Nairn County 3
Turriff United 0
League (HFL)

Nairn County
3 - 0
Turriff United 

League (HFL)
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Station Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Max Ewan (38)
Dylan Mackenzie (79)
Adam Porritt (90)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Kris Hunter

Starting Eleven
Daniel Hoban
Glenn Main
Ryan MacDonald
Adam Porritt
Callum Maclean
Cohen Ramsay
Jack Maclean
Kenny McKenzie
Max Ewan
Jordan MacRae
Dylan Mackenzie
Greg Sim
James Chalmers
Robbie Allan
Ross Anderson
Cameron Bowden
Liam Strachan
Adam Cross
David Booth
David Ross
Angus Grant
Michael Ironside

Dylan Maclean
Callum Ednie
Iñaki Fernandino-Soto
Seamus McConaghy
Danny Highet
Cameron Maclean
Tom MacLennan
Aaron Sherman
Zak Conway
Scott Miller
Leszek Nowosielski
Owen Cairns
Calum Reid
Jordi Walker

Danny Highet for Dylan Mackenzie (83)
Scott Miller for Michael Ironside (58)
Owen Cairns for Robbie Allan (58)
Leszek Nowosielski for Angus Grant (85)

None. Cameron Bowden (62)
Owen Cairns (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Proctor (Referee)

Match Report

THE home side saved the best of the goals until last with Adam Porritt hooking home a sensational clincher as the hosts claimed all three points with an impressive 3-0 victory, to sign off their Station Park season in style.

The visitors were first to settle and on five minutes, they had a man over on an attack down the right and David Booth connected with Angus Grant’s cutback from the right but the ball deflected off Glenn Main at the near post for a corner. From the resulting delivery, Ross Anderson saw a header pushed away by Daniel Hoban.

Cohen Ramsay called Turriff goalkeeper Greg Sim into action on 13 minutes with a powerful low effort from just outside the box that the United number one dived to his left to smother before grabbing the ball at the second attempt, just pipping Dylan Mackenzie to the follow up.

Nairn took the lead 38 minutes in after easing themselves more and more into the contest. Jordan MacRae pinged a fizzing low effort across goal from just inside the right-edge of the box that was parried by Sim out to Ramsay. His first-time follow-up with his left foot was blocked on the goal line but Max Ewan was sniffing about to turn the loose ball home from six yards.

Ewan almost doubled his tally five minutes later when he knocked MacRae’s inviting, out-swinging cross from the right back across goal but with Sim rooted to the spot, the ball bounced back off the far post.

Turriff started the second half well as they had done the first and on 53 minutes, Adam Cross fed David Ross but his angled low shot across goal from 15 yards to the left of goal was tipped wide by a superb diving save from Hoban.

Slack play from the hosts almost presented the visitors an equaliser when David Booth nicked possession 35 yards from goal and drove forward but his ball across the face found no takers. Then, on 66 minutes, Booth found himself racing on to a header in behind the County backline but he could only stab the ball across goal and past the far post.

The woodwork again prevented Nairn from going two goals in front on 67 minutes. MacRae raced forward off Jack Maclean’s throw-in on the right but his driven effort across goal smacked off the inside of the far post.

Turriff upped the pressure but Nairn looked dangerous on the counter and on 72 minutes, Sim had to stand up well to make a solid block at his near post off MacRae’s driven effort after the County attacker tried his luck from the angle on the right after being fed by Ryan MacDonald.

But County found a second goal on 79 minutes. Adam Porritt cut in from the left touchline 35 yards up from the corner flag before clipping a perfectly-flighted ball towards the far post. Dylan Mackenzie rose to meet it and the teenage striker looped a header into the net via the underside of the crossbar.

Nairn made sure of the points in the final minute in sensational style. Adam Porritt stood over a free kick just inside the left touchline 35 yards out and shaped up to bend it to the far post with his right foot. But instead of delivering the ball to a team mate, he hooked his delivery in at the near post, catching out goalkeeper Sim who could not scramble across his line quickly enough to keep the audacious effort out.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at April 18th, 2018)

2017-18 All Time
Daniel Hoban (GK)20 5 - 5 -
Adam Porritt24 364364
Glenn Main32 38138415
Callum Maclean26 24 - 906
Ryan MacDonald25 32 - 32 -
Cohen Ramsay18 373373
Kenny McKenzie25 332925
Jack Maclean20 315669
Jordan MacRae19 36237331
Dylan Mackenzie19 37126417
Max Ewan17 287287
Danny Highet (sub)25 6 - 6 -

League Table (as at April 18th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.