Match Report: Carloway 2 – 0 Lochs

At Cnoc a Choilich, Carloway.

Monday, 12th August, 2019, 19.00.

Carloway came to this game encouraged by a superb display and a hard-earned draw against Point in Garrabost on Friday evening. Manager Billy Anderson was forced into a number of changes with Domhnall Mackay and Andrew “Pongo” Maciver injured and David Beaton and Joe Armstrong both unavailable, with Joe stranded in Barra with work. This allowed Gordon Macrae, Kevin “Barra” Macneil, Neil Sinclair and Fraser Macleod to return to the team against a Lochs side struggling in second bottom place.

Carloway started strongly and Fraser Macleod had an attempted lob saved by Lochs keeper James Macleod in only the sixth minute. However, Lochs started to get hold of the ball in midfield with the experience of Andy Murray, John “Uig” Morrison and Dave Martin enabling them to dominate possession. Lochs created a number of chances the best of which fell firstly to Lewis Mackenzie who hit the bar from a David Skene cross and then to Scott Ross who was foiled by an excellent Gordon Macrae save after being played in by Gordie Maciver. No score and stalemate at half-time.

Half Time: Carloway 0 Lochs 0

Billy and Gus would have had something to say at half-time and Carloway came out with renewed purpose after the break with Andy “Bernera” Morrison’s strong running and energy was causing problems. Na Gormaich’s momentum was further boosted by the arrival on the pitch of substitute Archie Macdonald in the sixty-fifth minute and it was the Ubhisteach who opened the scoring. “D.I.” Maclennan played an exquisite free-kick behind the Lochs defence and Archie calmly placed it past James Macleod. Seventy-two minutes gone and one nil to the blues! (1-0).

The game was over three minutes later when the Lochs keeper was robbed when trying to dribble past Fraser Macleod at the edge of the box. The marksman had been presented with a trophy before the game to commemorate his century of goals for Carloway and he wasted no time in grabbing his 101st, calmly rolling the ball into the empty net (2-0).

Full time: Carloway 2 Lochs 0

So, a first clean sheet of the season and an important victory for Na Gormaich in the battle to consolidate third place in the league. Next up Aths on Wednesday and hopefully another three points. Mon the Way!

Man of the match (Carloway): Andy “Bernera” Morrison

Man of the match (Lochs): Andy Murray

Line-ups:

CARLOWAY: 4-5-1.

Manager: Billy Anderson.

Asst. Manager: Iain Angus “Gus” Maciver.

 

                                                          Gordon Macrae

Cameron “Tiger” Macarthur   Euan Shirkie   Donald “D.I.” Maclennan   Kevin “Barra” MacNeil ¦

Callum “Beag” Mackay   Stuart “Bubble” Macdonald   Murdo “Squegg” Macleod (capt.)   Andy “Bernera” Morrison   Neil Sinclair

                                                  Fraser “Fraz” Macleod

 

Subs. used: Archie MacDonald (Neil Sinclair) 64; Ben Smith (Callum “Beag” Mackay) 81; Callum Masson (Stuart “Bubble” Macdonald) 81; Andrew “D.D.” Macleod (Andy “Bernera” Morrison) 86.

Subs. not used: Andrew “Lanky” Macdonald.

Yellow card: Kevin “Barra” MacNeil 51.

 

 

LOCHS: 3-5-2.

Manager: Ewen Maclean

 

                                  Lewis Mackenzie ¦   Gordon Maciver

David Skene   John “Uig” Morrison   Andy Murray   Scott Ross   David Martin

                  Allan Farrell   Ali “Laxay” Macdonald   Graeme Mackenzie

                                                James Macleod

 

Subs. used: Joe Murray (David Skene) 80; Calum Macleod (Lewis Mackenzie) 85.

Subs. not used: Gordon Mackenzie.

Yellow card: Lewis Mackenzie 76.