Keith 2
Nairn County 1
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Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Kynoch Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bradley Manson (53)
Cammy Keith (61)
Adam Porritt (34)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Greg Simpson
Bradley Manson
Ryan Spink
Macaulay Rae
Ryan Robertson
Scott Begg
Craig MacAskill
James Brownie
Cammy Keith
Ryan Keir
Max Berton
Dylan Maclean
Ryan MacDonald
Adam Porritt
Callum Maclean
Fraser Dingwall
Glenn Main
Adam Naismith
Cohen Ramsay
Kenny McKenzie
Dylan Mackenzie
Max Ewan

Sammy Stewart
Andrew Smith
Marc Young
Wayne Barron
Stewart Hutcheon
Jamie McAllister
Michael Selfridge
James Kendall
Callum Ednie
Jack Maclean
Seamus McConaghy
Joe Cuthbert
Craig Munro
Angus Dey

Stewart Hutcheon for Ryan Keir (3)
Marc Young for Scott Begg (63)
Jamie McAllister for Max Berton (76)
Angus Dey for Dylan Mackenzie (63)
Seamus McConaghy for Cohen Ramsay (63)
Jack Maclean for Ryan MacDonald (80)

Macaulay Rae (28)
Stewart Hutcheon (54)
Craig MacAskill (73)
Callum Maclean (12)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Proctor (Referee)

Match Report

NAIRN County threw away all three points at Kynoch Park as Keith came back from a goal down at half time to condemn Ronnie Sharp’s men to defeat.

A wicked deflection off his own man almost gave Keith the lead with Ryan Spink’s long range shot clipping Cammy Keith on the back. But the ball flew just off target with Dylan Maclean beaten.

The hosts continued too have the best of the opening exchanges with Bradley Manson’s low shot across goal at the far post off a free kick from deep on the right taking a slight nick the send it off target.

Callum Maclean could not quite guide Cohen Ramsay’s clipped ball back into the danger area with Keith goalkeeper Greg Simpson gathering after the stopper had initially dropped Kenny McKenzie’s dead free kick from the left.

County had a golden opportunity to open the scoring on the half-hour. Kenny McKenzie was tripped just inside the box on the left by Macaulay Rae with referee Alan Proctor pointing to the spot. But Maroons stopper Simpson threw himself to his right to repel Max Ewan’s penalty kick.

But the young attacker made amends by creating the opening goal for County on 34 minutes. He chased a hopeful ball down the left channel, overtaking defender Rae who had a five-yard head start to then feed the unmarked Adam Porritt inside. And the midfielder then whipped a dipping effort over the stranded Simpson with his right boot from 25 yards out to put Nairn ahead.

A superb block by Keith left back Ryan Spink prevented Nairn from doubling their lead five minutes into the second half. Ewan again created the chance out of nothing, this time mugging Ryan Robertson out on the left before hitting the by-line and cutting the ball back for Dylan Mackenzie. But his first time shot was prevented from finding the net by the sliding Spink.

It was to prove fatal for Nairn as Keith turned the game on its head to win it with two goals in an eight-minute spell. Craig MacAskill’s in-swinging corner kick from the left was completely missed by Dylan Maclean, leaving Bradley Manson with the simple task of tapping the ball home from a few yards out at the far post.

Keith completed the turnaround a minute after the hour-mark. MacAskill advanced down the right and cut inside Kenny McKenzie before picking out Manson with a low cross. The midfielder’s effort was blocked but the loose ball dropped at the feet of Cammy Keith, who composed himself before sweeping the ball into the bottom left-hand corner.

Keith had the chance to put the seal on it 10 minutes from time but he sliced his left-footed effort into the side-netting at the far post.

Nairn rallied to try to nick a point and on 86 minutes, Callum Maclean fed the arriving Kenny McKenzie but goalkeeper Simpson stood up well to block the left back’s shot.

Then, less than a minute later, substitute Jack Maclean arrived unmarked to meet Porritt’s cross from the left with a side-footed volley that flew straight into the grateful arms of Simpson.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at October 20th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Dylan Maclean (GK)22 8 - 55 -
Ryan MacDonald25 14 - 48 -
Adam Porritt24 1475211
Glenn Main33 17 - 40315
Fraser Dingwall21 13 - 13 -
Callum Maclean26 1521078
Adam Naismith29 11 - 1558
Cohen Ramsay18 153548
Kenny McKenzie26 1111056
Dylan Mackenzie19 1788325
Max Ewan17 1774715
Jack Maclean (sub)20 617410
Seamus McConaghy (sub)18 81101
Angus Dey (sub)24 7171

League Table (as at October 20th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.