Nairn County 3
Elgin City 1
Inverness Cup (1st Round)


Nairn County
3 - 1
Elgin City 

Inverness Cup (1st Round)
Wednesday, August 7th, 2002
Station Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Steve Sanderson 
Steve Sanderson 
Mark Holmes 
None.

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Garry Stewart
Mark Holmes
Steven Edwards
Willie Barron
Colin MacLeod
Steve Sanderson
Andrea Coletto
Kevin Simpson
Gary Farquhar
Garry Ewing
Iain Brooks
Unknown.

Bench
Kenny Wood
Dave Macdonald
Scott Ogston
Neal Sinclair
Scott Kellacher
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


County earn the chance to get into the Inverness Cup Final after a 3-1 win against a youthful Elgin City side tonight at Station Park. In a tournament when at least 5 players 21 years of age or younger must be named the County gave a full debut to youngster Andrea Coletto and a first game of the season to Kevin Simpson.

The first real chance of the game fell to Simpson of Nairn but his header was tipped onto the crossbar and over by the Elgin goalie. Nairn then opened the scoring in dramatic fashion when Brooks swept the ball across to Sanderson who spotted the keeper off of his line and side footed it over him from all of 35 yards. County had keeper Garry Stewart to thank for keeping them in the lead going in at half time as he saved spetacularly when a shot, aided by a deflection was going straight into his top left hand corner but somehow he managed to palm it out for a corner.

County were clawed back to 1-1 at the start of the second half when a gap in the home defence allowed the Elgin player to drive home his shot into Stewart's bottom left hand corner. County restored their lead later on though, when a Brooks cross was met by Sanderson's head at the back post and the keeper had no chance. County rounded off the scoring in style when Holmes rounded the keeper on the edge of the box and proceeded to walk with the ball towards the empty net and just as it looked as if the defender was going to get a foot in Holmes blasted it into the goals from 2 yards out.



Squad Statistics (as at August 7th, 2002)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Garry Stewart (GK) - 1 - 15 -
Steven Edwards21 2 - 3 -
Mark Holmes27 1111
Willie Barron21 21114
Garry Ewing - 1 - 162
Steve Sanderson21 221210
Gary Farquhar - 2 - 125
Kevin Simpson - 1 - 4 -
Andrea Coletto18 1 - 1 -
Colin MacLeod28 1 - 11 -
Iain Brooks23 2 - 151


League Table (as at August 7th, 2002)


No league table has been added for this season.