Kilmory vs Glenorchy
On Saturday much of the shinty world’s attention will be on the Liberty British Aluminium Balliemore Cup Final between Fort William and Glasgow Mid Argyll. For proponents of Kilmory and Glenorchy however, this is a drop in the ocean compared to the importance of their match. The two sides are locked together at the top of the Mowi South Division 2, both on 16 points with only one game left to play. Postponement of an early season match between the two has thrown up a winner-takes-all tussle at MacRae Park, Kilmory.
Glenorchy have the advantage as it stands, leading on goal difference, however if it does end in a draw then there will be a rescheduled play-off on a neutral venue to decide who is to be promoted in accordance with the Camanachd Association bye law 3.10.3. The last time the two sides met, Kilmory ran out 4-3 winners after an end to end game in which the pendulum swung from side to side. It was 3-3 with 5 left to play when Alistdair MacArthur snatched his second of the game to grab both points for the visitors.
This match-up is as big as it gets for these two sides. Kilmory club President, Angus Kilmour has said, "Kilmory are looking forward to playing Glenorchy at home on the 24th August for the title decider of the Mowi South Division 2 league championship. This is a pleasant surprise for Kilmory to be in this position as we prioritised team re-building and bringing on younger players for this season. Glenorchy will be tough opponents for this title decider as evidenced by a very close contest in our earlier league match at Dalmally. Best of luck to both teams and hoping for an exciting final match."
There is no doubting the importance of this match as both sides look to climb the shinty pyramid. The Camanachd Association would like to offer congratulations to both sides on a fantastic season and for being in with a chance of promotion on the last day of the season.