Nairn County 1
Cove Rangers 0
League (HFL)


Nairn County
1 - 0
Cove Rangers 

League (HFL)
Saturday, November 30th, 2002
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Scott Kellacher 
None.

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Michael Rae
Mark Holmes
Alan Cormie
Dave Macdonald
Steven Edwards
Mo MacMillan
Garry Ewing
Gary Farquhar
Steve Sanderson
Neal Sinclair
Scott Kellacher
Unknown.

Bench
Kenny Wood
Andrea Coletto
Scott Ogston
Johnny Seaton
Ronnie Sharp
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


Nairn manager Ronnie Sharp made 1 change to the side that was so unlucky to come away empty handed from Deveronvale by replacing the on holiday Willie Barron with Steve Sanderson. Sharp also named himself as a substitute to avoid having to sit in the stand as he is now banned from the touchline for 3 months after his dismissal from the technical area up in WIck last month.

Before this game kicked off their was a minute's silence held in memory of County keeper Garry Stewart who was killed in a road accident last weekend.

The game got underway and started as it would continue with the majority of the play being played in the middle of the park. Cove looked the more likely to open the scoring and came close through Coutts and Beattie in the first half. Nairn's best chance of the opening 45 fell to Sanderson but Coull between the Cove sticks did just enough to put the wee striker off. Ewing also came close for the home side but screwed his shot over the bar.

The second half was very much the same as the first with neither side able to conjour up anything in the way of clear cut opportunities. Cove were beginning to apply the pressure and came close through Coutts again but Rae saved bravely at his feet to deny him. Farquhar came closest for Nairn but curled his effort inches wide of the Cove keeper's right hand post.

Holmes was then in on goal for Nairn but he lost his composure at the vital moment and fired his shot over the bar. Beattie had the best chance of the game when he was played in behind the Nairn defence and managed to beat the offside trap but to his agony his shot came back off of Mike Rae's right hand post and was cleared away to safety by a relieved Nairn defence.

It was now time for Kellacher to take centre stage and when Neal Sinclair played a long, high ball over the top and in behind the Cove defence the former Celtic man managed to beat the Cove keeper in the air just outside the box and all he had left to do was hammer to ball home into an empty net from 10 yards out.

Ronnie Sharp will be very pleased with the result of this game despite the fact that from a neutral point of view the match was unentertaining. The County bandwagon continues to roll as Nairn pick up another 3 points to take their seasons tally to 19, 6 points behind second place.



Squad Statistics (as at November 30th, 2002)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Michael Rae (GK) - 13 - 13 -
Dave Macdonald - 15 - 25 -
Alan Cormie - 9 - 24 -
Mo MacMillan - 5 - 13 -
Mark Holmes27 114114
Steven Edwards21 111121
Garry Ewing - 14 - 292
Steve Sanderson21 731711
Gary Farquhar - 1652610
Neal Sinclair - 13 - 192
Scott Kellacher21 1492416


League Table (as at November 30th, 2002)


No league table has been added for this season.