Cove Rangers 3
Nairn County 2
League (HFL)

Cove Rangers 

3 - 2

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Allan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jamie Watt (3)
Jonny Smith (14)
Daniel Park (66)
Robbie Duncanson (pen.) (45)
Conor Gethins (55)

Team Managers
Unknown. Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Murray Kinnaird
Alan Redford
Sam Burnett
Blair Yule
Eric Watson
Darryn Kelly
Daniel Park
Stuart Duff
Jamie Watt
Roy McBain
Jonny Smith
Calum Antell
Seán Webb
Paul Macleod
Glenn Main
Michael Morrison
Alan Pollock
Bradley Halsman
Adam Naismith
John Cameron
Robbie Duncanson
Conor Gethins

Stirling Smith
Chris Clark
Daryl Nicol
Michael Selfridge
Michael MacCallum
Martin MacDonald
Ross Naismith
Reece Barton
Wayne Mackintosh
Chris Mackinnon
Sam Urquhart

Michael Selfridge for Jonny Smith (25)
Daryl Nicol for Roy McBain (61)
Chris Clark for Sam Burnett (64)
Wayne Mackintosh for Adam Naismith (35)
Sam Urquhart for Seán Webb (54)

Michael Selfridge (77) Paul Macleod (64)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andy Milne (Referee)

Match Report

NAIRN'S valiant second half display was not enough to earn them any points from their final visit to Cove Rangers' Allan Park.

County will be glad to see the back of the rundown ground having only one their once in the 29 years since the Aberdeen club were admitted to the Highland League - 2-1 success at the start of last season.

In this one, the hosts were in front with just three minutes when when Jamie Watt slid home a low cross in from the left and Jonny Smith ran through unopposed to double the lead after just 14 minutes.

Nairn grabbed a lifeline just before half time with their first attack of the game when they were awarded a penalty for a handball. Robbie Duncanson converted from 12 yards.

A reinvigorated County imposed themselves on the game after the restart and deservedly found an equaliser on 55 minutes. Conor Gethins head John Cameron's cross in from the right with a glancing header which flew past the rooted Cove goalkeeper.

But with Nairn now harbouring thoughts of pushing on to win the game, Cove retook the lead in fortunate circumstances. The otherwise impressive Glenn Main misjudged a clearance with the ball breaking straight to Daniel Park, who ran in on goal and made no mistake to claim full points for the hosts.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at March 28th, 2015)

2014-15 All Time
Calum Antell (GK)22 24 - 24 -
Glenn Main29 35 - 26612
Seán Webb32 3061209
Michael Morrison35 33312719
Paul Macleod25 2011123
Bradley Halsman21 31 - 31 -
Adam Naismith25 304797
Alan Pollock25 313464
Conor Gethins31 3532143140
John Cameron25 20611130
Robbie Duncanson30 351623174
Wayne Mackintosh (sub)27 30 - 28915
Sam Urquhart (sub)23 33173317

League Table (as at March 28th, 2015)

No league table has been added for this season.