Grant Street is normally a happy hunting ground for the County, we were there to lift the North Cup only a few months ago. The massive turnout of Nairn fans were to be disappointed last night though as they witnessed a setback to this season's campaign.
Nairn started with promise but then Clach took command of the game and narrowly missed a goal with the ball coming off the post. County had chances too but against the run of play. The temperature fell but the level of County discomfort was increasing, anxiety grew amongst the impressive assembly of the faithful who had gathered in large numbers around the flag on the west terrace.
The second half saw an early penalty to Clach. It was a heavy blow and despite some valiant efforts County never came back. At times we still looked embarrassed by Clach domination of the midfield but those moments of County magic that went against the grain still failed to make something of the game. Towards the end of the game Clach were happy to head to the Nairn corner flag to draw things out even more.
It was a sombre convoy of the faithful that streamed across the Black Bridge in the direction of the A96. This was a setback for this season's campaign and Les Fridge will have to motivate the players to come out strong for the home fixture against Deveronvale this Saturday and make sure we have an impressive victory.
The invigorated Clach fans took the opportunity to taunt the away supporters as they made for the exit: "You'll never win the league," they chanted with joy in their hearts. What significance now for the Highland League Cup tie on the 6th of April at Station Park for these two sides!
To those who made their first away trip last night to support the County, please keep coming we are much better than this and "We Believe!".