Lovat start the new shinty season thrashing Kilmallie at Balgate
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Lovat got the new shinty Premiership season off to a flier with a 6–0 win over Kilmallie at Balgate.
Greg Matheson struck four for the Kiltarlity side including two within the first two minutes.
Lewis Tawse scored twice in a dominant display.
Reigning champions Kingussie opened with a 7–1 thrashing of Caberfeidh.
Newtonmore’s new manager Orsten Gardiner endured a tense afternoon as he watched his side battle to a 1–0 victory over Kinlochshiel with Iain Robinson’s goal in the 20th minute separating the sides.
In the National Division, Glenurquhart took both points in a 1–0 win against Inveraray in Drumnadrochit.
James MacPherson’s penalty conversion in the 54th minute proved the winner against the Winterton side.
Lochaber fell to defeat in Cannich losing 5–4 against Strathglass.
Beauly were 4–0 winners over newly promoted Aberdour at Silversands in the Fife’s team’s first ever game at national level.
Goals from Sean Stewart, Ryan MacKay, Robbie Brindle and Euan MacCormick secured the points getting the greens off to a solid start in their league campaign.
Meanwhile Inverness’ promotion bid to the National Division got off top a rocky start as they were shock losers going down 3–0 to Glenurquhart colts in a North Division One encounter at Blairbeg.
Caberfeidh went thrashed 9–0 by Kingussie while Kinlochshiel were outclassed at Kincraig going down 12 - 0 to Newtonmore reserves.