Six-time winners Avoch face a mammoth 18-hour day journey which see them catch the Saturday morning ferry from Ullapool and return through Uig.
Avoch set sail for the Western Isles on Saturday for a mouth-watering Highland Beginner Cup quarter-final tie in opposition to Ness at Fivepenny.
Avoch supervisor Martyn MacAllister says his gamers are wanting ahead to the journey, however added: “We predict a troublesome match in opposition to Ness, they’re flying in the mean time.
“There aren’t any straightforward video games at this stage of the competitors. We’ll give it all the things we’ve acquired, hopefully it is going to be sufficient to get us into the semi-finals.”
Avoch might be lacking a quartet of gamers – Scott Houston is on honeymoon, Kyle MacLean is at a stag do, Mattie Grant is injured, whereas Paul Smith is working.
Nonetheless, Mark Gair, who performed within the second spherical, is again for this one.
Ness, who’ve received the cup 4 instances, may also be lacking a lot of key gamers. Innes Morrison is offshore, whereas Cailean MacLeod, Colin MacLeod, Angus MacLennan and Calum Smith are on vacation.
Excessive Ormlie Hotspur, who’re showing of their first-ever quarter-final, have been boosted by the information defenders Aidan Reid and Euan MacGregor together with assistant supervisor Liam Sutherland, are slicing brief their vacation in Ibiza to fly again in time for the tie in opposition to Golspie Stafford.
Stafford, who reached the ultimate in 2010, might be with out three key gamers. Adam Sutherland and Blair Duncan are unavailable, whereas James MacRae is injured.
Report eight-time winners Pentland United face Stromness Athletic in
United supervisor Michael Grey might be with out Michael Steven and Connor
Trueman, who’re on vacation, and the injured Shaun Forbes.
The opposite quarter-final tie between Inverness Premier League aspect IRN
Safety and cup holders and four-time winners Wick Groats has been
switched to Ardersier.
IRN, who might be trying to trigger an upset, welcome again Stefan
MacRitchie, whereas ahead Alan Fraser returns from harm. Nonetheless,
Graeme Stewart is cup tied and Martin Duncan additionally misses out.