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Newtonmore on cloud nine as they thrash Muirtown to win MacKay Cup Primary School Championship


By Will Clark

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MacKay Cup Primary School Final

Newtonmore 9

Muirtown 0

Newtonmore celebrate winning the MacTavish Cup. Picture: Will Clark
Newtonmore celebrate winning the MacTavish Cup. Picture: Will Clark

Newtonmore retained the MacKay Primary School Trophy after a second half blitz secured victory over Muirtown at Bught Park in Inverness.

James Coyle was named as man of the match as he scored six of Newtonmore's nine goals in a one sided final.

But they were only 2–0 up at half time with Coyle scoring both goals with Newtonmore's defence also having to deal with a number of Muirtown's attacks.

Newtonmore proved too good in the second half as Coyle scored four more goals with Logan Foster, Max Rodger and Tyler Chisholm also finding the net.

Youth co-ordinator Fraser Coyle says their defence as well as their attack were the reason Newtonmore lifted the trophy.

"I think that our defence won it for us as they had to work hard in the first half against a good Muirtown team," he said.

"We had to fight against the wind in the first half which made things difficult too.

"But in the second half we managed to take control of the match and we deserved the win."

Coyle paid tribute to his players for their dedication and to the volunteers at the club who have worked hard to help the kids reach their full potential.

"We have had these guys for years and they always work hard in training.

"We have a great group of volunteers at the club with around 100 players currently involved aged between five and 18 years old.

"Newtonmore is shinty and playing the sport is what we're all about and it means a lot to us."


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