Gary Campbell hopes for a comeback ahead of crucial weekend as Invergordon climb to the top of the North Caledonian League


Invergordon are the new leaders of the North Caledonian League after a victory over County Nairn A last weekend saw them edge out Loch Ness.

The opportunity was there for Invergordon with the former Loch Ness rulers inactive, and Kyle Maclean’s strike was the difference.

This sets up a fascinating conclusion to the season, with three teams still in contention to be named champions as Halkirk United could make a late charge through ongoing fixtures.

To add even more spice to the equation, Loch Ness are home for their final game of the campaign against Halkirk, and the Caithness side also travel to Invergordon this Saturday.

Invergordon moved to the top of the North Caley League table with two games remaining in the season. Photo: Callum Mackay

However, the title could potentially go to Invergordon as early as this Saturday.

If they win against Halkirk and Loch Ness fails to beat St Duthus, the crown will head to the Recreation Grounds.

Invergordon manager Gary Campbell is excited at the prospect of being so close to North Caley glory at this stage of the season but is taking nothing for granted ahead of what will no doubt be a tough final two games to try to cross the line.

“It was 1-0 (against Nairn County A) so we were happy to get the three points,” Campbell explained.

“It puts us back at the top of the league, which is good, but we still have two tough games to play.

“Hopefully it gives the guys a boost. It’s good to be at the top of the championship, obviously everyone wants to be at the top, but it’s only at the end that it counts.

“We have two very difficult games left, so we’ll see how we do, but it’s in our hands.

“We’ve faced Halkirk twice this season and we haven’t acquitted ourselves well enough in those games.

“Hopefully we can fix that on Saturday, put in a better performance and get a result that we’re happy with.”

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