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Glengarry Shinty Club player/manager Scott Bremner expecting fine margins to decide inaugural Single Team Club Competition final against Col Glen at Taynuilt

By Andrew Henderson

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Glengarry player/manager Scott Bremner expects a closely-fought contest against Col Glen in the first ever Single Team Club Competition final.

A new cup competition for 2022, Glengarry have reached the final after seeing off Lochcarron and Glengarry in earlier rounds.

They are still in title contention in the North Division One, and will look to add to what could yet be an extremely successful season this weekend, but Col Glen will have high expectations themselves.

Col Glen have had to get past Kilmory, Ballachulish and Tayforth to get to the final, and confidence will be peaking for the unbeaten South Division One leaders.

Scott Bremner (right) congratulates Jack West on scoring for Glengarry in the semi final against Boleskine. Picture: Neil Paterson
Scott Bremner (right) congratulates Jack West on scoring for Glengarry in the semi final against Boleskine. Picture: Neil Paterson

Glengarry, though, sent out a reminder of their abilities with a 7–2 league win over Lochcarron last time out, so it is set up to be an exciting occasion.

"It's a really huge bonus for everyone at the club to get back into the final at a pretty competitive level," Bremner explained.

"I'm absolutely delighted that we've gotten through all the rounds and into the final.

"Col Glen will put up a really good fight, I think it will be a really well-balanced final but hopefully we can nick it.

"The boys have done well, we've had some really good, competitive games and some really good days.

"Last Saturday was hard going, but we stayed in it and it was close at half time. I knew that when we made the changes for the second half to be more aggressive, we would have them.

"We showed them that when we play good shinty like we can do, we take some stopping.

"The final will be a really good day. Everyone will be up for it, and hopefully we'll have a big support coming down. We can't ask for much more."

Glengarry's latest result should boost confidence among Bremner's team, which will also be boosted by returns from injuries – with a close to full squad available for the first time this year.

"We've actually – bizarrely – never had our full team available," Bremner added.

"We've had injuries since the start of the season. I don't know if it's just that there's been so little shinty over the last couple of years, but we've had a lot of knocks that keep people out for three or four weeks at a time.

"We've always had two or three players out, then we had a little burst of Covid that we played through because we still had enough.

"Apart from one of our guys, I think we're back to pretty much our full team for the weekend, so that's obviously a huge boost.

"Hopefully it's perfect timing. They're all just there or thereabout, so when you go to that next level of competitiveness it might be a bit much for some of them, but the core of the team is in good shape."

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