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Lovat look for another cup win against Kinlochshiel as Kiltarlity outfit attempt to reach Macaulay Cup semi finals

By Andrew Henderson

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Lovat will be aiming for a repeat of a previous cup triumph this season when they take on Kinlochshiel in the Macaulay Cup this weekend.

It is north quarter final weekend, with Lovat one of the teams still vying for a place in the final four, and they can have confidence going to Balmacara knowing they have already beaten ‘Shiel there in 2022.

The two teams met in the MacTavish Cup, which Kinlochshiel were the reigning champions in before they lost 3–0 to the Kiltarlity outfit.

Lovat are within touching distance of the Macaulay Cup semi final. Picture: Neil Paterson
Lovat are within touching distance of the Macaulay Cup semi final. Picture: Neil Paterson

That day, Greg Matheson added to a double from Lewis Tawse to ensure it was Lovat celebrating on the journey home.

A scheduled league match between the teams in April was then postponed.

So with the head-to-head record this year in their favour, and an unbeaten Premiership campaign to date at their backs, Lovat have every reason to believe they can progress further in the cup this weekend.

Elsewhere, Glenurquhart are due to go on the road in the National Division as they take on Aberdour, while Inveraray host Lochaber.

It is a full card of fixtures in the North Division One, where Glengarry – still in the title picture – will be at home against bottom of the table Caberfeidh.

Glenurquhart make the trip to Kinlochshiel, while Lovat will also be going on the road to Newtonmore.

Other matches pit Fort William against Lochcarron and Skye against Kingussie.

Beauly will attempt to consolidate their lead at the top of the North Division Two when they host mid-table Strathglass.

Strathspey will be the side closest to them in action trying to keep tabs on the top as they play Lewis.

At the other end of the table, the bottom two sides face off when Inverness take on Boleskine, with the loser ending up in last place.

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