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Highland Raptors to kick off Caledonia North Two season with derby match


By Andrew Henderson


New Highland 2nds head coach Nathan MacLaughlin is looking forward to getting the Caledonia North Two season up and running against Ross Sutherland tomorrow.

MacLaughlin took over the reigns of the Raptors in the summer, with a coaching re-shuffle at Highland seeing former coach Brian Bell move back up to work with Dave Carson and the first team.

Last season Highland Raptors put three wins on the board against closest rivals Ross Sutherland.
Last season Highland Raptors put three wins on the board against closest rivals Ross Sutherland.

His first test is a big one, a derby match against the Stags.

It is an occasion everyone on both sides will be looking forward to, and MacLaughlin can take confidence from results between the sides from last season.

“It’s always good games when you’re playing locally, and when you’re playing against teams like Ross,” he said.

“It’s always good fun, something that you always look forward to in the calendar. You always look for the derby games.

“There were three games last year because we played them in the Brin Cup. The Brin Cup was the first game, and it was much closer than the other ones.

“It was a hard-fought game, but I think we just kept improving as the season went on and obviously we had a really good run of results last year.”

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