Newtonmore take the win at the Centenary Sutherland Cup Final
A huge congratulations to Newtonmore Second Team, proudly sponsored by Russwood, on their victory against Skye in the HIS Sutherland Cup Final at Blairbeg Park, Saturday 09 September 2023.
100 years of the Sutherland Cup
2023 marks 100 years of the HIS Sutherland Cup, one of the most sought-after trophies in the sport of shinty. Newtonmore won the first final in 1923, defeating North Bute 3-2, so it’s a full circle moment for the team as they retained the title this weekend.
A tough match
Glen Mackintosh opened the match with a goal in the first 13 minutes, cinching a second goal after Skye’s Shockie MacLennan’s equaliser making it 2-1 Newtonmore in the first half.
Skye was determined, opening the second half with another goal from Shockie, putting the pressure on Newtonmore. Charlie Ferguson put Newtonmore back in the lead with a goal in the 55th minute, before Glen sealed the win with a hat-trick. Newtonmore Assistant Manager Mark Taylor said ‘our third goal was crucial whilst the fourth gave us breathing space.’
Newtonmore have now won the cup 15 times, more than any other team in the league!
Player of the match
After a fantastic season it’s great to see Newtonmore’s top goal scorer, Glen Mackintosh, be awarded the inaugural Sutherland Cup player of the match trophy, presented by Hugh Dan MacLennan. Glen has now scored an impressive 25 goals for Newtonmore this season.
Sponsored by Russwood
Russwood have been proud sponsors of Newtonmore Second Team for the past 10 years. We think they look great in their new strips for this season, featuring our new branding.