Nairn County 1
Fort William 0
League (HFL)


Nairn County
1 - 0
Fort William 

League (HFL)
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Station Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Max Ewan (38)
None.

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Paul Maclellan

Starting Eleven
Daniel Hoban
Glenn Main
Adam Porritt
Callum Maclean
Kenny McKenzie
Cohen Ramsay
Jack Maclean
Ewen Urquhart
Tom MacLennan
Dylan Mackenzie
Max Ewan
Martin MacKinnon
Iain Foggo
Lewis Campbell
Richard Tawse
Farquhar MacRae
Jack Lingard
Ryan Henderson
Barna Tot
John Treasurer
Iain Maclellan
Liam Taylor

Bench
Dylan Maclean
Callum Ednie
Ryan MacDonald
Adam Naismith
Danny Highet
Cameron Maclean
Joe Cuthbert
Ronan Cameron
David McKillop
Billy Rydens

Substitutions
Ryan MacDonald for Ewen Urquhart (46)
Ronan Cameron for Barna Tot (79)
David McKillop for Ryan Henderson (83)
Billy Rydens for Iain Foggo (86)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ben Dempster (Referee)




Match Report


NAIRN County made heavy weather of it as Max Ewan’s first half strike proved to be the only goal of the game at Station Park.

Nairn had the early pressure but it was Fort William who were inches away from opening the scoring on 15 minutes. John Treasurer had the time to get the ball under control and lift his head some 20 yards from goal and his curling effort flew just past the postage stamp.

Nairn responded three minutes later through Ewen Urquhart’s cut back from the right to Jack Maclean but the midfielder’s first time effort from just inside the box struck the crossbar.

The hosts then called Fort goalkeeper Martin Mackinnon into action on 23 minutes with Dylan Mackenzie pulling down a high ball wide on the left and cutting on to his right foot but his 18-yard grounder was easily held by the visitors’ number one at his near post.

County broke down the Fort resistance on 38 minutes. Tom Maclennan sent an in-swinging cross over from the left to Dylan Mackenzie at the far post. The striker headed the ball back across goal and Max Ewan was on hand to bundle it in from a few yards.

Ewen Urquhart almost grabbed his first Nairn County goal when he stepped on to Ewan’s lay off just inside the box but his low shot drifted narrowly past the right-hand post.

Cohen Ramsay ran on to Callum Maclean’s clipped pass forward on 51 minutes but his shot from 18 yards flew just past the near post.

Fort broke forward on 53 minutes with Treasurer feeding Aidan Taylor but his attempted loft over Hoban dropped just over the crossbar.

Then, three minutes later, the ball dropped invitingly to the unmarked Barna Tot 15 yards out at the far post off a cross from the left but his first time effort fizzed just wide of the target.

Dylan Mackenzie managed to beat Mackinnon to a hanging Cohen Ramsay cross from the left on 62 minutes but he knocked the ball past the near post.

Fort almost found an equaliser on 72 minutes but Farquhar MacRae could only send a cross from the left sailing off target at the far post.

Three minutes later, Ramsay cut the ball back from the left to Dylan Mackenzie but his first time side-footer crashed into the side netting.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod



Squad Statistics (as at April 4th, 2018)


2017-18 All Time
Age
Daniel Hoban (GK)19 1 - 1 -
Adam Porritt24 323323
Glenn Main32 34138015
Callum Maclean26 20 - 866
Ewen Urquhart25 23 - 23 -
Kenny McKenzie25 302895
Jack Maclean20 274628
Tom MacLennan21 5151
Cohen Ramsay18 333333
Dylan Mackenzie19 33116016
Max Ewan17 246246
Ryan MacDonald (sub)25 29 - 29 -


League Table (as at April 4th, 2018)


No league table has been added for this season.