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Highland Stags set for first home game in Invergordon this season against Dunfermline Kings

By Will Clark

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HIGHLAND Stags will be playing their first home match of the season when they take on Dunfermline Kings at the Naval Grounds in Invergordon on Sunday.

Highland Stags defeated the Dumfries Hunters to become Saltire Division Champions.
Highland Stags defeated the Dumfries Hunters to become Saltire Division Champions.

The American football team opened the British American Football Association NFC North Two season two weeks ago with a 33–12 with at Dumfries Hunters.

Victory on Sunday would move the Stags to at least second place in the table.

General manager Tom Hutchison says it was a terrific start to the campaign for the team and is looking to follow it up with victory against Dunfermline on Sunday.

“It was a great win against Dumfries two weeks ago as it was a long way to travel and they are a tough side,” said Hutchison.

“Now we are looking to carry on the form when we face Dunfermline on Sunday.

“They are the team that we have played the most against over the past few years.

“They came up alongside us when we went through the process of joining the league.

“They were also the only team that beat us last year and it will be an interesting match that is for sure.”

Dunfermline will hold no surprises for Hutchison or his squad after he travelled down to Fife to watch them suffer a 38–0 defeat to Clyde Valley Blackhawks.

“We travelled down to get some inside information to see how they are playing this season,” said Hutchison.

“You can never tell in this game, as we didn’t expect to lose to them last season, but we are fairly confident we can pick up the win.”
Highland Stags currently have 40 players in the squad with seven new additions to the team for last season.

Some of the players in the squad also play for RAF Lossiemouth in the armed forces league.

But Hutchison says they welcome players of all abilities and experience.

“It is good that we have a good mix of players in the squad,” he said.

As well as playing at Invergordon, the club also train at the Merkinch Nature Reserve from 10.30am to 1.30pm on Sundays when they are not playing matches.

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