Buckie Thistle 2
Nairn County 1
League (HFL)

Buckie Thistle 

2 - 1

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, September 1st, 2018
Victoria Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Scott Adams (14)
Sam Robertson (48)
Dylan Mackenzie (56)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Lee Herbert
Lewis Mackinnon
Sam Morrison
Kieran Adams
Jay Cheyne
Andrew MacAskill
Steven Ross
Callum Murray
Scott Adams
Declan Milne
Allen Mackenzie
James Kendall
Adam Porritt
Fraser Dingwall
Ryan MacDonald
Callum Maclean
Glenn Main
Gregg Main
Adam Naismith
Tom MacLennan
Max Ewan
Dylan Mackenzie

Darren Strong
Stephen Bruce
Lucas Davidson
Sam Robertson
Fraser Wilkie
Callum Ednie
Iñaki Fernandino-Soto
Ewen Urquhart
Danny Highet
Seamus McConaghy

Sam Robertson for Scott Adams (33) Seamus McConaghy for Tom MacLennan (60)
Ewen Urquhart for Dylan Mackenzie (70)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

SAM Robertson’s goal for Buckie Thistle just after half-time provided to be crucial as the Jags squeezed past Nairn County in a tight encounter at Victoria Park.

It means that Nairn have taken the same number of points as they did from games against the same opponents last season as they have faced in the opening eight games of the 2018/19 season – three of which have been away fixtures against teams to finish in last season’s top five.

The hosts took the lead 14 minutes in with Scott Adams turning the ball beyond James Kendall in the Nairn goal from close range.

The visitors pushed for a leveller and almost found one on 28 minutes but Buckie goalkeeper Lee Herbert excelled as he clawed the ball away from the top corner to keep out a header from Dylan Mackenzie.

Then, just a minute later, Tom Maclennan burst into the Buckie penalty area but his first-time effort was saved by Herbert to keep the home side ahead.

Buckie almost doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time through Declan Milne but his attempt at goal whistled wide of the near post.

But the Jags were able to add a second just three minutes into the second half. Substitute Sam Robertson – who had replaced earlier scorer Adams not long after he had put Buckie in front – guided the ball across the unsighted Kendall and in at the far post to put Thistle in control.

County gave themselves hope though as they pulled a goal back on 56 minutes to half the deficit. Dylan Mackenzie was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and from Gregg Main’s clipped delivery, the young striker was able to scramble the ball home amidst a crowded goalmouth.

The visitors pushed on for an equaliser and the closest they came to finding one was through Gregg Main’s attempted lob over the goalkeeper. But the back-pedalling Herbert was able to scramble the ball clear and prevent County from fighting back to earn a share of the spoils.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at September 1st, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
James Kendall (GK)26 7 - 7 -
Callum Maclean26 8 - 1006
Ryan MacDonald25 7 - 41 -
Glenn Main33 10 - 39615
Fraser Dingwall21 7 - 7 -
Adam Porritt24 74458
Gregg Main31 7130429
Adam Naismith29 9 - 1538
Tom MacLennan21 8 - 162
Dylan Mackenzie19 1067623
Max Ewan17 1024010
Ewen Urquhart (sub)26 101341
Seamus McConaghy (sub)18 3 - 5 -

League Table (as at September 1st, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.