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Glen to make history

By Cameron Middleton
Glen to make history
Taynuilt will host Saturday's final. Photo: Paul Paterson.

ColGlen Shinty Club will be making history this Saturday, July 16, as they will compete in the first ever Single Team Cup Competition final – with the Glendaruel outfit looking to keep this year’s trophy in the South of Scotland.

It’s been an excellent season for ColGlen so far, as the men in yellow and black sit undefeated at the top of South Division One, whilst also remaining in two cup competitions.

One of the competitions, the Single Team Cup, was introduced at the beginning of the season, allowing any club which only fields one team in any of shinty’s area leagues a chance to battle for silverware.

The Glen swept Kilmory aside in the first round back in April, with a convincing 4-0 victory at MacRae Park. This was followed by a 6-1 thrashing of Ballachulish, before a 6-0 home victory over Tayforth booked their place in to this year’s final.

However, ColGlen will have the tough ask of taking on their north counterparts Glengarry this Saturday, as Taynuilt is set to host this battle of the ‘Glens’.

The Garry currently sit third in North Division One, yet boast a fantastic forward presence which has seen the Invergarry side score an impressive 48 goals in league duty this campaign. ColGlen defenders will be keeping their eye on Nick Dalgety, as the Glengarry forward has found the back of the net 23 times this season in all competitions.

ColGlen have stepped up the intensity in preparation for Saturday’s final, adding an additional training session during the week as well as a full squad session last Saturday, following their scheduled fixture with Ballachulish being called off.

Club president, Neil Black, is looking forward to this fantastic occasion. He said: “We are delighted to be competing in the inaugural final of the Single Team Cup. It will be an exciting match against Glengarry from the north, and one we are very much looking forward to.

“The club, and supporters are very proud of our players and how they have been performing this season. They travel to Taynuilt as a team in great form with high hopes of returning with the trophy.”

Manager Ronnie MacVicar is set to field a strong squad, despite missing James Hamilton who sustained a hand injury in the recent local derby against Kyles Athletic.

This contest is a 2.30pm throw-up at the Sports Field, Taynuilt.

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