Nairn County 0
Strathspey 1
League (HFL)

Nairn County
0 - 1

League (HFL)
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Seafield Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Craig MacMillan (64)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Dylan Maclean
Fraser Dingwall
Glenn Main
Ryan MacDonald
Adam Porritt
Callum Maclean
Cohen Ramsay
Kenny McKenzie
Adam Naismith
Max Ewan
Dylan Mackenzie
Michael MacCallum
Cameron Lisle
Chris Innes
Martin Duncan
Nick Mochan
Stephen Rennie
James McShane
David Watson
Scott Lisle
James Fraser
Craig MacMillan

James Kendall
Callum Ednie
Jack Maclean
Joe Cuthbert
Ian Payne
Craig Munro
Angus Dey
Richard Tawse
Lee Wilson
Craig Mainland
Dominick Edwards
Richard Finnis
Ross Naismith

Angus Dey for Cohen Ramsay (72)
Jack Maclean for Adam Naismith (77)
Ross Naismith for Craig MacMillan (68)
Dominick Edwards for Scott Lisle (81)
Richard Tawse for Stephen Rennie (87)

None. Martin Duncan (27)
Craig MacMillan (58)
Stephen Rennie (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Filippo Mazzoni (Referee)

Match Report

A SINGLE goal midway through the second half saw Strathspey Thistle take all three points off a Nairn side devoid of ideas in the final third against a Jags defence that mopped up everything that was thrown at them.

Cohen Ramsay had a couple of early sighters for Nairn with his cross from the left being diverted just past the near post by Strathspey’s Martin Duncan in the first minute before Glenn Main played the ball to the left to the wide man on six minutes but his low drive was blocked.

It was Strathspey goalkeeper Michael McCallum who then prevented Ramsay from finding the opener. A Nairn throw-in from the right was flicked on for the former Ross County youngster to run on to and stroke goalwards first time with his right boot. But the Jags stopper was equal to it, making a fine block with his left boot.

Former Nairn midfielder David Watson played the ball into the path of James Fraser for him to strike first time on 14 minutes but his low effort from 22 yards was pounced upon by Nairn goalkeeper Dylan Maclean.

A fantastic ball over the top of the Strathspey defence sent Dylan Mackenzie racing in towards goal but instead of shooting for goal himself, he attempted to square the ball to Ramsay but the ball was intercepted by a covering Jags defender.

Strathspey were inches away from taking the lead on 22 minutes. Nicholas Mochan met Fraser’s corner kick from right with a downwards header which bounced up and crashed off the Nairn crossbar.

Nairn threatened again 20 minutes later with Dylan Mackenzie racing to the by-line on the left before finding Ryan MacDonald at the far post with his cross. But his shot was deflected inches over the crossbar.

Then, on 44 minutes, Max Ewan headed the ball down at the near post off a throw-in from the left to Callum Maclean but his shot went over the crossbar.

It looked increasingly like one goal would be enough to win it and the hosts found it on 64 minutes. David Watson weaved between two Nairn defenders to the by-line on the right before lifting his head and pulling the ball back to the unmarked Craig MacMillan and with one sweep of his right boot the ball was in the net from six yards.

Five minutes later, Scott Lisle went in search of a second for the home side but his rising effort from 20 yards was clutched by Dylan Maclean.

Watson then jinked away from two Nairn midfielders before seeing his raking low effort creep just past the left-hand post.

County had a great chance to level it 13 minutes from the end with substitute Gussie Dey running on to Glenn Main’s fine through pass but his angled shot from the right was at a nice height for the goalkeeper, with McCallum getting a hand to it to send the ball looping over the crossbar.

Good skills on the left by Ewan on 83 minutes allowed him to deliver a low ball that Callum Maclean ran on to but with the goal gaping, the defender could only send his first time effort from eight yards over the top.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at October 13th, 2018)

2018-19 All Time
Dylan Maclean (GK)22 7 - 54 -
Adam Porritt24 1365110
Glenn Main33 16 - 40215
Fraser Dingwall21 12 - 12 -
Callum Maclean26 1421068
Ryan MacDonald25 13 - 47 -
Cohen Ramsay18 143538
Kenny McKenzie26 1011046
Adam Naismith29 10 - 1548
Dylan Mackenzie19 1688225
Max Ewan17 1674615
Jack Maclean (sub)20 517310
Angus Dey (sub)24 6161

League Table (as at October 13th, 2018)

No league table has been added for this season.