Game: St Duthus FC v Invergordon FC (North Caledonian League)
Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Venue: Grant Park, Tain
Weather: Sunny intervals (8°)
Referee: Gordon Morrison
Assistant referees: Malcolm Macleod & Brian Sinclair
THE HARD games just keep coming as the Saints look to continue on their winning run and move further up the table - and the most formidable of them all in the form of the Easter Ross derby awaits them as they welcome Invergordon to Grant Park.
A win tomorrow for the Saints would mark the first time that they have earned victory over their county rivals since the club's revival in 2016. As league leaders, Invergordon go into the game as favourites for this one, but St Duthus will no doubt be going into the game with every confidence that they can challenge.
Manager Stuart Ross continues to take great encouragement from the excellent response shown by his squad in recent weeks.
"The boys have trained very well on the back of last weekend's well earned win. Invergordon will pose a big test for our boys, but they are very up for this one and we go into it with full confidence. We're at home, and we have a chance to put another three points on the board, so we'll be going out on the front foot as we look to capitalise on our current momentum. Spirits are very high."
Personnel wise, Lewis Ross and Barry Kenny are joined by Martyn Farquhar on the work commitments absentee list, while Jordan Mackinnon will also drop out of the squad due to injury. Saints can enjoy an otherwise full squad to choose from.
A half-time raffle will take place on the day, and from half-time there will be hot pies on sale also. Match programmes will also be available to purchase.