Skye win North of Scotland U14 Indoor 5-a-sides
Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 9:19AM
Skye Camanachd won the North of Scotland U14 indoor 5 a side championship at Aviemore on Saturday, 16th February.
Eight teams played out a round robin league of matches at Macdonald’s Dalfaber Sports Hall and as ever with this event the action was fast and furious; the 28 league games produced a total of 92 goals before Beauly, Skye, Fort William and Kingussie emerged in the top four positions to progress to the semi – finals.
Newtonmore defeated Lovat in the 5th – 6th place play off and Lochcarron edged out Uist for 7th place.
In the first semi – final Kingussie seemed to be in control leading 3 – 1 against Beauly before a late fightback and last gasp goal leveled the tie. Only a few seconds in to the ‘Golden Goal’ period Beauly scored to seal their place in the Final. The other semi was more clear cut as free scoring Skye ran out clear winners against Fort William.
Beauly struck first in the Final and for a long period soaked up the pressure and frustrated the dangerous Skye forward line while looking threatening themselves on the break. However mid way through the second half the day’s top scorer Conor Ross equalised and in the last minute the same player struck again to ensure the trophy would be crossing The Skye Bridge on Saturday night.
The Skye success was tinged with sadness though when news came through that Joy Robson had tragically died following an accident at the Snowman Rally earlier in the day. Joy worked as a Classroom Assistant at MacDiarmid Primary School where Skye players John Gillies and Marcus Ross are pupils. Everyone at Skye Camanachd and the whole Shinty community sends their deepest condolences to Joy’s family at this sad time.