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Nairn County won important Clach match, says manager Sharp


By Will Clark

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Nairn County manager Ronnie Sharp says their 2–1 victory over Clachnacuddin in the Highland League was the most important match of the three games they played against the Merkinchers in the last four weeks.

Clachnacuddin shocked Nairn by knocking them out of the Scottish Cup two weeks ago with a 2-1 win in a first round replay.

Liam Shewan scored in Nairn's 2-1 win over Clachnacuddin. Picture: Donald Cameron
Liam Shewan scored in Nairn's 2-1 win over Clachnacuddin. Picture: Donald Cameron

But Dylan Mackenzie scoring after 14 seconds followed by Liam Shewan doubling their advantage in the second half saw Nairn get revenge on Wednesday.

Eachainn Miller grabbed a consolation goal in the closing minutes for Clach who had James Beeston sent off in injury time for a lunging tackle on Adam Naismith.

Nairn have only been beaten once in the league this season and are in seventh place with a game in hand on the top six.

Sharp said while it was disappointing to be knocked out of the Scottish Cup, picking up points in the Highland League was more important.

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