Captains will look to lead teams to glory in Camanachd Cup final as Kinlochshiel face Lovat in Oban
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Lovat captain and goalkeeper Stuart MacDonald says after reaching their fourth Camanachd Cup final in six years, he hopes they can use their experience of playing in the big occasion to win on Saturday.
The Kiltarlity club will look to reclaim the trophy they last won in 2015 against Kinlochshiel in the final in Oban on Saturday.
Lovat have reached the final on three occasions since last winning the cup six years ago and despite losing on each occasion, MacDonald feels they have learned enough to come out victorious this weekend.
“We will be going in confident because of our experience in previous finals which is really going to help us,” he said.
“Fraser Heath and Greg Matheson have been in great form and are consistently strong performers so that helps a great deal.
“Having a good support there is going to make all the difference for the boys so the more Lovat fans we have down in Oban the better.
“There’s something different about matches of this magnitude that give us that extra bit of adrenaline and we can’t wait to step out on that pitch.”
Kinlochshiel captain Keith Macrae says reaching the Camanachd Cup final has been his career’s ambition.
Now he is determined they do not slip up at the final hurdle as they aim to lift the trophy for the first time in the club’s history.
Macrae says it has been an ambition of the players to lift the trophy their entire careers.
“It feels great to get to the Camanachd Cup Final which is the pinnacle of our sport,” said Macrae.
“I and a lot of the boys have been trying to get here for a number of years around 15 in my case and to be part of that team that finally got there is good, now we have to go out and give a good account of ourselves.
“It’s going to be about whoever turns up on the day and delivers for their team and their communities."