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Anglers hoping for better luck this time against Invergordon

By John MacLeod

Ewan McElroy is expecting a difficult game. Picture: James Gunn
Ewan McElroy is expecting a difficult game. Picture: James Gunn

HALKIRK United manager Ewan McElroy is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky when his young guns clash with North Caledonian Cup holders Invergordon in the quarter-finals at Morrison Park on Saturday.

The Anglers have lost 8-0 and 4-0 to Invergordon already this season and McElroy is under no illusions about the task ahead.

“It will be a difficult game,” admitted the Halkirk boss. “Invergordon are probably the strongest team we have come up against this season.

"We have been on the wrong end of a couple of heavy defeats against them. But it is certainly a game we are looking forward to.”

Halkirk will be without the services of the experienced defender Stuart Sinclair, while top goalscorer Bobby Gunn is also


McElroy is happy with the progress made since he took over the reins at Morrison Park earlier in the season.

“It was a difficult time to take over at a club – halfway through the season," he said. "But there's a lot of talented and hungry boys in the

team. There is a lot of potential there.

"I've been really impressed with them. I've really enjoyed it so far – you enjoy it better when you have a good set of boys.”

Halkirk will complete their league programme against Golspie Sutherland under the lights at Morrison Park on Wednesday (March 18).

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