Aberdour 1-3 Inveraray

THEIR unbeaten record is gone but Aberdour left the shinty field with pride intact after a Celtic Society Cup battle.

They lost the quarter-final but rattled Inveraray, who operate in the league above the Fife team, and caused them no end of problems.

Coach Lisa MacColl said: “We had nothing to lose and in the first 10 minutes we dominated the game and they got a fright.”

Aberdour failed to capitalise on the early possession and Inveraray worked their way back into the match, netting in the 13th minute through Ruaraidh Graham.

MacColl said: “He’s an experienced player and I knew if he got the ball in front of goal, that would be it. That knocked us a bit and they controlled possession but at half-time it was only 1-0. In the second half it was end-to-end and Angus Thorburn scored for us in the 65th minute.”

Roddy MacColl hit the post before Inverary went 2-1 up in the 70th minute and added another at the end. Lisa said: “I was happy with how they did. To keep it so close against a team like that, that gave us a real lift.”

Kingussie’s second team beat Aberdour’s seconds 8-1 in the Sutherland Cup.

This afternoon, Aberdour’s first team face Lochside Rovers in the league at noon. The second team will then play against Glasgow Mid Argyll at 3pm. Both games are at Silver Sands.