Kyles keep up good start.
Kyles took to the pitch against the visitors from Fort William with some very important players missing from the starting line up. With Euan Campbell in the process of returning to Fort William, Calum Miller (knee), Andrew King (knee), Gordon Whyte (knee) out and Grant Irvine still not up to full fitness, fit players were a little thin on the ground.
Despite being short on numbers it didn’t take the boys on the pitch long to hit the front, only a minute had passed when after ‘The Goat’ pushed the ball forward, a great take saw that man Roddy Macdonald send the ball by the Fort Keeper to the delight of the Tighnabruaich crowd. Kyles were playing some nice stuff with young Cammy Keith in particular justifying his selection at half forward. The missing King and Miller will be glad to see the defence coping so well in their absence, Sandy, Zac, Rupert and the good Doctor were limiting the Fort to very few chances. With Zava, Robbie and Dunkie also controlling the centre of the park Fort were finding it hard to make many clear cut chances, when they did get a strike on target after 25 minutes, it brought out a fine stop from Kenny. Despite having most of the ball Kyles couldn’t find the target again and halftime arrived with only one goal in it. Indeed only another good save by Kenny on 44 minutes denied Fort an equaliser.
The second half started in the same vain as the first, within two minutes the forwards brought a fantastic double save from the Fort William keeper. Then in only three minutes it was Roddy again that found the net with one of his trademark flicks to double the lead.
Fort were giving a good account of themselves in the second half with the game far more even, Kyles maybe lost a little fluency when the team had to be rearranged after the influential Sandy Macvicar took a knock. In seventy one minutes Thomas Whyte effectively put the game beyond Fort, his strike beating the keeper low to his right to make it 3-0. Ten minutes later it was the turn of Dunkie Kerr to find the net, rounding off a good individual performance with a deserved goal.
There was still time for Kenny to pull off one more fine save before the final whistle, denying Fort a consolation goal.
A good performance a two precious points which sets us up well for the sterner test to be faced next week.
A wee mention for Zac who was solid, quick and aggressive, he can be very pleased with his days work.