THEY may have lost their last five matches going into tomorrow’s derby encounter but you can guarantee that Clachnacuddin will arrive at Station Park will a well-drilled game plan centred around taking all three points back through to Inverness with them come quarter to five. A match preview is below.
Date: Saturday September 19th 2015
Competition: Scottish Highland League
Kick off: 3.00 pm
Manager: Iain Polworth
Venue: Station Park, Nairn
Previous meeting: Nairn County 3 Clachnacuddin 1 March 14th 2015
Last time out: Forres Mechanics 0 Nairn County 1; Cove Rangers 1 Clachnacuddin 0
League positions: Nairn County 6th Clachnacuddin 15th
Form guides: Nairn County WLWLLW Clachnacuddin WLLLLL
Team news: John Cameron may miss this one due to work commitments but the attacker is attempting to organise a shift change to enable him to be available. Sean Webb will be back in the squad after missing Wednesday night’s semi-final win at Forres Mechanics because of work commitments of his own though. Midfielder Callum Maclean is a doubt having hobbled off after half an hour of the game in midweek and Calum Antell is available to play with the second match of his two-game Highland League suspension due to be served at Cove Rangers on October 3rd. Tony Wallace and Martin MacDonald are both still out with knee injuries and Andrew Hardwick is on loan at Fort William.
One to watch: Daniel Maclennan. The big centre forward started like a house on fire when he joined Clach last summer as he turned out to be a real revelation for manager Iain Polworth having signed from North Caledonian League club Muir of Ord. Injuries during the middle part of the season hampered his progress but the striker was fit and firing again when the Lilywhites were last at Station Park in March. The attacker can make the ball stick when it is played up to his feet, has the strength to hold it up and the savvy to bring others into play as well as being quick across the ground. A real handful.
Match officials: Referee David Watt; Assistants Gary McCarthy and Molly Alexander
Weather forecast: Sunny intervals 16 degrees 4 mph wind
Admission prices: Adults £8 Children / OAPs £5 (two children under the age 14 are admitted for free if they are accompanied by a paying adult).