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Mallaig 13 Kyle 0
Mallaig progressed to the next round of the GF MacRae Cup after a convincing home victory against Kyle.
Mallaig started on the front foot and went close on numerous occasions before Andrew Sneddon continued his fine start to the season as he cut in from the right wing and curl a beauty of a shot in to the far top corner which left the Kyle keeper rooted to the spot.
Mallaig continued to dominate throughout the first half as they moved the ball around nicely and created numerous chances.
The lead was doubled through Andy Cunningham who finished well after a lovely team move.
The third came shortly through David Currie who’s low effort evaded everyone and crept in at the back post.
Currie was involved again for the fourth goal as he won the ball back inside the Kyle box before sliding it across goal for Archie Gillies to finish.
Andy Cunningham turned creator for the fifth and sixth goal as his well timed through ball was met by Angus MacNaughton who poked the ball under the Kyle goalie for number five before Cunningham set up Archie Gillies who finished well for the sixth of the afternoon.
That left the half-time scoreboard reading Mallaig 6, Kyle 0.
In the second half, Mallaig quickly picked up from where they left off in the first, with David Currie getting his second of the game from an Archie Gillies pass which was beautifully dummied by Andy Cunningham, allowing Currie to convert for Mallaig’s seventh of the afternoon.
Cunningham got his second of the afternoon as he finished well inside the box after a nice pass from Marc Maclean.
The ninth was a first ever Mallaig goal for Fraser Davis, who is playing his first season with the senior team off the back of a fine season with Mallaig 18s, marked his 3rd appearance with a well taken goal as he finished cooly after a neat give and go with Angus MacNaughton. Number ten followed shortly after, as David Currie set up Angus MacNaughton who finished well for his 2nd of the afternoon.
The eleventh of the afternoon was another well created and taken goal as 2 of Mallaig’s youth players combined.
Kian Cameron did well to control a high ball before setting up Tom Benfield who finished well.
Angus MacNaughton got his hat-trick for number twelve as he played a nice 1-2 with David Currie before finishing in to the bottom left corner.
MacNaughton’s fourth and Mallaig’s 13th was a nice way to bring the game to the end as Tom Benfield drove down the right before squaring the ball for Angus who made no mistake.
A good win for Mallaig who will face Glenelg at home next weekend in the next round of the cup.
Man of the match this week goes to Angus MacNaughton who was involved throughout with four goals and two assists along with his usual tireless running and immense work rate.
Honourable mentions for Andrew Sneddon, who’s early season good form continued swell as Andy Cunningham and David Currie who linked up well and were a constant threat throughout.
Mallaig’s Andrew Sneddon in a low tackle with Paddy Macinnes. Picture Iain Ferguson, alba.photos
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