Nairn County 7
Rothes 1
League (HFL)

Nairn County
7 - 1

League (HFL)
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Station Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Kyle Wilkie (7)
Conor Gethins (12)
Conor Gethins (pen.) (40)
Ross Naismith (51)
Conor Gethins (58)
Conor Gethins (64)
Conor Gethins (81)
Joao Rodrigues (41)

Team Managers
Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Calum Antell
Seán Webb
Martin MacDonald
Glenn Main
Michael Morrison
Ross Naismith
Alan Pollock
Bradley Halsman
Kyle Wilkie
Conor Gethins
Robbie Duncanson
Ricky Horne
Stuart Lamberton
Stuart Thomson
Michael Dunn
Sean Mackay
Callum McIntosh
Kenneth Mair
Donald Horsburgh
Craig MacMillan
Kyle Stewart
Joao Rodrigues

Michael MacCallum
Paul Macleod
Wayne Mackintosh
Matt Murphy
John Cameron
Sam Urquhart
Stuart Leslie
Andrew Corbett
Brett Mitchell
Ryan Macleod
Gary Gallacher
Kevin McKinnon
Lewis Mackay

Wayne Mackintosh for Seán Webb (65)
John Cameron for Bradley Halsman (65)
Stuart Leslie for Ross Naismith (80)
Brett Mitchell for Kyle Stewart (73)
Ryan Macleod for Kenneth Mair (78)

None. Joao Rodrigues (19)
Craig McMillan (81)
Donald Horsburgh (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Sim (Referee)

Match Report

A FIVE-GOAL haul from the prolific Conor Gethins was still not enough to wrest the man of the match award away from Ross Naismith as the midfielder outshone the Highland League Player of the Year in his first start of the season.

County started the rout from the off with Kyle Wilkie playing a neat one-two with Gethins which put the former Hamilton Academical forward through on goal. He showed composure to waltz around Rothes goalkeeper Ricky Horne and stroke the ball home.

Gethins got his first of the night as he stroked the ball under Horne after receiving a Robbie Duncanson pass and cutting in from the right to put Nairn two up early on.

A foul in the box on Naismith saw Nairn awarded a penalty kick and Gethins made no mistake from the spot but Rothes pulled one back almost immediately to make it 3-1 at half time.

Naismith took the ball down well and lashed home to get his name on the score sheet shortly after the restart before Gethins swivelled and fired in his third of the game.

The Irish striker grabbed his fourth goal of the evening in fortuitous circumstances as he instinctively added a slight touch to a Naismith shot to wrong foot Horne as the ball flew into the net.

Gethins grabbed his fifth to complete the scoring as his effort had too much power on it for Horne to deal with as the ball crept into the net despite the stopper getting a strong arm to it, rounding off a comfortable evening for the hosts.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at October 15th, 2014)

2014-15 All Time
Calum Antell (GK)22 3 - 3 -
Martin MacDonald32 13 - 31432
Glenn Main29 15 - 24612
Seán Webb31 1631066
Michael Morrison34 13 - 10716
Alan Pollock24 10 - 251
Bradley Halsman21 13 - 13 -
Kyle Wilkie23 151151
Ross Naismith21 91467
Robbie Duncanson30 16721265
Conor Gethins30 1515123123
Wayne Mackintosh (sub)27 13 - 27215
John Cameron (sub)25 8 - 9924
Stuart Leslie (sub)24 1 - 3815

League Table (as at October 15th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.