Head coach challenges Inverness to show development in semi final
INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle Women’s Development will be looking to prove a point against Lewis and Harris in the Highlands and Islands League Cup semi-final.
Head coach Ally Munro says his team didn’t do themselves justice in their 5-0 league defeat in Stornoway in June.
The teams meet again on Saturday for a place in the final.
Munro wants ICT Development to show their quality against a team who haven’t lost this season.
“The team have a lot to prove after the league game in Lewis,” said Munro.
“We started poorly and were 4-0 down at half-time.
“The players don’t want that to happen again as they know how it felt afterwards so we will be looking to make a better start.”
He added: “We know how dangerous Lewis and Harris are as a team.
“Even when they lose players, they seem to replace them with players just as strong.
“They are a fit team and we will have to be at our best.”
The winners will face Clachnacuddin who cruised into the final beating Buckie Ladies 11-0 last month.
ICT Development have lost both league games to Clachnacuddin and Munro said making the final an Inverness derby is an added incentive.
“It is one of these games where I won’t have to give a team talk”, he said.
“I know that they will want to try and make the final and it would be brilliant to play against Clachnacuddin.
“It would be great to play against our city rivals in the final.”
Munro says he could have three players missing for the last-four clash.
But he says he’ll have a strong pool of players to choose from after competing at a tournament in Orkney during the summer break. The game kicks off at Millburn Academy at 1:15pm.