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Scott Kellacher (78)
County travelled up to Brora on the back of a hard ffought victory at home to Huntly a week previous. Gaffer Ronnie Sharp replaced the suspended Colin Macleod and Steven Edwards, who were both given their marching orders in the first half of the Huntly game, with Alan Cormie and Gareth Smith. They played alongside Dave Macdonald. Mark Holmes, Gary Farquhar, Neal Sinclair and Garry Ewing continued in midfield while the void up front created by Johnny Seaton's injury was filled by Mo MacMillan. Scott Kellacher and Ian Brooks both continued in attack alongside Macmillan.
The hone side settled first in this game and opened the scoring after only 5 minutes when Begg slotted under Rae in the County goal. This was the wake up call County needed and when Mo MacMillan got a toe to a Garry Ewing cross it looked as it County were back in it but the ball came back off of the crossbar and fell to Mark Holmes ho headed the rebound off the bar and over.
Nairn got a deserved equalizer when Kellacher beat the Brora offside trap and hammered the ball home. The wee man beat the offside again to put County in front before completing his first half hat trick with a back post header from all of a yard out. Mark Holmes got on the scoresheet before the interval with a clever header past the Brora keeper.
The hosts gave themselves a glimer of hope with a second goal 10 minutes after the restart but a Gary Farquhar driving shot from the edge of the box dashed all hope of a comeback when he made it 5-2. Kellacher rounded off the scoring with a cooly taken finish with 12 minutes remaining.
Second half substitute Steve Sanderson made the Wee Rangers' keeper make 2 excellent saves and also had a strong claim for a penalty turned down.
Ronnie Sharp will want his side to play like that every game but eradicate giving a the early goal as they seemed to have done in many a game this campaign.
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