Chance for historic victory

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The Camanachd Leòdhais Blones almost sprung a shock win over Glengarry Ladies in a six a-side fixture following the HebCelt Cup last Saturday.

In a dream start, Saskia Wilson scored a fantastic goal in the first minute. It’s similarities to Calum ‘Stompy’ Stamper’s legendary opener against Beauly in 2011 were just too good to be true, and similar to their male counterparts, the girls held on to their lead well against an experienced Garry side.

Anna MacRae did well having added good strong hitting to her robust defensive play and the Dubh is Gorm ladies always looked threatening going forward, although often drifted in the wrong side which led to a couple of injuries.

Eventually the strength and experience of the Garry Ladies told and goals from Elaine Cameron and Suzy Robson pushed them over the line and they received a trophy to mark this occasion from Lewis Chairperson Annette Murray.

Match referee Micheal Macdonald named Garry fullback Catriona McNally Player of the Match.

In a week of symmetry and symbolism, it was perhaps apt that Elaine Cameron was on the park, the Garry stalwart having played for the Hebcelt Allstars in the first ever HebCelt Shinty in 2007.

Pictured above after the match are the ‘Blones’ and the Glengarry Ladies.