Glenurquhart and Lovat cancel each other out in shinty friendly
NATIONAL Division outfit Glenurquhart produced a battling performance as they held Lovat to a goal less draw in a pre-season friendly at Balgate.
The Premiership side could not find a way through a Glen defence superbly marshalled by veteran John Barr.
Barr put the shackles on former team mate Fraser Heath who had been moved to full forward by new Lovat co-manager Jamie Matheson.
Also starring in the Glenurquhart backline was goalkeeper Stuart MacKintosh who topped an all round excellent performance with a stunning save from a Greg Matheson penalty strike late in the second half.
In midfield Michael Fraser was in dominant form against Lovat’s Drew Howie while youngster Olie Black also put in a huge shift in the Glen’s defence.
This was an highly encouraging performance for Glenurquhart who were without a number of first team regulars including Neale Reid, Conor Golabek, Michael Brady and Callum Smith.
Beauly’s pre-season against Newtonmore was transferred to Kincraig after Braeview failed a pitch inspection.
Newtonmore eased to a 4–0 victory with goals from Iain Robinson, Drew MacDonald, Jamie Robinson and David MacLean giving new Orsten Gardiner a winning start to his career in charge of the Newtonmore first team.
Meanwhile Inverness Reserves went down 1–0 to Boleskine at Bught Park.