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Kingussie bidding to claim third successive league title this weekend

By Ali Morrison

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Savio Genini is set for a return this weekend.
Savio Genini is set for a return this weekend.

The champagne is on ice ahead of Kingussie’s Mowi Premiership meeting with Skye Camanachd at the Dell tomorrow.

A home victory on Saturday will give Kingussie their third consecutive league championship, adding it to the cottage.com MacTavish Cup and Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup won earlier in the season, regardless of the outcome from their final match of the season against Newtonmore a week later.

Kingussie manager Iain Borthwick said: “This is a big game as we just need one more win for the title but we know it won’t be an easy one.

“We should have Savio Genini back but we are missing Calum Grant.

“His season is over as he has returned to Australia to work for six weeks and he left on Monday.”

Thomas Borthwick, who played so well at full centre in Kingussie’s last outing, an 8-0 win over Glasgow Mid Argyll, is on holiday and does not return until after Saturday’s game.

This will be a last match in charge for Skye boss Kenny Macleod who steps down after the game after seven successive years in charge of the club’s first and second teams.

He will be without William MacKinnon who is suspended. Skye confirmed their place in shinty’s top-flight with an impressive 4-0 win against Oban Camanachd in their last outing four weeks ago.

Kingussie and Skye have met three times already this season.

Kingussie won 1-0 in the cottage.com MacTavish Cup final and won by the same scoreline in their league meeting in Portree.

Skye led 2-0 before eventually going down 4-2 to the Kings when the sides met first round of the Artemis Macaulay Cup, also in Portree.

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