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Late equaliser salvages point for Lovat at Newtonmore


By Andrew Henderson


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Lovat came away from their trip to Newtonmore in the Premiership with a share of the spoils after a last-minute equaliser from Marc MacLachlan in a 2–2 draw.

Marc MacLachlan (Lovat) is closely marked by Roddy Macdonald (Kyles). Lovat v Kyles Athletic in the MOWI Premiership, played at Balgate, Kiltarlity.
Marc MacLachlan (Lovat) is closely marked by Roddy Macdonald (Kyles). Lovat v Kyles Athletic in the MOWI Premiership, played at Balgate, Kiltarlity.

The Kiltarlity outfit were looking to bounce back from disappointment in the MacTavish Cup semi final, where they lost their first competitive match of the season against Kingussie, but faced what is always a tricky test away at another of Badenoch’s shinty giants.

MacLachlan had given Lovat the lead in the first half, converting in the 22nd minute to give the visitors an advantage that would last until after half time.

Then, Newtonmore fought back, first equalising through Conor Jones before taking the lead themselves with a little over 15 minutes left to play thanks to Duncan MacPherson.

However, there would be a late twist as MacLachlan found the net again in the 90th minute to ensure that Lovat would be getting back on the A9 with something to show for their efforts.

Once the other scores came in, though, it may have felt like a result that suited neither Lovat nor Newtonmore.

Leaders Kingussie continued their formidable start to the season by defeating Kyles Athletic 2–0.

Ruaraidh Anderson and Roddy Young were the scorers for Kingussie.

In the National Division Beauly were the big winners of the day, thrashing Oban Celtic 7–1.

Euan MacCormick and Ross Forbes each scored twice, adding to finishes by Finlay MacLennan, Sean Stewart and Jack MacDonald.

Glenurquhart, meanwhile, were undone by an 86th minute Ryan Toal goal that condemned them to a 2–1 at Lochaber, despite Angus MacCallum’s first half equaliser.

It was not much better for Glenurquhart in the North Division One, losing 8–0 to Fort William. Inverness beat Lochcarron 3–0.

Another tier down, Strathglass picked up a 6–2 victory over Boleskine.


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