Loch Ness 2 v 1 Point (H Am)

The Reds lost out to a very good and experienced Loch Ness team in the Highland Amateur Cup. After losing an early goal and a whirlwind start from their opponents, the Rudhachs gradually got back into the game, although they last another goal before half time.

Debut boy Steven Dunn scored early in the second half to halve the deficit but a few minutes later Point talisman Wally Maciver got sent off for two yellow cards, the first of which was very innocuous given some of the fouls that had gone before! To make the Rudhachs even angrier, Andrew Morrison had been taken down when clean through mins before, a clear red card, but the referee chose to administer a yellow. Having said that, the general consensus was that the better team on the day won, and the Rudhachs maybe missed the power and work rate of regulars Hugh Morrison, Stew Munro, Andrew Macmillan, Angus Macdonald and Ali Gillies, who were all unavailable. The Reds battled well until the end but to no avail and it is the Inverness side who go on to play Westside in the next round.