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Highland 2nds out for Mackie revenge in Inverness while Craig Dunain face crucial game in hand against Ellon


By Andrew Henderson

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Highland 2nd XV will be trying to avenge their first Caledonia North Two defeat in over a year earlier this season when they host Mackie on Saturday.

The Stonehaven outfit ended the Raptors’ unbeaten run, which had stretched back through the whole of last season, in October.

Highland Raptors will be hoping to bounce back from only their second defeat of the season against Mackie in Inverness this weekend. Picture: Callum Mackay
Highland Raptors will be hoping to bounce back from only their second defeat of the season against Mackie in Inverness this weekend. Picture: Callum Mackay

Highland may also be hoping for a favour from their neighbours across the Kessock Bridge when Ross Sutherland take on second-placed Aberdeen Grammar, with a result for the Stags possibly allowing Highland to extend their lead at the top of the table.

There are just two points between the title challengers after both sides lost last time out.

Inverness Craig Dunain, meanwhile, did not play last weekend when opponents Aberdeen University Medics could not raise a team, but will be hoping for better luck this time around going to Deeside.

The trip is Craig Dunain’s game in hand over Caledonia North Four leaders Ellon 2nds, so picking up another win is crucial for their title hopes.

ICD have won four games in a row and are yet to play Ellon at home, so confidence is high in the squad that they could win promotion.

Inverness Craig Dunain Women will also be back in action as they kick off their National Plate campaign with their first group game at home to Glasgow University on Sunday.

They have also been drawn in the same group as Broughton, Shetland and Greenock Wanderers, with matches due to be completed by Sunday, March 1.



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