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MacAulay Cup Final against Kyles Athletic and Newtonmore. Throughout
is on about 20 minutes time. Good afternoon and welcome from me from a
very sunny open. This trophy here is arguably the most stages an
important trophy in the shinty world. This afternoon, one of the
sides will go home with this, will it be
sides will go home with this, will Kyles Athletic Ord Newtonmore West
two heavyweights in the shinty world.
The MacAulay Cup 2013 is underway. Kyles is in all blue. There is
nobody at home. Danny McRae has made the breakthrough. Kyles have
scored. There is a red card for the Newtonmore captain! At the final
whistle, Kyles Athletic are of the MacAulay Cup winners! Victory for
Kyles a year ago, but Newtonmore would get their revenge in the
Camanachd Cup final. The rivalry in jurors between these two giants of
the game. Jamie Robinson, I'd have absolutely nothing! Glen Mackintosh
with their second goal! Danny McRae! It has been a good victory for
Newtonmore. This is the Camanachd Cup. We are looking forward to
another epic encounter. Two men that know all there is to know about
shinty in Scotland join me this afternoon. Jimmy Gow and Drew
MacNeil. Jimmy, we saw the great footage of
these two sides going head-to-head last season. It is not always these
two teams, is it! How big a rivalry is between these teams question mark
they are at the top two teams in shinty. The rivalry is huge. We were
here last year and it was a very feisty encounter, disallowed goals,
sending off, it is whetting the appetite, isn't it question mark I
would imagine it will be lots of controversy again. This picture
always produces goals. The last number of final let's have a look at
the journey of Kyles Athletic this year.
In round two, they met Glasgow Mid Argyll. Roddy McDonald got to that
time. In the semifinal, just the one goal from Ruddiman Donald, but still
at 3-0 victory away from home against Oban Camanachd. As short
time ago the Kyles Athletic team arrived in their natty yellow
minibus. Looking in fine fettle, it has to be said. This is their last
chance of winning major silverware this season.
Just a short time ago I spoke to the comanager. The camp is relaxed.
Separation is something I find quite important. If they are relaxed in
the bus on the way up, that is usually a good sign. Quietly
confident. We have been playing well recently. We are the underdogs as
usual. I think we have a chance today. Mossfield Park suits us well.
We are two teams that are getting to the national finals quite regularly.
That bill is a spirit into it, that you want to perform on the big
stage. You want to walk away as winners, not the losing team. We
will be very determined today. I have scored a few goals in this
competition this year. I am looking forward to yet. It suits me well. I
have a good record here and have had some good times here. I am looking
forward to it. They moved the ball well in the forward line. They will
play well on this park. We enjoy playing here, it suits our style of
shinty. Conditions are great. Should be a good game. I embarrassed Roddy
McDonald as the star man of Kyles Athletic, he was embarrassed, but he
is the star man, isn't he question mark yes, he is a huge part of it.
When he clicks, Kyles clicks. Most things go through him. He scored two
goals here last year. What are his major strengths question mark not
many weaknesses, that is the thing about him. I like to see him running
from deep. That is a great dispatched there. He
was just too quick for him there. He has really good balance of either
side. That for such such a tall man. He is very, very brave. Jimmy, do
you like to watch him question mark yes, without a doubt. When he is on
form, Kyles is on form. He is not just a foreword, you could have him
in the middle of the park or as a defender. It is such a
community-based thing, the world of shinty. Families tend to
generations. His dad, Kenny, still playing in goal. There he is,
forming up today. He had a cigarette in his mouth earlier today! Kenny is
a legend in the game. He is still going well at his age. It must be
fantastic for him playing alongside his son. In terms of this pitch in
open at Mossfield Park, will display into Kyles's can't question mark I
think it will. It is a fast park. It is a big surface. I hope that Kyles
will play their expansive game. It takes two teams to tango. Newtonmore
are one of the most successful sides in shinty. Let's look at have their
roots to the final. It started with a big victory over Kilmallie. In
round two, it was a resurgent king disease -- Kingussie side. Then,
Lovat, Newtonmore saw them off as well. Newtonmore arrived in a
gigantic coach. It is a massive day that these players. They come expect
and hopeful to redress the issues that they had last year at the hands
of Kyles. Danny McRae scored last year and had a goal disallowed. I
spoke to their management earlier. Last season was last season. We were
unfortunate, beaten on the day. This year it is a whole new game. That is
at work as a motivation tool in terms of the players question mark
every final you get to, you are not looking for motivation, they should
be motivated. We will be up for the fight today, I'm sure. This year is
a different final. We need to forget about last year and get on with it.
Hopefully we will get the Vic tree this year. One or two guys are
struggling today. We have had a terrible year with injuries, but we
have got what we have got. Whoever gets on the part today, they will
give 100%. We thought we had a good goal last year, but the referee saw
that in a different light and you just have to take that decision. It
is a big part, it sits Kyles, we heard that last year but our park is
a big park and we play on that every week. We will go the whole 90
minutes, but is for sure. Two goals last year, same again today from new
question mark I hope so, if not more! Let's hope we get another
classic final. I great atmosphere here at Park in Oban. People of all
generations getting involved and enjoying the summer sunshine, even
the West Highland terrier is. Let's hope we have an enjoyable final.
Last year was a classic. It was a great game to be at. Plenty of
controversy, disallowed goals. I think that still annoys Newtonmore,
doesn't that question mark they have forgotten about it, that is for
sure. This one here,, John the scores at the back post. It was
obstruction. Yes, it was. The referee there is the fourth official
today. What was your feeling about it question mark yes, I think you
did file him. -- he did file macro him.
I am pretty sure here that the referee thought he kicked the ball.
For me, I think there was nothing wrong with that one. It is
unfortunate. Does it give them extra incentive today question mark it has
to, doesn't it question mark well, I think they have used it already,
they turned round and beats them in the Scottish. I played at full
centre throughout my life. When the ball is in the egg you have to swing
at the ball. Only Jimmy will know he was gone for the ball or not. That
looks vicious from that point of view. You were saying there was
nothing in that. David Zavaroni had just scored there. David is playing
against Jamie. That is Jamie just trying to say to David, I am still
here. I thought it was OK. Was he having a swing at the referee as
well question mark I think the referee might have thought so! Halle
bigger player is Danny McRae question mark he always seems to be
amongst the goals. He never seems to be fully fit. He is big for
Newtonmore. Danny never seems to be fully fit. Danny McRae is a great
player. He plays roundabout the penalty area all the time. Give him
a chance at all and he will bury it is, without a doubt. He scored in
the Camanachd Cup Cup Final as well. What is your prediction for the
match today. There is so much at stake here, so many subplots. I
think I will go for Newtonmore. I think they are due to win this. On
form, you would say Kyles of the team on form. Very intriguing
contest. Newtonmore are out for revenge. It is due prediction
question mark I was convinced last year that Newtonmore were going to
win it and I was wrong. I think Kyles are more mobile, very mobile
across the middle. I think it will be one across the middle today.
Gentlemen, let's enjoy this afternoon. The match is just about
to get underway. Piper, a former world champion, is going to lead at
the sides this afternoon here at Mossfield Park.
world champion, is going to lead at the sides this afternoon here --
lead-out Drew MacNeil is the co-commentator
today, but your commentator is the voice of shinty himself, Hugh Dan
MacLennan. Hugh Dan MacLennan: a Paterson
setting here today. -- a magnificent setting here today. Both teams are
in blue and white, it has to be said. It is a great setting. The
golf club at the far end of the field. There are a few more
attractive settings in shinty. There is one of ours, the new president of
the Federation. Douglas Cooper, from the sponsors.
There is the captain of Newtonmore, Scott Chisholm. There are the match
officials. Here is the Kyles team. Thomas White is the captain today.
Some of a famous father. -- some of a famous father.
Let's have a look at the Kyles team. It has strength in depth. A
full strength team. Kenny McDonald is in goal, with his son upfront.
The captain at number ten. Newtonmore, they are just as strong.
All the questions about the rest are being put aside. -- about fitness.
Robinson, controversially red carded last year, is back in the centre.
Russell is an emerging talent. Captain Scott Chisholm at number
eight. The substitutes, well, maybe Kyles has the stronger bench.
Cameron is the referee. His second final in four years. Drew MacNeil
knows the man who scored the fastest goal ever in a Camanachd Cup final.
That was about all he did that day! He would say that himself. A huge
field here at Mossfield Park. Michael Russell is heading towards
the left-hand goal. Newtonmore will be defending the town end. Getting
towards the golf course. Kenny McDonald is in his customary
position to our right. Kyles are in blue and white, with the blue and
white hoops being Newtonmore. Derek Cameron is just confirming with his
other officials that he can set the 2004 team MacAulay Cup into action.
Action there will be. First shot on the Michael Ritchie.
We did earlier preferred a lot to the fact that Grant was coming back.
That was an impressive start from grants. He was a brilliant player
until he got his problems with his knee. It will take a bit of pressure
off Rodime at Donald. -- Roddy McDonald.
Kyles already, this fast, expansive game we were talking about. The
grass has been freshly cut, just yesterday. It is a sublime playing
surface. The weather just as beautiful. Michael Ritchie took that
one out of the air beautifully. Big tackled there. -- tackle there.
There is a broken spec already. It is a good tackle. Michael Ritchie
had a brilliant game last week against Lovat. Good tackle there in
front of the goal by Cameron Binnie. Good hit by McCarter. That is what
you want your hats to do. -- have you back --
This is the first chance for Danny McRae. Calum Miller has been six
weeks out. If there is a surprise, in the Kyles team, maybe that is it,
that he has come back after such a long absence. Kenny McDonald has the
sun in his eyes. If you were playing in midfield, QB trying to drop the
ball just in front of the goalkeeper. Yes, I would, just to
see if the sun would cause a problem. The redoubtable Kenny
McDonald. He didn't get too much on that one.
His half backs have got him out of jail.
This is another ball the Kenny McDonald will have to be very
careful with. Calum Miller has done the business.
This is Calum Stewart, a late change to the Newtonmore team. What do you
make of that question mark I think they have a problem with Fraser
MacIntosh. Calum Stewart has great pace. I like him as a player. It
will be interesting to see how he gets on. Two of Newtonmore's Young
guns, Calum Stewart... He is the only player in the field with a
helmet today. He has made his mark in the Sutherland Cup Final already.
He knows his way to goal. Perhaps an injury there. Rolling substitutes,
of course. There is a tactical value in that as well. Good ball across
the goal. Just an indication of the warmth.
The players will be taking on water as the game goes on. Russell. What
do you make of the rolling substitutes question mark do you
think the manager Jimmy making enough you so that question mark I
don't. I think it is a great idea. I wish they had them in my day. Bit
of a sandwich there. A couple of tasty swings, if I can put it that
way. Another broken spec. Roberto Zavaroni this time. No prisoners.
No, just as we expected. Kyles are drifting back. This is
their replying coming back to midfield. There is a breeze. Visit
significant question mark no, I just think that was badly hit. David
Zavaroni tried to go up the middle, instead of out wide. Their passing
has just gone of a little bit, but that will come back. That is one of
the iconic images of shinty, the flag on the Hill at Mossfield Park.
Always well populated. Kenny McDonald twice has misfired on his
hit out. It is not quite coming off Kyles in
the forward at the moment. No, it is not. Danny McRae comes well out of
his comfort zone here. Not quite nosebleed territory. Good ball
inside by Glen MacIntosh. Again, Kenny Donald deals with it. This
time off his feet. That plan being to try to make the goalkeeper played
the ball, hoping for a bounced towards the onrushing forwards. That
is a bad call. Kyles are drifting backwards at the
moment. They look as if they are playing very deep. Isn't that a
magnificent scene question mark I imagine there is not just food on
that hill! That is a good turn and a good
clearance. Kyles had men free. Ritchie got it
away. goal that he normally would be. Is
that a tactic? The referee has taken the view that
it was six of one and half a dozen of the other.
Nobody is stringing the passes together.
It is all about dominating the space.
The players are allowed one go at the hit in. Technically he could
have been booked for that. Just a feeling that it is more
left-to-right at the moment. 30 yards with nobody in the middle of
the park. A huge gap. Kyles are looking to get the forwards in. A
good ball in from MacIntosh. MacRae had Miller on his back.
Irvine, again it is caught. Newtonmore's midfield winning every
ball at the moment. Irvine was too clever, with a lovely little touch.
A deft touch through to MacRae! It's Danny MacRae with the first strike
for Newtonmore, and that has been coming. A good linkup, Calum Stewart
will be delighted. Well inside the D. Picked his spot.
will be delighted. Well inside the D. Picked Difficult for the
goalkeeper. A spin on the It just took a bounce
in the wrong place. 1-0, Newtonmore. An important early
strike after 16 minutes from Danny MacRae. Just a hint that Newtonmore
were beginning to win the match in midfield. Gradually easing up the
pressure. How important is the first goal in a final? It's difficult
because Kyles are 18 like a pop that boils over. If they get momentum,
they will boil over. -- a team that is like a pot that boils over.
Important for Newtonmore to get the first one, I think. It's about
keeping their nerve. They will certainly be aware of the
possibility. That was a pure hit. Irvine, well policed by the
Newtonmore defence at the moment. They are well aware of the potential
threat. Just a slight scuffing. A good turn, but Miller read it
beautifully. MacArthur. The heavier of the two
centrelines, Newtonmore, and that will count as the game goes on.
A wonderful atmosphere around the pitch. On the Hill. In good order.
That's better from Kyles, looking for Roddy MacDonald, who has been
peripheral at this stage. Lost his stick. Frustration. He's getting
wound up. I thought the ref could have let him play the ball. He blew
for Roddy's safety, but I don't think he was in danger there. A
tactical decision for Kyles to make, do they leave Roddy upfront?
Danny MacRae, driving into the heart of the Kyles defence. Stewart turns.
Kenny McDonald saves. It almost happened in slow motion. It looked
as if it would bounce over his stick. Just managed to stretch
across to it. Just didn't get hold of it. That's a good save. He just
made it, that was a tricky save. A lot is made of his age, but he got
up quickly. A good stretch from the keeper. Both keepers have played
their part. MacRae's backhand. Some of the Kyles hitting is not as crisp
as you would want to see. Grant Irving, at pace he can take them on.
He decided to send it in. Norman Campbell, meat and drink to him.
Danny MacRae unleashes another one. It's end to end. The pace of the
game, increasing. It shows us what they can do. Disappointed in
Kyles's midfield. They have to get into position. Paul delivers a good
ball, and that is a cracker of a shot from Danny MacRae. Kyles, on
the left. Most of the attack is coming up their left-hand side.
Zavaroni, looking for his brother. A mistake, to Roddy MacDonald. This
time Steven MacDonald gets the better of him. Again Kyles send it
in, but MacDonald steps in. Look at that strike, exactly what you want.
That is a never ball in shinty, the pass inside like that.
Binnie, good defence from him but he's lost it eventually. Roddy
MacDonald lets it go. Not quite fast enough to Irvine. Who else, Paul
MacArthur. Ball of a sudden, every ball is
landing at a food shirt. Danny MacRae, a nice move. -- hooped.
Glen MacIntosh unleashes another one. Purely on percentage, if you
have ten shots, some of them are going to go in and that's what is
happening now. Michael Ritchie has had three or four saves at the other
end. Newtonmore looked like they are going to get the next goal. Another
bad mis-hit from Kenny, that's four now.
Not quite sure why that should be happening. Jonathan Sutherland is
talking to the Newtonmore manager. You must be delighted with the early
goal from Danny MacRae. Yes, I am. They started quick and we have come
back into it, with four very good chances, Danny Cook is goal well, we
should have had another one, but yes, delighted. -- Danny took his
goal. Is this how used land the start? They have not pressed on and
we seem to be winning the midfield battle. Well, he does excitement
terribly well(!) But there can be nobody more committed in a blue and
white shirt. He has taken off down the touchline, I don't know what
Jonathan said to him. Something he doesn't like in the forward line. He
is having a word with Callum, I think. Kenny McDonald, I am not sure
why that should be. It's not like him, he is normally a very
consistent hitter. We need Kyles to pull something out. So frustrating,
Zavaroni passed the ball and Kerr was standing beside him, didn't give
it to him. They are winning the possession competition, so... The
full-back is going to take the hit out this time. You don't normally
see that. I remember in the old days it was the thing for a full-back to
take it. The full-back has enough to do without taking the hit outs.
Here it comes again. Plenty of space. Great stop, Kenny McDonald.
He makes it look so easy. That's just a case of flicking it away. I
was watching him in the warm-up and he was doing exactly the same, so
relaxed. It's the last second, he seems to punch the ball. Lets it
come onto him, which is different from some keepers. Acres of space
from Michael Russell. He can score goals from midfield. If you were
driving the Kyles tactics, what would you want them to do to get
more of the ball? Stop playing square, go back to a diamond and
give Roddy more space, because he is not getting the ball in the middle
of the park. The square we will explain shortly... Just explain the
difference between the formations, Newtonmore from the North and Kyles
from the south. Two half forwards, whereas the other team are playing
with wide forwards. It's a diamond as opposed to a square? Yes. Got
you! Well taken in the defence but it
only goes a third of the way. This is the forward hitting the ball to
where it should be, but it has worked, because they have a
midfielder at pace... Just overstepped the ball. No chances
taken by Steven MacDonald. Maybe a bit overly safe with that one. Kerr
could have driven on, it was too far out. Could have taken another ten
yards. All of the Kyles forwards are back, could have done a 1-2.
A rare Kyles attack, it has to be said. Newtonmore, in trouble. Across
the goal. The angle was against him. Kyles, you could put a blanket over
the whole lot of them in there at the moment, which is not a good way
to attack. Newtonmore will defend this space, the close space. They
will dominate the tackle but they won't dominate the Opel areas.
Michael Russell has done brilliantly. -- the open areas.
Cameron Binnie, a particularly strong player as well. There's
always, it has to be said, some questions over Binnie's fitness, but
his shadow has diminished. From last year has well. Looking in good
shape. -- as well. Calum Miller goes to ground.
Technically shouldn't play the ball when he is on the ground. Steven
MacDonald, very clever. Again, Roddy MacDonald gives away a foul. That's
just conceding possession again. Roddy's complaining, but it is a
foul. Frustrated. Steve Lee reads the game really
well. Glen MacIntosh drifted out to the left-hand side. A spare man for
Newtonmore. MacRae, a little flick. I thought
the referee was going to stop that there. He allowed play to go on. It
was a dramatic dive. Derek won't give that. Cameron is just pointing
out to the players that he has referees as gold judges and nobody
raised a flag. -- goal judges. Beautiful switch of play. Ian
McDonald puts the ball out of play, on the half-hour mark. If you were
in Newtonmore's shoes, would you take the one goal is a decent return
for the pressure? No, you would want another before half-time, push on.
Grant Irvine is the only one who will cause them problems. MacRae can
hit on either side, which is the duty of the shinty stick, and also
his skill. -- the beauty. Plenty of time for Kyles to send
another one away, but it is too far. Campbell came out. Irvine, having to
do a lot of work to no effect. Calum Miller, Irvine again.
Nothing going much Roberto Zavaroni's way. His head has gone
down. The body language is not good. No, just previous to that, Roberto
did not even come across to help Duncan out. He has to beat Norman to
the ball. Donald Irvine has moved away to the right-hand defensive
position for Kyles. Danger for Kyles again, but Miller backtracking gets
a stick in. That looked like a corner to me, actually. Surprised
they are not claiming it. Menzies, having a good game, keeping
possession and carrying it. Much better from Kenny McDonald against
the wind, well over the centre circle.
Straight to Irvine. Cameron Binnie with a lovely touch.
Zavaroni just fired it in. Binnie with a bit of pace, but Roddy
MacDonald is that bit quicker. Irvine lashes out at it. Well, it
would have been good if it worked. It would have been!
Worth a dig, from there. Better play from Zavaroni. That is what they
want to do, get it out, get it across quickly.
Just beaten by the pace there. There's the legend that is John
Henderson. Famous shinty referee who was, as I understand it, refereeing
the referees last week in the veterans tournament. He managed to
send someone off. Embarrassing that a referee could get sent off,
ridiculous, and it wasn't me! Yes, you did hear that correctly, Mr
Henderson said another referee off. There you have it. Well done, John!
It was a good day at Newtonmore. There is the coolest man in the
park. Probably one of the fittest men as well. One of the fastest.
Irvine is not exactly a slouch. A great block by Cameron Binnie.
Again, Kyles seed possession. -- cede possession. Kyles wasted that.
Binnie has got some tidying to do. Just a nudge with the shoulder to
make sure. Underrated part of the Newtonmore defensive system, Cameron
Binnie. When he is on his game, as he is today.
Roddy MacDonald turned, it came back to Irvine. Possibly got in each
other's way. Roddy had the first chance, a bit of an air shot. That
is a bad miss from Roddy. To be fair to Norman, he has taken two out, so
fair play to Norman. A frustrated person at the moment, Roddy.
Newtonmore, reverting to the defender taking the hit outs. Steven
MacDonald. What a beautiful swing. A great turn. MacIntosh hasn't got the
ball under control, but turned away and fired on in. That's all of 40
yards. It wasn't far-away. The Newtonmore forwards are comfortable
in possession, happy to carry on. He will do that all day, give him a
chance and he will take a shot. The vital thing is they are still only
one up. That's right. He is heaving a bit. The half-time
tea is not far-away. Used to be run and raisins that they had at
half-time, Newtonmore. Way back in the day. -- rum and raisins.
Again, just the frustration, just rushing things. You can see from his
bench, they are becoming frustrated. Irvine took a bit of a risk but got
away with it. Zavaroni works a bit of magic,
looking for Roddy MacDonald. Just inches away from catching Roddy
MacDonald around his ankle. He has got such a long reach, he nearly got
that. He wasn't far-away from it. Kyles, cranking up the pressure.
Roddy MacDonald had a second chance. Was looking for help. Four men
around him. Kerr fired it back in. There was a shout for a kick.
The referee has dismissed the claim for a penalty. It has to be a proper
kick, not something that hits your food. That really frustrates me. --
frog prefixoot. There is no pattern to Kyles' play. Steven MacDonald has
been playing full-back a lot, so he is quite comfortable. Roddy needs to
relax. He has people around who will help him. His team has got at least
another 45 minutes, sudden death and all the rest of it, which could
happen. Roddy MacDonald again had a chance to pass to a colleague but
never took it. That hit Norman Campbell on the head
by accident. He is clutching his eye at the moment. Norman Campbell is in
trouble. I think it just hit his ear, he is fine, he has got big
ears! This is a chance for Newtonmore! Great stop! Calum
Stewart must've seen his name in the headlines there! That is to really
good chances he has had that he would normally score. Maybe the ball
just got the hang Tim Blair. Snatched at it. We have five minutes
left. Are you sure? He has gone five minutes early! The fourth official,
Colin McDonald, is advising the referee. The referee has agreed. I
have never seen this happen. Never on penny Saturday, to be honest. --
on any Saturday to be honest. Maybe he thought it was a water brick! --
water break. Give him his due, he is laughing himself. He is confident
character, it would be bothering him at all. He will probably play an
extra five minutes at the end to make! He was dead on the 40 minutes
to give him his due. Just five minute short! I think Kyles would've
been glad to go off, be honest. They are hanging on a bit.
Here come Newtonmore again. What with Kyles give for a goal? What
would Newtonmore give for another one? I am very sure that the 2-goal
margin would be much better for them. And they are J as well. -- due
it as well. That just about sums up their afternoon for me. It is simply
not good enough. Newtonmore are still laughing about the referee, I
think. That is the area of concern for
Kyles, the midfield, for me. Calum Stewart coming off his man. A corner
to Newtonmore. This will probably be their last chance before the break.
Coming into the final minutes. I think there will be an almighty
cheer when the referee blows for half-time! An ironic cheer!
The referee not impressed by the call for a kick.
Another corner. Three corners in quick succession. If they are quick
they will get it taken. They are piling people forward. Kyles have
four people in the Newtonmore half. Kenny McDonald concedes another
corner. It goes on. We are now into overtime. McCarter with the last
acts of the first-half. Calum Miller took that on the chin. Another
corner! Kyles are just hanging on. Bayard
desperate to get into the changing room. -- they are desperate to get
into the changing room. There we have it. The referee
decides for the second time that the first is finished. Danny McRae, he
is the difference between the two teams. Newtonmore will not be happy
to have gone in with just a single goal. Kyles will know they have not
played well, but they will still have a big say in the outcome of
this MacAulay Cup Final. It is half-time, we think! I am
joined by a 27 manager. Will Newtonmore be unhappy that they are
only one goal up. They will be delighted to have got the goal, but
they would have wanted more. How impressed have you been with
Newtonmore? They have been very good. They are a better team by a
mile. Danny McRae has been very important for them.
Danny has not wasted a ball all day. He has been excellent. The wind will
make a bit of a difference. What effect will the conditions have? I
think they will help -- I think the wind will have Kyles in the second
half. Let's have a look at Danny McRae's strike. The boy Calum
Stewart did really well there. Danny turned beautifully. Was Kenny Mick
Donald culpable? Not at all. It was wide of him. He couldn't have got to
it. We profiled Kenny McDonald at the start of the match. 50-something
years old. In terms of the rest of the first-half, he put in some great
stops. Kenny has been excellent. Let's have a look at some of them.
He has been very effect. That is not easy. The ball is coming in quite
hard. I don't want to be unkind about his age. Undoubtedly, your
reactions will start to fade if you are playing in your 50s. I think the
problem when you get older is more underground than in the air. Those
stops by him are keeping Kyles in it so far. Roddy McDonald has been the
star man for Kyles, but how have you gauged his performance? Kyles
started well, but since then Robbie has not have a lot of the ball.
Kyles are just not getting the ball up the park. Newtonmore seem to be
able to handle him. Stephen will wind him up and Roddy is very easy
to wind up, to be honest. Will the management be talking about the
temperament aspect? Frustration will creep up. I think Newtonmore will be
wise to that. One player I have been impressed with is Cameron Binnie.
Last year he was carrying a few extra pounds. What have you thought
of him? I have known Cameron all his life. A great young player. He was
carrying a bit of weight for a while but he lost all of that. He seems to
be able to read the game. He was always great at that. The way things
are going at the moment, how did you see the second half? Will Kyles get
back into the match? Can they produce something from nothing? At
the minute you would think it would have to be a game for Newtonmore.
Kyles will give an attack at some point. I think Newtonmore needed to
go 2-0 in Debbie safe. Kingussie will be in the final of the
Camanachd Cup this year. Four sides in the semifinals, obviously. The
final will be on the 13th September. A goal! Ryan Simpson! He sneaked
away from his man. A great finish by a Simpson on the backhand.
Ronald Ross! Inevitably! From long range. I think the keeper might have
been undecided. No, he was beaten by Pierce. That is a great goal by
Daniel Stewart! Craig Dawson beaten all ends up. That was a bad bounce.
Shakers of space here. What will he do? Goal! That is exactly what
Kingussie needed. He lined it up and past the goalkeeper. To happen to
happen to you at the interval. Great stop by Craig Dawson!
Sudden-death, it is Craig Dawson! He has won the match for Kingussie.
Danny Morrison! He just made himself some space. One chance, one hit,
1-0. Great goal by Fraser Heath! That was coming.
It is in again. David Smart! The corner did not seem to be that
difficult to deal with, but driven home. The keeper could not see that.
Glenurquhart are pressing. They have the wind, the advantage. This is
another good chance. Good stop by the keeper. Glenurquhart are still
pressing. James McPherson! I think that is it for Skye. It could be all
over. That is a great finish. Glenurquhart are heading for the
final once again. For the first time since 1988. The Camanachd Cup final
is our next shinty action. It is Kingussie against Glenurquhart. What
we saw at the ends of the first-half, have you seen anything
like that before with the referee blowing up early? No, never! He
obviously didn't set his clock rates! I am glad they didn't score
any goals in that extra five minutes, that could've been
controversial. How will the second half go? Kyles have got to come into
this game. Newtonmore has been the better team by a mile. Let's get
back to the action! Back to Hugh Dan MacLennan.
The referee will dine out in style on this one. He sets it off and
running again. Newtonmore are leading 1-0. Fraser MacIntosh has
been introduced for Newtonmore. We think Norman Campbell might be
carrying an injury. He was limping. Drew MacNeil, your view on the
changes? The Fraser MacIntosh coming in? Hopefully... Calum will be
disappointed. Fraser is very experienced. We expect Norman
Campbell might be hobbling a bit. He was, badly. If you are Kyles, you
would want to get the ball down his side and expose him. I don't know
who they have on the bench that they could bring on. It'll be interesting
to see how the game develops. It has got a bit more dull, Calder.
A little bit more of a breeze. -- this is a chance for Kyles to create
something. It did not quite threatened the keeper or give the
attack any chance either. I think Norman was quite clever. He commits
a nice little foul here. That is a massive hit against the wind. In the
end, Ian McDonald gets hold of it. He has a lot of strapping on his
leg. Newbridge once somebody just keep dropping the ball in front of
him, him turning. Kyles keep believing this huge gap in midfield
which is a curious way to play a final. Maybe there is some method to
the map us. This is Rodime at Donald. Just behind Roberto
Zavaroni. You do not want to be giving away fouls in this territory.
This could be the chance for Roddy McDonald to get a goal. It is in a
good area. They may or may not have rehearsed something here. They
wasted it, that is for sure. That is a good call! In towards
Roddy McDonald. JB Robinson with another hefty challenge. This was
the chance. Clever little pass. He overran that. The tackle was
crucial. Good play by Roberto Zavaroni.
Roddy McDonald just not able to grab it on his stick. Another stick has
gone. Plenty of firewood in Kyles tonight!
Donald Irvine is still waiting for a new stick. Three great little
chances by a Kyles there. Donald Irvine changing his stick.
That is the end of that one! Bad corner. That is another ?40 down the
drain. Of the bar! The referee says he did not get a stick to that. I
think it just landed on top of the bar. Kyles is back in the game. This
is as close as you can get. The keeper was beaten.
These are the margins that the side cup finals. -- adapt
these are the areas that temp one were not using earlier in the game.
All of a sudden, there Newtonmore event is looking a bit jittery. The
clearances are not as good. There is a little bit of six now from Kyles.
Do you think they got a rocket at half-time? Maybe. Kyles want to play
on the front foot. They like to play on the front foot.
Clever. Roddy McDonald just could not switch. Goal! That all came from
the use of the corner. Good goal. Clever, clever play. He was caught
in two minds here. They got a deflection. Duncan
Kennedy made the most of it. All of a sudden, Kyles are back in it. The
MacAulay Cup Final has a long, long way to go yet. 1-1. Newtonmore now
have to hit back. They knew that. There is nothing more dangerous than
at Kyles team with momentum. Jamie Robinson has gone down. He
looked a bit sluggish going into that tackle.
That is the tackle. Maybe add dead leg. He went down heavily. He is in
some distress. Jamie is not the type of player back goes down. -- that
goes down. I don't think he is going to last
very long, to be honest. They need somebody in full fitness
in the engine room. That is Scott Chisholm. They will put someone back
in full centre. It is a free hit. I doubt very much we will see Robinson
again. It is not the kind of injury that lets you carry on in a Cup
Final. It is funny, this second half is
almost a mirror image of the first-half.
Robinson will not be back on again, I think. This game has a long way to
go. We have not yet reached 60 minutes. They have one goal apiece.
In the first, the Newtonmore players were dominating their opponents, but
that has completely turned round. Some of the Newtonmore hitting is
just not as good, as crisp as they used earlier. On this surface, there
should be crisp editing. -- crisp hitting.
That is a great save by Kenny McDonald! He just waits for the ball
to come to him. It is the last push that is critical.
That was a chance for Fraser MacIntosh and he knows it. He should
have assumed the ball would come through to him, really. But, he
didn't. The chance was weighted. This is a better response by
Newtonmore. Roberto Zavaroni could have done
better. Roberto Zavaroni seems to be pushing forward far more. I think he
is better there. You can score goals, as well. Two years ago, it
was a final, it was a great game and I think Roberto Zavaroni won it for
them. He has the ability to win games from the middle of the park.
David Zavaroni has added a certain zip to the midfield.
game for his brother today. Irvine just being a bit ambitious in the
corner. James Perlich, the Kyles coach,
beginning to crank it up as we head... I don't think he shouted
once in the first half. Let's go to Jonathan Sutherland, who has Jimmy
Gow with him. Kyles, well and truly back into the match. The weather has
changed. The whole way of the game seems to have changed, why do you
think that has happened? As we said at half-time, it is a game of two
halves and there is a bit of wind. Why have Kyles changed their
attitude? Has the manager said something? The first half wasn't
good enough, Roddy MacDonald seems maybe a bit happier, not right now
but generally. Right is never very happy, but he is very alive. --
Roddy is never very happy, but he is very alive. That is one way of
looking at it. He also has his mother Morag standing on the
touchline, keeping a close eye on what is going on. He had better move
it. Just over the hour mark, Kyles 1-1 Newtonmore. Annie McRae on 16
minutes. Duncan Kerr responding for Kyles. Bash Mac Danny MacRae.
That is probably a decent reflection. Although Newtonmore had
bags of possession in the first half, but couldn't convert. Kenny
McDonald had to come off his line. The ball was hanging back, showing
the force of the wind. Kenny had to come a lot further than he wanted
to. He wanted to get it before it landed and cushion it down and
knocked it away. It looks easy when you do it like that, but it's not
easy. He is just so relaxed in there.
It can give the attacking player and advantage, depending on how good he
is at playing it in. It was April one. Zavaroni... That is an
interesting one, Norman Campbell is clutching his thigh. -- it was a
poor one. I don't think it was the tackle, I think it's the injury he
is carrying. One of the injuries. He stopped on his left knee, and that
is the one that is sore. It is scrapped anyway. He is definitely in
trouble, Norman Campbell. Norman Campbell does not do lying down. It
doesn't look good for him, you know. It would be easy for Norman to stay
behind Zavaroni but he keeps on getting there before him. Just
looking at PJ Macintosh's reaction, he is looking towards the bench
already, it looks as if Norman is coming off... What implications does
that have for the defence? Scott Campbell has played a lot this
season, he is an old head. I would imagine Scott Campbell would come
on, very much like-for-like. A great communicator, somebody who is
brilliant on the pitch. I withdraw every previous remark about Norman
Campbell's fallibility! An umbrella. And I do see some umbrellas, I see
spots of rain on the commentary box window. I am disappointed. But the
players might like it, it might cool things down a bit.
Zavaroni kills it, turns, a chance for Kyles but Binnie stepped in with
a beautiful challenge. It was just too high from Roddy MacDonald. A
good tackle by Steven MacDonald. That is the hardest ball in shinty,
Roddy pulled off at the back post and it was just too high. Roddy
MacDonald has gone down now. A bit of a knock as he went down, maybe
twisted something. They took the mouthguard out before
they did anything else, interesting. I can understand why. They won't
want to lose him for whatever reason. He's something of an icon.
Watching Roddy going off would be a huge lift for the opposition. I
don't see Roddy coming off. Doesn't look good but he might be able to
run it off. I think he would be fine, run in circles for a wee
while! Ever increasing circles. He's not going to go anywhere.
All sorts of stuff going on there just now, roly-poly 's.
Killed beautifully in midfield and dispatched. They are trying to
stretch Norman Campbell, I suspect, bringing him into play as much as
possible. The suspicion is he is just not going to last if they put
him under pressure. Still an awful lot of shinty to be
played in a match like this. We have seen these teams contest right down
to the very last seconds. Roberto is sticking to his task but I would be
inclined to change it and bring someone else on. Irvine, a good
stop. A big shout someone else on. Irvine, a good
might want to see that someone else on. Irvine, a good
how he got his foot to the ball. A big shout for a penalty. Neither
Cameron Norberg goal judge played attention to the claim. It was an
interesting stop. He stopped it with his instep. Never a penalty. What do
you think? It hit his instep, he was standing in the right place.
Difficult to see from that angle. At speed... It's what I said before, it
needs to be kicked. You need some movement of the fruit. When it's
planted in the ground, it's absolutely safe.
Danny MacRae. But a brilliant save, very fortunate it is still one -
one. This is a better angle. Quick feet, but good feet.
The pace in the legs of Irvine. He is sent flying by Cameron Binnie.
All of a sudden, the crowd are sensing that this is the kind of
turning point in the game, with 20 minutes to go, or thereabouts. A
shake of the head, Grant Irving, it's just not coming off for him.
This is a player who a year ago had a horrific injury to get over and he
has had to play himself back into the team. It's great to see him
back. Shaking his head there, but another defender had to come across
and stop him. A mistake by Binnie. Norman Campbell makes another
mistake. Steven MacDonald, as ever, tidies up. One of his great skills,
his reading of the game. Binnie was out muscled for once, Roddy
MacDonald had more time. Zavaroni was in. A good clearance by the
central defender, Ackie MacRae. He did really well.
That's the roly-poly I mentioned. For those of you of a vintage not
aware of what the roly-poly was... Binnie was closed down. Kyles'
forwards, working a bit harder. Thomas has not taken a step
backwards against Cameron. 20 minutes to go. Just a hint that
Newtonmore are feeling the pace. Kyles are stepping it up. An
instruction to the Newtonmore team to push forward, they are lying a
bit deep, as Kyles did in the first half. It's the same thing. Russell
has the whole of the middle to himself. A chance for Kyles, it took
a deflection. A good intervention from Steven MacDonald, because that
could have beaten Ritchie on the far post. A good effort. It was
Zavaroni. McLeod couldn't get it passed Norman
Campbell. They're working macro men spare, but
Ackie MacRae with another crucial intervention, taking it all the way.
-- there were Kyles men spare. That is a wasted ball. Just a
feeling that Kyles believe this is winnable. The two halfbacks, they
can come out on the ball all the time. They can always get back on
time. Kerr, pushing on upfront from midfield. He will keep doing that.
Robbie McLeod on the far side has a fantastic engine, the Kyles number
eight. Young Michael has done well against him. He is a really good
player. Russell has certainly acquitted himself well, one of
Newtonmore's emerging talents. That's not the first time I have
seen Binnie pushing someone over. He's going to have to listen to
Cameron... Not the first time, won't be the
last. When all is said and done! He had the final say.
Roddy MacDonald was fouled. Irvine is struggling. He has pulled
something. He has gone down. It looks like just cramp. This is a
player playing himself back in. He did the power worked in the first
half. What would a pitch like this take out of your legs? You know what
it's like to cover it. It's a good firm surface, better than most of
them. I think Grant did so much work in the first half. They don't want
him coming off, actually. Colin McDonald of Kyles is warming up
below us. He has a nose for a goal on the big occasion. Might be a
change they would want to make late on. They were all diving in. A
chance for Kyles. My goodness! Kerr will not want to see this one
again. Hangs at the back post. What a touch. Oh, my goodness. Drew, you
could have put that one in yourself. Oh, dear. You have to give him
credit, he gets in at the back post all the time. Great vision from
Roddy to see the gap. You referred to the reach earlier, he has an
enormous reach. They all dived in, they had to. He just saw his own
player... No question of offside. He didn't have much time to hit
that, he couldn't afford to let it go out of the box. He seemed to be
leaning back. The combination was all wrong.
Just under a quarter of an hour left of this gripping encounter. A lovely
touch from Irvine. Some great stick work on show today, although it has
been inconsistent. A high tackle from Binnie. Cameron let it go. He
saw the advantage to Kyles. The shot was just wide.
Cameron is insisting they both swung equally, so he has left it at that.
We have a Kyles substitution coming. They won't beat the hit out, that
would be taken first. That is a massive hit. The perfect place to
put it, but Danny MacRae was wondering. We will now get the
change. So we have Colin McDonald coming on, number 14. Roberto
Zavaroni, looking a wee bit perplexed that he is having to go
off. Quite odd. Sport is a bit about opinions, but they have put a
strongman against him and now a fast person. Staying away from his
physicality. I have seen Calum McConnell make some crucial
interventions on his day. He is a big strong lad. I will tell you in
20 minutes. A big shout for a penalty. Kenny McDonald, down at his
post. The coolest man in town stops this one. What do you think? Edge of
the box? Inside the box? Could have been a penalty. That's the second
time Kenny McDonald... The splits! He would be feeling that tomorrow
morning. Safely dispatched. The referee has a
referee as a goal judge, so he has a confident person to give the
decision. The challenge was clearly inside the box, well, inside the
circle. A good tackle. Kyles get the ball away. McLeod, all the way in
from left-wing centre to the opposite side of the field. The old
Fox, Norman. Roddy was away. A masterclass in defence from Norman
Campbell. He clearly isn't 100% fit, but still out thought the opposition
there. Newtonmore have a man down in
midfield, Scott Chisholm, the skipper. Binnie has now taken a
knock. It's at times like these that cup finals are won and lost. The
last few tackles, in my opinion Calum has given away three fouls.
Needs to settle down a bit. Roddy MacDonald made a nuisance of
himself. I think that was going wide. But Ritchie couldn't take any
chances. He has only conceded a corner, at the end of the day. Well
wide. Cameron is having a look at Binnie,
who has gone down in the middle of the field. He has taken a hefty one.
Might be the time for Scott Campbell to make an appearance now. They are
beginning to creep, aren't they? A few of them going down in the
Newtonmore defence. Ash max beginning to creak. With the rolling
subs, you are fortunate. Gives them the option. Scott Campbell is indeed
stripping off. Big strong player. Binnie has done so well. In the last
five minutes, he may be tired. You would want that at halfback. Could
help you out occasionally. And I for the ball. Absolutely! -- an eye for
the ball. I suspect Roddy MacDonald was taken
out by his own man. The chance was wasted again. I think Roddy
MacDonald took a sore one from his own forwards there. He is limping a
wee bit. He would be disappointed. I don't know who Newtonmore are going
to... He did take a sore one. You don't want to be taking them from
your own men. End to end now. Both teams, I am certain, will want to
avoid the prospect of extra time, never mind anything beyond that.
It's going to be for brave men to decide the outcome of this, in less
than ten minutes. If Cameron does what he did at the end of the first
half, it could be less than five minutes! If you were not with us,
our referee decided the game was finished at 40 minutes. Fraser
MacIntosh, it took a hefty deflection. One thing I would say
about the Newtonmore forward line, they have guys who can score for
fun. They are confident around each other as well. Laying the ball off
to each other. They will hold of opponents and let other people
shoot. Creating space for others. Out to the touchline. Newtonmore
have it again. A poor effort. You would want that
going into the penalty area. Oh, dear. Cameron Binnie, this time,
I suspect... He could be in trouble with the referee. What do you make
of this? I am only going to speak to you once. There is an issue there
for me that the number ten didn't make any effort to block it. Self
defence and intimidation... Thomas is not defending himself, Cameron is
trying to intimidate him. For me, that is not a foul. Had he put his
stick in... He didn't know where the ball is. Thomas did well to stand up
to that. Layers are always taught never to turn their back on the
ball. -- players. OK, we are down to five minutes of
regular time. The options are half an hour of extra time followed by
penalties followed by sudden death. Which we had in the Camanachd Cup
semifinal. Nobody wants that. A good round of applause for the injured
party. Irvine sends one in. How often have we seen Kyles snatch
something at the very end, in the last five minutes? This is when they
are there mostly -- their most lethal. The history of Kyles and cup
finals. Newtonmore need a couple of players
to step up to the plate to see them through this. To get the ball to one
of the MacIntoshes, perhaps. Danny MacRae has had a frustrating
second half. He has not had the ball at all. It needs to be more central
because he is not going to go down the channels for it. That is beyond
the circle again. Danny MacRae turned it inside to
Fraser MacIntosh. love Ob a n on a day like this. A
great setting. I always enjoy coming down here. You tend to get really
good games. The shot was wasted. I expected a high-scoring game. Early
on, we had an exhibition... Who would you make as man of the match
at the moment? Nobody has really shone, for me. I like the way Irvine
has played. His first half was excellent, second-half a bit quiet.
If he was to get a goal, do something more...
Kenny McDonald and Ritchie, I am sure, will be pushing for the man of
the match. Crucial interventions in the first half.
Kenny McDonald, philosophical as ever.
Glen MacIntosh with the touch and Kenny McDonald... Maybe that has
clinched it for him. A great save. That is his wife, Morag. Approving.
The good stop. Maybe just going past. No, I think it's on target. He
would normally deal with that himself, but that is just Kenny. I
thought that was just one for the cameras, but fair play, it might
have sneaked in. An important touch from Ian McDonald. Well, you would
want to be near to the goal with only a few minutes remaining. This
second-half has flown in. Much better than the first-half. Danny
MacRae with the chance for Newtonmore. MacDonald had to give
the foul away. It is a brave tackle. Is this too close to the goal to
create something? No, I don't think so. McIntosh has it. Big shout for
offside. 30 seconds left. It will not be
sorted, will it? I don't think so. We might have a bit of injury time.
We could get four minutes of extra time.
Ackie MacRae has had a great second half.
Thomas Whyte needs to come off. He is just at pedestrian at the moment.
So, 1-1 in the MacAulay Cup Final. At the very worst, he would want the
goalkeeper to need to make a save. We'll Kyles Ruth a fantastic chance
that they had? Here is Glen MacIntosh. The last chance for
Kyles, perhaps. The ball is with Newtonmore. This could be the last
action of regulation time. Then, 30 minutes of end-to-end stuff. Then,
five penalties each. I remember 17 penalties in extra time. Yes! It was
a lot. That was Oban Camanachd against Fort William. I scored the
winning penalty. It was our first national title. That was nowhere
near it. Again, just allowed the goalkeeper to make the mistake. They
will play this one as far as they can up the field. The referee still
letting play go on. Well into three minutes. Great tackle by Ian
McDonald. Great save great save by Kenny
McDonald. He is my man of match. I think the older you get, the slower
your feet get, that he has been fantastic today. Kyles needs to get
this away. Can Whyte beat the defender? He just took too long.
Ackie MacRae also took too long there.
Good defending. The foul. That has been a good matchup. He knew he was
away, though. Is Deke Cameron playing the next
called the winner? That is a foul. That is a silly foul to give away.
Cameron Binnie king sent back. He will head this as far as he can.
Didn't make a good contact on that. Great intervention by Ian McDonald.
Fraser MacIntosh was free behind him. Roddy McDonald is a bit off the
pace. Whyte should be picking that up but he is just not moving well.
Ian McDonald has made a couple of really big interventions in the last
couple of minutes. I was disappointed with him in the
first-half. He is a top quality player. He has everything. He has
been a Man of the Match in an international. I seem to remember
presenting him with a medal. Roddy McDonald, do you have what it
takes? Six minutes of extra time have been played.
Roddy McDonald is looking for a substitution.
Deke Cameron has decided that enough is enough. We have extra time at the
MacAulay Cup Final. I can see a flurry of changes here.
A number 19 for Kyles is coming on. Sandy Mackenzie, I think. Grant
Irvine has cramp. I think Thomas Whyte will come off. They have a
player called Leighton read, he is very good.
So, there is discord, 1-1. Let's join Jonathan.
This is a hugely intriguing match. The first-half was all about
Newtonmore, the second half was all about Kyles. The goal for Dunky Kerr
really brought them back into the match. And they deserved that goal.
In the second half, Kyles has been the better team, no doubt about it.
It was so quick. It was in the net almost before where'd you saw where
the ball was. He lost Cameron Binnie and it was just in the back of the
net. At that point, Kyles had awoken. The game looked like it was
going to completely and utterly change. You could see the passion
there from Kyles Athletic. Dunky Kerr had the chance to win this
match and he fluffed it. He had a glorious chance, probably easier
than the goal he got. A glorious chance. He would have put your house
on him scoring that. You could see the anguish. He knows that was the
chance to win the MacAulay Cup. He is brilliant. Brilliant at coming
onto balls like that. There is Kenny McDonald. That is how he usually is,
is he just trying to calm his nerves? Yes, just a cigarette to
calm him down. He is Hugh Dan MacLennan's Man of the Match. I
would agree with that. He is in his 50s. Some of these saves, he has had
to react so quickly. With his feet here. It happens in a flash. To
create the stops at the post. That is really difficult. At half-time,
we did not expect much from Kyles Athletic. What can we possibly
expect at extra time? I am not sure where we go. Newtonmore have had a
few injuries. Some incredible recoveries. Norman Campbell, it
looked like his match was over. He has played a hugely important part
in this match. When Norman went down at that injury I did not think he
would go off, he would play with a broken leg. In terms of how this
will finish, I am going to put you on the spot. I am going to stick
with my initial choice, Newtonmore. It is promising to be a hugely
interesting period of extra time. We have 30 minutes minimum of extra
time. Deke Cameron is referee. Newtonmore is in the hoops.
We are here because there was an absolutely fantastic chance missed
for Kyles. Yes, unfortunately, Dunky Kerr just smashed it wide.
Calum Stewart is on for a Newtonmore. Thomas Whyte has gone
off. It looks like Robinson is back on, as well. Sandy McKenzie is the
substitute for Kyles. Evan Menzies has gone off for
Newtonmore. I'm surprised Paul MacArthur has gone off. I didn't
think he was slowing down. I would have put money on Paul MacArthur
myself. I think he would want to take a penalty as well, if it goes
to that stage. I am surprised that Evan Menzies went off, as well. You
need the players on the field at the last minute to be able to take the
penalties. So, 15 minutes each time in extra time, then the dreaded
penalties. You would know that if you were watching the Camanachd Cup
semifinals. A little bit of actors dine on the right-hand side here.
Some players sharing pleasantries. It has been a good-natured game
against two of the great clubs in shinty. They have great respect for
each other. They take no prisoners. Tiredness is now a fact for both
sides. Normally the first thing that goes is the decision-making when you
get tired. Zachary has had a good game. Has not done much wrong.
Roddy McDonald could still have a big say in this game. Calum
MacDonald. That was asking a lot at this
stage. You wouldn't want to be stretching your legs down into the
corner. Good play again thereby Vinnie.
No challenge on that role from Kyles. The midfield has been very
underused in this match. You could have grown potatoes therefrom much
of the game. Lovely touch, good play. An appalling final ball.
Calum Miller has had a good game. He has been out of the game for six
weeks, but he has read the game well, tackled well.
That is tiredness, I expect. I don't know if he is praying, but he
certainly has enough to think about. He is running out of options.
I expect he is hoping that he will be able to get a ball to Danny McRae
in a bit of space. This space will become bigger as legs get more
tired. He would leave Danny McRae on the
field, even if he was on crutches, wouldn't you? Absolutely.
Robinson with a good strong challenge. Dunky Kerr, I don't know
where he gets his energy from, but he has raised the pace. Ackie
MacRae, as we said earlier, has grown in stature.
Nothing in that. Referee is letting the play go on.
The hitting is getting shorter as the players get more tired. Well,
they might be tired, but they are not giving up. It is bad to see
Macintosh getting annoyed for Kyles, he tends to play better when he gets
annoyed. He took a great decision they're not
to swing. Fair play to him, he did not follow through.
Michael Russell is just getting more tired. The wing centres for Kyles
are just getting a bit more freedom. Down to Jonathan. PJ, what is the
key to bit three? It is he wants it most. Both teams are getting tired.
It will come down to desire and heart. Thanks, PJ. Dying to heart,
the legs, the lungs, everything. We knew Robinson can score the winning
goal because he has done it in a fit -- in a Camanachd Cup Cup Final.
advantage is with Dunky Kerr. That is a deflection. I am not sure if it
was the keeper. Classic Dunky Kerr. Hitting the ball on the run. That is
a great save by Michael Ritchie. That has Newtonmore in the, simple
as that. I think the next goal will be the winner.
Robinson has tidied up the middle of the field since he came back on.
Dunky Kerr tends to hit the ball very quickly, instinctively. When he
had that last chance, he had to do that because he had nobody else
inside him. Still able to raise a smile. Well, sometimes able to raise
a smile! He does get a bit tense at times. Someone go and pick up our
cameraman, please. Cameron Binnie is not giving an inch. Not even
blowing, actually. He has come to this remarkably well. All the
players have had a great attitude today.
That has just Edinburgh Glen MacIntosh.
Dunky Kerr is in the middle, there is an extra man. Kyles have an extra
man. Who else but Cameron Binnie steps in this?
Cameron Binnie has lost this one, though. A couple of minutes left. PJ
is perplexed. The referee is clear it is Kyles's ball.
Kyles are edging forward. Cameron Binnie may regret that foul. It is
in a dangerous area for Kyles to create something. Not even close.
That is a tired effort. Clever play by Newtonmore.
That is a tired effort. Clever play by Danny McRae. Chance for
Newtonmore. Glen MacIntosh of all people you would expect to put that
on the target. He has scored four goals so far in this competition. He
has had two chances in this game, both over the bar. Not like him. I
think it was slightly off-balance there. He had room, time and the
target at his mercy. Robinson has been immense in extra
time. This time referee is absolutely spot
on. That is the 15 minutes of the first period of extra time gone. I
think they will be turning around very, very quick leave. I think that
is what the referee once, anyway. -- wants.
I am joined by Jimmy Gow. A good couple of chances in extra time
there. Glenn is normally a lovely striker of the ball but it was a bad
shot, I'm afraid. A great effort by Dunky Kerr. Well stopped by Michael
Ritchie. It was a great effort. I don't think Michael really knew
where it was going. Very fortunate. Any the wiser as to how this match
will finish? No! Tiredness will creep in. Can you see one player in
particular stepping up to the plate? You have to say, in this
extra time period, maybe Roddy McDonald could do something, he
hasn't done very much. The second period of extra time
beckons. The referee, Deke Cameron, gets it going again. Kyles are
attacking the golf course and, to our right. Newtonmore are attacking
the town end. It is 1-1 after 90 minutes of regulation time and the
first 15 minutes of extra time. mistake. It could be anything. We
have had goals aplenty in these finals over the years. Few and far
between today, partly because of good goalkeeping. The goal hasn't
been threatened that much. Took one on the back of the legs,
which irritated him into sending the ball the length of the field. As the
sun comes out, the shadows lengthen. A glorious day. Not a
clever ball but Kyles got away with it. Space for Roddy MacDonald and
Kyles had an extra man. He was taken out. That is where you want Roddy,
getting the ball and gliding on. REFEREE: Verbal warning. A shake of
the hands. But it was a sore one. He is up and running. Again, a tired
effort. James Perlich is enquiring of his players if they are all
right. So now we have to start thinking about who is going to be on
the pitch at the end of the game. Because that would be penalties.
My understanding is the penalties would be on our left hand side, at
the town end, if we need to take them.
I am sure everybody, everybody, hopes the game will finish before
then with a result. Roddy MacDonald found Zavaroni at
pace. He took the option of going back in but he overran Roddy
MacDonald. Lovely skill from Donald Ervin. -- Irvine. That was
disappointing. Having done all the hard work, he won't be too happy
with that. A good attacking that form wasted. -- platform wasted. The
sun is in the eyes at the moment. I am not sure it would be a factor,
but it could be. If there was a long shot. Ritchie has a cap on in the
Newtonmore goal. At the other end, Kenny McDonald has his back to the
sun at the moment. Well, worth a dig. His third chance
of the game. This is all about instinct, isn't it? The ball came to
him and he just turned. He is not even seeing that, is he? Just came
across in front of the defender. Another massive rocket from Kenny
McDonald, almost two thirds of the length of this huge pitch. Norman
Campbell, just coming up against two players. This is the prize. The
trophy donated by Flora McCauley in 1947. The first winners were
Newtonmore. They have not exactly covered themselves in glory in this
competition. It has been a bit of a bogey for them. They haven't won it
since 1986. 28 years, that's a long wait. I don't believe that. I don't
think they can believe it themselves. Today would be a good
day to lay that bogey to rest. The players with their hands up to
their faces, looking back up towards the town end. The players are
struggling, there is no way the goalie is not struggling.
Oh, well taken, oh it's in! , Ritchie came again. That's a
match-winning, possibly a match-winning save. You do not want
to be under this kind of pressure, a ball dropping like this. Very
difficult, didn't read it. It seemed to take forever to come down. Roddy
MacDonald just couldn't get enough on it to steer it into the net.
Roddy MacDonald turned inside. He just walked into that one. This
could be another dental job. Caught him on the side of the air that
time, not so bad. Just the tail end of the swing. The well-known shinty
Sinn T diagnosis: He's all right! I think he is. Shake of the head, gum
shield in and off we go. The Newtonmore bench were furious,
they want their attackers to do some defending here. I am convinced that
one goal would do. Irvine is not going to catch that. We have been
stuck down this end a wee while now. The flags are going, so I suspect
the breeze has had more of an effect than we would guess. It's a wide
open space. A good tackle by Fraser MacIntosh
but he didn't get enough on it. A big part of the game, just getting
the ball up to the other end. That's all you want to do, hoping
for a mistake. That's a great stop. Oh! Goal!
Fraser MacIntosh. Well, Fraser MacIntosh may well have won the cup
for Newtonmore. A tremendous finish. It's that dangerous ball
over the top. Although Coley did well, the rest of them fell down.
Just moved him out of the way and let Fraser take the shot. Good play.
There was nothing Kenny McDonald could do about it. Nothing he could
do about it. We have our third goal. Kyles 1-2 Newtonmore.
Keep your eye on the clock. The crucial count now is 30 minutes.
Just about five and a bit, perhaps... If there's injury time.
Newtonmore are going to make another change. Mullander. He has played a
lot for the first team this year. He has done OK. A fresh pair of legs.
The important thing now is Newtonmore are ahead. One goal will
do, that's always the case. The best place to have the ball is out this
end, Newtonmore can just keep it up here. Just pop it in the corner, to
be honest. Mullander, getting the wind up on the touchline, being told
what to do. This is when it gets edgy. We are verging on a decision.
I have to say, I am relieved we might not be getting penalties,
because it's just such a difficult way to settle a match. There might
be some injury time. A couple of guys going down. Kyles
players. Fair play to Jamie, he has done a great shift. He has turned
the second period of extra time around.
The corner was driven low and hard this time.
Fraser MacIntosh can call on an extensive lineage. A little bit of
afters there. A hefty challenge. Michael Russell, just frustration. I
think we are going to have the first booking of the game. Yes, stupid by
David Zavaroni. He has conceded a foul. David Zavaroni is going into
the referee's book. It's been played in great spirits, it's unfortunate
that at the end of the day we have had to have a booking. Just
frustration. They are as well losing another goal as not getting on at
the other end. The clock is running and Newtonmore will know how to run
it down. It needs to get up the other end if you have anything to do
with Kyles. A despairing lunge on that one.
Just the right place for it, pop it in the corner. It all helps to eat
up the clock. They can regroup, get their shape back. Mullander, coming
on. The goal-scorer Fraser MacIntosh is coming off. That could be the
winner. Could be the man who has laid a 28 year bogey. I suspect his
father might have been in the team that won it. Probably. Ken
MacIntosh. We will have everyone scurrying for the record books.
Could be wrong. My apologies to Ken if I am ageing him.
We are in the final minute, perchance, of extra time.
Kyles are throwing everything at it. The kitchen sink. Norman MacDonald
has asked everyone to go up. They have left two men in their own half,
and Kenny McDonald. They might as well lose 3-1. This is the danger.
Irvine has to put it on the goal. Deflection, corner. 30 seconds left.
They have done it before. It wouldn't surprise you if they pull
something out of the bag. Something lucky.
It's nowhere at the moment, it's going to go rocketing back into the
Newtonmore defence. Well closed down by Mullander. He did a good job
keeping it in play. Roddy MacDonald was onto it. Chips
it in, and it is past the post. Deke Cameron knows, I suspect, it's all
over. It could be one hit out and that will be it. It has been a good
game. The winner is the team that scores most goals. More goals, I
suppose. Time for Newtonmore to launch one
more attack. Kenny McDonald, out he comes. They have to get this to the
other end of the pitch. Binnie against Roddy MacDonald.
Danny MacRae sends it into the corner. Mullander fires it across.
Still a minute and a half over. Deke Cameron looks at his watch. Danny
MacRae fires it wide. Deke Cameron is still not blowing.
Newtonmore will make another quick change. To kill some time.
Just an effort to make sure the clock is going down. Another Kyles
player down injured. It looks like Ian McDonald, yes, it
is. He is done for, I think. Deke Cameron... Fraser MacIntosh has
done the business. It looks as if he has made a little bit of history for
himself and for the club. Laying the bogey.
This could be the last effort. FULL-TIME WHISTLE
It is all over! Newtonmore have laid a 28 year bogey
to rest at long last, earning the 2014 MacAulay Cup. Deservedly so. I
think it was. The first half, they had a lot of chances. Kyles came
back, just didn't have enough. They managed to manufacture the last
goal. Dunky Kerr will not want to be minded, but there were chances at
both ends. The biggest chance, the single most important element of the
game was that missed chance when Kyles could have changed the course
of the game. Time inside the box, he smashed it wide. Ritchie had a few
stops as well. From Roddy, two chances he had in the whole game.
Both goalkeepers were good today, which is nice. Tremendous scenes
here. Let's see if Jonathan is surviving in the middle of all this
celebration. Thank you very much, I am joined by Fraser MacIntosh, the
man of the moment. You have won this match for Newtonmore,
man of the moment. You have won this match the first time they have on
the MacAulay Cup in 28 years, how does that feel? It feels great, I
wasn't born the last time we won it. Great to score the winning goal, but
you never think it is going to happen. Luckily it went informally.
Let's have a look, talk us through it.
happen. Luckily it went informally. Let's have a -- it went in. As soon
as it went in, I was just relieved. If you hit it in the air, he will
just pluck it out. It just scrambled in the bottom corner, they all
count. Kenny McDonald had pulled off several saves, did you think it was
heading for penalties? I did. Both teams had kind of settled for
penalties, but thankfully no, because we had a penalty shoot out
earlier this year and it didn't go well. Many congratulations, the
trophy celebration awaits you. Cheers. It was a fantastic goal to
win the match, Jimmy. It looked like penalties would be the thing, but
what a strike. It was great for Fraser to get back with that, his
first game and a fairy tale ending. Did you think it was going to be
penalties? It was looking like penalties. It is massive for
Newtonmore. 1986 the last time they won the MacAulay Cup. 28 years on,
finally they do it again, what does it mean? It will mean the world to
them, I am happy for Newtonmore. 28 years is a long wait. They are a
good team, they have been very good over the years. We thought they
might tire in extra time, because guys were getting sprayed on the
pitch, it looked like the match was over and yet they came back time and
again. They were heroes at the back, some fantastic tackles. The
trophy celebration is just about to happen, back to Hugh Dan MacLennan
for the presentation. An elegant tribute to Newtonmore. And he is
perfectly right. It has been a huge gap in Newtonmore's history that
they have not been able to exist trophy up, but now they have done
it. They can put it to do that now and forget about it. It was a very
close game. It was a scrappy game at times. It had its moments. Very
great goalkeeping from both ends of the pitch. A fantastic scene always
to see the presentation here, the way it is conducted. It is Fraser
Ingalls, as President of the MacAulay Association who is normally
in charge for the BBC. Taking a day off. I think PJ deserves a bit of
credit. He put in an awful lot of tackles. The captain, Scott
Chisholm, get the winner's black silver winner's stick. Cameron
Finney, who was outstanding, I thought. McRae. Stephen McDonnell.
MacArthur. Jamie Robertson. I think he showed a lot of heart. He touched
on the fact that the team that wanted it the most would win it. I
think they wanted it more. It was a small margin but maybe that 28 year
gap is the reason they won. This is the man who will take it home
tonight. This is the winning captain. Scott Chisholm of
Newtonmore. He accepts the MacAulay Cup for 2014. From Douglas Cooper,
and the celebrations can begin because it is a hugely
and the celebrations can begin because it is a important night,
this, for Newtonmore. A great game. It was a great afternoon here and I
leave you in the very capable hands of Jason Sutherland.
STUDIO: It has been an historic afternoon for Newtonmore. They
finally get their hands again on the MacAulay Cup. You'd celebrations
tonight. Another cup final soon. But today it is all about Newtonmore.
They finally have their revenge. It has been a great afternoon of
Shinji. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, goodbye. --
afternoon of shinty. Now, later than scheduled because of
that exciting final of the MacAulay Cup, it is Sportscene.
Because of that extra time in the shinty, it is less of us. It means
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