Fort William win Strathdearn Cup

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Strathdearn Cup Final

Newtonmore 0 Fort William 4

The Fort William seconds beat holders Newtonmore seconds 4-0 in their 3pm throw-up at Spean Bridge to claim the Strathdearn Cup.
This was a repeat of the 2018 final which Newtonmore won 4-0 with Calum Stewart scoring twice. He was suspended for this one, as was defender Cameron McNiven.

Fort William took the lead on 15 minutes following a Donnie Walker hit-in when Scott Knox blasted the ball low into the corner of the net from the angle, just outside the box.

There was a flashpoint for referee Steven MacLachlan to deal with shortly after following an off-the-ball incident which left Fort William’s Duncan Stevenson on the ground. Newtonmore’s Declan Brannan was shown a red card.

Fort William doubled their lead on 57 minutes when Neil Clark found Grant Disher around the penalty spot and he pinged the ball home.
When substitute Alan Knox made it 3-0 on 67 minutes, with a fine volley from just outside the D which went mid-height to the keeper’s right, Fort William had one hand on the trophy.

Scott Knox put gloss on the win when he found space 10 minutes from time and his 20-yard shot went high into the net, giving the keeper no chance, to claim his second goal of the final which made it 4-0 with three minutes remaining.

After the final whistle, Fort William captain David Wright stepped forward to receive the Strathdearn Cup from Camanachd Association president Keith Loades.

Speaking after the match, two-goal Scott Knox said: ‘The whole team played extremely well and there wasn’t one player that didn’t give 100 per cent. It was a great performance from everyone and I think we can be proud of ourselves with that win.’