Nairn County 3
Fort William 0
League (HFL)

Nairn County
3 - 0
Fort William 

League (HFL)
Saturday, August 24th, 2002
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steve Sanderson (47)
Iain Brooks (55)
Scott Kellacher (90)

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Michael Rae
Mark Holmes
Dave Macdonald
Colin MacLeod
Garry Ewing
Scott Ogston
Gary Farquhar
Steve Sanderson
Neal Sinclair
Iain Brooks
Scott Kellacher

Garry Stewart
Alan Cormie
Mo MacMillan
Gareth Smith
Andrea Coletto

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Match Report

Nairn gaffer Ronnie Sharp made 2 changes to the side that battled to a draw last week at Forres by replacing the want-away Willie Barron with Neal Sinclair and the unavailable Steven Edwards with Scott Ogston.

Nairn started the better of the 2 sides and had several half chances, the best of which fell to the frontline of Sanderson, Kellacher and Ewing and right winger Holmes. But the game sprung into life after half an hour when Sanderson had a shot cleared off of the line and out of player. From the resulting corner a Holmes overhead kick was headed off of the line when it appeared the ball had crossed. Holmes came close again after 44 minutes but his acute angle shot was blocked by the keeper.

The second half was far better value for the paying fans as Nairn took the lead after 1 minute of the half when a Holmes cross from the right was met by Sanderson's looping header which went over the keepers head, off of the cross bar and into the net. County increased their lead on 55 minutes when a corner move worked a treat as Kellacher's swung in ball deflected off Brooks' shin and through the keepers legs to make it 2-0 to Nairn. Kellacher himself came close to making it 3 but his shot from 12 yards went narrowly wide of the keepers left hand post. The visitors misery was increased after 75 minutes when Paul Macdonald was shown a straight red for fouling Garry Ewing then proceeding to kick the ball at his head while Ewing was on the deck. But County finished off the day's scoring when Kellacher rounded the helpless Fort keeper and sweeped the ball into the empty net on 90 minutes.

Ronnie Sharp will be happy with his troops' second half display which saw them produce 3 goals but will be disappointed that the scoring was opened in the first 45. Nairn's next game is in the Qualifying Cup at home to Deveronvale on 31/8/02 at Station Park.

Squad Statistics (as at August 24th, 2002)

2002-03 All Time
Michael Rae (GK) - 5 - 5 -
Dave Macdonald - 5 - 15 -
Mark Holmes27 5151
Neal Sinclair - 3 - 92
Scott Ogston - 2 - 2 -
Garry Ewing - 4 - 192
Gary Farquhar - 6 - 165
Steve Sanderson21 631611
Colin MacLeod28 4 - 14 -
Iain Brooks23 63194
Scott Kellacher21 52159

League Table (as at August 24th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.