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Krakens looking to keep pressure on league leaders Highland

By Iain Grant

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Aileen Simmonite will miss out with a broken wrist. Picture: James Gunn
Aileen Simmonite will miss out with a broken wrist. Picture: James Gunn

The Krakens will be aiming to pull off a Caledonian North League 2 double over Stornoway when the teams meet in Thurso on Saturday.

Assuming the game escapes the clutches of Storm Babet, Mike Flavell's side will be seeking their third win to keep the pressure on league leaders Highland.

The coach is hoping to have a full squad for the match at Millbank, their first since a 38-24 victory in Stornoway on September 30.

He wants to see them reproduce their attacking verve while showing more steel in defence.

"Highland are sitting with a pretty decent points differential so while we need, first and foremost, to win the game, we also will be looking to restrict the opposition from scoring," Flavell said.

Inverness-based centre Kirsty Robertson has again made herself available but they will be without Karlyn Bernard (on holiday), Aileen Simmonite (broken wrist) and Lara Campbell (knee).

Flavell is back in charge following a three-week stint at the Rugby World Cup in France.

He said: "Hopefully the game will go ahead as the storm looks like it's going to be concentrated more in the east."

The game has a 12.30pm kick-off.

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