Nairn County v Fort William - Preview

9th October, 2015 •
Posted In: Match Previews
Written By: Graeme Macleod •
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A HOME fixture with Fort William gives Nairn County the opportunity to bounce back from two heavy defeats to Cove Rangers and Formartine United with the Lochaber men looking for just their third league win of the season. A preview of the match is below:

Date: Saturday October 10th 2015

Competition: Scottish Highland League

Kick off: 3.00 pm

Opponents: Fort William

Manager: Ally Ewen

Venue: Station Park, Nairn

Previous meeting: Nairn County 4 Fort William 0 February 14th 2015

Last time out: Formartine United 5 Nairn County 1; Fort William 1 Clachnacuddin 2

League positions: Nairn County 10th Fort William 17th

Form guides: Nairn County LWWWLL Fort William LLLWLL

Team news: Martin MacDonald and Tony Wallace remain County’s main injury concerns as they miss this one both with knee problems. MacDonald may feature for the under-20s on Monday night though while Wallace is continuing his rehabilitation with the aim of being available to make the squad for next Saturday’s away fixture at Turriff United. Gregg Main serves the final match of his suspension while work commitments may prevent John Cameron from being involved. Andrew Hardwick is currently on loan at opponents Fort William and is ineligible as a result.

One to watch: John McLeod. The striker has picked up where he left off at the end of last season and started the 2015/16 campaign with a bang. Even though results have not gone the way Fort William may have hoped, they have scored in the majority of their games so far this season and McLeod is one of the main reasons for that. He will be aiming to add to his tally in this one in the hope that the Fort can take the points required to increase the gap between themselves and Rothes at the foot of the table.

Match officials: Referee Dan McFarlane; Assistants John Black and Sean Thomson

Weather forecast: Light cloud 13 degrees 3 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).

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