Following a hard pre-season,Lovat travelled to the Eilan in good spirits for the first game of the new premier league season.

A harder opener we couldn’t have had than against Brick’s formidable Newtonmore team in Badenoch. However a great performance from the Lovat lads led by new Captain Martin Bell and vice -captain Callum Cruden bagged the Balgate boy’s their first points of the season.

In an exciting, highly competitive first half, good teamwork led to Gregg notching an opening day hat-trick while the defence and midfield worked tirelessly for the cause.

In an exceptionally long second half, the defence stood firm and even though Lovat had a number of chances they were thwarted by the Newtonmore defence and keeper. To be fair to the home side, they did turn up the heat in the second half and had the bulk of the play, though they were only rewarded with a single goal from their  chances.

Next week sees the boys head to Kilmallie… always a tough venue to visit:- 230pm throw-up.