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Nairn goalkeeper thinks three-goal defeat was unfair scoreline

By Will Clark

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Nairn County keeper Dylan MacLean punches the ball away against Inverurie Locos. Picture: Callum Mackay
Nairn County keeper Dylan MacLean punches the ball away against Inverurie Locos. Picture: Callum Mackay

Dylan Maclean felt the margin of the three-goal defeat against Inverurie Locos was unfair on Nairn County.

The shotstopper made a number of crucial saves in the first half to keep the game level at half time. But there was little he could do stop any of the three goals, two of which were scored from close range and a penalty.

Maclean felt his outfield teammates had a fair share of possession and that the scoreline was an unfair reflection on how the game worked out.

“I thought that it was definitely unfair,” he said.

“The first half I thought that we were alright and I thought we kept the ball well and also managed to create a few chances too.

“But we just didn’t take our chances.

“However Inverurie are a good side and they always are a good side whenever we play them.

“But maybe there was a wee bit of rustyness as we haven’t played in the last few weeks.”

Maclean has been in and out of the team this season due to injury and losing his place to goalkeeper James Kendall.

But he is determined to keep the number one spot for the rest of the Highland League campaign.

“I came back after suffering from an injury and then I made a mistake in a game.

“But hopefully that is me back in the goal.”

Nairn County are in 15th place four points behind Strathspey Thistle in 14th. But with a trip to league whipping boys Fort William on Saturday, Maclean says it is a great chance to close the gap.

“It should be three points but we will have to go there and play well. But we are confident that we can go and get a win.

“If we start like we started against Inverurie we should come away with the three points.”

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