ARTEMIS MACAULAY CUP SEMI FINAL 20/7/13

KYLES 4 INVERARAY 2  AET

Kyles travelled to Mossfield to face Inveraray, the 3rd time we have played them in cup competitions this season.
Inveraray were looking to end Kyles recent cup dominance.
On a very hot day both sides started well with lots of strong play and good hitting on show. The first half saw chances at both ends with a combination of the woodwork and ‘Toad’ in the Inveraray goal denying Kyles an opener.
The second half was a different affair altogether. With 50 minutes on the clock Peter Macintyre beat Kenny with a fine strike and Kyles found themselves behind. Stung into action kyles were level within 4 minutes with Robbie MacLeod finally beating Toad to level the scores. Inveraray showed spirit of their own and within a Russell Mackinlay had put them back in front. Kyles now faced a buoyant Inveraray, a quick equaliser was needed and Dunkie Kerr duly obliged, slamming the ball home to regain parity.
There was to be no more goals in the 90 minutes and with Inveraray finishing the game strongly there were a few worried faces among the Kyles supporters.
With 10 minutes of extra time gone Kyles took the lead for the first time Roddy Macdonald ( who Inveraray must be sick of the of ) popped up to fire the ball home and lower the decibels of the noisy Inveraray support.
With 110 minutes of the game now played Thomas Whyte topped of a fine performance with a deserved goal that was greeted with silence from the Inveraray support who were now resigned to seeing their team defeated in all three of this seasons cup competitions by their big rivals.

A good day for Kyles who go onto face Newtonmore in the final. Credit must go to both teams for providing such a good spectacle on a blistering hot day.
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