Tomatin entertained Aviemore RBL on Friday night for this cup semi final. With only one place separating the teams in the league you would expect a rather tight affair however it turned out to be an unusual 90 minutes.
Tomatin travelled to Aviemore for this first round cup match hoping to progress into the semi finals especially because this is their own cup. They started really well and were the better team in the first half hour but a combination of some good saves from stand in keeper Ben Mitchell together with a few missed opportunities kept the match level. It was the home team who took a surprising lead in the 35th minute after a good strike from young Sammy Domman was well saved by Stuart but the rebound fell nicely for Barry Mc Connell who slotted home from close range.
Tomatin went into this league encounter with Boat of Garten in confident mood following their good run of recent games. This match however would prove to be a tough challenge for the home team but they managed to secure a 2-1 win and maintain their third spot in the league.
Tomatin and Cromdale met again on Tuesday night this time on league business. Their last encounter was that epic cup match and this time Tomatin managed to turn the tables by winning the game 3 - 2.
This was another close game between the sides at Raigbeg with the first half hour pretty even it was the home side who took the lead on 32 minutes. It came from a Callum Ferguson free kick which skidded awkwardly on the wet surface in front of Bruce Sellars and although the keeper managed to stop the shot it landed at the feet of Jason MacDonald who pushed it towards the goal line only for Alex Hamilton to steal it off him from 2 yards out.
The first round of the RBL Cup took place on Friday night with Raigbeg, Tomatin being the venue for thrills. Even at this early stage in the calendar Tomatin Utd and Cromdale served up a cracker which must be in contention for match of the season.
It was Tomatin who started the better team and went ahead after just 9 minutes when Murray Fraser unleashed an unstoppable drive from 22 yards high past Bruce Sellars in the Cromdale goal. The visitors then began to create some chances of their own but found Garry Stuart in fine form in the home goal as he denied them an equaliser. Tomatin then extended their lead on the half hour when Callum Ferguson sent in a good cross ball which was met on the volley and flicked in by Finlay MacLeod off the outside of his boot.