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Lovat advance to MacTavish Cup last eight


By Will Clark


Lovat progressed to the quarter finals of the MacTavish Cup with a 4-1 win over Kinlochshiel.

Kinlochshiel started well with a John MacRae goal in the opening minute before Greg Matheson struck twice to put Lovat ahead.

Marc MacLachlan extended their lead in the 73rd minute with Calum MacAulay adding a touch of gloss to their victory late in the tie to travel to Kingussie in the last eight.

Calum MacAulay celebrates scoring Lovat’s 4th goal. Lovat v Kinlochshiel in the first round of the cottages.com MacTavish Cup, played at Balgate, Kiltarlity.
Calum MacAulay celebrates scoring Lovat’s 4th goal. Lovat v Kinlochshiel in the first round of the cottages.com MacTavish Cup, played at Balgate, Kiltarlity.

Kevin Bartlett fired a 75th minute winner for Caberfeidh in a 3-2 victory over Lochaber at Castle Leod. Stuart Callison gave the visitors a 22nd minute lead with Cabers reversing this before the interval through Ryan MacKay and Craig Morrison. Pat Toal pulled Lochaber level in the 69th minute but their joy was short lived.

Cabers will now face the winners of the match involving Kilmallie and Newtonmore.

Skye beat Fort William 4-1 win over Fort in Portree. Jordan Murchison netted the only goal of the first half for the islanders whose lead was increased by Iain MacLellan in the 50th minute.

Arran MacPhee reduced the deficit in the 68th minute before MacLellan and Murchison each netted again to seal victory and set up a second round clash away to Glenurquhart. Fort had Mark Grant red carded by referee Calum Girvan late in the second half.

With Strathglass defender Lawrence Jones’s funeral taking place on Friday, the other first round tie involving Strath and Inverness was postponed. This fixture has been rescheduled for Saturday. Strath reserves North Division Two fixture against Boleskine was also postponed.

In the Mowi Premiership, Kingussie cruised to a 5-1 win at Inveraray.

Kilmallie suffered their first defeat since promotion to the top flight going down 2-0 to Kyles Athletic at Canal Park.

Glenurquhart dropped their first National Division point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Glasgow Mid Argyll at Yoker. Connor Golabek netted Glen’s equaliser in the 75th minute after Calum McLay had given the home side a 21st minute lead.

Ally MacKerracher was Oban Celtic’s goal hero in a 5-4 home win over Bute with a first half hat trick followed by an 81st minute equaliser.

Glenurquhart move up to fourth place in North Division One courtesy of a 4-2 win at Glengarry whilst Kingussie join Glen on the three point mark after a 3-0 win against Fort William

Champions Newtonmore recorded a 4-1 home win against Lovat whilst Skye won 4-2 defeat at Aberdeen University with Daniel Morrison bagging a hat trick.

Martin Ross’ hat trick helped North Division Two early pacesetters Strathspey to a 5-0 win over Kilmallie at Grantown. Lochcarron move up to second after winning 4-3 over Inverness at The Bught whilst Beauly elevated themselves in to third place after their 3-1 win against Lewis



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