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Lovat goal hero aims to make his Camanachd Cup final dream come true


By Will Clark

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FRASER Heath says he is looking to realise his dream of lifting the Camanachd Cup after firing his team to the final.

Lovat’s Fraser Heath celebrates his second goal. Lovat v Kingussie in the semi final of the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup, played at An Aird in Fort William.
Lovat’s Fraser Heath celebrates his second goal. Lovat v Kingussie in the semi final of the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup, played at An Aird in Fort William.

The full forward scored twice in a sensational 3–2 victory over Kingussie in the semi final to set up the clash with Kinlochshiel in Oban tomorrow.

Heath previously suffered cup final heartbreak with his former team Glenurquhart in a 4–0 defeat to Kingussie in the 2014 final in Inverness.

Lovat have reached their fourth final in six years, but this will be Heath’s first final with the Kiltarlity club.

He says he is dreaming of getting his hands on the trophy and bringing it back to Balgate for the first time since 2015.

“This is my second appearance in the Camanachd Cup final after losing out in 2014 with Glenurquhart,” said Heath.

“This is the game everyone as a shinty player wants to be involved in, so for me this is a big deal.

“It is an achievement to get there and I haven’t been able to go all the way yet.

“So I am hoping that this time it will be different and it goes our way.”
Heath says the 3–2 victory over Kingussie showed Lovat have the quality to win the trophy saying they have an excellent squad.

“I am absolutely delighted to get to the final and we did it through an excellent team performance which is what I was really happy with.

“I am playing with a team that I feel comfortable with and know have the capabilities to do it too.

“Hopefully on the day we can put it to bed.”

Heath says he has not seen too much of Kinlochshiel this season but says he is expecting a tough test.

“It’s hard to gauge Kinlochshiel as we have only seen their scorelines apart from when we have played them.

“But they are a good team who always finish strongly and its not a surprise how well they have done and in the final everyone will try that bit extra harder.”


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