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Inverness aiming to cause shock in Camanachd Cup first round as they take on Strathglass


By Will Clark


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North Division One outfit Inverness are looking to cause a shock in the Camanachd Cup first round when they face National Division strugglers Strathglass.

Inverness aiming to cause shock in Camanachd Cup first round
Inverness aiming to cause shock in Camanachd Cup first round

Inverness will take on the Cannich club at Bught Park tomorrow in the opening round of the sport’s most famous competition.

Inverness are third in North Division One and are considered to be one of the teams challenging for promotion to the second tier National Division.

Strathglass meanwhile are in sixth place in the eight-team National Division having lost three of their four league games so far.

Inverness manager Drew McNeil says he has been encouraged by what he has seen from his team so far this campaign.

He doesn’t believe there is much difference between the top teams in North One and the struggling clubs in the National Division.

He believes there is every chance his players can cause an upset tomorrow.

“Getting to the next round of the Camanachd Cup is certainly our target,” he said.

“We are playing at a lower level with a lot of confidence and Strathglass are playing a higher level with not a lot of confidence at the moment.

“Hopefully that will make it a level playing on Saturday.

“There probably isn’t a great deal of difference between the top of North One and the bottom of the National Division.”

Inverness pushed Premiership outfit Kilmallie all the way in a 3–2 defeat in the MacTavish Cup first round last month.

McNeil believes a similar sort of performance from that game will be good enough to defeat Strathglass tomorrow.

“That performance against Kilmallie, who are in the top level, we played well and came close to beating them,” he said.

“If we can try and get back to that level of quality then that would be good.”

National Division leaders Beauly aim to avoid a shock in the Camanachd Cup first round when they head to North Division One leaders Glengarry.

Glenurquhart face a tough test when they take on Skye at Drumnadrochit.

In the Premiership, Lovat head to Tighnabruaich to face Kyles Athletic.

Fort William face Kinlochshiel, Glasgow Mid Argyll host Kingussie, Kilmallie tackle Oban Camanachd and Newtonmore face Caberfeidh.

In North Two, Aberdeen University face Strathglass, Beauly host Lochaber, Boleskine take on Strathspey and Inverness face Kilmallie.


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