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Mouth-watering local derby set-up for Sutherland Cup semi-final

By Tom Ramage

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John Gibson was pleased with performance in good cup win.
John Gibson was pleased with performance in good cup win.

Kingussie’s second team set up an HIS Sutherland Cup semi-final tie against their Newtonmore counterparts when they beat higher league Beauly 3-0 at Braeview Park on Saturday.

The Red and Blue had Louis Munro back at full centre, James Hutchison at full back and Fraser Munro at centre forward.

Toby Thain’s 10-minute opener, a 20-yard strike into the top corner of the net, was the only goal of the first half. Kingussie’s Rory Munro looked really dangerous and was unlucky when an excellent double save from his strike and then the follow-up volley prevented him from scoring.

A quick-fire double from Michael Slimon on 50 minutes and Rory Munro just three minutes after confirmed the victory.

Kingussie co-manager John Gibson said: “It was a pretty good performance. There was a stiff breeze which we went against in the first half, so we did well to create a number of good chances.

“We were a goal up at half-time, but it could have been three or four.

“The experience from Louis Munro, James Hutchison and Fraser Munro really showed and we were fairly comfortable in the second half with the wind at our backs.

“Hayden Taylor-Ramsay had his best game in goals for us with a few timely saves and clearances when Beauly did threaten whilst Svend Pederson had a really good game at wing back.

“He’s been a bit of a find back there as he had always played as a forward until a few weeks ago. We’re hoping he can see out the season before he returns to rugby.”

This coming Saturday, the Kings, top of Mowi North Division 2, have a meeting with the Kilmallie second team, who are second in the division, at the Canal Parks. Gibson added: “This is an important one for us.”

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