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Clachnacuddin bidding to reach third Highlands and Islands League Cup final against Buckie


By Andrew Henderson


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Focus will be Clachnacuddin’s key word going into the Highlands and Islands League Cup semi finals this weekend.

Caley Thistle Development take on Clachnacuddin at Inverness Royal Academy.Michaela Munro on the ball.Picture Gary Anthony.
Caley Thistle Development take on Clachnacuddin at Inverness Royal Academy.Michaela Munro on the ball.Picture Gary Anthony.

The Lilywhites have a strong record in the competition, reaching the final in each of the first two years the cup took place, and they can make it three out of three if they can get past Buckie on Sunday.

It will not be an easy task for them, though, as the match sees two teams who have a perfect record so far in the league clash for a spot in the knock-out showcase.

“It has been a great start to the season so far, which we’re obviously quite chuffed about,” Lilywhites co-captain Michaela Munro said.

“Everything’s looking positive at the moment.

“It will definitely be tricky. Both teams will probably feel a little apprehensive, but it should be fairly even.

“Of course it’s exciting. It’s obviously different to the league, having a semi final, but we just have to stay focused and fingers crossed we can do the job on the day.

“We’ve been there twice before and been unsuccessful, so to go one better is definitely the aim.”

Even though it is early in the season, the winning team could strike a psychological blow in the title race.

With the two sides neck and neck, whoever makes it into the cup final will feel as though they have the upper hand in the league too, but Munro insists they can only take one game at a time.

“It’s just important to take each game as it comes,” Munro stressed.

“You do go into a game confident after winning the previous one, but every team has also improved.

“It’s important not to get carried away and just focus on the next game in hand. It’s good to not underestimate any team in the league.

“Up until now – although we’ve been fortunate enough to have been triumphant in every game – we have seen teams improve in every game.

“I think you have to be a little wary going into every game.”


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