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PICTURES: 'Water' win for Spey at the Liz Young Sixes in Aviemore

By Ali Morrison

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Kingussie held the Annual Liz Young Sixes at the Dalfaber Sports Hall in Aviemore on Saturday with Spey claiming the victory.

With players from Kingussie and Badenoch present, six teams took part.

Kingussie first team manager Iain Borthwick was the event organiser and he said afterwards: “It was an absolutely brilliant day.

“There was some good shinty played and it was quite feisty at times.

“The Spey team stayed in it throughout the tournament though, and they got their reward in the end.”

Spey actually finished fourth after the round-robin matches so faced table-toppers Ruthven in the semi-finals, winning 4-3 on penalties after a drawn contest.

It also took penalties before Tromie, who were third following the group games, saw off second placed Raitts 3-2.

Spey, with Rory MacKeachan and Dylan Borthwick both looking sharp, raced into an early lead in the final before fending off a Tromie fightback to win 6-3.

Spey captain Jack Nelson was presented with the Liz Young Rose Bowl by Liz’s two daughters, Trish and Karen along with two of Liz’s great grandchildren, Josh and Mason.

The winning Spey team was: Jack Nelson, Rory MacKeachan, Dylan Borthwick, Darren Hanlan, Zoe Reid and Hope Borthwick

Runners up Tromie team members were Calum Grant, James Falconer, Michael Slimon, Miko Berowski, Toby Thain and Chloe Baikie.

Organisers have said a big thanks go to all involved with a special shout out to Willie Dallas, Liz’s brother, for helping out with the refereeing.

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