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Wed 22nd Oct - Nairn County 0 Wick Academy 0

Gordon Connelly’s side returned north with a valuable point for their title challenge after a spirited 0-0 draw with Nairn County.Despite struggling at Station Park in the past, the Scorries continued their good run of form of late which saw them go into this game atop the table.

The Harmsworth Park outfit made the early running and Richard Macadie was first to test Calum Antell in the Nairn goal inside five minutes, but his low shot was taken comfortably by the County keeper.Some slick build-up play from the visitors fashioned an opportunity for Steven Anderson-Harrison but he was unable to guide his shot on target.

Nairn began to establish themselves and Conor Gethins saw his free kick threaten the frame of Sean McCarthy’s posts but drifted narrowly over.Alan Pollock was finding space on the right flank and his delivery to the back post caused McCarthy to swat the ball away.It landed at the feet of Gethins who reacted quickly to send the ball goalwards, only for McCarthy to deflect it unwittingly with his face to keep the score level.

Wick’s David Allan was central to the attacking energy for his side.He linked up well with fellow forward Lukasz Geruzel, who showed some neat footwork for a man his size.Geruzel should have opened the scoring himself, but after Allan played him in with a cleverly weighted pass, his effort trickled harmlessly wide.Minutes later, the duo teamed up again to create a chance for James Pickles, but the midfielder was inches away from connecting with a defence splitting pass from Allan.

The hosts countered with Pollock who cut inside from the right before bending an effort narrowly over the bar.A last-gasp tackle from Michael Steven took the ball off Robbie Duncanson’s toe as he prepared to fire and the sides went into the break on level terms.

Upon the restart, Wick signalled their intentions to take the game to their hosts.Again, the play flowed through Allan who pulled a shot wide before laying the ball off for Anderson-Harrison but there were no takers for his searching pass across the face of goal.Within a few moments, Antell had to look lively to turn Allan’s lengthy drive over the bar with a fine save.The lively forward continued to cause problems and found himself with possibly the chance of the match, a free header which he couldn’t direct on target.

Les Fridge’s side were on the back foot and were reduced to several long range efforts, which failed to trouble McCarthy as the Wick defence stood resolute.Steven, the hero in the first half challenge on Duncanson, was enjoying a fine performance with many commanding headers to clear the danger as well as some profitable forays forward.Macadie was unlucky to see his shot scrape narrowly wide after a lovely counter-attacking move from Wick, before he was replaced by Sam Mackay with 15 minutes to go.

Referee Douglas Rose waved away two Wick penalty claims in quick succession; firstly Allan claimed to have been pulled back as he attempted to latch onto a Geruzel chip into the box.Moments later, defender David Allan appeared to be felled in the area but protests from his team-mates came to nothing.

Mackay looked lively after coming on and enjoyed some space on the left flank.His marauding run finished with an inviting ball across the Nairn goal-line but there was nobody there to turn it into the net.

The Wee County continued to try their luck from range, but could not find a way past the Wick defence and settled for a share of the points.

League Table

Rank Teams Played Points Current form
1 Cove Rangers 22 62 WWWWW
2 Fraserburgh 24 55 WDWWD
3 Inverurie Locos 24 51 WLWDW
4 Formartine United 24 49 WWWLW
5 Forres Mechanics 23 45 WWWLW
6 Buckie Thistle 25 43 LDWLD
7 Brora Rangers 20 41 WWLDL
8 Huntly 25 39 LLLLD
9 Rothes 24 37 DLLWW
10 Nairn County 22 35 LWDWW
11 Deveronvale 24 32 DLWLL
12 Clachnacuddin 25 30 LWDDL
13 Wick Academy 20 27 DWWWD
14 Turriff United 22 24 LLLLL
15 Lossiemouth 26 14 WLLWL
16 Keith 26 11 LLLLL
17 Strathspey Thistle 23 7 LLDWL
18 Fort William 21 2 LLLLD

Recent Results

17-02-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 29
Wick Academy 1 : 1 Huntly
Fraserburgh 2 : 2 Buckie Thistle
Inverurie Locos 3 : 0 Clachnacuddin
Keith 0 : 5 Cove Rangers
Lossiemouth 4 : 6 Rothes
Formartine United 3 : 2 Brora Rangers
Nairn County 1 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Forres Mechanics 3 : 0 Deveronvale
10-02-2018 15:00 - Scottish Cup Fifth Round
Kilmarnock 4 : 0 Brora Rangers
Cove Rangers 1 : 3 Falkirk
10-02-2018 15:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Buckie Thistle 0 : 3 Keith
Fraserburgh 9 : 0 Fort William
Nairn County 3 : 2 Lossiemouth
10-02-2018 14:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Formartine United 5 : 1 Clachnacuddin
03-02-2018 15:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup Prelim Round
Brora Rangers 4 : 1 Inverurie Locos
03-02-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 28
Fort William 1 : 1 Clachnacuddin
Huntly 2 : 3 Nairn County
Rothes 3 : 2 Keith

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