Kingussie win Thrilling MacMaster Cup Final
On Saturday 30th September at the Bught Park Inverness, Kingussie and Lochaber met in the Final of the 2017 Under-14 Ken MacMaster Cup. The matched proved to be a thrilling, close contest which was high scoring and could have gone either way right until the end.
Kingussie took an early initiative with two goals from Ewan Baker and Michael Slimon, but just before half time Lochaber hit back with a well hit penalty from Max Campbell.
The second half opened with another strike from Max Campbell to quickly level the scores. Kingussie regained their lead midway through the half with a nice goal from Ali Douglas, but again Lochaber countered and drew level through Dillion Brockie. Then Lochaber took the lead for the first time in the match with an excellent strike from Robbie Rydings.
The last ten minutes of the match saw Kingussie score three times to seal the victory. The first of these goals came from Michael Slimon, then Ian Lynch found the net, and to complete the scoring Ewan Baker fired home a back hand shot from the edge of the box.
After the final David MacMaster presented the trophy to the Kingussie captain Cameron Leiper. The trophy is named after David's father Ken MacMaster from Strathpeffer. It is only the second time that Kingussie has won the Ken MacMaster Cup and the first time since 1994. Congratulations are also due to the Kingussie Under-14 management duo of Dallas Young and Iain Borthwick who have run the under-14 team for the best part of a decade.