Saturday, April 06, 2013

County crack Clach in crucial cup clash - Nairn 2 Clach 1

This season it  been honours even in the league for the two title challenging sides, today settled the score for this season however as the Wee County toppled the Clach out of the Highland League Cup. Was it two goals for man of the match Robbie Duncanson or did John Cameron have a touch on the first one too?  Anyway a great atmosphere at Station Park and another one to savour from an excellent season that still has some way to go. Good too to see the Nairn starship stormtrooper, complete with County scarf, on Asylum Seekers Hill with the rest of the hardcore.

Clach came out hard in the second half and played like a team transformed, they had several shots ridiculously off target and then some on but thanks to some cracking saves by Calum they failed to find the equaliser. A red card for Sean Webb unfortunately in a game that bristled with yellow cards at times and Sean attracted the referee’s attention twice so he had to go but despite his exit County hung on to the final whistle despite renewed Clach attacks and a disallowed goal for the Merkinchers. Jamie MacKay and Junior Mendes came on as subs for Paul MacLeod and Connor Gethins respectively.

County’s reward is a semi-final away trip to either Keith who beat Buckie on penalties.

Earlier in the day the Fans Ground Improvements Fund Coffee Morning was a great success and raised over a thousand pounds. Donald Wilson revealed over the tannoy at half time that the fund now stands at £12,000. A few pictures of the game below and more images to come later. 

Robbie prepares to shoot at the end of the movement that led to the first goal

The devastating aftermath for the Clach players

The Nairn Stormtrooper seems a little happier now

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