Nairn County 3
Inverurie Locos 3
League (HFL)


Nairn County
3 - 3
Inverurie Locos 

League (HFL)
Saturday, February 1st, 2003
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Farquhar (pen.) (5)
Iain Brooks (65)
Gary Farquhar (85)
None.

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Michael Rae
Gareth Smith
Dave Macdonald
Alan Cormie
Colin MacLeod
Willie Barron
Steve Sanderson
Garry Ewing
Neal Sinclair
Gary Farquhar
Iain Brooks
Unknown.

Bench
Callum Donaldson
Mo MacMillan
Andrea Coletto
Ronnie Sharp
Johnny Seaton
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


Poor defending contributed to County being held at Station Park today and in the process being prevented from winning 4 games on the trot despite leading on 3 separate occasions. Alan Cormie came in for Mark Holmes on the right side of midfield and Steve Sanderson started up front in place of the injured Scott Kellacher who ruled himself out of this game late on Firday.

County started the brighter of the 2 sides and were in front after only 5 minutes when the Locos keeper hauled down Willie Barron in the box. Farquhar stepped up and made no mistake from 12 yards. This lead was only to last 8 minutes though as Nairn failed to clear their lines before the ball dropped to McWilliam 18 yards out and he volleyed home. The remainder of the half was contested between the 2 sides in the middle of the park as they joustled for possession and tried to break the other teams defence down. Only a wonder save from Locos keeper Mellough kept the game even as he kept out Gareth Smith's powerful header after half an hour.

Brooks had a golden opportunity to put Nairn in front early on in the half but he flashed his shot across the face of the goal. The half progressed as the 1st had finished before Ian Brooks put the County back in front after 65 minutes when he poked the ball past the keeper and let it trundle into the net. Locos equalized again on 83 minutes after some poor Nairn defending let Ross in to strike home. Nairn looked to have snatched a late winner though when Farquhar kept his cool after beating the offside trap to place the ball home for his second of the day on 85 minutes but only 2 minutes later Locos were level again after a goalmouth scramble led to McWilliam grabbing his second of the game.



Squad Statistics (as at February 1st, 2003)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Michael Rae (GK) - 19 - 19 -
Gareth Smith23 12 - 22 -
Dave Macdonald - 21 - 31 -
Alan Cormie - 12 - 27 -
Garry Ewing - 19 - 342
Gary Farquhar - 22133218
Willie Barron22 1772610
Steve Sanderson21 941912
Neal Sinclair - 19 - 252
Colin MacLeod28 11 - 21 -
Iain Brooks24 198329


League Table (as at February 1st, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.