KYLES 2 – 2 LOVAT

Long journey, long day…… decent result.

 A well fought, defensive first half performance against a strong wind, brought us to half time goal-less.

However with the wind dropping, the second half started brightly and some good play led to a well taken goal from Tawsey. Kyles hit back though, through a mix up at the back, and a penalty then gave the host team the lead.

Gregg struck the equaliser ten minutes later, after a defence splitting pass from O, but despite some late pressure a winner couldn’t be found. Throw into the mix, a great penalty save by Stuart from a hotly disputed penalty , and i’m sure the big crowd enjoyed an entertaining encounter which neither team deserved to lose.

A big thank you to Strachur for the hospitality and to the Kyle’s boys for the meals- much appreciated.

Merchandise

New style polo- shirts and beanies are now in.

All sizes in stock :

Polos                                                      Beanies

£18  –  adult, male and female;                  £5

£11  –  kids sizes.

To buy, contact John MacRitchie.

FORT WILLIAM 2 – 4 LOVAT

After a good battling display at the Black Parks, Fort William, Lovat moved to within a point of league leaders Newtonmore.

A hesitant start, resulted in the Fort gaining the upper hand and a two goal lead before Gregg pulled one back before the break.

the equaliser came early in the second half through a sweetly struck Gregg penalty and we then deservedly took the lead with a goal from Martin Bell from close range.

Fraser then added the fourth to round it all off with a well taken strike.

A good solid display, with some lovely shinty having been played, especially in the second half.

No bicycle clips needed at the end of the game, this week- thankfully….

 

TRAINING

In order to keep to this level of participation in shinty, and to push on and continue to improve. We, as a TEAM, need to show COMMITMENT to our teammates by continuing to attend the training provided by the club. As a result, no one should then be able to make comment on your fitness or your desire to do well for LOVAT SHINTY CLUB.

TURN UP, AND LETS SHOW THEM WHAT WE ARE CAPABLE OF…!

KINLOCHSHIEL 3 – 4 LOVAT

Good result away at Shiel on Saturday, and good reaction to push on from last weeks fighting draw against the same opponents.

Lovat raced out of the blocks and rushed to a two goal lead though strikes from Gregg and Ryan..but despite putting the Shiel goal under a lot more pressure and some great saves from their keeper, it was Shiel that pulled a goal back before the break after an unfortunate deflection.

In the second half, we again raced to a 4-1 lead, as Gregg completed his hat-trick, following some great lead up play.

This week, however, in a reversal from last week it was Shiel who pulled back two goals, which led to a nervous last ten minutes. However we deservedly hung on to take the points home and jump to second equal in the league.

LOVAT 3-3 KINLOCHSHIEL

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…!

LOVAT 1 v 2 KINGUSSIE

Better all round display on Saturday against a strong Kingussie side, buoyed by the return of Ronald Ross to their starting line up.

In front of a large crowd, the team competed well in all areas. However, two opportunist strikes, well taken by Ross kept Kingussie ahead until a Martin Bell strike in the 85th minute pulled one back. This was within a prolonged period of Lovat pressure which continued right until the final whistle.

In the end, time ran out for us, and maybe a draw wouldn’t have been an unfair result given the late pressure, and corner count….

Fabrice Muamba, Heart-Screening & Shinty

The case of Bolton Wanders footballer Fabrice Muamba has again led to calls for the introduction of widespread heart screening but a leading Skye-based sports medicine expert urges caution.

Such a move would have far-reaching implications which have yet to be afforded the same level of debate. Keith MacKenzie from the West Highland Free Press has taken opinion from leading figures including Dr Jonathan Hanson, who aside from his duties as a doctor at Broadford Hospital is a leading consultant in sport and exercise medicine. Dr Hanson has advised and trained medics and physios from the spheres of both the English Premiership and Scottish Rugby. The article is a must-read for anyone with an interest in shinty and the well-being of shinty players.

Click on the following link to read Keith MacKenzie’s article WHFP

The Camanachd Association and leading figures including Dr Hanson and Skye medic Dr Wilson Banks will meet in Portree on Wednesday 18 April 2012 to have a wider discussion on the matter. Ross Cowie from Lucky2BHere and Heartstart Co-ordinator Neil Campbell will also be in attendance. They will look at the Skye Camanachd model and agree a way forward for the sport of shinty. Further updates will be released in due course.

TRAINING

Training from week commencing 02/04/12 will be outide at Balgate.

Monday- 630pm start.

Wed/Thurs- to be decided.

As many players as possibly to attend please.