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Craig Dunain Ladies cannot become over-confident going into Stornoway


By Andrew Henderson


Inverness Craig Dunain Ladies are staying careful not to fall victim to complacency going into tomorrow’s match against Stornoway.

Last time out ICD thrashed Huntly 75-0, scoring 12 tries.

Then last week, Stornoway picked up a win of their own over Huntly, winning 36-10.

Inverness Craig Dunain Ladies must continue to work hard against Stornoway tomorrow and not become complacent. Picture: James MacKenzie
Inverness Craig Dunain Ladies must continue to work hard against Stornoway tomorrow and not become complacent. Picture: James MacKenzie

It is Stornoway’s first year in the north leagues, but ICD captain Catriona Knott insists the islands sides have a solidarity that makes them a big threat.

“The island teams have a cohesiveness that is something to be envious of,” she said.

“You find a lot of the mainland teams, especially if you’re in university areas, there’s a lot of flux between players in their ability.

“That has definitely been an advantage to the likes of Orkney, Shetland and Stornoway, and I don’t doubt that will be exploited tomorrow.”

ICD will have to cope without the services of Jo Szczyglowska tomorrow, but expect more of their regular backline to return after being forced into a re-shuffle at Huntly.

With both sides having won their opening game, it is a chance for the city side to stake their claim for the end of season play-offs already.

“There are only three of us in that league, so it will be between ourselves and Stornoway to win that league of three,” Knott explained.

“It would put us in a really good position to challenge the overall north women’s league if we were able to get a good result at the weekend.

“There’s no reason why we can’t be striving for the top of the overall north league.”



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