Lovat win as rain hits shinty card

Glenurquhart beat Kingussie 2-1

At the end of a week which saw the Camanachd Association's Special General Meeting to discuss the controversial league restructuring question fixed for Fort William on 17 May, heavy rain forced the postponement of exactly half of the scheduled 26 fixtures.

Two of these were in the Orion Premiership and involved the top clubs Newtonmore and Inveraray, which gave Lovat the chance to go top with a win away to Kyles, or second with a draw.

And Lovat cashed in fully with a 2-1 victory, while Glenurquhart won the mid-table clash by the same score against Kingussie.

There is no change at the bottom of the top table following a 3-3 draw between Oban Camanachd and Lochaber.

The Kyles versus Lovat match at Tighnabruich threw up almost two hours late because of delays due to two separate road accidents.

Lorne MacKay gave Lovat a lead which was soon cancelled by Zac Cole but Owen Ferguson's second-half strike put the Kiltarlity side top by one point, but with extra games played.

Mid-table, Glenurquhart sit level with Kingussie on eight points after beating them in Drumnadrochit. Neale Reid and Ewan Brady had Glen 2-0 up before half time while Kingussie's counter was a last-minute Thomas Borthwick penalty.

And deadlock remains at the bottom with Lochaber still ahead of Oban Camanachd only on goal difference after their draw at Mossfield.

Gary Lord scored first for Camanachd before Ben Delaney and Neil MacDonald made it 2-1 Lochaber. Andrew McCuish got an equaliser before MacDonald and, with three minutes left, McCuish both completed doubles.

Three games survived in the first round of the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup in advance of the top sides coming in at Monday's second round draw in Fort William. The postponements included Kilmallie versus Glasgow Mid Argyll just before throw up.

A Steven Turner penalty gave Glenorchy a 1-0 win away to struggling Inverness while an Ian Wilson double helped Strachur to a 4-1 passage at Kilmory and Skye won 3-1 at Taynuilt with goals from Iain Murray, Steven Morrison and Kenny Campbell.

The Camanachd Association has confirmed that, after legal advice, a 75% vote will be required at the Social General Meeting for Skye's motion to scrap next season's league restructure to be carried.

If the motion fails, Skye are keen to have a one-year moratorium for further discussion of the issue.

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