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Lovat remain top of Premiership after convincing win


By Will Clark


Lovat boss Fraser Gallacher praised his team after the 8-2 demolition job of Caberfeidh to stay top of the Premiership.

The Kiltarlity club are undefeated after four games and are two points in front of second placed Kilmallie as they target to win the league title for the first time.

“We were dominant up and down the pitch,” he said.

Fraser Heath scored in the 8-2 win against Caberfeidh.
Fraser Heath scored in the 8-2 win against Caberfeidh.

“I thought Dan Grieve at fullback did a brilliant job on Kevin Bartlett while Calum Cruden had his best game of the season.

“We were strong in midfield with Lorne Mackay pulling the strings as Craig Mainland looks to be in the form of his career.”

Lovat took the lead after just 60 seconds when a low 30-yard strike from Martin Mainland caught goalkeeper Ewan Pilcher off-guard. They doubled their advantage in the 25th minute when Greg Matheson picked up a pass from the impressive Fraser Heath to beat Pilcher with a low shot.

Further goals from Heath and Lorne Mackay had Lovat in command and they finished the match as a contest when when Matheson converted a penalty on the stroke of half time.

Kevin Bartlett responded for the home side scoring from the penalty spot in the 46th minute but Matheson stretched Lovat’s lead as he rounded off yet another incisive move in the 73rd minute.

Mark MacLachlan made it number seven from a narrow angle before former Inverness youngster Chris Johnston got his name on the scoresheet scoring with a long range effort in the 81st minute. Bartlett struck with four minutes remaining for the home side.

Meanwhile Kingussie recorded a shock 3–1 win over Newtonmore.

Oban Camanachd and Kinlochshiel shared the points in a 1–1 draw at Mossfield while Kilmallie ran out 2–1 winners in the derby match against Lochaber at Spean Bridge.

Kyles came out on top in the Argyll-shire derby with a 3 - 1 win over Inveraray.

In the National Division, Glenurquhart thrashed Oban Celtic 9-0 with doubles coming from Conor Golabeck,Ewan Brady and Neil Reid while James MacPherson scored a hat trick.

Fort William beat Skye 3-2 while Glasgow and Bute drew 0-0.



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