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Third plays second in North Caledonian League's Division One as St Duthus take on Golspie Sutherland

By Andrew Henderson

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St Duthus will be looking to leapfrog tomorrow’s opponents Golspie Sutherland into second place in the North Caley Division One table.

Just one point separates the sides, so the winners will be the nearest challengers to Invergordon at the top of the league.

The teams go into the match in contrasting form, with the Saints exiting the first round of the North Caledonian Cup while Golspie Sutherland eased through.

St Duthus play Golspie Sutherland tomorrow.
St Duthus play Golspie Sutherland tomorrow.

St Duthus travelled through to Inverness to take on North Caley newcomers Loch Ness at Canal Park, but ended up losing by a single goal.

Alan Geegan turned the ball into his own net, but Ben Bruce looked like sparing his team-mate’s blushes with a double before half time to give St Duthus the advantage.

Ricky Lee then came off the bench to score a brace though, sending St Duthus out of the competition.

Golspie meanwhile convincingly beat Division Two leaders Nairn County A 6–0, with Liam Bremner starring with a hat trick.

Matches involving the Tain club have generally been entertaining this season, with 24 goals in their five league games so far, but they will be hoping for a more robust defence against a Golspie side with a game in hand over them still to play.

Elsewhere in Division One, Halkirk United host Orkney, with the islanders looking for their first win of the campaign.

In Division Two, an Inverness derby between Loch Ness and Inverness Athletic is the headline fixture, while table-toppers Nairn County A travel to Bonar Bridge, who picked up their first win last weekend.

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