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Hampden is calling for Clachnacuddin


By Will Clark


CLACHNACUDDIN Women will kick off their Scottish Cup adventure in the shadow of the national stadium.

Clachnacuddin Womens Laura MacIver (left) and Inverness Caledonian Thistle Women Developments Layla Philip...Caley Clach Womens.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. 043942..
Clachnacuddin Womens Laura MacIver (left) and Inverness Caledonian Thistle Women Developments Layla Philip...Caley Clach Womens.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. 043942..

The Lilywhites, who are making their debut in the competition, will travel to Lesser Hampden to take on Queen’s Park Ladies in the second round on Sunday.

The Merkinch outfit will go in as underdogs against a team who are fourth in SWFL Division One South.

But after an impressive start in the Highlands and Islands League where they are in second position, manager Bobby Beckwith says his team will show no fear in Glasgow.

“This is a big day for us,” he said.

“However Queen’s Park are a good side and it might be our biggest test so far.

“We know what we’re up against but it is an experience.

“We are in a development league and it is a chance for the girls to see what they are aiming to play at in the future.”

Clachnacuddin will be missing Kim Brown and Laura MacIver for the second round trip but Beckwith should have everyone else available.

“We have worked hard in training two nights this week,” he said.

“It is going to be a great experience playing at Lesser Hampden especially as this is our first season as a club.

“To have a chance to play at facilities such as Lesser Hampden will only help fuel ambition of our players.”

Clachnacuddin were due to face Buckie Ladies in the semi final of the Highlands and Islands League Cup on Sunday but that match has been postponed.



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