- Created: Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:14
- Published: Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:14
Nairn County consolidated their second place in the Scottish Highland Football League standings with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Rothes at Station Park with Conor Gethins netting twice to make it an incredible 101 goals in 101 games for the Wee County.
It was the wee Irishman who opened the scoring after 16 minutes and it was a typically impressive volley into the top corner of the net that left Ricky Horne with no chance; Gethins underlining his ability once more.
The second goal arrived four minutes later with centre back Michael Morrison rising to head home from six yards out as Nairn took control of the game and they were to be even further ahead on 28 minutes as Robbie Duncanson fired an unstoppable shot to the left of goalkeeper Ricky Horne from 20 yards.
Beanpole forward Liam Forbes has impressed for Rothes this season and he added another to his tally as he went past the last defender before sliding a shot under the keeper to pull one back for Rothes on the hour mark.
However this just sparked Conor Gethins into life once more and when a great ourside of the foot throughball had sent him clear in behind Kevin Shortreed the striker grabbed his second of the afternoon, placing it into the bottom corner.
Stuart Leslie rounded off the scoring with a low strike into the bottom right hand corner of the net to complete Nairn’s nap hand.
Full time: Nairn County 5 Rothes 1