Fort William 0
Nairn County 5
League (HFL)

Fort William 

0 - 5

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, December 28th, 2002
Claggan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Willie Barron (25)
Scott Kellacher (36)
Gary Farquhar (60)
Gary Farquhar (pen.) (85)
Iain Brooks (86)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Michael Rae
Steven Edwards
Mark Holmes
Gareth Smith
Dave Macdonald
Colin MacLeod
Gary Farquhar
Neal Sinclair
Willie Barron
Iain Brooks
Scott Kellacher

None. Kenny Wood
Mo MacMillan
Alan Cormie
Steve Sanderson
Johnny Seaton

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

Nairn made the long journey to Fort WIlliam today hoping to get their season back on track after heavy defeat away at Buckie in their last fixture. A large group of Nairn fans made the trip to support their team and didn't come away disappointed as County finished the year in style.

It looked like it would all go wrong for County when Fort were awarded a dodgy penalty in the first 10 minutes of the game but Nairn keeper Michael Rae made a great save diving to his right to prevent Stewart Vance from putting the hosts in front.

County themselves went in front when Mark Holmes sent in an inch perfect cross from the right for Willie Barron to header into the keepers top right hand corner in the 25th minute. The visitors were further ahead on 36 minutes when what looked to be a wayward pass from Farquhar was kept in by Barron down the left wing and when he sent the ball over Scott Kellacher was on hand to sweep it home for number 2. By this time Nairn were in entire control of the game and could of had more goals in the half.

They came closest through Gareth Smith but his fine curling effort produced a fine save from MacDonald.

Fort came out for the second half looking to half the deficet and seemed to have control of the game in the midfield for the first 10 minutes of the second 45. but when Nairn won a corner in the 60th minute and the ball broke perfectly for Farquhar on the volley 20 yards out there was only going to be one outcome as he fired an unstoppable shot past MacDonald.

By this time County were in cruise control and toying with their opposition. After a tantilizing run, Holmes was brought down just inside the box and from the resulting penalty Farquhar scored his second of the day to make it 4-0 to Nairn after 85 minutes. Less than a minute later it was 5 for County when a Kellacher corner was powerfully header home by Brooks 5 yards from goal at the front post.

This will be a relieving result for Ronnie Sharp was it puts his side back on good form ahead of next weeks North Cup Quarter Final showdown with Wick, who were defeated 7-0 today.

Squad Statistics (as at December 28th, 2002)

2002-03 All Time
Michael Rae (GK) - 16 - 16 -
Mark Holmes27 135135
Steven Edwards21 121131
Dave Macdonald - 18 - 28 -
Gareth Smith23 9 - 19 -
Colin MacLeod28 8 - 18 -
Neal Sinclair - 16 - 222
Gary Farquhar - 1992914
Willie Barron22 146239
Iain Brooks24 165296
Scott Kellacher22 17102717

League Table (as at December 28th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.