Saturday, August 04, 2012

Inverurie 0 Nairn 1 - the story in pictures of a sunny afternoon at Harlaw Park

First 24 pictures from club photographer Donald Matheson, the rest from Individual pictures here, full screen slideshow here

For the first Locos home game of the season the attendance of 301 was perhaps a bit on the low side. The closer you got to Inverurie the more the skies cleared, the town was bathed in sunshine and there was hardly any wind to lift the flag trying to fly proudly above Harlaw Park. Highland League football was back and the scene was set for a spectacle.

It's a very tidy ground, as always, but there was something about the atmosphere. The Locos support seemed strangely quiet at times. It didn't seem to be the formidable fortress that it has been to the County in the past. Locos had plenty of possession in the first half and caused the Wee County a fair bit of anxiety but their moves lacked a clinical finish. It was to be County who scored, you could have said against the run of play but our defence had a solid look about it that seemed to be steadily gelling. The confidence grew and County moved forward looking the equal of and at times superior to Locos. There's a long hard way to go but three points  away to Locos is just about the best way you could possilbly start a Highland League campaign. 
There's details of the game here on Highland 

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