A close fought encounter at Balgate, left both teams with a point apiece.

In the first half, Lovat took the lead against a strong wind with a Gregg strike from distance. However shiel equalised and finally took the lead with a goal one minute from half time.

A determined home team came out in the second half and applied a lot of pressure to the away goal, with Owen scoring a deserved equaliser.  Shiel however,came back strongly and again took the lead midway though the second half with a well taken volley from the edge of the box.

With pressure mounting on the away defence, one of their defenders was red carded for retaliation. Lovat threw all but the kitchen sink at the Shiel goal and were finally rewarded with a strike from Martin Bell- which finished the game in a draw.

Same opposition next week away from home, and no doubt another classic is on the cards…!