Week 27 Preview

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2019

Week 27 Preview -

There is a lot to look forward to this weekend starting with a potential 'title decider' between Orkney and Golspie Sutherland in Kirkwall. The clash between Alness United and Inverness Athletic in Dingwall should also be well contested. Last but not least we have an intriguing Jock MacKay Cup semi-final tie between St Duthus and Invergordon in Tain.

North Caledonian League
Orkney v Golspie Sutherland
Kirkwall Grammar School 3G, 12.45pm

Grant Macnab, seen here in action last weekend, will miss the trip to Orkney due to suspension.
Picture Credit - Inverness Athletic FC Flickr

If Golspie Sutherland win in this match they will be crowned North Caledonian League champions. But you can be sure defending champs Orkney will be doing everything in their power to prevent a title party happening on their patch.
Orkney manager Charlie Alway has a full squad at his disposal following an enforced two week break. Golspie boss Andrew Banks welcomes back Jimmy Budge, Robbie Murray and Martin Banks. However, Grant MacNab and John Budge are suspended.

North Caledonian League
Alness United v Inverness Athetic
The Highland Football Academy, Dingwall, 3.30pm

Alness United will be looking to recapture their early season form when they host Inverness Athletic at the HFA in Dingwall.
However, United will be without goalkeeper Scott MacGruer and Mikey Grimes due to work commitments, while Miller Mackay and David Murray are both unavailable. On a positive note for United forward Alan Kerr returns.
Athletic have experienced defender Jamie Fraser available after a few weeks out but Phil MacDonald and Michael McRobert are both still struggling with injuries.

Jock MacKay Cup Semi-Final

St Duthus v Invergordon
Grant Park, Tain, 2pm

Saints Scott Miller will be aiming to add to his impressive 12 goal tally this weekend.
Picture Credit - GJW Sport

Invergordon have their sights set on more silverware this season following their North Caledonian Cup success last weekend. But the Easter Ross club will be without their talisman Shaun Kerr for this semi-final.
Saints have a handful of players in the doubtful category due to niggling injuries but are prepared to call on members of their under-17 squad if required.