Nairn County 1
Deveronvale 2
League (HFL)

Nairn County
1 - 2

League (HFL)
Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gary Kerr (32)
Graeme Watt (4)
Steven Fraser (75)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Steve Dolan

Starting Eleven
Dylan Maclean
Glenn Main
Callum Maclean
Stephen Mackenzie
Willie Barron
Jack Maclean
Jamie Mackay
Wayne Mackintosh
Ross Naismith
Gary Kerr
Jordan MacRae
James Blanchard
Bradley Manson
Liam Forbes
Scott Begg
Scott Fraser
Steven Fraser
Craig Cowie
Kevin Souter
Paul Sutherland
Gary Harris
Graeme Watt

Ryan MacLeod
Reece Barton
Craig Munro
Chris Moir
Matty Macleod
Dylan Mackenzie
Grant Pennet
Stuart Patterson
Liam Archibald
Lukas Krobot
Ross Aitken
Chris Blackhall
Sean Keith

Chris Moir for Ross Naismith (65)
Dylan Mackenzie for Jordan MacRae (73)
Chris Blackhall for Gary Harris (46)
Ross Aitken for Kevin Souter (59)
Lukas Krobot for Craig Cowie (67)

None. Chris Blackhall (61)
Scott Begg (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)

Match Report

IT was story of hard luck for Nairn County as Deveronvale took all three points at Station Park despite the hosts putting in another display full of endeavour hard work.

It was the worst possible start for Nairn for the second week in a row. An injury to Jamie Mackay led to a break in play and once the game resumed, a long diagonal from the halfway line on the left hand side floated through to Craig Cowie, although trialist Stephen Mackenzie appeared to be fouled as he attempted to win the ball in the air. That afforded Cowie the time to deliver a low cross and with Jack Maclean unfortunately slipping as he attempted to deal with the danger, Graeme Watt was able to nip in and slam home the opener.

County looked to threaten on 14 minutes as Gary Kerr chested the ball down to Wayne Mackintosh just outside the left side of the box but his first time snap shot flashed across goal and comfortably paste the far post.

Two minutes later, Steven Fraser got his head to a ‘Vale corner from the left but his effort dropped past the far post.

Good defending from Deveronvale right back Bradley Manson edged Jordan Macrae off the ball on 21 minutes as the young attacker timed his run perfectly as he attempted to meet a Mackintosh cross from the right.

County came more and more into the game as the half wore on though and levelled on 32 minutes. Ross Naismith delivered an in-swinging corner from the left and Gary Kerr timed his run to meet the ball with a thumping header at the near post the send the ball crashing into the roof of the net.

Chris Blackhall came on for ‘Vale at half time and almost made an instant impact. He got his head to an in-swinging Watt free kick from the right but he could only touch the ball narrowly beyond the far post.

A header at the other end nearly saw County go in front for the first time. Naismith’s out-swinging corner from the right was met by Stephen Mackenzie’s but he sent his effort flashing past the near post.

Then, on 51 minutes, a Naismith corner from the left found its way through to Mackay at the far post but his powerful drive from 10 yards out was hacked clear by the man on the post.

Dylan Maclean then dropped on the ball to stop Kevin Souter’s header from creeping in when the Deveronvale midfielder looked odds-on to put his side back in front.

The visitors threatened again on 63 minutes when Paul Sutherland spun in the penalty area and stabbed a shot across goal and inches beyond Maclean’s right-hand post from 12 yards out.

Nairn pushed for the goal that would put them in front but it was Deveronvale who found a winner their lead on 76 minutes. A corner from the left dropped to Steven Fraser in the penalty area and he smashed a low drive through a forest of legs and into the corner of the net from 10 yards.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at August 6th, 2016)

2016-17 All Time
Dylan Maclean (GK)20 2 - 3 -
Stephen Mackenzie22 1 - 1 -
Callum Maclean24 2 - 332
Glenn Main31 2 - 31013
Willie Barron35 2 - 23555
Jamie Mackay29 2 - 12 -
Ross Naismith23 2 - 859
Jack Maclean18 2 - 3 -
Wayne Mackintosh28 1 - 30516
Jordan MacRae17 2 - 3 -
Gary Kerr25 21163
Chris Moir (sub)24 1 - 1 -
Dylan Mackenzie (sub)17 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at August 6th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.