Game: Invergordon FC v St Duthus FC (Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League)
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Venue: Recreation Grounds, Invergordon
Referee: John Nicolson
Assistant referees: James McMillan & Paul Grant
THE FIRST Easter Ross derby of the season between Invergordon and St Duthus will take place tomorrow at the Recreation Grounds -- and the Saints will be looking to this much anticipated local game as the perfect opportunity to upset the odds and get back winning ways.
The recovery list continues to grow at St Duthus with Adam MacDonald, Jon Campbell and Ewan Ross all sidelined with long term injuries, while Martyn Farquhar also misses out due to suspension as he begins a two match ban.
With regard to their Invergordon counterparts, Saints manager Stuart Ross is well aware of the underdog tag, but it full of confidence that his St Duthus squad have the determination and will put up the necessary fight needed to take something from this game.
We're feeling good going into the game and looking forward to it. We've obviously got guys missing, but those who are available are buzzing going into this one. We're going to turn up and give it a right go. Of course, you've got to give Invergordon the respect they deserve -- they're league champions after all, they're on their own patch and they're playing well -- but we went down there last year and scored three goals and were unlucky not to win the game. We'll be looking to go one better tomorrow if we can.
The current champions are enjoying a good run of form at present, but more significantly have enjoyed a 100% record in the league on home soil so far this season. It will be up to Stuart Ross and his young Saints squad to do their best to blight that record.
The game kicks off at 1:30pm tomorrow in Invergordon.