Forres Mechanics 1
Nairn County 2
League (HFL)

Forres Mechanics 

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Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Mosset Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Craig McGovern (50) Stuart Leslie (78)
Archie MacPhee (82)

Team Managers
Unknown. Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Stuart Knight
Simon Allan
Steven Fraser
Graeme Grant
Graham Fraser
Duncan Jones
Stuart Soane
Kris Duncan
Scott Lawrie
Kyle Scott
Craig McGovern
Callum Donaldson
Michael Morrison
Martin MacDonald
Seán Webb
Archie MacPhee
Gregg Main
Daniel Moore
Adam Naismith
Robbie Duncanson
Conor Gethins
Stuart Leslie

Lee Fraser
Ryan Green
Ryan MacKintosh
Scott Moore
Ross McPherson
Michael MacCallum
Glenn Main
Steven Ellis
Ross Naismith
Gary Kerr

Ryan MacKintosh for Simon Allan (23)
Lee Fraser for Scott Lawrie (69)
Ryan Green for Stuart Soane (85)
Steven Ellis for Daniel Moore (67)
Gary Kerr for Robbie Duncanson (76)
Glenn Main for Archie MacPhee (90)

Duncan Jones (39)
Kris Duncan (58)
Stuart Leslie (44)
Gregg Main (58)

Red Cards
None. Gregg Main (60)

Match Officials

Morag Pirie (Referee)

Match Report

Ten-man Nairn County staged a remarkable late comeback to take all three points at Forres Mechanics.

Chances were at a premium in the first half but Nairn had the better quality and quantity of the goal scoring opportunities that arose in the opening 45 minutes of play.

Five minutes into the second half, Craig McGovern rose above goalkeeper Callum Donaldson to knock the ball into the Nairn net and give the home side the lead.

Gregg Main was then harshly yellow carded on 58 minutes and received a red card for a second bookable offence two minutes later to leave County facing a seemingly impossible task to win the game.

It seemed as if Forres had wrapped up the points when Duncan Jones rattled a low shot past Donaldson after the linesman had initially flagged to indicate the ball had gone out of play in the build up, prompting most of the Nairn players to stop in anticipation of being awarded a throw in. The linesman raised his flag again prior to County restarting the match from the centre spot to call over referee Morag Pirie and justice was served as the goal was disallowed.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Nairn looked dangerous going forward and Stuart Leslie drove a fierce effort through the legs of Forres goalkeeper Stuart Knight on 78 minutes to level the match.

More drama followed four minutes later as Archie Macphee got his head to a pinpoint Adam Naismith cross from the right to glance the ball beyond the sizeable frame of Knight to win the game for Nairn and send the large travelling support delirious.

Squad Statistics (as at January 4th, 2014)

2013-14 All Time
Callum Donaldson (GK)28 22 - 178 -
Seán Webb31 241723
Martin MacDonald31 22228330
Michael Morrison34 2127811
Daniel Moore25 221221
Archie MacPhee20 235235
Adam Naismith24 211311
Gregg Main27 21122420
Stuart Leslie23 228228
Robbie Duncanson29 20217852
Conor Gethins30 24329999
Glenn Main (sub)28 13 - 21911
Steven Ellis (sub)31 81556
Gary Kerr (sub)22 8181

League Table (as at January 4th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.