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Bonar Bridge are aiming to climb up the North Caledonian League as they head to Orkney

By Will Clark

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BONAR Bridge are looking to turn their season around in the North Caledonian League when they take the ferry to Orkney tomorrow.

Bonar Bridge head to Orkney.
Bonar Bridge head to Orkney.

After a promising start to the campaign, beating St Duthus as well as respectable draws against Alness United and Invergordon, they have seen their form nosedive in recent weeks.

A 9–0 hammering against Golspie Sutherland in the county derby was followed by a battling 3–0 defeat to league leaders Halkirk United last week.

Bonar Bridge manager, Robert Mitchell, says the team’s form has been affected by a number of players being unavailable for selection in recent weeks.

He faces the same problem across the Pentland Firth tomorrow but is still looking for a positive result.

“We have had a few injuries to contend with and we lost another two in the last couple of weeks,” said Mitchell.

“We have had to move boys out of position to act as cover and it has not been ideal. But after this weekend, we will look to get back to what we call a full-strength squad.

“I don’t know anything about Orkney this season so we are going into the game blind.

“But we know there are not going to be any easy games. The landscape of the league table is so open at this stage.

“We are getting closer to the bottom every week, but we will start to look to climbing up the table again soon.”

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