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Glenurquhart look to take massive step towards promotion

By Will Clark

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Glenurquhart could take a massive step towards promotion back to the top flight of shinty with victory over Skye tomorrow.

Glenurquhart’s John Barrtaking on Will Cowie of Skye
Glenurquhart’s John Barrtaking on Will Cowie of Skye

Second meets third at Drumnadrochit where Glenurquhart are three points ahead of Skye in the division with a game in hand in the National Division.

Glenurquhart will look to put the disappointment of last week’s Balliemore Cup semi final defeat against Fort William behind them with a win which could put them in a good position to claim the second promotion place with four games remaining.

The semi finals of the Artemis MacAulay Cup also take place where Kingussie meet Newtonmore at Beauly.

While in the South Glasgow Mid Argyll face Oban Camanachd at Mossfield.

In the Premiership, Caberfeidh look to extend their winning run but face a real test from the visit of Kyles Athletic.

Defender Ryan MacKay and striker Robbie Brindle are both injury doubts tomorrow.

In the area leagues Inverness face Newtonmore at the Eilian while Caberfeidh are up against North Division One league leaders Glengarry at Castle Leod.

Lovat’sjunior side face Lochside Rovers in the final of the HIS Sutherland Cup at Caol.

The cup is the top rated trophy for reserve and junior sides.

Lovat go into tomorrow’s match looking to add to their two previous wins.

Lovat President John MacRitchie is wary of the Oban side who are contesting their second final in three years.

“I would say that we are the underdogs,” he said.

“Every report we have had would indicate that they are a top side.

“But we intend having a real go and we will see what happens.

“We have a good mix in the side at the moment and the younger lads like Duncan Goodwill and Joe Embleton have made their mark this season. We got promotion last season and there were concerns we would struggle at a higher level.

“But the lads have been terrific and if we get anything out of Saturday’s match it will be the icing on the cake”.

Ronan MacMillan captains the side from the goal keeping position.

But the key to Lovat’s success could come from veteran striker Raymond Rennie who has scored 36 goalsthis season. The experienced Ryan Ferguson is set to miss out.

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