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Clachnacuddin striker Hossack can take confidence from five-goal spree, says manager Beckwith


By Staff Reporter


Bobby Beckwith wants Clachnacuddin striker Rhea Hossack to take a leap of confidence from Sunday’s five-goal spree against Buckie.

The 15-year-old Invergordon girl is rated as one of Clach Women’s most promising prospects after settling into first team life well.

But head coach Beckwith, close to securing the inaugural Highlands and Islands League title, believes the talented youngster can still build more confidence in herself.

Rhea Hossack (left) has been banging in the goals for Clachnacuddin in the Highlands and Islands League this season. Picture: Gary Anthony
Rhea Hossack (left) has been banging in the goals for Clachnacuddin in the Highlands and Islands League this season. Picture: Gary Anthony

Hossack’s finishing was superb as Clach continued recovery from their League Cup final disappointment to beat Buckie 13-0 in one of their best performances of the season.

“Rhea Hossack scored five against Buckie – she was on fire,” Beckwith said.

“She’s only 15 and she is a real prospect in the game. She just has to believe in herself more.

“I pushed one of our experienced players, Laura Maciver, up front with her instead of midfield and that gave her a little bit of extra confidence.

“Laura talked her through it and kept her right.

“I would like to think Rhea will kick on from there. She just needs to believe in herself a bit more because I don’t think she realises how good she could be.

“The great thing is her appetite for the game.

“She loves her football and never misses a training session. I have high hopes for her.”

Beckwith was as much enthused by the manner of the home victory as the margin. Having lost the League Cup final 7-0 to Lewis and Harris, Clach went to Nairn and won 18-0 but the coach felt Saturday’s display was even better.

“We played really well, with a lot of players missing. That was the first time this season I felt it really came together,” he said.

“Buckie are not a bad side. They’ve improved a lot and are very well organised but they just caught us on a very good day.

“It was only 3-0 at half-time, but some of the football was superb as we completed the win.”

Following the withdrawal of previous leaders Lewis & Harris from the league, victory at home to Nairn on Sunday would clinch the title for Clach.



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