Saturday, January 18, 2014

County goal riot at Kynoch Park - Keith 1 Nairn 8- Pictures Donald Matheson

And so a dreich drive along the A96 for the faithful today to be rewarded with NCFC running riot at Kynoch Park – of course with the (sometimes) obligatory first goal concession ceded to the opposition. Through the mud and monsoon the initial turmoil turned to satisfaction as the equaliser went in, the delight at the second changed into euphoria at the third and then it just kept coming as the perfect afternoon out continued. 
“There’s only one Highland League” and “Cheer up Sandy Stables” were to be heard along with the classics like “We’re County til’ we die” as the fans echoed their decision at a fund-raising meeting last week to condemn the proposal by the Keith Chairman to split the Highland League into two. 

The County family again ate all the pies, brought a few pints in the local bar, added their entrance fee to the Keith balance sheet and then headed for the enclosure. There it was a fusion of the Cow Shed and Seekers Hill regulars – for 90 minutes the Keith enclosure was the Seekers Shed as an electric drama escalated to the inevitable massive conclusion, a momentous moment played on a muddy park as the Moray monsoon beat down. 

In this landmark moment of the 2013/14 season give the Keith youngsters their due for battling on to the end. The dark days are not too far away in the recent past, we at Station Park know too well what it is like to take a thrashing so onwards and upwards and not too much gloating perhaps. Goals then from Moore x2, Duncanson, Cameron, Naismith, Main, MacPhee and Pollock (on his debut congratulations!).

The county family mix of partnership, friendship, confidence and trust between the fans, players, committee, community and management takes one more giant step forward – you can’t bottle it but you can savour it – the next chance to do so is at Station Park next Saturday when Inverurie Locos will be the guests at 3 p.m. Doing anything next Saturday?
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