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Sleat & Strath finish season with impressive cup run

posted 7 Oct 2013, 02:00 by Ben MacKinnon   [ updated 7 Oct 2013, 02:07 ]
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Having already wrapped up the League, GF Macrae and Ross Cups, the only remaining silverware up for grabs was the Ewen Macrae cup. Sleat & Strath had lost in the final of the competition the previous year, and this years draw saw them taking the longest route if they were to reach the final again.

First up were Portree who visited Kinloch on the 7th of September. In a close game where the manager used more of the youngsters who had shown promise in small appearances during the season, Sleat & Strath would eventually run out 5-3 winners, with goals from C. Macrae, D. Selfridge (2), R. Stewart and J. Knowles.

Next to visit Kinloch were Kyleakin. With games between the clubs historically close affairs, this would turn out to be no different. Sleat & Strath took a 2-0 lead early on however, thanks to a first half brace from C. Yoxon, but Kyleakin found their feet in the second half to pull it back to 2-1. They were unable to produce anything further however, and that is how it ended.

This left Sleat & Strath with a final to play against GA United, who had defeated Portree Juniors in the previous round. Penalties were needed to split the teams, after the game and extra time had ended 2-2, and GA United kept their cool to win 4-2 on penalties.

The final was played in Kyleakin, and was the first final that featured GA United since their return to the SLAFA. A full round up of the match can be found on the West Highland Free Press website.

In short, Sleat & Strath had the final wrapped up by half time, with a 5-0 lead. Goals from J. Munley (2), D. Selfridge, B. Yoxon and C. Macrae had put the game beyond GA United, but the second half was a much tighter affair, with GA United pulling a goal back on the 55th minute. However, that was all they could manage, despite several opportunities.

So after the disappointment of last season, Sleat & Strath have absolutely rebounded this year by collecting every domestic trophy available to them. Bar an extended run in the Highland Amateur cup (they were put out by eventual winners Wick Groats) the season couldn't have gone better for Sleat & Strath. A big congratulations to all the players and staff at the club.