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Highland League Cup (Prelim Round)

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Nairn County

Highland League Cup (Prelim Round)
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
North Lodge Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stuart Anderson (pen.) (84) Conor Gethins (26)
Stuart Leslie (32)
Robbie Duncanson (65)
Conor Gethins (87)

Team Managers
Unknown. Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Andy Shearer
Hamish Munro
Stuart Smith
Craig McKeown
Ross Campbell
Stuart Anderson
Gary Clark
Neil McVitie
Cammy Keith
Michael Ewen
Joe Hamill
Callum Donaldson
Martin MacDonald
Seán Webb
Michael Morrison
Adam Naismith
Alan Pollock
Archie MacPhee
Gregg Main
Stuart Leslie
Robbie Duncanson
Conor Gethins

Paul Napier
Daniel Park
Stephen Jeffrey
Callum Bagshaw
Calum Dingwall
Michael MacCallum
Glenn Main
Ross Naismith
Andy Neill
Daniel Moore

None. Daniel Moore for Stuart Leslie (76)
Andy Neill for Robbie Duncanson (84)
Glenn Main for Alan Pollock (87)

None. None.

Red Cards
Hamish Munro (58) None.

Match Officials

Ryan Milne (Referee)

Match Report

NAIRN County cruised into the last 16 of the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup with a comfortable win at Formartine United in the preliminary round, writes Graeme Macleod.

Conor Gethins broke the deadlock after 26 minutes as he dinked the ball beyond advancing Formartine goalkeeper Andy Shearer and the Irish striker had a hand in Nairn's second goal too as his through pass was latched onto by Stuart Leslie six minutes later and the attacker made no mistake, rifling the ball beyond Shearer.

United were reduced to 10 men on 58 minutes with Hamish Munro dismissed for a straight leg challenge on Leslie with the Nairn man avoiding the full force of the tackle and thus serious injury.

Nairn took full advantage of the extra man on 65 minutes with Gethins' precise cutback from the by-line converted by Robbie Duncanson.

A stunning save from Callum Donaldson then preserved the stopper's clean sheet as he clawed a goal-bound header away from the top corner.

The Nairn goalkeeper was finally beaten on 84 minutes after Martin MacDonald was harshly judged to have handled in the penalty area as the ball bounced up and hit him on the arm from close range. Stuart Anderson made no mistake from 12 yards.

Nairn restored their three-goal lead on 87 minutes though. Gethins rose highest to meet substitute Daniel Moore's pinpoint cross with a header that flew past Shearer.

Squad Statistics (as at March 1st, 2014)

2013-14 All Time
Callum Donaldson (GK)28 30 - 186 -
Seán Webb31 321803
Michael Morrison34 2948613
Martin MacDonald31 30229130
Adam Naismith24 292392
Archie MacPhee20 318318
Alan Pollock24 7171
Gregg Main27 27223021
Conor Gethins30 2736102103
Stuart Leslie23 29122912
Robbie Duncanson29 28718657
Glenn Main (sub)28 17 - 22311
Daniel Moore (sub)25 293293
Andy Neill (sub)29 162859

League Table (as at March 1st, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.