Once again our Manager Les fridge highlighted the character of the team as they rallied back from 1 goal down with only 15 minutes of the game left!
He said "Buckie is a hard place to visit and this is reflected in the fact that this is their first defeat at home this season. He added that you can see the togetherness in the Nairn team both when playing and during match games."
Buckie were taking control of the game in the first half and the ex-Nairn player MacMillan opened the scoring five minutes before half time.
In the second half Nairn came back into the game but all three goals came in the last 15 minutes!
Morrison was first with a bullet header past keeper Main and then Stuart Leslie added a second with some individual play taking the ball from the edge of the box and sending a scorcher through the keeper's legs.
Conor Gethins got the third when he picked up a ball after Archie MacPhee's shot was blocked and made no mistake in placing it in the back of the net.
Here are some photos compliments of Donald Matheson
Nairn County 4 Formartine United 1
Nairn opened the scoring in just 10 minutes when Robbie Duncanson made space for himself at the edge of the box before driving in the first goal. 3 minutes into the game Adam Naismith picked out Conor Gethins who controlled the ball well before driving in a cracking low angled shot.
Just after this goal Formartine's Gary Clark had words with the official and received a red card for his outburst.
Nairn continued to drive forward and Formartine's keeper, Shearer, had to make 3 class stops to keep his side in the game. At the start of the second half Formartine pulled a goal back but 10 minutes later Stuart Leslie set up Gethins who made no mistake putting Nairn 3 - 1 up.
With 6 minutes to go Gethins intercepted a poor pass back to the Formartine keeper and set up Leslie to easily score making the full time result 4-1.
Nairn weren't quite finished and almost made it 5 when Archie MacPhee, voted Man of the Match, made a low hard driven shot, which Formartine's keeper just managed to block.
This was an excellent display of attacking football, by Nairn, and it is pity they did not show this class against Brora Rangers last week, at the North of Scotland Cup Final.
Pics compliments of Donald Matheson
On Saturday 16th November a panel displaying the names of 'Panel Beaters' to-date was unveiled at the main entrance gate at Station park.
The Panel Beaters initiative commenced last year and has raised over £7000 to-date!
The money along with a number of other innovative fund raising events e.g.Climbing Ben Nevis, Tandoori Lunch, etc. has raised a magnificent £33,000.
The money is being used for ground improvements at Station Park, including new cladding and fit outs of the main stand. Future improvements include the construction of a new enclosure and to re-furbish the stand interior.
You can become a Panel Beater for only £20.
Pay at any home game or send a cheque to Steven Bain, Essbee, Mill Road, Nairn IV12 5EL
Picture of Panel Beaters list compliments Des Scholes
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New Team Bus
Highland Translink are supplying a new Team Bus to transport Nairn County football team and Committee/Directors to relevant away games.
The bus proudly displays the team name along the huge windscreen for all to see.
The storage area/lockers is huge and easily accommodates the teams strips, towels, etc - i.e.All the paraphernalia needed by a travelling side.
Inside the bus has a toilet, TV, and areas with tables with seating for four around them.
With some trips being a bit far flung e.g.Ft. William, Cove, Wick, etc. comfort is a priority especially as some players are prone to travel sickness.
It is planned to have a 'regular' driver for the team, which really helps with travel plans and to accommodate the teams needs.
Pics compliments Robert Manson
We are really pleased to report that our Team Manager Les Fridge is now a fully qualified B Licenced coach.
To obtain this qualification is no mean feat. In addition to having to have previous coaching qualifications up to a high level there is much hard work and dedication needed to complete it.
Here are some details to give you an indication of the content and skills garnered by qualifying.
Key aspects related to the role of a football coach working with youth players. These are delivered via home based study tasks and Tutor delivered workshops.
The Practical elements of the course will provide the following:
In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to undertake a minimum of two observed practical coaching sessions with their Tutor and receive feedback based on selected criteria. This will form the basis of an opportunity to deliver 20 hours of coaching in the candidate’s work place, with their team, to apply the experience gained from the course of training.