Nairn County 4
RAF XI 3
League (Emergency War) (North)


Nairn County
4 - 3
RAF XI 

League (Emergency War) (North)
Saturday, April 20th, 1940
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Crolla 
Johnston 
Johnston 
Manderson (60)
Paterson (10)
Hazel (pen.) (20)
Henderson (78)

Team Managers
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
A Webster
Manderson
McPhee
Arthur Nicoll
John Bowie
Mulholland
Jackie Birrell
Crolla
Johnston
Kelso
Murray
Mills
Mitchell
Hazle
Johnstone
Watson
Gerrard
Dennison
Taylor
Paterson
Fergusson
Henderson

Match Officials

W McNiven (Inverness) (Referee)




Match Report


Nairn County completed their North War League home fixture programme with a victory over the RAF at Nairn on Saturday, but the visitors were a trifle unlucky to be behind.

The Airmen took the lead within ten minutes when Paterson scored.

In the twentieth minute, Hazle converted a penalty to consolidate the visitors' lead.

Nairn spurted, and Johnstone did the spade work to let Crolla reduce the leeway, and before half time, Johnston made the score 2-2.

Nairn resumed without McPhee and the RAF without Gerrard, both of whom were injured.

Manderson gave Nairn the lead for the first time fifteen minutes after the restart then Johnstone had a brilliant effort to make Nairn's lead 4-2.

About twelve minutes from the end Henderson reduced the Airmen's leeway.

Best for Nairn - Mulholland, Johnstone, Manderson. For RAF - Hazle, Watson, Dennison, Taylor and Ferguson.

Match report written by Aberdeen Journal



Squad Statistics (as at April 20th, 1940)


1939-40 All Time
Age
A Webster (GK) - 61241
McPhee - 1 - 1 -
Manderson - 57910
Arthur Nicoll - 4 - 4614
John Bowie29 7320314
Jackie Birrell - 2 - 83
Mulholland - 1 - 1 -
Murray - 1 - 1 -
Kelso - 2121
Johnston - 4444
Crolla - 2121


League Table (as at April 20th, 1940)


No league table has been added for this season.