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Lovat could be saying goodbye to top spot in Mowi Premiership

By Will Clark

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Lovat could be knocked off their perch at the top of the Premiership tomorrow.

The chasing pack of Newtonmore, Kingussie and Oban Camanachd look set to close in with reigning champions Newtonmore favourites to lead the table come Saturday.

The Badenoch side will need to negotiate a tricky encounter away to Kinlochshiel.

Lovat could be knocked off the top of the league by Newtonmore this weekend. Picture: Neil Paterson
Lovat could be knocked off the top of the league by Newtonmore this weekend. Picture: Neil Paterson

But even a draw would be enough for them to take over at the top.

Kinlochshiel manager Johnston Gill expects a tough afternoon but says his team can throw a spanner in the works of all three title challengers.

“We still have a lot to prove this season and if I get our strongest team out we can get wins. We are not going to be easy opposition for Kingussie or Oban who come after Newtonmore.”

Caberfeidh travel to Kingussie free from the strain of relegation worries but manager Jodi Gorski will be looking to finish the season with a flourish.

Lochaber face almost certain relegation if they lose to Oban Camanachd at Spean Bridge in their penultimate match of the season.

In the National Division, Glenurquhart are also in the last chance saloon as they face Bute in Rothesay.

A defeat against the relegation threatened islanders would almost certainly end the Glen’s Premiership promotion ambitions and they travel south without the suspended pair of Conor Golabek and Andy Corrigan.

Strathglass and Oban Celtic face each other for the second Saturday in succession with the Cannich side looking to avenge last Saturday’s 4–3 defeat to the Argyll-shire side.The Strath havestriker Josh Fraser suspended.

The North of Scotland Junior Championship with the Strathdearn Cup up for grabs goes ahead at the Bught with a 4pm throw-up time.The final is a repeat of last years event between Newtonmore and Fort William which the Badenoch side won 4–0.

In North Division One Glengarry can stretch their lead to nine points with a win against Skye.

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