Good luck today to Lewis and Harris FC as they play their scheduled Jock Mackay Cup clash against Thurso today (Saturday).
Their planned cup match against Thurso has twice been frozen off due to an unplayable surface at Dingwall’s Highland Football Academy but barring any late, unforseen moodswings by Mother Nature – our boys WILL finally take to the turf this afternoon (February 14).
And Lewis and Harris FC manager Billy Flower admits his side have been desperate to play the fixture.
“The boys have been itching to get the game played since the original scheduled date but the poor weather conditions across the highlands kept putting it off,” he said.
“We have continued to train well although it has been difficult to get out onto the grass for outdoor training at the height of the snow and icy weather, we have been on the grass in the past week which has been great.”
Having the match postponed twice has given Lewis and Harris FC a couple of availability issues but the squad will travel with the squad which has been training and preparing for the competition in a keen and confident mood.
“We might have a few missing due to differing reasons but we have a strong squad with the majority of which have been with us all the way through since the beginning of the North Caledonian Cup campaign,” he explained.
“If we have to make changes it will give some of them the chance to step up to the mark and we could be looking for them to do that but we have every faith in them to do just that if required.”
The match is due to kick-off at 12:30pm at Dingwall’s Highland Football Academy.