Nairn County 0
Brora Rangers 1
League (HFL)

Nairn County
0 - 1
Brora Rangers 

League (HFL)
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Station Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kyle Macleod (17)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Ross Tokely

Starting Eleven
Ryan MacLeod
Adam Porritt
Glenn Main
Ryan MacDonald
Callum Maclean
Cohen Ramsay
Ewen Urquhart
Kenny McKenzie
Adam Naismith
Jordan MacRae
Dylan Mackenzie
Joe Malin
James Ross
Steven Mackay
Jamie Duff
Mark Nicolson
Gavin Morrison
Martin Maclean
Scott Graham
Kyle Macleod
Scott Lisle
Paul Brindle

Dylan Maclean
Jack Maclean
Tom MacLennan
Seamus McConaghy
Joe Cuthbert
Cameron Maclean
Max Ewan
Will Counsell
Craig Campbell
Aidan Wilson
Ross Tokely

Tom MacLennan for Adam Naismith (17)
Max Ewan for Dylan Mackenzie (77)
Jack Maclean for Ewen Urquhart (77)
Aidan Wilson for Scott Lisle (67)
Craig Campbell for Kyle Macleod (77)
Macrae for Scott Graham (90)

Tom MacLennan (85)
Steven Mackay (33)
Martin Maclean (65)
Joe Malin (90)

Red Cards
None. Steven Mackay (83)
Match Officials

Harry Bruce (Referee)

Match Report

A SCRAPPY Kyle Macleod goal in the first half was enough for Brora Rangers to take all three points at Station Park.

Brora extended the contract of goalkeeper Joe Malin recently and he repaid a big instalment of that outlay with a stunning save on nine minutes. The Cattachs number one threw himself to his left to tip away Jordan MacRae’s net-bound piledriver from 22 yards just outside the left-edge of the box.

The visitors went in front 17 minutes in. Scott Graham’s deep cross from out on the right was headed back across goal by Steven Mackay at the far post for Kyle Macleod to nod in from close range.

Then, eight minutes later, Gavin Morrison’s free kick from deep on the right was punched by Ryan Macleod but only as far as Scott Graham who sent a shot over the crossbar from just inside the box.

Brora attacker Macleod felt aggrieved not to have added his second of the game on 52 minutes when he ran on to a clipped ball over the Nairn defence and headed past Ryan Macleod only to be flagged offside.

Macleod went close again three minutes later but his glancing header from close range off Morrison’s corner from the left flashed past the far post.

County responded with a quick break on the hour-mark with Dylan Mackenzie running at Mark Nicolson before trying to square the ball for the supporting Ryan MacDonald. But the young attacker’s pass was slightly behind the midfielder and he was crowded out, with the loose ball dropping to Tom Maclennan, who blasted well over from 22 yards.

Macleod was close to adding his second again 65 minutes in but his back post header off a cross from the left was touched on to the crossbar by his namesake in the Nairn goal.

MacRae turned Nicolson at the edge of the box on 79 minutes but his powerful angled drive was beaten behind by Malin at his near post.

The visitors went down to 10 men with eight minutes left on the clock after Steven Mackay received a second yellow card for dissent. But Brora saw the game out as Nairn ran out of time in their quest for an equaliser.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at March 28th, 2018)

2017-18 All Time
Ryan MacLeod (GK)20 9 - 15 -
Adam Porritt24 313313
Glenn Main32 33137915
Callum Maclean26 19 - 856
Ryan MacDonald25 28 - 28 -
Cohen Ramsay18 323323
Kenny McKenzie25 292885
Ewen Urquhart25 22 - 22 -
Adam Naismith28 2611418
Jordan MacRae19 32186926
Dylan Mackenzie19 32115916
Jack Maclean (sub)20 264618
Tom MacLennan (sub)21 4141
Max Ewan (sub)17 235235

League Table (as at March 28th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.