Turriff United 1
Nairn County 0
League (HFL)

Turriff United 

1 - 0

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
The Haughs
3:00 PM Kick-off

Arjtoms Kuznecovs (pen.) (71) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Alan MacKenzie
Arjtoms Kuznecovs
Andrew MacAskill
Gary McGowan
Calum Antell
Michael Morrison
Seán Webb
Paul Macleod
Glenn Main
Alan Pollock
Wayne Mackintosh
Adam Naismith
Robbie Duncanson
Conor Gethins
Sam Urquhart

Leszek Nowosielski
Craig MacAskill
Nikolas Wozniak
Dylan Maclean
Callum Maclean
Gregg Main
Kenny McKenzie
Ross Naismith
Bradley Halsman
John Cameron

Nikolas Wozniak for Nick Gray (52)
Leszek Nowosielski for Alan MacKenzie (59)
Craig MacAskill for Gary McGowan (76)
Gregg Main for Wayne Mackintosh (57)
John Cameron for Alan Pollock (79)
Ross Naismith for Robbie Duncanson (89)

Nikolas Wozniak (76) Michael Morrison (21)
Paul Macleod (70)

Red Cards
None. Michael Morrison (42)

Match Officials

Thomas Shaw (Referee)

Match Report

A PENALTY kick from Artjoms Kuznecovs condemned 10-man Nairn County to a battling defeat after Michael Morrison had been sent off for a second bookable offence just before half time, writes Graeme Macleod.

It was an unchanged County team that took to the field with only Gregg Main returning to the squad after suspension to take a place on the bench with Andrew Skinner unavailable.

The home side were on the attack from the off with Gary McGowan getting in behind Paul Macleod on the left but he fired his shot from a tight angle into the side netting with team mates positioned for a cutback.

Andrew MacAskill went even closer for Turriff two minutes later with a curling free kick from the right edge of the box but a fine diving save by Calum Antell denied the midfielder.

A great piece of skill by Sam Urquhart gave Nairn their first of goal on 17 minutes. Robbie Duncanson’s ball over the top sent the striker scampering down the right. With no options on in the middle, he showed a great piece of skill to cut inside a defender on to his left foot but his thunderous drive flew narrowly over the crossbar.

Nairn continued to apply the pressure and were on the attack again three minutes later. The ball was worked through to Glenn Main and his scuffed effort evaded Turriff goalkeeper Kevin Main but took a slight deflection to take it away from goal.

Alan Pollock then played the ball out to Adam Naismith on the right with the midfielder continuing his run into the box to meet the wing back’s return with a header that went just over the bar.

Robbie Duncanson drew a fine diving save out of Main on 34 minutes with a low shot from the edge of the box after a Pollock corner from the left had only been partially cleared at the front post with the United ‘keeper diving to his right to parry the Nairn striker’s shot.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men though with Michael Morrison receiving his marching orders on 42 minutes for a foul on the halfway line. It was a second booking for the County captain having been yellow carded for a foul on the edge of the box 21 minutes into the game.

The home side almost took advantage on the stroke of half time but Allan MacKenzie’s header off a corner from the right was inches too high.

The woodwork prevented Turriff from opening the scoring 57 minutes in. Paul Young’s pinpoint through pass sent Nikolas Wozniak through on Calum Antell but the substitute’s clipped effort over the advancing stopper skimmed the crossbar on its way over the top.

Andrew MacAskill’s low delivery from a corner on the right 66 minutes in was met on the volley by Artjoms Kuznecovs at the front post but Antell was equal to the centre half’s effort.

The visitors finally found a way through with 19 minutes left. Alan Pollock was caught in possession on the right edge of the Nairn box after County had thwarted a Turriff attack. Paul Macleod then dived in to foul Craig MacAskill in the area and Artjoms Kuznecovs hammered the penalty kick into the bottom left hand corner of the net to earn the points.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at October 17th, 2015)

2015-16 All Time
Calum Antell (GK)23 14 - 43 -
Glenn Main30 17 - 28812
Paul Macleod26 9 - 1253
Michael Morrison35 14 - 14519
Seán Webb32 12313712
Wayne Mackintosh28 8 - 29815
Adam Naismith26 14 - 977
Alan Pollock25 1566511
Robbie Duncanson31 16225278
Conor Gethins31 1615164157
Sam Urquhart24 1555324
Gregg Main (sub)29 13 - 25821
Ross Naismith (sub)22 10 - 728
John Cameron (sub)26 16213132

League Table (as at October 17th, 2015)

No league table has been added for this season.