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Oban Camanachd Retain Scottish Sea Farms Glasgow Celtic Society Cup

Kyles Athletic 1 Oban Camanachd 2 (after extra-time)

Oban Camanachd retained the Scottish Sea Farms Glasgow Celtic Society Cup after beating Kyles Athletic 2-1 in the final at the Taynuilt Sports Field on Saturday 29 June 2019.

Heavy rain ahead of throw up made for tricky underfoot conditions but that didn’t deter Oban Camanachd who took just 25 seconds to take the lead.

Aidan MacIntyre’s free-hit was only cleared as far as Daniel MacVicar who found Daniel Cameron and whilst his strike was saved by Kyles Athletic keeper John Whyte, Andrew MacCuish was first to the rebound to score.

Kyles had a chance to equalise midway through the half when referee John Angus Gillies awarded them a penalty after Roddy Macdonald went down inside the D. However Thomas Whyte’s spot-hit was brilliantly saved with his club by Cameron Sutherland.

Both teams had opportunities but the Oban side took their 1-0 lead into the break.

Kyles took the initiative from the restart and the second half was only a couple of minutes old when, from Paul MacArthur’s corner from the right, Roddy Macdonald took the ball down and slotted it past keeper Cameron Sutherland to make it 1-1.

Both sides had chances to win it during the regulation 90 minutes but, with no further scoring, referee John Angus Gillies took the final into extra-time.

The players felt the effects of cramp and injury during the extra-time period but Oban Camanachd finished strongly and they got the winner with the contest just a couple of minutes short of a penalty-out. Daniel Cameron played the ball inside from the left to Andrew MacCuish in front of goal and he hammered the ball home to win the trophy.

Afterwards, referee John Angus Gillies was presented with coveted Jack Asher memorial whistle and the excellent Scott MacMillan received the Donald J McNiven memorial medal as man of the match.

Oban Camanachd captain Daniel Cameron stepped forward to be presented with the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup from Donald Fletcher from the Society and David MacMillan from sponsors Scottish Sea Farms.

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