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Caberfeidh can’t just rely on Morrison for goals as new shinty season starts


By Will Clark

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CABERFEIDH manager Jodi Gorski says his team can’t just rely on 2019 player of the year Craig Morrison to fire them to safety in the Premiership this season.

Caberfeidh’s Craig Morrison completes his hat-trick to make it 5 - 5 in extra time.Newtonmore v Caberfeidh in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup semi final, played at The Bught, Inverness.
Caberfeidh’s Craig Morrison completes his hat-trick to make it 5 - 5 in extra time.Newtonmore v Caberfeidh in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup semi final, played at The Bught, Inverness.

He is looking for players across the pitch to get the goals as well as the Strathpeffer club start the new shinty season at champions Kingussie tomorrow.

Morrison found the net 38 times last season and scored in 21 successive games helping Caberfeidh to be the second highest scorers in the division.

But Gorski says he is looking for other players to help Morrison find the way to goal.

“Craig scored in 21 games in a row and Kevin Bartlett also got double figures too,” he said.

“But everyone else will have to start chipping in with goals.

“We can’t rely on one or two players to score the goals, we need them from other parts of the pitch.”

Despite being the second highest scorers in the league with 49 goals, Caberfeidh had the worst defence in the Premiership last season conceding 66 goals.

Gorski has brought in Brian Macdonald as a coach to tighten up the defence as they look to improve on seventh position from last season.

“Last season our midfielders were charging up with our forwards and Brian is working with us to sort out our defence,” he said.

“Last year we conceded too many goals, so if we can cut out the stupid mistakes we’ll stop conceding stupid goals.”

Caberfeidh have lost a number of players from last year’s squad.

Goalkeeper Ewan Pilcher has left the club with Ryan Mackay moving to Beauly and James Macleod signing for Glasgow Mid-Argyll.

Kenneth Mackenzie is unable to play due to medical reasons, Scott Mclaughlin can’t fully commit due to family reasons with Ben Macdonald also unable for most of the season due to work commitments.

However, Caberfeidh will welcome back former player Ryan Simmonds who had been missing due to work commitments but had been playing for Lewis in North Division Two in recent years.

Kinlochshiel open their league campaign at Newtonmore tomorrow.

Read Kinlochshiel's preparations for the new season here.


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