Scourie targeting four wins in debut season in North Caledonian League
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SCOURIE manager Tony Reynoldson is targeting four wins in their debut season in the North Caledonian League.
The North West Sutherland outfit will make their debut in Division Two tomorrow when they travel to Inverness to take on fellow newcomers Loch Ness.
Reynoldson says being a new team in the division it will take time to gel.
But he is confident they can make a statement in the division this season by picking up a few wins.
“We will look to win three games, possibly four if we can,” he said.
“It would be great if we could get between nine and 12 points, I would be happy with that.
“The main thing is that we are able to compete and the biggest problem will be fitness as with coronavirus everything has been shoved back a bit.”
Reynoldson, who is also manager of North West Sutherland amateur outfit Kinlochbervie, has assembled a squad of players from a number of clubs from the area as well as throughout the Highlands for their debut campaign.
Scourie will compete in NCL Division Two and will face Alness United, Bonar Bridge, Inverness Athletic, Nairn County Under-20s as well as first opponents Loch Ness and will also play in cup competitions.
Having played some pre-season games, he says the team are now looking forward to kicking off for real and get their campaign off to a positive start.
“The lads have been itching to get started,” he said.
“Loch Ness are a good side so it will be a difficult start.
“But our first few games are going to be difficult, so its all about switching our heads on and being able to deal with it.
“We are training every Monday and Wednesday in Gairloch as well as in Inverness.
“We have a squad of 36 players which includes players from the local area such as Kinlochbervie, Scourie and Durness as well as from places such as Gairloch, Lochinver, Thurso and Inverness.
“We have a big enough squad to deal with the challenge this season.”
Scourie’s first home game is against Inverness Athletic next Saturday and while no spectators are allowed, Reynoldson says it will still be a special occasion.
“There is a road above the pitch,” he said.
“I can imagine there might be a few people who fancy a walk at the same time we are playing.
“But it will still be special to play our first league match at home.”