Deveronvale 2
Nairn County 2
League (HFL)


2 - 2

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Princess Royal Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Sutherland (36)
Nathan Ross (77)
Ross Naismith (pen.) (64)
Callum Maclean (90)

Team Managers
Steve Dolan Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Grant Pennet
Lewis Dunbar
Zander Jack
Scott Begg
Scott Fraser
Lukas Krobot
Paul Sutherland
Chris Blackhall
Dane Ballard
Grant Noble
Callum Murray
Dylan Maclean
Calum Riddell
Glenn Main
Stephen Mackenzie
Callum Maclean
Jack Maclean
Kenny McKenzie
Jason Morganti
Ross Naismith
Gary Kerr
Jordan MacRae

Matthew Mackie
Sean Keith
Bradley Manson
Nathan Ross
Kyle Rae
Fraser Wilkie
Callum Ednie
Paul Macleod
Nick Highet
Chris Moir
Dylan Mackenzie

Kyle Rae for Zander Jack (46)
Nathan Ross for Dane Ballard (60)
Bradley Manson for Grant Noble
Paul Macleod for Calum Riddell (55)
Dylan Mackenzie for Jordan MacRae (70)
Chris Moir for Ross Naismith (80)

Lukas Krobot (60) Jason Morganti (68)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Beaton (Referee)

Match Report

CALLUM Maclean rescued a deserved share of the spoils for understrength Nairn County at Deveronvale as he netted three minutes into injury time in this 2-2 draw.

The home side started brightly and on seven minutes, Callum Murray raced down the left and cut the ball back to Grant Noble at the near post. The striker spun and fired a shot away in one movement but Dylan Maclean was equal to it as he stood up well to parry at his near post.

A nice move by the Banffers saw Chris Blackhall step on to a cut back from the right on 14 minutes to sweep the ball goalwards but Maclean was equal to it as he dived to his right to hold on to the ball.

Another fine save by Maclean kept Nairn level on 23 minutes. Paul Sutherland fired in a low cross from the right that found Murray but his close range shot was beaten behind by the Nairn ‘keeper for a corner.

The home side found a way through on 36 minutes though. County switched off after their own throw-in on the left allowing Deveronvale to work the ball inside to Chris Blackhall, who slipped a pass into the stride of Paul Sutherland and he advanced into the box to tuck a low shot under Maclean.

The visitors nearly struck back straight away but Gary Kerr was stretching to meet Ross Naismith’s cross from right and fired well over from six yards.

Then, on 39 minutes, Kenny McKenzie found the space to deliver a low ball across goal from the left but it was just too far in front of the sliding Jack Maclean for him to convert. The ball rolled through to Naismith at the far post but his effort was cleared off the goal line by Lukas Krobot.

Eight minutes into the second half, Kerr stepped over a Naismith pass inside from the right to allow the ball to run through to McKenzie and he saw his curling low shot tipped behind for a corner by Pennet’s diving save.

The hosts broke after a Nairn corner on 59 minutes with Grant Noble slipping the ball to Blackhall but he raced forward and blazed his shot well over the crossbar.

Nairn were level four minutes later. Jordan Macrae made a superb run forward before slipping the ball to Kerr inside the box. The striker was tripped by an out-stretched leg with referee Graham Beaton awarding a penalty and Ross Naismith stepped up to stroke the ball home from 12 yards.

But with County looking to build a head of steam in search of a winner they were caught out at the other end. Murray raced down the left from his own half and played the ball into the stride of the in-running Nathan Ross with the ‘Vale sub taking a touch before despatching a low shot under Maclean and into the far corner.

Nairn almost found themselves level just a minute later though when Naismith’s deep free kick from the left looked to be floating in at the far post but it was inadvertently directed over the crossbar by the head of Callum Maclean at the far post.

Just when it looked as if Nairn had run out of time to find a leveller, the visitors dug deep and rescued a share of the spoils three minutes into injury time. Paul Macleod was picked out in space in an unorthodox wide left position and he cut inside and on to his right foot before lifting his head and delivering a magnificent cross for Callum Maclean to crash home with a thumping near post header.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at November 26th, 2016)

2016-17 All Time
Dylan Maclean (GK)20 19 - 20 -
Glenn Main31 20 - 32813
Callum Maclean25 164476
Calum Riddell27 16 - 16 -
Stephen Mackenzie22 16 - 16 -
Ross Naismith23 19710216
Kenny McKenzie24 141402
Jason Morganti30 121121
Jack Maclean19 171181
Gary Kerr25 19113313
Jordan MacRae18 181191
Paul Macleod (sub)27 1411524
Chris Moir (sub)24 11 - 11 -
Dylan Mackenzie (sub)18 132132

League Table (as at November 26th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.