Caberfeidh aim to be a tougher team to crack in defence as season starts
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CABERFEIDH manager Jodi Gorski is determined his team are no longer a soft touch in defence when the 2021 league season starts tomorrow.
In 2019, the Strathpeffer outfit scored the second highest amount of goals in the league, thanks to player of the year Craig Morrison scoring 38 goals and finding the net in 21 consecutive games.
But Caberfeidh still finished the season with a negative goal difference due to losing to some heavy scorelines.
While determined to remain a dangerous threat in front of goal, Gorski is determined they become known for the all round performances all over the pitch.
Starting their Senior League B campaign against Strathglass in Cannich tomorrow, Gorski is looking for good performance in defence as well as attack.
“We are trying to change things and not be so open in our play,” he said.
“We scored a lot of goal in the last campaign but we conceded a hell of a lot of goals too.
“We have the same forwards in the team but we are trying to become tighter at the back so we don’t require to score five or six goals to win a match by just one goal.
“Brian Macdonald works with our defenders and I think what he is saying to them is working.
“Simple things that players weren’t taking in previous seem to be working in training and we will plug away with that.”
Gorski admitted he doesn’t know too much about opponents Strathglass as the two clubs have not met in years due to being different division before the pandemic.
But Strathglass beating Glenurquhart in the annual Macdonald Cup last weekend is a warning that they will be in for a tough afternoon.
“I don’t know much about them as it has been a couple of seasons we have faced each other,” he said.
“The last time we played them was when it was my first full season in charge and we drew 2–2 there.
“We went on to get promotion that year, so even if we don’t get a good result on Saturday, we know good things can happen afterwards.”
Caberfeidh will be without captain Blair Morrison who suffered a freak injury to his hand and is expected to be out for at least four weeks but could be up to two months.
Young star Kyle Grant is also out after suffering a hip injury when playing football and is out for a few weeks.