Buckie Thistle 5
Nairn County 1
League (HFL)

Buckie Thistle 

5 - 1

Nairn County

League (HFL)
Saturday, December 14th, 2002
Victoria Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Gary Farquhar 

Team Managers
Unknown. Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Michael Rae
Dave Macdonald
Mo MacMillan
Alan Cormie
Willie Barron
Scott Ogston
Garry Ewing
Gary Farquhar
Neal Sinclair
Scott Kellacher
Iain Brooks

None. Kenny Wood
Gareth Smith
Steve Sanderson
Johnny Seaton
Ronnie Sharp

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

Nairn travelled to Buckie today looking to win 3 games on the trot for the first time under Ronnie Sharp's managerial reign but all they recieved was a harsh lesson in how to play attacking, passing free flowing football by the hosts. Buckie's aggression at the back also proved to be a key point as they succeeded in winding up several Nairn players which saw a few scufflers to place on the park.

Mark Holmes missed out on the trip to his former club through suspension but Willie Barron returned to the side in place of him. County could not have got off to a worse start when after only 7 minutes they were behind after some slack marking at a Buckie corner. Nairn slowly grew in size in this game and equalized through Gary Farquhar after he won a near post header to pull the visitors level. County had chances, the best of which fell to Kellacher but he put the ball over.

County continued to dominate the match in the 2nd half and had the better of the chances. Brooks and MacMillan both had shots stopped by Bowman the Buckie keeper. Nairn found themselves behind again when a Buckie substitute lifted the ball over Rae and into the net with his first touch of the ball.

The visitors continued to push forward in search of an equalizer and had chances through Ewing and Macdonald but the decisive blow was struck when Buckie went 3-1 ahead. 2 late goals gift wrapped the points for the home side as County crash to their heaviest defeat of the season so far.

Squad Statistics (as at December 14th, 2002)

2002-03 All Time
Michael Rae (GK) - 15 - 15 -
Mo MacMillan - 7 - 15 -
Alan Cormie - 11 - 26 -
Dave Macdonald - 17 - 27 -
Garry Ewing - 16 - 312
Willie Barron22 135228
Neal Sinclair - 15 - 212
Gary Farquhar - 1872812
Scott Ogston - 4 - 4 -
Iain Brooks24 154285
Scott Kellacher22 1692616

League Table (as at December 14th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.