Week 29 Preview

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2019

There are two matches on the fixture card this weekend. Golspie Sutherland and Bunillidh Thistle go head to head in the Jock MacKay Cup semi-final at Golspie on Saturday with Invergordon awaiting the winners in the final.

In the final league fixture, Alness United and Orkney clash at Invergordon. Although the final placings have already been decided the match is expected to be a keenly contested one.

Jock MacKay Cup Semi-Final
Golspie Sutherland v Bunillidh Thistle
King George V Park, Golspie

Newly crowned champions Golspie will be hoping to finish the season with more silverware. Golspie have had the upper hand against their local rivals this season having won all three previous meetings. Two of those games were won by the odd goal and Bunillidh will be hoping to run their hosts close again.

Golspie welcome back, Graham MacNab, Grant MacNab, James Mackay and John Budge, however, injured pair, Blair Duncan (shin) and Craig Ross (shoulder) are likely to miss out. Bunillidh player/manager Dean Cowie is expected to return for the Helmsdale men.


North Caledonian League
Alness United v Orkney
The Recreation Grounds, Invergordon

Although the final placing have already been decided with Orkney and Alness finishing third and fourth respectively this match is expected to have a competitive edge.

Alness will be without Scott MacGruer, Scott MacAngus, Taylor Sutherland, David Murray and Mark Lamont but are expected to give a number of their youth players a run out again.

Orkney have skipper Owen Rendall free from suspension, while Wayne Kirkness and Sam Rendall have been added to the squad. Chris Helliwell will be at a wedding and misses out.