Inverness Craig Dunain aim for a perfect record
Inverness Craig Dunain Ladies want to wrap up their North Region League West campaign with a perfect record against Huntly on Sunday.
Bonus point wins home and away against Stornoway sealed Craig Dunain’s spot at the top of their table, meaning they will progress to the play-offs against the top sides in the North East league.
But with the play-off matches not taking place until the end of next month, ICD captain Catriona Knott wants to build as much momentum as possible before the break.
“That momentum would be massive, because we’re probably going to be facing the island teams,” Knott explained.
“In the past we’ve always had a hard battle with Orkney and Shetland. To be able to have that confidence behind us would be very important.
“We’re going to have a bit of a lull, but we’ll need to focus first of all on the Huntly game.
“If we win against Huntly then we’ll have a fair idea that we’ll be playing the top two in the other league. We’re just waiting for them to carry out their matches, so it’s a little bit of wait and see.”
Last time Craig Dunain played Huntly it was the Inverness side who romped to a 75-0 win in Aberdeenshire.
Knott’s expectation this time will still be victory, and a bonus point to go with it, but changes behind the scenes could make their visitors a much tougher proposition at Inverness High School.
“We’re going to have to adapt to what Huntly have been practicing, it will be an interesting one because I think there have been changes to some of the coaching at Huntly on the ladies’ side,” she said.
“We’ll need to see how that goes, but I would be hoping for a repeat performance in the scoreline.
“If we could keep more of a structure in the second half that would be good. We’ve been trying to make a big point of not letting our focus go in the second half, we want to be a bit more clinical.”
Megan Foulis sprained her ankle against Stornoway and is still out injured, while Gwennan Butler has gone back to university in Wales.