The weather held out just long enough on Saturday 24th March for everyone to enjoy a fantastic morning of junior shinty as our u-14 side hosted Beauly in a well-contested affair at Smith Avenue.
Beauly took the lead in the first couple of minutes but Lisa Mason equalised from a corner. Beauly then got their noses back in front just before the half time whistle.
The second half saw goals galore. Murdo MacRitchie equalised for Lewis shortly after the restart before a Beauly goal blitz saw them take a 5-2 lead. Lisa smartly deflected a Stewart MacRitchie shot to cut the deficit to 5-3 before a Callum MacRitchie strike made it 5-4 with fifteen to go. Beauly managed to take the initiative in the latter stages, stopping the comeback in its tracks, ultimately coming away with a 9-4 victory.
Both sets of players can be very pleased with their performances on the day. The goalkeepers and defenders for each side can be very proud of how well they did even with all the goals scored.
A massive thank you to Beauly for coming across the Minch to play us. We are incredibly appreciative of their efforts and hope they enjoyed travelling over as much as we enjoyed hosting them. Hopefully we can return the favour and send our juniors onto the mainland for a rematch in the near future.
Thank you to Henry MacInnes for refereeing the game. Beauly presented the club with a Gaelic plaque to commemorate their crossing the Minch, and it was apt that this was the first time a senior club has sent a youth team to Lewis, and that it was the same club who we made our league debut against in 2011.