THE under-20s play their first home match of the season and their first ever home Football Times Cup tie as they welcome St Duthus to Station Park.
The competition is for North Caledonian League clubs with Nairn County the only under-20s side competing this season. It is sure to represent a stern test for Stuart Finnie’s side coming up against an adult team in competitive action and the County colts head coach needs only to look to last season to know exactly how difficult it will be to progress having seen his side go down 2-0 at the same stage of the same competition.
Updates from the match will be available on the club’s official social media channels by logging on to facebook.com/nairncountyfc or following @NairnCounty on Twitter. Preview below:
Date: Saturday September 1st 2018
Competition: Football Times Cup first round
Venue: Station Park, Nairn
Previous meeting: St Duthus 2 Nairn County U20s 0
Last time out: Burghead Thistle 3 Nairn County U20s 3; St Duthus 4 Brora Rangers U20s 1
Team news: Seamus McConaghy and Fraser Wilkie miss this match for the under-20s as they are involved in the first team squad for the away match at Buckie Thistle. Sean McWilliams is on the side lines having recently suffered a concussion but other than that, coach Stuart Finnie has a clean bill of health.
Squad: Aidan Stewart, Joe Cuthbert, Scott Cruden, Duncan Robertson, Harry Barron, Euan Wheeler, Craig McDermott, Angus Davidson, Ian Payne, Tyler Eadie, Cameron Maclean, Sam Campbell, Jack W. Maclean, Lewis Mitchell, Ciaran Young, Ryan MacBean. Alex Geddes.
Match officials: Referee Stephen McDade.
Weather forecast: Light cloud 19 degrees 10 mph wind.
Admission prices: Adults free Concessions free.