ABERDOUR coach Lisa Norman has urged her side to create history this weekend as the bid to reach the final of Balliemore Cup.

'Dour take on league rivals Ballachulish on Saturday at the Dell in Kingussie in the first semi-final that the club have played in the tournament for the right to face Skye Camanachd in the 12th July final.

The West Fifers warmed up for the match by beating Kilmory 1-0 on league business last Saturday thanks to a James Martin Philips goal after 31 minutes that moves them joint top of the table with Kyles Athletic at the season's halfway point.

Norman believes that Aberdour will go into the last-four clash as underdogs and said, "We have nothing to lose. We've never been to the semi-final of this cup while Ballachulish like to think of themselves as a team who are up there coming from a traditional shinty area, so they can only really fall from their perch. But I feel that things are really coming together for us and if we play as well as we can, then we have every chance. What we're looking for is that they go out and give it everything they've got.

"For a lot of the players, the fans and the people who have been involved with the club for a long time, reaching the final would be a big milestone reached. A Balliemore medal is something to do be proud of; Bute, who are now playing in the national league, won it a few years ago and they had an open top bus parade afterwards. John Martin and Darren (Coyle) have won it before with Loch Carron so having their experience will be good for us. If we were to win on Saturday we'd go into a run of cup games with the South of Scotland plate final on 5th July then the Balliemore final the week after, so it would lift the players for the rest of the season.

"It was a good game on Saturday and although it was only 1-0, we were comfortably in control. Kilmory were sharp and kept us on our toes, but it seemed like it would be one of those days where nothing would find the net. But we got the goal and maybe it will keep the forwards goal-hungry for Saturday." Aberdour's seconds picked up their first point of the South Division Two season with a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Glasgow Mid Argyll at Silver Sands on Saturday. Throw up for the semi-final is at 2.30pm.