The Bught Park has been the scene of several classic Camanachd Cup and MacTavish Finals, but the two bottom teams in North Shinty served up a game which was full of fight and drama on Saturday.  It had everything, even that rare thing of beauty, a Donald Lamont goal.  Donald put a season of bad luck behind him with a cracking strike on 20 minutes which was the highlight of a great performance from the Rubhach.We finished the first half in the ascendancy and if Will Church’s disallowed goal on 40 minutes had stood, the second half might have panned out differently.  Needless to say, due to our seeming struggles to hold on to a lead this year, Inverness pegged us back every time we took the lead, as goals from Will were pegged back each time, the last with only moments left of the 90 minutes. The score 3-3, but with a superior goal difference to the Town, we remained above them and for the second season in a row we finished off the bottom. A great record for a club in only its third league season.

Will’s brace also crowned him top-scorer for the season with 14, just pipping Duncan to the title but neither of them were complaining as Eoghan made good his three year old promise to buy anyone who got more than ten goals in a season a bottle of whisky, so it was two bottles of Black Bottle from the Hilton Scotmid for the lads. The Big Gaelic Teacher says next year it’s a bottle of whisky for anyone who breaches the 20 mark.

In closing, the club would love dearly to thank the massive travelling support who came on Saturday, we are sorry we couldn’t secure the win for you, but you were definitely the 13th man/woman on the sidelines. The support of people from Lewis and Harris and beyond is so gratefully received and we hope you continue to support us into the future. To paraphrase the Dark Knight, we’re the shinty club that Lewis needs, but not the one it deserves. One day we will be. One day we hope that a team in Dubh is Gorm will be gracing the Bught on Cup Final Day. In a week where we remembered one Morrison who  was a great supporter and at the end of a season where we remembered another Morrison who was a committed player and trainer, if we can bring these qualities to bear over time then we can achieve this dream.

There will still be training on Tuesdays and Thursdays and youth training is about to take a step up. Bring on 2014.

By eoghan

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