Week 18 Preview

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019



The Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League offers up another four cracking fixtures this weekend with big games at the both ends of the table.


Halkirk United13:00Bunillidh Thistle
 Morrison Park, Halkirk 

In the battle of the leagues bottom two, Bunillidh Thistle take on Halkirk United looking for the three points that will see them edge closer to Saturday’s opponents. Halkirk on the other hand will see the fixture as an excellent opportunity to put daylight between themselves and the Jags along with leap frogging their Caithness rivals Thurso should results go their way.


Picture Credit - James Gunn

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Sunny intervals and a fresh breeze. Temperature feels like 5°



Inverness Ath
13:00Thurso
 Inverness Royal Academy, Inverness
 

Inverness Athletic and Thurso go head to head in Inverness on Saturday with Athletic aiming to make it three wins from three at their new home at Inverness Royal Academy 4G. Thurso will be hoping to build on last weekend's draw away at Golspie as Stevie Reid’s side look for revenge for the home defeat in the reverse fixture earlier on in the season.


Picture Credit - James Gunn

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Light rain and a moderate breeze. Temperature feels like 5°



St Duthus
13:00Invergordon
 Grant Park, Tain
 

Table toppers Invergordon head for Tain this weekend to face the League's in form side St Duthus. The Saints made it an impressive five League wins in a row last weekend, putting Alness to the sword, so Stuart Ross’s side will be high in confidence for the visit of Gary Campbell's side. Invergordon come into the game on the back of last weekends 4-1 away win in Helmsdale and will be hoping to make it four League wins on the bounce and cement their place at the top of the table.


Picture Credit - St Duthus FC

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Light rain and a moderate breeze. Temperature feels like 5°



Alness United
15:30Golspie Sutherland
 Highland Football Academy, Dingwall
 

In the leagues late kick off, its second versus fourth as Alness United welcome Golspie Sutherland to the Highland Football Academy. Kraig Vass’s side are in the midst of a poor run of form having not won in their last three MacLeod & MacCallum North Caledonian League outings, suffering back to back defeats for the first time this season against Inverness Athletic and St Duthus. Fourth placed Golspie Sutherland come into the game in indifferent form having only won twice in their last five outings in all competitions.


Picture Credit - Graeme Webster

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Light rain and a moderate breeze. Temperature feels like 6°