Nairn County 2
Lossiemouth 1
League (HFL)

Nairn County
2 - 1

League (HFL)
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Callum Maclean (24)
Jack Maclean (62)
Scott Miller (pen.) (10)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Charlie Charlesworth

Starting Eleven
Dylan Maclean
Calum Riddell
Paul Macleod
Glenn Main
Callum Maclean
Kenny McKenzie
Jack Maclean
Wayne Mackintosh
Gregg Main
Gary Kerr
Jordan MacRae
Darren McConnachie
C Ross
Joao Rodrigues

Ryan MacLeod
Callum Ednie
Stephen Mackenzie
Chris Moir
Jamie Mackay
Dylan Mackenzie
Ryan Farquhar
Ross Archibald

Chris Moir for Calum Riddell (12)
Dylan Mackenzie for Jordan MacRae (82)
McMullan for Stewart (53)
Ryan Farquhar for Mathers (62)
Ross Archibald for Charlesworth (80)

Wayne Mackintosh (15)
Gregg Main (41)
Callum Maclean (70)
Joao Rodrigues (42)
Scott Miller (67)
Farquhar (90)
Ross (90)

Red Cards
None. Joao Rodrigues (43)
Match Officials

Dan MacFarlane (Referee)

Match Report

JACK Maclean was the hero for Nairn County as they took care of Lossiemouth at Station Park.

The visitors broke the deadlock from the penalty spot 10 minutes in. Gregg Main fouled Scott Miller with a challenge from behind as the Lossiemouth attacker controlled a throw-in from the right with his back to goal. Referee Dan MacFarlane pointed to the spot and striker got up to dust himself down and covert from 12 yards.

County failed to muster much in the final third in the opening quarter of the game but were back on level terms on 24 minutes. Gregg Main’s free kick from the right was touched off the head of Gary Kerr by Lossiemouth goalkeeper Darren McConnachie but when the ball came back into the box from the left following a Jordan Macrae throw-n, Callum Maclean was on hand to sweep home his second goal of the season from 10 yards.

County looked to find a way in front on 33 minutes through Gregg Main’s corner from the left but the ball was knocked just past the near post by Kerr.

Then, a minute later, McConnachie elected to punch the ball into the air with Wayne Mackintosh knocking it down to Paul Macleod. The defender’s angled drive from 10 yards out was beaten away by McConnachie at his near post with the ball coming back to Macleod who again blasted goalwards but the Lossie stopper again came out on top.

The hosts continued to press with Jordan Macrae losing his footing and skewing his shot well over the bar after connecting with a low cross in from the right on 35 minutes.

Lossiemouth retaliated on 39 minutes as the Nairn defence stood and watched a free kick in from the left allowing goal scorer Miller to meet it with a side-footed volley that Dylan Maclean touched over the crossbar with a stunning save.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men on 43 minutes. Joao Rodriques was rightly booked for a dive in the penalty area and then lost the plot with a violent reaction towards Gregg Main resulting in a second yellow before landing himself in even more hot water by making an obscene gesture towards the supporters in the stand on his way off.

Nairn were first to threaten in the second half through Wayne Mackintosh’s clipped ball towards the far post from the right but McConnachie managed to claw it away from finding the net. Jordan Macrae challenged the ‘keeper as the ball dropped with it then landing at Kenny McKenzie to smashed home but the referee awarded Lossiemouth a free kick for Macrae’s foul.

County then hit the front in style on 62 minutes. Chris Moir’s superb clipped pass into the right channel was latched on to by Kerr, as the striker bullied two defenders to get their first before laying it back to Moir. The midfielder then popped a cross into the box for Jack Maclean to charge on to and crash a header over McConnachie from eight yards.

Nairn could have made the result safe nine minutes from time when Ally Bellingham fouled Wayne Mackintosh in the box after some superb trickery by the County skipper. But Kerr stepped up to smack the base of the post with the penalty.

Lossiemouth should have made Nairn pay for that miss on 84 minutes though. Ryan Farquhar rolled the ball across goal for fellow substitute Ross Archibald but he side-footed the ball across goal and beyond the right hand post when it looked easier to find the net.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at October 29th, 2016)

2016-17 All Time
Dylan Maclean (GK)20 16 - 17 -
Callum Maclean25 122434
Calum Riddell27 15 - 15 -
Glenn Main31 16 - 32413
Paul Macleod27 1311514
Kenny McKenzie24 101362
Jack Maclean18 131141
Wayne Mackintosh29 10131417
Gregg Main30 4128223
Jordan MacRae18 14 - 15 -
Gary Kerr25 15102912
Chris Moir (sub)24 10 - 10 -
Dylan Mackenzie (sub)17 101101

League Table (as at October 29th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.