Huntly 2
Nairn County 2
League (HFL)


2 - 2

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Christie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Glenn Main (o.g.) (15)
Alexander Thoirs (45)
John Cameron (40)
Sam Urquhart (41)

Team Managers
Unknown. Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Andrew Pennycook
Glenn Murison
Blair Johnston
Michael Clark
Mark Lawson
Sean Croll
Lewis Ingram
Alexander Thoirs
Kevin Duguid
Ian Cruickshank
Aaron Scoular
Calum Antell
Callum Maclean
Seán Webb
Glenn Main
Andrew Skinner
Kenny McKenzie
Alan Pollock
Conor Gethins
Sam Urquhart
John Cameron
Robbie Duncanson

Stuart Grant
Neale Allan
Philip Duncan
Adam McNamee
Darren Wood
Paul Macleod
Michael Morrison
Bradley Halsman
Jack Maclean
Craig Munro
Adam Naismith

Darren Wood for Michael Clark (46)
Philip Duncan for Aaron Scoular (57)
Adam McNamee for James Duguid (69)
Bradley Halsman for Conor Gethins (57)
Adam Naismith for Robbie Duncanson (77)

Glenn Murison (90) Glenn Main (20)
Alan Pollock (25)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)

Match Report

IT was a point a piece at Christie Park as hard-working Huntly frustrated Nairn County with the visitors unable to find the sort of rhythm they would have wanted..

Huntly goalkeeper Andrew Pennycook was the first of the two stoppers called into action as he touched a Conor Gethins free kick from the right edge of the box over the top at the near post.

A great pass by Kenny McKenzie sent John Cameron scampering to the by-line on the left 12 minutes in. His cut back found Conor Gethins at the near post but the striker was thwarted by a timely intervention from Michael Clark.

It was the home side who broke the deadlock three minutes later though. A throw-in on the right found Alexander Thoirs and his inviting low delivery was knocked into his own net by Glenn Main at the near post.

A Gethins corner from the right was knocked down by Sean Webb to Cameron. His effort was cleared by a defender on the far post but the ball came straight back to the Nairn attacker but his second effort was pawed behind by Pennycook at his near post.

But Nairn found a leveller five minutes before the break. Urquhart’s ball into the box from the right found John Cameron and he evaded his man before drilling a low, angled drive through the legs of Pennycook from 10 yards out.

Then, a minute later, the turnaround was completed. Robbie Duncanson was released down the right and when he hit the by-line, the Nairn skipper lifted his head and found the run of Sam Urquhart at the near post with the County wide man arriving right on cue to crash home the low cross to give the visitors the lead.

But Huntly found an equaliser of their own just when it appeared as if Nairn would go in with a half time lead. Ian Cruickshank kept the ball alive after County had cleared when he headed the ball back into the danger area from the edge of the box and no one had tracked the run of Alexander Thoirs, as the Huntly midfielder beat the advancing Calum Antell to the ball to knock home his side’s second of the afternoon.

A Sam Urquhart run on the right leads to him feeding Cameron on 57 minutes. The attacker was crowded out in the goalmouth after beating two men with the ball dropping to Gethins but his shot on the turn was blocked. And the Irish striker injured his hamstring in the process and was replaced by Bradley Halsman.

Urquhart took Gethins’ place up from and on 63 minutes, he ran in from the right on to Callum Maclean’s looped pass over the Huntly defence but somehow the home side managed to smuggle the ball behind at the near post.

Cameron then fed Maclean down the left and his first time cross was met by an Urquhart diving header but the striker sent the ball flashing past the near post.

A short Pollock free kick from the right on 78 minutes found Urquhart but his drive was beaten away Pennycook at his near p

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at March 19th, 2016)

2015-16 All Time
Calum Antell (GK)23 34 - 63 -
Glenn Main30 31 - 30212
Seán Webb33 26315112
Callum Maclean24 242242
Andrew Skinner21 301301
Kenny McKenzie23 221221
Alan Pollock26 3498414
Robbie Duncanson31 361127287
Sam Urquhart24 34147233
Conor Gethins32 3631184173
John Cameron26 24313933
Adam Naismith (sub)26 28 - 1117
Bradley Halsman (sub)22 13 - 47 -

League Table (as at March 19th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.