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Six of the best gives Inverness Athletic first away win in North Caledonian League

By John MacLeod

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INVERNESS Athletic produced a morale-boosting win on their travels for the first time this season in the North Caledonian League with an 6–0 victory against Bunillidh Thistle at Couper Park.

Inverness Athletic v Thurso
Inverness Athletic v Thurso

It was the club’s first win since coach Jason Golabek took charge of team affairs.

The caretaker manager now has his sights set on back-to-back wins when Football Times Cup opponents Lewis and Harris visit the Highland capital on Saturday.

“I’ve never seen Lewis and Harris play but I’ve had some feed-back and I’m expecting a difficult match,” said Golabek.

“But we will prepare well for it and see how we get on.”

Reflecting on Saturday’s win at Helmsdale, he added: “It was a good performance and we got a clean sheet – it was a good day’s work.

“Our strikers will be in confident mood after last week’s win against Bunillidh Thistle.

“Hopefully they will get more chances on Saturday and we can get another win.”

Athletic survived an early onslaught with one shot off the post and another being saved by Sandy Stephen.

But it was Athletic who took the lead mid-way through the first half when Dean Allison found the bottom corner of the net.

Phil MacDonald doubled the lead shortly afterwards.

He squeezed home a pass from on-loan Clachnacuddin youngster Dominick Edwards.

Allison was on target again before the interval with a curling effort from outside the 18-yard box.

There was no let-up from Athletic after the break and MacDonald netted his second of the match before Edwards scored his first for the club.

Defender Liam Symonds completed the scoring late on with a header.

Elsewhere St Duthus stormed to the top of the table after a 12–0 rout of Bonar Bridge at Grant Park.

Finn As-Chainey led the way for the Tain side with five goals with captain Cammy Mackintosh finding the net twice.

Golspie Sutherland smashed Thurso’s 100 per cent league record in a 5-2 win at King George V Park, while Orkney came from behind to beat Halkirk United 3-1 at Morrison Park.

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