Same again should be enough for Inverness Craig Dunain at Ellon
Inverness Craig Dunain team manager Graeme Hislop is confident that a repeat performance from last week will be enough to beat Ellon 2nds.
ICD defeated last season’s Caley Four champions Peterhead in the opening round of the Caledonia Bowl last time out, staying largely in control on their way to a 27-10 win.
Tomorrow marks the start of the league campaign, and Craig Dunain face new opposition in the shape of the Aberdeenshire side.
This is Ellon 2nds’ first year in the Caledonia leagues.
But Hislop, who will not actually be at the game as he is abroad, is looking forward to the trip east.
“This is their first year in the league, but from what I’ve been told it’s a mixture of ages, a bit like our own team,” he explained.
“I think they’ve been pretty reliant on some of their under-18s staying about and moving up to the main second team.
“We are looking forward to it, if it’s the same performance that we get from the guys this Saturday then I’ll be quietly confident that we will come away with the points.
“It’s a little bit unknown, Ellon’s first team are a very good team, there’s a lot of strength in depth in the first team, so we’ll have to see how the seconds manage in this year’s league campaign.”
Drew Cooper should be fit to play after not returning to the pitch after a concussion scare against Peterhead.
It was also feared that Jamie King had a concussion, but though he got the all-clear from hospital he is unavailable this weekend due to a family bereavement.