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Nairn travelled to Deveronvale and before the game had even kicked off County had showed tremendous guts as the players agreed to go ahead with the match after hearing their team mate Garry Stewart had died in a car crash only hours previously. The Nairn players decided to dedicate their performance to their lost collegue.
The game couldn't have started any better for the visitors as attacker Willie Barron capitalized on some slack defending to put Nairn one up. More slack defending and it was that man Barron again who got his second of the game to make it 2-0. Nairn striker Mo MacMillan heavily clashed with Vale defender Steve Dolan after only 10 minutes and both players had to come off with head injuries.
The half time talk dished out by Deveronvale gaffer Gregg Carroll paid dividends as the host clawed themseles back into the game before equalizing and then going in front with 3 goals in a row. But County bounced back immediately and When Gary Farquhar's free kick came back off the bar Mark Holmes was alert enough to put home the equalizer to make it 3-3. The game now had a cup tie feel about it as both teams went in search of a winner. County were so unlukcy not to claim it when Vale defender Matt Knghorn headed off of the line. The home side then scored to compete an impressive second half fightback and grab all 3 points from a hard working Nairn team and round off a miserable day for the away side.
Ronnie Sharp will be pleased with his teams first half display but will be bitterly disappointed not to come away with at least a share of the spoils. As long as they can keep playing like they did in the first half of this game then the season will bear fruit.
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No league table has been added for this season.