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Lovat hope for better cup luck against Newtonmore


By Staff Reporter


Beauly, Caberfeidh, Glenurquhart and Lovat carry local hopes as this year’s Camanachd Cup reaches the last-16 stage.

In a repeat of the last two finals, Lovat face holders Newtonmore, while Beauly are also in Badenoch as they take on Kingussie at the Dell.

Lovat have faced Newtonmore in the last two Camanachd Cup finals – but lost on both occasions. Picture: Neil Paterson
Lovat have faced Newtonmore in the last two Camanachd Cup finals – but lost on both occasions. Picture: Neil Paterson

For Lovat, it is a huge test and one they have fallen short of in the past, but club president John MacRitchie is relishing the prospect of locking horns with the cup holders and is not overly troubled by meeting them on their turf.

“I think the Eilan suits our players,” he insisted.

“It is a good surface and over the years we have probably done better there than we have against them at home.”

Midfield powerhouse Fraser Heath is on holiday and misses out. His absence will be a blow, but MacRitchie acknowledges that Newtonmore are strong across the pitch, particularly in defence.

Read more in today's Inverness Courier.



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