City draw sees Lewis dodge the bottom spot

Camanachd Leòdhais brought the shinty season to an end with an exciting three-all draw at the Bught Park against Inverness. Although the islanders were again hit by the curse of the late goal to be pegged back with seconds remaining, the result was enough to secure ninth place and avoid bottom spot for the second year in succession.

On a magnificent national stadium surface, the Leòdhasaich certainly rose to their surroundings. Scott Murray was in fine form and Daniel Gallagher was titanic at the back.

But it was Donald Lamont who was catching the eye as he burst the net with his first league goal of the season on the 20 minute mark.

After a little spell of Town dominance, Lewis again piled on the pressure and on 40 minutes Will Church looked to have the Dubh is Gorm sailing into halftime with a two goal advantage but the effort was chopped off for offside.

Into the second period and Inverness warmed up. Stuart MacRae capitalised in some poor defending to level. This reawakened Lewis and they then peppered the Ness goal with attacks. After some silly fouls, Murray dropped in a perfect ball for Church to scoop into the net to re-establish the lead. The rollercoaster had not yet stopped and Will Church would bang in his 14th of the season but then tragically have it cancelled out by an innocuous Henderson effort with seconds on regulation time.

Lewis celebrated the end of the game with a little less joy than they hoped but it was still a great achievement to avoid bottom spot yet again.