For the second time in a year Matthew Wright, of Ross County, faced his old team
mate, Dòmhnall Alex Morrison who plays for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Also turning
out in Ross County’s colours was the imposing figure of Josh Smith, who was invited
to Dingwall to play as a trialist.
The under-seventeen derby which always attracts a lot of interest was watched by
Inverness Caley manager John Robertson and his entire coaching staff. Recently appointed
Ross County manager, Owen Coyle, was also in attendance.
The game began with the enthusiasm and passion that is a feature of all derby matches.
Within twenty minutes Inverness Caley were a goal to the good, following a penalty
award. At half-time the Inverness team was leading by three goals. The second half
was dominated by the boys from Inverness Caley and were comfortable winners, with
the match finishing Inverness Caley 7 Ross County 0.
Whilst the Inverness Caley first team is having a less than favourable start to the
season – last weekend every junior Inverness side beat Ross County at all age levels;
from the under-11s through to the under-17 match which featured three sons of Lewis.
Rubhach footballers star in Highland derby
9 Oct 2017
Footballers; Josh Smith (Ross County trialist) Dòmhnall Alex Morrison (Inverness
Caley) Matthew Wright (Ross County).
Three former Rubhach football teammates played in a fiercely contested Highland derby
at the weekend.