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Lovat aim to reach final of Camanachd Cup as they face Kingussie in semi final at Fort William


By Will Clark

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LOVAT are looking to cause an upset against Kingussie and reach the Camanachd Cup final for the first time in three years.

Lovat manager Jamie Matheson.
Lovat manager Jamie Matheson.

However their performances against Kingussie already this season gives them confidence they can win at Fort William tomorrow and book their place in the final.

Kingussie go into the game favourites having defeated Lovat twice already this season.

In Senior League B, Lovat were leading in the second half only for two late goals earning Kingussie a 2–1 victory.

Then in the Macaulay Cup semi final, a goalless first half was followed by Kingussie romping to a 4–0 victory as they went on to lift the trophy beating Kyles Athletic 4–1 in the final.

Manager Jamie Matheson says their performances against Kingussie gives him confidence for tomorrow.

“Obviously it is not going to be an easy game,” he admitted.

“But we are going to give it our best go that is for sure.

“The last time we played Kingussie it was our third game in seven days.

“We played 20 minutes against Skye, then four days later 90 minutes against Kinlochshiel and then playing Kingussie 72 hours later, we were always going to tire quickly as we hadn’t played six weeks before those games.

“But the rest this week and with a good training session, that second half performance against Kingussie won’t happen again.

“In the league match, we were winning 1–0 with 15 minutes to go and I think there is not much between us.”

Kinlochshiel await in the final after they defeated Kyles Athletic 2–0 in the semi final last week.

Matheson says Lovat, Kingussie and Kinlochshiel are the top three teams in the country and whoever lifts the trophy will be deserving champions.

“In my eyes, Kinlochshiel are the best team we have played this season after Kingussie.

“At the moment, the three of us left in the competition are the best teams based on the performances this year.”
The semi final takes place at Fort William starting at 4.10pm and will be broadcast live on BBC Alba.


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