Fraserburgh 1
Nairn County 0
League (HFL)


1 - 0

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Bellslea Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Marc Laurence (62) None.

Team Managers
Mark Cowie Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Joe Barbour
Marc Dickson
Russell McBride
Ryan Cowie
Bryan Hay
Dean Cowie
John Chalmers
William West
Marc Laurence
Graham Johnston
Grant Noble
David Osborne
Michael Morrison
Seán Webb
Callum Maclean
Glenn Main
Adam Naismith
Alan Pollock
Gregg Main
John Cameron
Robbie Duncanson
Conor Gethins

Courtney Cooper
Cameron Buchan
Steven Davidson
Jordi Walker
Dylan Maclean
Paul Macleod
Andrew Skinner
Jack Maclean
Ross Naismith
Wayne Mackintosh
Sam Urquhart

Steven Davidson for Grant Noble (80)
Cameron Buchan for Ryan Cowie (88)
Wayne Mackintosh for Alan Pollock
Sam Urquhart for Robbie Duncanson

None. Gregg Main
Seán Webb
Alan Pollock
Conor Gethins (89)

Red Cards
Dean Cowie (39) None.

Match Officials

Dan MacFarlane (Referee)

Match Report

A MARGIN of one goal was all that separated the teams at Bellslea Park as Nairn County failed to bounce back from their midweek hiding at the hands of Brora Rangers.

Filling in for the suspended Calum Antell was former Fort William goalkeeper David Osborne, who despite having signed on at Station Park in June had yet to make his debut. Sean Webb and Alan Pollock were recalled to the starting lineup while Andrew Skinner and Paul Macleod dropped to the bench and Bradley Halsman was absent. Making his first appearance in the starting eleven was Callum Maclean.

The wind and rain made the game difficult for both teams as Fraserburgh, in search of their first home win, found themselves up against it early on as Joe Barbour spilled into the path of Adam Naismith before the ball was scrambled to safety.

A Michael Morrison shot was saved shortly after as the weather conditions continued to play havoc. Conor Gethins came close with a free kick moments later and soon after, an Alan Pollock cross to the back post narrowly missed Adam Naismith. Fraserburgh will have felt they should have gone 1-0 up ten minutes before the break when a one on one with David Osborne resulted in the ball being blasted over the bar.

With five minutes of the first half remaining, an incident involving a foul on Gregg Main changed the game as Broch midfielder Dean Cowie was dismissed for his illegal challenge.

Despite the man disadvantage, Fraserburgh seemed to make the most of the wind advantage in the second half, and began piling on the pressure. Chances over the bar, saved and off the post left Osborne and his defence involved in a busy second half and it wasn't long before the homesters finally broke the deadlock. Just after the hour mark, on loan Peterhead striker Marc Laurence met a cross from Willie West and sent the ball past Osborne to make it 1-0 to the home side. Fraserburgh's counter attack strategy had paid dividends.

Fraserburgh continued to play the ball forward and downwind as Nairn struggled in the unforgiving conditions. Chances fell for Maclean and Pollock who both fired wide, and Gethins who volleyed over the bar, before Gregg Main forced a save. The visitors' best chance of the game came late on when substitute Sam Urquhart forced a save and Gethins fired the rebound over the bar. Alas, there was to be no equaliser, and all three points stayed at Bellslea.

Match report written by Niall Harkiss

Squad Statistics (as at September 12th, 2015)

2015-16 All Time
David Osborne (GK)40 1 - 1 -
Glenn Main30 10 - 28112
Michael Morrison35 7 - 13819
Callum Maclean23 3 - 3 -
Seán Webb32 9313412
Alan Pollock25 82587
Gregg Main28 10 - 25521
Adam Naismith26 7 - 907
Robbie Duncanson31 9224578
Conor Gethins31 97157149
John Cameron26 10212532
Wayne Mackintosh (sub)27 2 - 29215
Sam Urquhart (sub)24 8 - 4619

League Table (as at September 12th, 2015)

No league table has been added for this season.