en a Camanachd Cup Final. That is a
great fun again by MacDonald. A good turn of pace. Again, that is
the first time we have seen the ball getting over the halfway line.
Norman did his job again against Ronald Ross and got rid of him.
They may look to bring someone on in the midfield.! Grave. Will we
will come back to the substitutes because that could be a feature of
the game. Newtonmore have their orders and, as soon as they have a
have a chance, they are letting it go and it is working to great
effect. The Bught Park is looking nice. I am always a little bit
concerned that the grass is a little too long for my liking.
Sometimes you get underneath the Ally MacLeod comes out,
unceremoniously dumped. Derrick Cameron is stepping in. -- Derek.
It might not be as bad as it looks. Do stick was a bit high there. --
this stick. A classic block - nothing wrong with that. It looks
like Glenn is trying to lift the stick to take a swing and it has
caught up in a cloud on the nose. Stevie Borthwick, that Kingussie
manager is remonstrating -- Stephen Borthwick, the Kingussie manager,
is remonstrating with the referee. I think he is calling a substitute.
I think derrick Cameron is going to take some action. -- Derek.
Our apologies if there has been any language that has been less than
discreet. Ali Macleod is leaving the field, hopefully temporarily. I
think it is his nose that appears to be the problem. Let's listen to
the referee. He is obliging by saying nothing at all. I am going
to stop play. We seem to have some technical
problems down on the touchline. We will return to the Newtonmore bench.
He is a substitute. It is Rory Fraser.
Norman McArthur is beside me. A great start for you. By great start.
We are defending well. -- and great start. The referee is the fastest
goal scorer in a Camanachd Cup Final. That one must have been
close. We are doing the job. guys have not won it for such a
long time and it would mean so much. You have no idea what is going
through my body just now! There are some things that do not
need to be said, but he said it. It means an awful lot to Norman
MacArthur and the village of Newtonmore. You can be sure that,
if the scoreline stays the same, there were maybe a lot -- there
will be a lot more running through the body tomorrow morning!
presence of Rory Fraser could steady the ship in the midfield
there. I do not think Kingussie will want to use Rory Fraser so
early on. He is probably the most experienced player on the field,
apart from maybe Norman Campbell. On the touchline on the far side,
Kingussie remonstrating with the referee on what they perceive to be
a late tackle on Rory Fraser. They're giving the match officials
are part time. There is Rory Fraser stepping in. This time Cameron
throws against him. This is a big day for the referee. It is his
first ever Camanachd Cup Final. To get this big day is obviously a big
thing for him. He will have to stamp his authority if there are
any incidents. He does have a tendency to let some things go. He
is one of the old-style referees who wants to let the game flow.
of his advantages is that he is still quicker than a lot of the
players. Back to the substitutes, the teams have to name five at the
start and they can use three. Tier have used one - Rory Fraser. They
might want to bring Ali Macleod back. He is on the touchline. He is
being patched up. A good chance here for Newtonmore. Here is done
in a crate. A great save, Borthwick! A little bit of to-ing
and fro-ing that we could do without in the box. Here we see
Danny Macrae taking the strike. Glen Mackintosh is the first
Newtonmore player running end. That is reminiscent of the challenge on
Ally MacLeod there. Kingussie player goes down. It is Gary Munro.
There are no prisoners being taken by either team.
Two goals down, tier. -- Kingussie. He does Ross, trying to get away
from Norman Campbell. Well, a flashing drive from Thomas
Borthwick. That was absolutely cracking. We had just seen Norman
Campbell going down. A beautiful first touch there by Thomas
Borthwick. He knows it was close. I think you're right, Campbell may
have taken a knock there. He put his body on the line in front of
Borthwick is a little more agitated than I have seen him. I think,
after 25 minutes, if you have said that he was going to be 2-0 down, I
am not surprised you're seeing him a little anxious. You can never
write off Kingussie. I am surprised that has been allowed to continue.
Martin Dallas, the first chance he has had. I think he has been a ward
at the core Mafia. That has been a great defensive challenge. That was
a good block. It was not in the circle, which we may have to come
back to. Who cares? The ball is at the other end. Fraser Mackintosh
covered for normal -- Norman Campbell and, this time, Campbell
teams of the 1970s and 1980s. Fraser is a tall, strong lad.
Paul Gow. That was a little bit fancy for the position Kingussie
Karim at the moment. -- Kingussie to get these lads to run and look
at changing things later on. A dreadful ball to have to deal
worth. This is how he dealt with it. Here we see the long hit. You can
see it is moving in their ear. He brings it down well. Danny mate
gives Kingussie a second chance. -- Danny Macrae.
The Kingussie effort is a bit panicky at the moment. Hearers Ross.
Roars of approval from the blue and white. Exhibition stuff from Norman
Campbell. I said earlier on that he has not won the man-of-the-match
award yet. If he keeps continuing with his performance he will
certainly be up there. He has a very fine pedigree himself.
There will be a few pulses racing in blue and white round this field
the field how many supporters are in bloom. That shows how big an
occasion it is for Newtonmore. With their current squad it is a huge
support for them today. Five busloads came up from Newtonmore on
the 9th today. Stevie Borthwick is maybe calling for help from
someone! That is my phone just going off! And would not put it
past you! Midfield is where all the hard work is being done at the
moment. For the Rose Theatre -- Rory Fraser is the substitute.
Martin Dallas has had little chance to prove his pedigree. If we
actually a look at the physical presence and size of Newtonmore
then pretty much every one of them is at least a stone or two stone
heavier than their opponents. A lot of this is 50-50 challenge has just
now. They are taking a chance to rumble the Kingussie defence again.
That was a very tight angle by Danny MacRae. The opportunity was
there for him. Great work with Glen Mackintosh. It was a brilliant
challenge. A very tight angle. Just hit it over the top. I suspect some
of that weight then you were talking about their, Rory MaCrae
just going in. He has a chance for Kingussie! It is a strike! That is
out of the top drawer! A magnificent strike for Kingussie to
get them back in the Camanachd Cup final. What a strike! Young Fraser
Munro gets the ball, beat Jaimie Robinson and just like it's an
absolute cracker goal. That is what you want in a Camanachd Cup final.
An outstanding strike. That brings them back into it. He outpaced
Roberts. He unleashed the most sensational shot. That takes this
dramatic Camanachd Cup final to its third goal. Two of which have gone
to Newtonmore. That is 2-1. It is far from the finish, let me tell
you. We have not even reached the halfway stage. Here is a chance for
Newtonmore. It is on target but not. We think Louis Munn role is getting
ready for Kingussie. -- Louis Munro. It is Steven MacDonald again but
straight into the heart of Garry Munro. Marton Dallas has gone off
for Louis Munro. That is an interesting change. We will come
back to that. Steven Macdonald fires it in, a little bit too hard.
A couple of Borthwick skill stop -- border Wickes. -- Borthwicks. They
have certainly upped the pace. joining me on the sideline is the
Kingussie coach. You are looking a little bit more relaxed than you
were 10 minutes ago. I am not relax at all. We are getting no calls
from the referee. They are rolling all over the top of us. Will we see
what changes with the substitutes? Hopefully so, yeah. It is always
going to be a physical battle, but you feel you are not getting the
support from the referee? Absolutely not but we accept that
and just have to get on with the game. I and get on with it the well
because Fraser Munro has gone on with it to get Kingussie back into
the game. Here is Ross, a little much from Norman Campbell. Is that
the sort of thing that Stevie Borthwick is talking about? I think
that was a perfectly legitimate tackle. I think there are a couple
of little things that the referee could be picking up on. Here is
Ross on the backhand. A good stop out Ritchie. First strike by Ronald
Ross. Very well dealt with. Here we see Ronald turns on a six pen. That
was a great save. That is the first time he has got a shot on goal. For
a mistake by Mackintosh. He had to deal with it very quickly. That it
comes again. This time Norman Campbell takes it out. A tacky
surface. The field is cutting up a bit. We had the under 14 final on
it earlier this morning. Do you think that will affect the pitch?
The it will affect it a little bit. Because of the reign of the last
couple of days they have not been able to cut the grass as short as
they would have liked. Here is Kingussie. I think if this works
for Kingussie Stevie Borthwick might be changing his mind about
the referee. No direct effect, he has to pass it to someone of his
own team. He failed to do that! Here is Lee Bain again. Campbell, a
dangerous area on the edge of the penalty box. Now it is Ross's Khan.
He has got a cut himself. -- Ross' turn. There seems to be quite a lot
of loose sex boring about today. Any more physical than the
Kingussie game? -- loose sticks going about today. It is quite
strange in a way. Ronald Ross has and neck on his nose. Norman
Campbell has been walking about with his face and strep covered in
blood for the last 10 minutes. is something that should be
addressed to the referee. You are not allowed to have blood coming
from any open wind. The blood seems to have stopped as he does not seem
to be trying to stop the blood flow. Here we have a Kingussie corner.
Again the ball, notice the ball is not inside the circle where it
should be. That could be contentious. The referee can play
advantage to see what happens. What's happened is that the ball is
now at the other end of the field. Here is Danny MacRae. Rory Fraser
is all over him like a rash. Down he goes. Steven Macdonald will feel
hard done by here. The I think so. He seemed to go down. I was not
sure if he had been caught or if he had tripped. It is hard to even see
on the deeply. It seemed to me his own momentum took him over. -- on
the replay. Here is Kingussie again. Borthwick into the middle. And
nudge the or on the edge of the box. A big shout from the Kingussie
forwards again. Derek Cameron has blown for a foul on the edge of the
box. This could be a very, very big moment. We see the ball going in
and that is a blatant challenge by Cameron Binnie. That is silly stuff.
A push in the back is so dangerous. Well, that is the penalty box. That
was the initial foul. The position here is again, Kingussie have to
pass the ball before they can strike it. Then they can shoot. He
has to pass it to someone else first. Slips it through to
Borthwick. Lee Bain sends it back straight away. We are heading for
half-time. Three minutes left. Kingussie are coming a lot more
into this game. Here is Ross again. Have a chance! I nearly eight Myrie
words! -- eat my words. This is the challenge where the Newtonmore
player went down. I think he completely missed the ball and his
momentum took him over. Plea rages on. Ronald Ross has asked an awful
lot of Louis Munro. Munro again. The issue here is Newtonmore just
put shutters up for the next two minutes. To go where 2-1 up they
can be happy about but they cannot be happy about how they have let
Kingussie come back into this game. I think this heady park will take
its toll on Newtonmore's fitness in the second half. There have already
been questions posed this season about the fitness of Newtonmore,
particularly in midfield. He did not like his stick! A poor workmen
always blames his tools! It looks as if we are heading for five
minutes of extra time, would you believe? One minute of normal time
plus the five that Mr Cameron is adding. I have to say, the weight
of numbers around the park today, it seems to me there is more or
blue around in all sorts of shapes us see if the new stake makes a
difference to my car a's effort. seems to be acting up to the crowd
as well. That is the last thing you want to do as a player. He had to
take every Hett. Danny MacRae has had a quiet spell. Here he comes
again. Danny MacRae! He has fired Newtonmore further ahead. What a
finish! And what it time to do it. -- what a time. The way that he
took that as well. And it left the keeper with no chance.
You never say that someone has had a quiet spell because he is going
to do something like that. Danny MacRae has put Newtonmore two goals
ahead. 3-1. Tier have it all to do again. -- Kingussie. Here it comes
across again. It was too high. In the 50-50 balls, the tier players
are the ones who are going down. -- the time mac players -- Kingussie.
Borthwick, turning back and forth. Eventually squeezed out by Rory
Kennedy. It is a poor clearance. That was outstanding play by Rory
Kennedy. He very nearly used his head on that. That would have been
a file. -- a foul. That Danny Macrae strike will take the wind
out of their sales. They need to get their tactics right. They have
to get Ronald Ross off of Norman Campbell.
Their manager was a team-mate of Angus MacRae, who is Danny Macrae's
father. He will be watching anxiously to see if another medal
is coming the family's way. That is what you want to see -- a long ball
up to the Fords. -- to the four were -- for word. The match
programme is claiming he is 47 years of age, would you believe? He
is still a gazelle. Bain is strong as an ox. Lee has incredible speed
and pace. That is why most players struggle against him. Cameron
Binnie, up for a hit in again. -- a poor pet. It has been extraordinary
as Derek Cameron draws a close to the first half. Stephen MacDonald
has scored a third. At half-time, that has taken us to the position
And that is only the first half! Fraser Inglis is with me. My
goodness, that was amazing! Both teams are playing hard to, playing
fair. We have seen some fantastic goals and some fantastic saves.
will be a hard-fought battle. The two teams know each other well, but
have you been surprised about how in your face this first half has
been? Not really. There have been a few people caught up with the stick
in the face - that can happen. I do not think anybody has deserved a
booking so far. I would agree. 13 seconds into the match and Danny
Macrae was on the scoresheet. Nobody expected that. No. David
pretty well. Andrew will be disappointed with that. Andrew is
Newtonmore came out of the blocks very fast and Kingussie almost
Stephen MacDonald, all on his own at the back of the circle. That is
a great strike. There is the ball going right down the line and off
the post. That his composure. Andrew Borthwick has no chance of
saving that. He had time because he was left on his own. Danny MacRae's
ball across was of such good quality that it took other players
out of it. He then had the time to take the shot.
I was speaking to the coaches. Stevie Borthwick's face was a
picture. He was furious. But they got back in again. Andrew Borthwick
hit it straight through. There goes the shot, straight into the top
the shot, straight into the top corner. Watch Jaimie Robinson here.
He keeps chasing and putting him under pressure. Fraser has all the
time in the world now and he hits it beautifully, top corner. Fraser
Munro hit it beautifully. Yes, it was a beautiful strike. Jaimie
Robinson sold himself a little bit. Because he dived for him, Fraser
then had a run in on goal. Danny MacRae made it 3-1 after a
quiet period. You are looking for an answer from Newtonmore. David
hits the ball out wide here. Danny MacRae then makes no mistake. David
comes off the Kingussie defence. will talk more about this,
obviously. It is only 3-1 and I said at the start that Kingussie
would be to be at the very best and they have not been. We have talked
a little bit about Ronald and Norman. Ronald is dealing with
scraps, the ball is not coming through in quality. The difference
is that Newtonmore are finding their own men. They are passing
well. They are finding each other. Kingussie are not playing as a team.
It is now a matter of who can answer the next question. Kingussie
have to come up with something. Camanachd Cup is the most
prestigious of all the shinty trophies. Let us have a look at the
three cups from earlier in the season.
Kingussie made it clear they were always going for the three Cups
this year. Fraser Munro, after eight minutes, finishing off a good
move from midfield. He put them up. Martin Dallas came on as a
substitute and got on the end of this one, then celebrated in style.
At 28 minutes, 2-0 to Kingussie. A horrible deflection off the tier
defender and into the net. 2-1. Gary Innes finished off in style to
put them level at the interval. Then Kingussie got a grip of the
game. The cup was virtually on its way to Kingussie. Ronald Ross,
inevitably, the captain with the winning goal, the clincher. The
MacTavish Cup was on its way to Kingussie.
Kyles Athletic were always the favourites going into the glass
picks up -- the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup. They dominated the
game for most of it but it took them until the eighty-second minute
to get the second goal. Fraser produced a finish. Almost all of it,
then, but there was some consolation borrowing Cameron. --
almost all over. 2-1 Tip Kyles Athletic at Inveraray. -- to Kyles
Athletic at Inveraray. Kyles Athletic then had to Sept aside the
disappointment of going out of the Camanachd Cup. Newtonmore and drew
first blood. McKenzie last the ball home seven minutes before the
interval. It took Kyles Athletic a long time to get back in the game.
There were only three minutes left on the clock and it looked like a
lost cause. The captain had other ideas and Kyles Athletic were back
in the game. Roddy MacDonald out stripped Fraser Mackintosh and
lashed the ball home in the very last minute to give Kyles Athletic
the Cup. The MacAulay Cup went home It is 3-1 here at half-time. What
do they have to do? When they started playing around
ball they started to find holes in the defence. Newtonmore are playing
the better shinty and that is why they are in front.
Ronald Ross is obviously hugely important for tier, but defensively
who is winning the battle? Norman is winning the battle but that is
really because he is hoping to be released with the ball and that is
not happening at the moment. He is having to battle 50-50 with Norman.
Norman is experienced so Ronald is maybe needing a bit of help from
his team-mates to have more of a chance against him.
They are two guys who know each other really well and there is a
great deal of respect between them and no quarter given. Some full-
backs can play Docherty but Norman is not like that. He is a fair play
around a strong player. It is a strong battle. Ronald can always
take a chance. They will be looking to Ronald to nick one and get them
back into the game. We are ready for the second half.
The first half was absolutely brilliant. Enjoy this in the
company of our commentary team. This has been a pulsating Camanachd
Cup Final. Where does it go from here, Gary? It is hard to say,
really. If I am honest, I think it is going to Newtonmore. I cannot
see Kingussie coming back from that. I will hold due to that. It is
going to Newtonmore, says the great man.
Derek Cameron, a referee, is in the middle. He has got the second half
Newtonmore on their way to leading 3-1 at the interval. They are
setting their stall out straight away. They started the first half
the very strongly and you could see that was the plan again. That was
just a bit worried. -- worried. -- wide. No changes in the teams as
far as we are aware at half-time. Just a little bit of something
going on. We can have a look. I think Danny has still got the ball.
It is interesting to see Ali Macleod has not be the appeared
after his nose injury in the first half. It must have been more
serious than we first thought. is Fraser Mackintosh. Newtonmore
defending a goal to our right, the town end. The ice rink end for
those of you who know the area. The stand is very full. That man looks
puzzled and agitated. Looking at his bench as well he has not got a
lot of options. He is hoping what he has got on the field can do the
job. What he has got on the fence - - bench to is nothing to worry the
opposition. I think they have a very different field to the
McCollin Cup final. -- the McAulay Cup final. They are very different
teams. Two goals in the last three minutes for Kyles to the wind out
of Newtonmore's sales that the spectacularly. It looks like Martin
Dallas will come back on and play. No sympathy from the referee and
another clash in midfield. These are a key moments. This is a great
attack from Borthwick. They needed to get Ronald Ross away from
Campbell. They have done that. Ronald Ross has wandered away over
to the far side. He is being policed by Rory Kennedy beer. --
there. Are they not related? believe so. We are having a
substitution. Martin Dallas coming on for Greg MaCrae. Louis Munro is
being pulled back to midfield. Not a good clearance. And even poor the
effort to get the ball in. Here is MacArthur. That was a great ball.
Hutchison doing the tidying. He sends it up into the middle. It is
turn left to board we will stop -- to Borthwick. MacArthur takes a
good look, a second look in fact. He must be beginning to stake his
claim for a man of the match. Norman Campbell similarly has had
an outstanding game at the back for Newtonmore it. Danny Macrae. That
is an outstanding defending from Lee Bain. Absolutely, he never took
his eye off the ball. He will be disappointed with the second goal
today. Another brilliant Paul Ince for Danny Macrae. -- another
brilliant ball end. -- ball in. For me than mimicry is up there. Norman
Campbell and Lee Bain are also the three that I would consider. Here
is a chance for Newtonmore. Glen Mackintosh fighting hard for every
ball. There has not been a pass for a tackle not fiercely contested
today. Marred Dallas turns it back inside. Threads it through to
Borthwick who is away. Howls of derision from the Kingussie
supporters. Here is Glen Mackintosh raging from end to end. You just
cannot take your eye off it. Borthwick put his hand to that and
missed it completely. Penalty claim? It is outside the box
regardless. It is hard to tell. Rory Kennedy has done his job.
has got away with it. The referee and goal judge between them have
come up with an "he didn't touch it" decision. A-week trip to spec
sabres may be in the morning. -- a trip to spec Savers in the morning.
Norman Campbell the man of the moment. Here is Ross. A great save!
We will come back to that one. Ritchie has once again beaten
Ronald Ross. That was just in an instant. Ross was a way. This is
great play in the midfield. That is wonderful play from an row. Perhaps
he could be turning something in midfield here. Rory Fraser with all
the composure he will ever need. Why not the first times we have
seen Ronald Ross with a bit of space. You see him on the backhand,
he put it into the bottom left corner, it was a good save.
there a kick in the box? I think it would be very hard to lose a
penalty for that one. I think it would be worth looking at again if
it becomes contentious! That is a kick. I want to have a look at this
again because I think Richie might have pushed his book on this. What
do you think? The rule is that he has to have his foot firmly planted.
Looking at that it was not quite firmly planted but it was a good
save none the less. It counts as a save to the son of Tarzan, Michael
Ritchie, the son of David cars and Ritchie. Newtonmore are lining up a
sub. David Cheyne I believe has been in bed with the flu for the
last few days. He is extremely disappointed. He looks very tired
and pale, totally unlike himself. This is a big stage for this young
man to come up. Ackie Macrae. This is a different occasion and
different conditions, he lasted just a few minutes at the end of
the MacAulay Cup. Ackie Macrae has been brought on to inject a bit of
pace and life into the Newtonmore forward line. It is wonderful to
see so many people coming out to support the Camanachd Cup this year.
With it being life on the BBC now have a lot of players, in teams and
supporters like to stay at home and watch it. We know the British
forces television service is carrying the game as well. We have
a worldwide audience. The only platform we are concerned about is
this one. What park. The platform for shinty many would argue. What
park. Bught Park. It is great to see Louis Munro back in action. He
broke his collarbone and has been missing for a good couple of weeks.
In the MacTavish Cup final it was marked in Dallas who replaced him
on the day. He scored with almost his first touch of the day.
Physical play from Fraser Mackintosh. Here is Glen Mackintosh.
Great play. Garry Munro. It has never been anything other than
boiling. A pulsating match, a frenetic pace. It just does not
stop. It is 100 mph all the time. Lee Bain has just been warned the
IDF be that the sliding tackle is illegal in shinty. The score takes
a bit of explaining as well. It is 3-12 Newtonmore. You just have to
hang on. Ackie Macrae turns it back and lines that up, here he goes!
Two young, too early! I do not know. Thomas Borthwick at 16 years old
scored in the Camanachd Cup final. I do not think youth has anything
to do with it. That was a good defence. He did wait a little bit
too long to settle down. It was only his second touch of the ball.
You may be need a few minutes to settle in. Lee Bain sums it away.
Mackintosh. He is such a strong defensive player. You would expect
him to hit well on both sides. Ryan Borthwick into the heart of
the Newtonmore defence. That was a big dive. This is dangerous
territory. The referee is right on top of them. That was a good run by
Ryan Borthwick. Absolutely, right at the heart of the defence. He is
looking up all the time to see where he can put it. It is his last
touch that lets him down. One Celsius is in the box the
opportunity is gone. -- once he is in the box.
Biting the teddy bears is always a with Campbell all over him. Here is
another chance for Kingussie. As goal! It is Martin Dallas. He has
thrown Kingussie another lifeline. It is 3-2. What a strike for the
young man again. I have to say we have seen some superb finishing
there today. I thought the chance had gone. Either of them could have
hit it. Borthwick let it go. As we saw, the ball was bouncing as well.
Martin took his time and waited to steady the ball. It was interesting
that the defence stood back and waited. Derek Cameron, calling for
all the players to be five yards away when a free hit is taken. Here
he goes again, Dallas. This time he is closed down. What a lift that
has given to Kingussie. Absolutely. The youngster is running at the
defence and Newtonmore seem to be in disarray. That was bang on
target. It was just good defending that put it wide. Ryan Borthwick,
the defender's number three on his shirt. He has not done much wrong,
the keeper. He has conceded two goals. I think both keepers have
done very well today. I do not think they can be blamed for any of
the goals so far. I think Scott Chisholm is going to come on for
Newtonmore, but that remains to be seen. Here we go again. Macrae get
met one. That was a good turn and a good ball. -- he will get one.
Mackintosh has a free shot. Just over the top! Good advantage played
by the referee to allow him to take the shot. Gary Munro thought about
staying there in front of it and then thought better of it. You can
see Glenn catches the ground just underneath it. It is a good strike
and a good chance nonetheless. The Kingussie bench is calling for
more. Derek Cameron says no more. We have a substitution, a change in
midfield for Newtonmore. Scott Chisholm is coming on. Then we have
numbered eight, Paul MacArthur, going off. Robertson, sorry. It is
number six. Robinson has gone off. What great defending. The defence,
I have to say, on both sides, has been of the highest order. He is
injured. He seems to be limping. It seemed to be the challenge after
the shock that caught him. -- after the shot.
That is a good ball. It is into the dangerous area. It has been cleared.
The ball is in midfield. There is a buzz and the club are all around us.
-- a clamour. Kingussie are finding more of the ball and more of each
other now than they have throughout the match. There is space here.
Stevie MacDonald draws his club twice. A wicked bounce for
Borthwick to deal with. That was a foul. I think he was a little bit
late there. I think James Hutchison was swinging a little bit late.
have a free hit to Newtonmore. All the players must be five yards away.
Macrae is looking for a move. He wins a corner. I Somma Craig's
father calming his nerves at half- time. He is nowhere to be seen at
the moment. -- I saw Macrae's father. Since the BBC started
filming live games in 2003, we have seen a lot fewer people travelling
to games. As you can see, today it is just an outstanding crowd.
not finished by any manner of means. Newtonmore are leading. Wonderful
play from Louis Munro. Ronald Ross with a good shoulder charge this
time. He is taking Norman Campbell for a walk. Campbell is too good
for him. Munro over ran the ball. Sometimes the legs do get a little
heavy and tired. Here is a chance for Macrae.
A Kingussie player under Newtonmore player down in the box. This was a
brilliant ball through. The little man has not composed himself enough
to take the pass. Lee Bain went down with cramp off-camera. They
could be struggling a little bit on the heavy, soggy pitch. It has seen
a lot of rain in the last couple of days.
It is threatening to get out of hand. Norman MacArthur, the new two
more manager, is incensed on the touchline. The referee let himself
down a little there. He is trying to let the game go on but he is
doing nothing but inciting a riot. It is fuelling the players.
Newtonmore are incensed about this. That is why. You can see the
swinging. At best, we have to say that is dangerous. There is another
Kingussie player down. It seems to be a head injury. This is just
threatening at the moment to cut loose. This is my point. You have
to keep you ride on everything that is going on because all of that
pent-up energy has to go somewhere. Unfortunately, it looks like Louis
Munro's head got that. Just off the ball, No. 6, Fraser Munro went down.
It is a head injury. If you look at the players behind the ones who are
playing the ball, you just see a little bit of nonsense there. There
is a linesman there. There is a fourth official. There are any
number of officials with yellow bibs on. None of them saw that. We
do not want the match spoiled by unsavoury incidents. It has been a
classic so far, in my book. That is a wonderful tackle by Norman
Campbell. He has been immense. Outstanding again by Norman
Campbell there. He did the right thing - you let the ball might come
through. It is like a magician's were warned in his hand. -- wand.
He seemed to spend a lot of time waiting for it. It just seems he
did not come up for it. They are holding their heads.
chances are coming. Kingussie are opening up the Newtonmore defence
more and more. It is never finished until it is over. Kyles Athletic
proved that in the MacAulay Cup Final. We only have one goal of a
There is another tackle that has gone Newtonmore's way. Too much on
that one. What would you do if you were Norman MacArthur at this
stage? I would declare time! He still has some options on the bench.
I was surprised that the substitutions. For Kingussie, on
the other hand, Ross was the right move. Again, he does not seem to be
doing his thing. You can guarantee that he will at some point, that's
he he is aware he is in terms of the game's history. He has stuck at
it. He has held the defence together. That is the scene. That
is the kind of view you have got in the Kingussie defence of the hit in.
An overhead from Bury. Munro. -- overhead from Binnie. Lee Bain. It
takes a good player to do that. There is evidence of tiredness here
now, I can see it. There are players. If this game is going into
extra time they will be even more tired. I think this will suit
Kingussie better. The Kingussie manager is taking on water.
Borthwick heading towards the goal. He has put them under pressure. He
has won a goal. They are in a hurry. That means panic from Norman
Campbell. One thing Kingussie might want to try is having 2-2 up front.
Borthwick trying to find a chink in the armour. What a clean and. What
a clearance right up to the other end with Danny Macrae. Lee Bain has
not missed a tackle. MacArthur has gone down a few times. I wonder if
he is using studs or what he has got on. It does not seem to be
working for them. Ronald Ross! Ronald Ross has done it again! It
was only a matter of time before he got at least one goal. This is one
of his biggest matches in a decade. This was made out of nothing! But
actually from the penalty spot with a flick of the best. With a flick
of off arrests he sent his manager into the air. We have a tidy! 3-3.
-- a tie! This is extraordinary. The game has gone one way and then
the other. Here we have another substitution. This time it is Craig
Dawson coming on. Stevie Borthwick thinks this man can get a goal
because that is what he is there to do. That is what he can do. We do
not know who is going. We think it is number 12, Martin Dallas. I am
surprised to see that. Martin Dallas has made a huge difference
since he came on. He has taken his shirt off behind the goals and
turned it inside out, meanwhile, the game goes on. I am not really
sure what he is thinking there. He is sitting watching and he could go
on at any moment again. It is not clear what is happening, we will
get back to that. I thought the rule was you had to go off and on
at the centre line. We have set the rules are Saeed! -- a Saeed! --
aside! I was making the point that young Borthwick might call off
because of his presence and size at the minute. We will see. The crowd
is getting ever closer to the action. That is the scene. That is
the battle hour camera operator has to cope with at the moment.
Newtonmore it might be making another change. They are. Down
below us on our left. It is Steven Macdonald. Chain is coming back on.
-- Cheyne. Off the ball to our right something has happened. This
was from the hit out. It is from the goal Hett, yes. Norman Campbell
has caught it in the side of the head or the year. There is a goal
judge at the back of the Gaul who much -- must have seen what
happened. This is what happened. There is the hit out from Michael
Ritchie. He hit his own player on the back of the head. That is a
dangerous thing to do. Absolutely! I am not 100% sure that was five
yards away from the goal hit. one thing to be tangling with the
opposition but when you're on goalkeeper gives you one! Indeed!
What a wag he has taken. He is going to be sought tomorrow one way
or the other. -- whack, -- sore. Norman Ross has seen all of it and
a lot more besides in the last 25 years. If that man takes the Cup
back to Badenoch tonight there will be no happier man in the land.
Norman Campbell is an absolute warrior. He does it week in, week
out. I am running out of words to describe Norman Campbell's
performance today. It has been epic. He has still got a bit to do. You
cannot write off this Kingussie team. It is they are still to be
won. This wonderful Trophy. The Camanachd Cup which has been up for
grabs since 1996. TUC won et and it was not ready on the day. --
before. There are those who think if he picked it up today he would
call it quits. We will see. There we go again. Ackie Macrae. The ball
fired up. He is on it again, Ronald Ross. Dawson is the beat. -- Dawson
is free. There are five minutes of normal time left. We will have
extra time. There is the added spectre of extra-time and penalties
which is where we could be heading right at this minute. There is
often a last-minute winner to take it as these big games have proven
in recent years. Even if it is not going to penalties, it might take
extra time. I could be wrong, I have been known to be wrong. The
car there, been, a good defence. Back into midfield, here is Munro.
Fraser Mackintosh. The good old- fashioned cooking just about robs
them but not enough. MacArthur robs them with another one. My heart is
in my mind is here. You just could not call it now. Kingussie are on
top, they are dominant in this game. Newtonmore are fighting for
possession. I am looking fitter than you are at this stage! I might
disagree with that! It is going to be a long, hard five minutes. We
have less than that of the real time. There have been a lot of
blood injuries throughout the second half, possibly another five
minutes? We could be 10 minutes, half-an-hour, even more a way from
a resolution. They are all down to the box! Claims for a penalty!
Nothing doing. No flags. Every time the ball goes in the box they are
looking for a dive. He went down. He went down certainly. He was
running through, gets the ball, it is hard to see if it was his own
feet that brought him down. I am sure the referee got that one right.
As a forward you would claim it. Especially at this stage of the
game you would be shouting your head off, wanting it. He is still
smiling. He has almost lost ate a couple of times but he has held his
line. I think he has offended both teams equally which is no bad thing.
We think there will be three minutes of extra-time. Additional
time, I should save. Is there something still to turn this match
on its head? It needs the three blasts of the whistle at the moment
to stop this game! Lee Bain is trying to get up to clear and the
whistle has gone at this point, I should at! On into the box and out.
MacArthur fires it in. They are just gritting -- cutting loose now,
Newtonmore. Bodies in the way. They are desperately trying to create
space. Kingussie are all over the place. It is launched in again. It
is blue and white all the time. Here they go. It is a tidal wave at
the moment. Absolutely, yes. Going back to the that last onslaught of
shots will stop Glen Mackintosh's shot. Bean is exhausted. He has
feet. I do not know what the ball hit, but it robbed the chance. We
are past normal time. The ball seemed to catch a divot on the
ground. Here we go, a we are counting down.
We're in the first minute of additional time. There were we have
an hour extra if we cannot sorted out in the next three minutes. --
half-an-hour. Ronald Ross. history that man has created and
made himself over the years, you would not put it past them to hit a
winner at now. Martin Dallas is coming on and Lee Bain is going off.
I think that is a good move. Stevie Borthwick has asked him to walk off.
Again Craig dos and is trying to put Michael Ritchie under pressure
with the hit out. Norman Campbell standing well to the side. A
mistake by Ritchie. That could have been very costly for Newtonmore.
Macrae wins the ball. Up it goes, up and under. Danny Macrae with a
deflection. A corner to Newtonmore. It is the last minute. Here we go
again. There was no way through for banning the crater hit the target
there. -- for Danny Macrae. These boys will not be looking for two
extra time, that's for sure. -- 4-2 extra-time -- forward to extra time.
It is not over yet because Ronald Ross got a Kingussie back into the
game to make it 3-3. Was it ever going to be another man who was
going to bring them back in, though? It had to be the captain,
Ronald Ross. There were 79 minutes on the clock when he managed to
squeeze the ball home. This is new territory for a lot of these
players. What can you say to them? There is nothing you can save. They
know what is at stake here today. They know what they have fought for
50 minutes each way of extra time. We thought the first half was
exciting, but what about the second have? It has had everything -
strong tackles, fantastic shooting. Perhaps a little bit of overly
physical stuff. 3-1 at half-time to Newtonmore, but two great goals 4
Newtonmore, but two great goals 4 Kingussie. It was a fantastic goal
taken by Martin Dallas. Fraser Munro picked it up and put it back
in. Martin Dallas was on it, a bank, he gave Ritchie no chance. -- bang.
Ronald Ross, he pops up with the important goals when he has to.
can see the small swing that he takes here. He hit that maybe 20
metres. The keeper did not see it coming. He has an amazing ability
to generate speeds no matter how His power comes from his wrists.
Michael Ritchie has had a great game but he had no chance with that
goal. He did not see it coming. It was disappointing for Macrae,
He is on to it so now he has to decide and he puts it the wrong way.
He should have put it to the far post.
You mentioned some of the tasty sides to the game. It was always
going to be physical but was it too much? It has been to physical with
off-the-ball incidents. There was not an awful lot in this but it
just shows the competitor that -- the competitiveness. To take the
stick or the back of someone's head is not on. Considering the
intensity of the match, it has not been too bad. We have seen other
games where the behaviour has been much worse. There have been one or
two incidents where people have overstepped the mark, but it has
not developed into anything more than that.
controlling things. We have half an hour of extra time to try to get an
answer to this conundrum. Kingussie are hitting to the left. Newtonmore
are defending this ice rink end and attacking the town end. There is a
lot about the place now. -- a lull. The players have given it all, and
the substitutes as well. It can be quite daunting to face extra time
after 90 minutes. Derek Cameron has gone over.
Something was happening off the ball. He has taken umbrage at the
pressure he perceives he is being put under by the Kingussie bench.
Here is Kingussie again. They have put Ronald Ross closer to Craig
boss him. That was a clumsy challenge. It was indeed. It was a
little bit late by Scott Campbell. Fraser is down. I think he has a
little injury. I think he also needs attention for cramp in the
legs. At this point, the effect of any injury is multiplied.
Absolutely. The lactic acid is building in the legs. I will leave
the mysteries of lactic acid for another time! It is going to take
something like a snap shot or a mistake. It is as much in their
head now as anything else. thought of extra time for these
players will be a big thing. They will be upset to lose.
A career is looking for space. That was a great save from Andrew
Borthwick. -- Macrae is looking for space. Danny turned, or Rory got
the snap shot away. That was a good cup Final saved from the corner. --
save. That was a wonderful ball up the side. He was asking a bit much.
Iain Borthwick, sadly, did not make it for Kingussie. He has been
prowling on the touchline. Danny Macrae is all for one that again.
He fires it into the middle. -- is off for a walk. That man Campbell,
for me, has been man-of-the-match. MacArthur is tiding a little bit.
It is about every single pass now. -- is tiring. There is nothing they
can be. That is a wild swing from a grave. -- from Macrae. The hitting
is starting to deteriorate a little as well. Anything can happen.
we saw earlier when David Cheyne went to take a shot, for the
goalkeeper coming towards him it might be daunting.
The game is there to be won. It is more than happened in the MacAulay
Cup Final. It has been a physical and mental drain. That has been
given against Kingussie. Borthwick does not like it. Macrae keeps it
going. You may have heard the referee saying it was embarrassing,
that it was like little girls fighting. Gwen McIntosh, turns it
back in. A good tackle, to Paul Gow. He has a spring in his step and
enough power to get it to the other end of the field. This is dangerous.
There is a good example. He could see it coming but it started to
slowed-down and it nearly gave Ronald Ross the opportunity and the
- are on the attack again. He turns to Dawson. A great challenge from
Dawson. Under great challenge by Campell. He splinters Goss and's
stick. -- Dawson's stick. Hutchison is like a terrier. The ball is on
the line. He was taken by surprise. He followed it out. His feet were
too close to the ball when he realised it was not going to roll
out and he could not get a proper has got a smile on his face.
Borthwick gets it away. Here is a man who has stuck to the task.
Newtonmore get it across. Again eight intervention the air by a
number for a, Garry Munro. -- No. Four. That took a deflection.
looks like it came off James Hutchison. The referee and the goal
judge do not seem to agree with us here. The ball comes out and brakes,
it clearly goes off Hutchison and goes wide. I would not have thought
you needed a replay for that one, but do you go. Dallas is getting
stronger as the game goes on. Four goals in the Junior Cup final. He
has had one already to be here. There is frustration. Let me tell
you, nobody has left the building. If anything, I would see more
people have come down after seeing it has gone to extra time.
would be queuing up for shinty if it was like this every week. This
has been truly exceptional. No matter the outcome, they will be
talking about this for years. There is young Borthwick. He is just
retiring as he took his eye off it. He slid into the tackle. He seems
to have got into it again. team-mates are winding him up. We
know he is tired, he looks tired. Danny Macrae. I find that hard,
that is a hard one for me. It would be good to see the deeply of this
one, exactly what had happened. I do not see much wrong with that.
anything, I think Danny Macrae gave him a shove. I think he had one
hand on his stick and he gave him a shove on the back. Everybody has to
be five yards away. He cannot shoot. He did not shoot. He fires it in.
It is up in the air. Again it goes Newtonmore's way. Let me tell you.
The bench is absolutely raging. There is a former Newtonmore
captain. He knows what this is all about. Turn inside, fired across
the goal. A chance for MaCrae. For me that is a yellow card. Quite
clearly Akie MaCrae was on the point of shooting, the air. --
there. There was nothing else he could do, the referee had to blow
and give a foul. Across the base of the goal! Paul Gower gets it on.
That man again Akie MaCrae. Danny Macrae. Eating you see players pile
in. Virtually everybody now in the Kingussie half. Let us have a look
at this one. Rory Fraser catches them on the way through. The ball
is away. There is nothing wrong with that. No problem with that one.
All the penalty calls have been good decisions so far. Too much on
the ball from Paul Gower. He is still there though. Here is a Ryan
Borthwick, he has got time and he has got the energy. We are in the
final minute of extra time, of the first half of extra-time. Dawson.
And if memory serves me, wasn't it in extra time that Newtonmore
qualified? They have been here already and it took it out of them.
2-2 at full time against Inveraray and the one asset 5-2 in D end. --
They won et 5-2 in the end. corner. It is quite clear. It looks
like a mess. We are hearing that the referee is rising to the shouts
of the players rather than just letting it go on. It is half-time
in extra time in the Camanachd Cup final. We are looking for a quick
turnaround here. The referee will not let them go off. He needs them
to turn around quickly. Newtonmore three, Kingussie 3. After that 15
minutes, who do you think is looking the strongest? Kingussie
had some good brakes. They all were played the ball and Newtonmore
recovered. Newtonmore have looked stronger and more direct latterly.
At this stage, Newtonmore are probably slightly stronger purely
because they are playing much more direct. What this is probably going
to come down to his who has got the composer? What happened in the
actual match where when chances dropped to people and they were
composed they took them. Here the tensions are building. It is down
to the men with the composure to take the opportunity when things
come along. By guess when you are physically tired you start getting
mentally tired and it is difficult to hit the ball cleanly? They have
to push for the last 15 minutes to try to get this winner. There are
two changes for the final 15 minutes. John Mackenzie has come on
for Newtonmore in place of David Cheyne. For Kingussie Lee Bain has
come back on. He is on for a Craig Dawson. John Mackenzie has gone off.
He has moved forward for it Newtonmore away to our left. There
will be penalties if we cannot resolve this in 15 minutes. There
will be five apiece and so on until we get an answer. Let us hope we
get an answer before the penalties. A no one wants to see a Camanachd
Cup final go to penalties. A chance of the ball going through!
Desperation! They that was good strong solid play from John
Mackenzie. It is a great ball in. For whatever reason Andrew
Borthwick seems to miss it. ease are at the margins on which
championships are won and lost. At this stage, neither. He is a big
strong player and we know he has got a ferocious shot. Here we gawp.
-- You report. It is just getting ever so tetchy. -- here we go.
Still no yellow cards or a red cards which in itself is
extraordinary given the way this match has been played. Beautiful
play. Just into space. Looking for a gap. The car third, here he comes
again. Outstanding play from Louis Munro in midfield. Ross through to
Lee Bain. This is a foul to Kingussie. There could be an
advantage here. That was interesting. Quite often the
referee has let the game run. There seems to be a chance here.
situation is that Kingussie have at three Hett. Ronald Ross cannot
score from this but he can pass it. Get in! -- a free hit. That was the
most pugnacious attempt at goal. That was just inches over the top
of the crossbar. I don't think there is much Ritchie could have
done about that unless he got his stick to it. Norman Campbell
cleverly going to ground there, he knew Lee Bain would be all over him.
Both hands must be on his stick. has given away field position.
Again that his tiredness. Here is Mackenzie to the McVey, Ackie
Macrae. It took the Newtonmore players to close them down. He does
not even looked as if he has broken sweat yet. He is still striding
away there. He has been the heart and soul of the Kingussie midfield.
Here he is again. He last played in a Cup final in the MacTavish Cup
final. A foul in midfield. That is just piling the pressure on.
Kingussie have just piled everyone on from midfield. There are options.
That ball is flicked out to Ross. Defensive play from young Rory
Kennedy. We have not seen much of Kennedy, but he has done the
business. As we seek he is going to ground again. The referee has
picked up on that before. Lee Bain first. Just the keeper to beat. And
that is good goalkeeping. Norman Campbell ended up in the net for
his trouble. Ross tries to get it on the volley. Ronald Ross - he is
still there or thereabouts. We are less than ten minutes away from the
dreaded penalties. It is so bad in the commentary position that we are
standing up because we can barely cope. Lee Bain was a wave. Derek
Cameron could have let that goal, I think. -- let that go. He stuck his
stick out to try to nab him but he got the three Hett. -- free hit.
Cameron Binnie launches it. Muckraker turns it back. -- Macrae.
Legs and bodies now flying everywhere. This is punishing stuff.
Munro fires it up. It is anybody's game, anybody's ball. Lee Bain is
going to struggle to get there. Outstanding. The ball goes out.
Norman Campbell, still there. you can see the blood on his shirt. If
he does not get the Albert Smith Memorial Medal today, regardless of
what happens and the rest of the game, I will eat my tie. John
MacKenzie gets it in. John MacKenzie has a shot. That was
almost reminiscent of what happened in the MacAulay Cup Final. He has
won a corner. The ball came in again. He did not catch it as well
as he would like. A good spot by the match officials who saw the
deflection there. The old ones are the best. He is still there, giving
it the beans. You can feel that even the crowd is getting quite yet.
There are a lot of nerves. -- even the crowd is getting quite -- quiet.
Goal! It is Danny Macrae! He knew his hat-trick was coming. That
certainly looks like it might take the cup home to Newtonmore. The
crowd are going absolutely mental. It is and Danny Macrae hat-trick.
That may well have clinched the medal. He has managed to get it
past Andrew Borthwick for the third time today. Oh my goodness! Here is
another change. I MacLeod is coming back on. -- Ali Macleod. It is the
last throw of the dice. The last throw for Kingussie. Could this
will be the last throw-up of an extraordinary afternoon? Here we go
again. This is where they need the ball, Gary. Absolutely. The
substitute has instantly made an impact in his game. The fresh legs
bring a new lease of life. There are fewer than five minutes
left on the clock. Is the 25-year drought over? Kingussie, I think,
are making another change. Fraser Munro is coming back on. He has
just gone off and he is coming back on again. Martin Dallas is going
off. Here is Munro in the middle. Lee Bain goes for run. -- for a run.
He needed to keep that one in play. Going back to the man-of-the-match
thing, five minutes ago you were ready to start eating your tie if
it went two down in a crate. I will get some sauce ready for you!
absolutely mind-bending, this stuff. The referee is trying to calm
things down a little, trying to run the clock down.
This match is coming to a dramatic finale. There could be no more
dramatic finish, could there? We are two minutes away, two minutes
and counting. The tension is almost unbearable. Derek Cameron calls a
halt. They are eating into the clock. Danny shame comes back on.
This is all -- Cheyne. There are some very big smiles and
the blue jerseys. David Cheyne is back on. Here is a chance. Or the
bar. It was too high from Fraser Munro. He knows that could have
been the last chance. He does all he can do. He just does not manage
to keep it down. He will more that is probably his last opportunity to
bring Kingussie back into this match. The Newtonmore benches
amazing, amazing Final. understand that Norman Campbell is
man-of-the-match. It is not finished yet. You cannot argue with
that decision. Not at all. Norman Campbell has been outstanding for
the whole match. He has the full set of man-of-the-match medals. He
was three times man-of-the-match in the international bus-stop if he
gets there were no's Meadow I suppose that is the icing. Derek
Cameron is just about ready to blow the whistle. I think he has had
enough. Everybody thought that was it. There is the man-of-the-match.
The Albert Smith Memorial medal goes to Norman Campbell. There it
is! It is all one! -- all over! And the party can begin in one half of
Badenoch. These are the scenes at the Bught Park, where Newtonmore
have won the Camanachd Cup. The Final score is 43. -- 4-3.
Newtonmore have been a dominant force for so long. Give us a sense
of how important this is. Look at these guys - they are so happy.
You can see, from the emotion that is being shown, there is no doubt
about it, Newtonmore were pushed to the limit, but they came up with
the answer and they fully deserved the win. There was a suggestion in
the past that Newtonmore had run out of puff. Norman MacArthur said
Tim May today, you will never understand what it means if we win.
Danny Macrae will tell you what it means to him.
You are looking very happy but full Unbelievable. I cannot put it into
words. It was a hard-fought Final. The fact that it has been 25 years
for you guys, just as core three goals and to score the winner, give
me a sense of what it means to you. It was unbelievable. My heart was
going. It was unbelievable to look -- unbelievable to get the winning
goal. For the team and for the goal. For the team and for the
village it means so much. Here is your first goal. 13 seconds end.
hit it sweet, but it was good. is your second one. Again, well
taken. I took a deflection off of Rory and I caught it nice again.
Unbelievable. And right at the very end, of course, the end of extra-
time. I just saw it and hit it. When I saw it hitting the back of
the net I thought it was unbelievable.
We will let your head off to the presentation. Quite sensational.
There is Norman Campbell, the man- of-the-match. The performance
secret in was sensational. He had he had to contend with was a really
bad injury when he got hit by the ball. It did not put him off, he
kept going. He is a Newtonmore stole what. Stalwart.
The scenes of jubilation here are just incredible. This will mean
absolutely everything to the village of Newtonmore. Scott
Campbell there, just about to go up and pick up the cup. Absolutely
brilliant. They have done so well. It was a great team effort.
Absolutely. The Newtonmore manager is running with tears in his eyes
and a big smile on his face. As a manager, he has taken those young
boys through from start to finish. It is a big day for them. Fraser,
you also know what it is like to go up there and pick up the winner's
Meadow. It is so sweet for them today.
You have to remember that this is Kingussie and Newtonmore. There
will be millions glued to their TV sets tomorrow to watch Rangers and
Celtic. This is the same thing for the village.
There is Norman Lochaber. The captain of Newtonmore in 2011,
Scott Campbell, picking up the trophy. Look at the big smile, look
at the time coming out. He shakes are going to party tonight. But
they are going to have to get some energy back. Norman MacArthur has