Sunday, June 30, 2013

Nairn County Youth on course for success - report from Davy Mackinnon

Davy Mackinnon told the Gurn the latest on the U-17 progress: "Nairn County Under 17s have just completed the first lot of fixtures in the Inverness Youth League, and going into the school holidays sit proudly at the top of the league. The team has played 7 games, winning 6 and drawing 1 and in the process scoring 33 goals and conceding 3. Two of the fixtures in the 10 team league were cancelled due to weather and to be re-arranged after the school holidays.

On Saturday 29th June, Nairn County Under 17s sent a squad of 11 players to compete in the Brian Mackintosh Cup which is a 7 a-side tournament in Inverness. The team played very well and topped their section by beating Dalneigh, Thistle Colts, Raigmore Rovers, and Balloan Athletic. In the semi-final Nairn County defeated Stratton Thistle 1-0 but unfortunately lost the final to Dalneigh in a penalty shoot out after the game finished 0-0. Nairn County played some lovely passing football which was echoed by a number of spectators and the organisers of the tournament. In the 6 games played Nairn County scored 12 goals and conceded only 1.

The Youth Team are now looking forward to the league re-commencing in August, and to pushing on to win the league title."

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