Game: Bunillidh Thistle vs. St. Duthus (North Caledonian League)
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Venue: Couper Park, Helmsdale
Weather: Light showers (5°)
Referee: Graham Elder
Assistant referees: TBC
The M.O. for Saints at the moment is just to keep on winning, putting some more points on the board. The games don't get any easier though, as this Saturday they face a tough trip North to meet the ever-improving Bunillidh Thistle.
The sides have met twice already this season, in the cup and the league - but both games have been played at Saints' Grant Park. The manager Stuart Ross has spent most of this week preparing his charges for what has historically been a tough away day for St. Duthus.
Dean Cowie's Bunillidh side will be looking to continue their recent upturn in form - one which has seen them win two of their last three outings. Most recently, they put home advantage to good use with a 2-0 win over Halkirk United to kick off the new year. With no noted injuries or suspensions they will most likely be at full strength for the game.
For Saints, the side is not likely to change with the only noted absentee for the game being Jon Campbell, who serves a one match suspension for cumulative bookings. Liam Rostock is a doubt due to injury, while messrs Danny McCarthy, Finn As-Chainey and Scott Maclean are expected to be available for selection once again.
The game kicks off at the slightly later time this week of 1:30pm at Couper Park, Helmsdale.