Week 6 Preview

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018



Picture Credit - Scott MacDonald

 

Saturday 6th October

Pentland Ferries Football Times Cup – Semi Finals 

Alness United v Thurso
Culbokie Park, Culbokie
2:30pm 

It’s a case of deja vu at Culbokie Park on Saturday as Alness United and Thurso face off in the first Pentland Ferries Football Times Cup Semi Final, just seven days after their Macleod and MacCallum league meeting.  Alness managed to get the better of The Vikings last weekend and will be hoping there is a similar outcome this week as they look to book a place in the Football Times Cup final on the 20th October.  Thurso on the other hand will be hoping to find the form that saw them put five goals past holders Orkney in the last round, as they aim to book their place in a first cup final since the 2016/17 season.

Previous Meeting:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League
Alness United 3-1 Thurso

Last time out:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League
Alness United 3-1 Thurso

Form this season:
Alness United – W W W W
Thurso – D W L W L

Weather:
Sunny intervals and light winds– 9o

 

Golspie Sutherland v Lewis & Harris
King George V Park, Golspie
1pm
 

Golspie Sutherland welcome Lewis and Harris to King George V Park in the other Pentland Ferries Football Times Cup Semi Final. Golspie have had an impressive start to their 2018/19 season, with five wins in all competitions, and will be hoping that continues Saturday as they look to get the better of their visitors who knocked them out at the quarter final stage of this competition last season.  Lewis and Harris made it all the way to the Football Times Cup Final last season, losing 2-0 to Orkney on the day, so the Islanders will be looking to go one step further this season, should they get past Golspie.  

Previous Meeting:
Football Times Cup (Quarter-Final) – 2017/18
Golspie Sutherland 2-3 Lewis and Harris

Last time out:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League
Halkirk United 0-6 Golspie Sutherland
Jock Mackay Cup (Quarter-Final) – 2017/18
Lewis & Harris 1-3 Inverness Athletic 

Form this season:
Golspie Sutherland – W W W W
Lewis & Harris – N/A

Weather:
Sunny intervals and light winds– 9O

 

Macleod and MacCallum North Caledonian League 


Picture Credit - St Duthus FC

Bunillidh Thistle v St Duthus
Couper Park, Helmsdale
2:30pm 

Couper Park in Helmsdale is the venue for Bunillidh Thistle v St Duthus, as both sides look to get their 2018/19 Macleod and MacCallum league campaigns up and running. A look back at the corresponding fixture from last season should give The Jags some confidence, they ran out 3-2 winners against The Saints and in doing so collected their first points of the 2017/18 season. St Duthus will themselves also see the fixture as one that they can collect points from, having beaten the Helmsdale side comfortably 7-2 in last season’s North Caledonian Cup Quarter Final, the last game between the two sides at Couper Park.

Previous Meeting:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League -2017/18
St Duthus 4-1 Bunillidh Thistle

Last time out:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League
Bunillidh Thistle 0-3 Inverness Athletic
St Duthus 2-3 Orkney

Form this season:
Bunillidh Thistle – L L L L L
St Duthus – L L L L L

Food and Drink:
Bunillidh Social Club will be open before, during and after the match for food and refreshments

Weather:
Sunny intervals and light winds– 90

 


Picture Credit - James Gunn

Halkirk United v Invergordon
Morrison Park, Halkirk
2:30pm

Halkirk United welcome league leaders Invergordon to Morrison Park, searching for their first league points of the season. The Anglers will be looking to get last weekends home defeat at the hands of Golspie Sutherland out of their systems but will face another tough test against the early league leaders. The visitors have had a faultless start to the 2018/19 League campaign having recorded three wins from three and Gary Campbell’s men will be looking for that to continue this weekend in Caithness, as they look to cement their place at the top of the League.   

Previous Meeting:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League – 2017/18
Halkirk United 1-3 Invergordon

Last time out:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League
Halkirk United 0-6 Golspie Sutherland
Football Times Cup (Quarter Final)
Invergordon 1-2 Alness United

Form this season:
Halkirk United – L L L L
Invergordon – W W W L

Weather:
Sunny and a gentle breeze – 90

 


Picture Credit - Graeme Webster

Inverness Athletic v Orkney
Pavilion Park, Muir of Ord
2:30pm

Orkney are the visitors to Pavilion Park this weekend as Inverness Athletic play their second home fixture of the season. Athletic will be looking to build on their recent good League form, having won their last three matches, but know they will be in for a tough afternoon against the reigning Macleod and MacCallum North Caledonian League Champions. Charlie Alway’s side picked up their first victory of the season last weekend against St Duthus, and he will be hoping for more of the same on Saturday against a team that The Orcadians have beaten each time they have met.

Previous Meeting:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League - 2017/18
Orkney 13-1 Inverness Athletic

Last time out:
Macleod & MacCallum North Caledonian League
Bunillidh Thistle 0-3 Inverness Athletic
St Duthus 2-3 Orkney

Form this season:
Inverness Athletic – L L W W W
Orkney – D W L W

Food and Drink:
Pavilion Park tea hut will be open before, during and after the match for food and refreshments

Weather:
Sunny intervals and light winds – 9o