Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nairn 2 Lossie 1 - a good game, a good crowd and some visitors from down south

The cheerful group of footballing enthusiasts pictured above were in the Highlands and chose to visit Station Park. They are a bunch of pals who support various teams and are based in London. They met a few of the locals up at Uncle Bobs and then some more of the fanbase (including the Nairn Stormtrooper and one of his buddies) and a few of the players up at the ground. Larger image here.  
UPDATE: Info from Donald:
Six likely lads from London had a good day out at Station Park on Saturday.

The groundhoppers who have travelled all over the UK and Europe to sample different cultures, meet new people and get a taste of football at different levels chose to hop on the sleeper from London to Inverness.
When they arrived they wanted out of the big city – good choice lads – they could have ended up at Grant Street watching Clach beat Forres but chose to head to Nairn where we met up in Uncle Bobs.

They were suitably impressed by Station Park and Nairn’s performance in their 2-1 win over Lossie. Told them we normally play at lot better and score more goals!
They left with pics with some of the Nairn subs and Darth and Stormtrooper. Not every game they meet these two characters on the terracings at a football match.

Claimed going to these matches keeps them away from the beer for a couple of hours – not true from what I witnessed at Bobs and after the game at the Legion. Got some nice pics to take home with them and they boarded a train for the night life of the Sneck at 6pm with plans to visit Loch Ness on Sunday before returning south on Sunday. I was able to give them a potted history of the club and they very impressed by the ground. Hope you all had a good day lads.

The lads in the pic are Sam Cleary (Villa fan) Graham Scobie (Wigan) Frank Hamilton (Tranmere Rovers) Joby Carpenter and Stuart Hood (Crewe Alexandra) and Scott Neil (Altringham) – not in any particular order.

 They were to witness a pretty good game with Lossie putting up a fair bit of opposition and also Daniel Moore scoring his first goal for County. A great day too for Calum who was the club's mascot today. Picture below and larger image here.

More later.


Up North said...

I take it they came from the "Dark Side" then.?

Anonymous said...

Looks like the boys were more interested in playing Star Wars than watching the match! Glad they had a good time

Graisg said...

The photographer wasn't available until the game started anon :-)