SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2024 – KO 3pm

Another home game and for this one we welcome, from twenty-two miles down the A939, players, officials and fans of Nairn County FC.
We last met at Station Park, Nairn way back on a sunny day in September, with if I recall correctly, a very good and encouraging first half performance by the Jags, rather let down by a weak second half – a habit we seemed to have incorporated into most of the season so far, unfortunately. Although we did score a decent goal late on, it was by then far too late, and Nairn ran out winners 4 – 1.

A sunny day in Nairn.

Since then Nairn have had generally a very good season and currently sit in eighth position and competing for a top six place. Player manager Steven MacKay will be hoping for a return to winning ways after last week’s goalless draw at Forres. 
But, after the last couple of weeks the Jags can feel a bit more confident and we would hope that caretaker manager Mike and the boys will put in another excellent performance and perhaps make it three games in a row without loss.
If any of the Nairn travelling support want to familiarise themselves with what’s on in Grantown – click here for more information.

There will still be car parking available in the adjacent Golf Club car park but this will be the last game for a while as the golf club’s season opening match takes place the following Saturday ( April 6 ).


The Jags line-up against Clach

The Jags won again last Saturday in a hard fought match against Clachnacuddin at Seafield Park to bring our total of league points into double figures, although we still unfortunately sit at the bottom of the table. 
A great pass through the right side of the Clach defence, in the thirty-sixth minute by captain James McShane, sent Iain Ross through on goal evading a couple of tackles then scoring what was an excellent goal, chipping the onrushing ‘keeper. It remained that way until Clach were awarded a penalty mid-way through the second half which Connor Bunce converted. Ten minutes from time Daniel Whitehorn collected the ball about twenty yards out, spun and shot into the bottom left corner of the net putting us 2-1 ahead. The defence marshalled again by young Ethan Rae, with another excellent performance in goal, then held out comfortably to enable the Jags to get full points for the second game in a row.

Saturday’s goal scorers, Ian Ross and Daniel Whitehorn.

Assisting caretaker manager Mike Rae was Charlie Brown who told the local press that he had never seen the faces around Seafield Park looking so happy…..and he was full of praise again for the work rate, effort and commitment of all the Jags players, and especially pleased for Iain Ross, who last week had travelled from working on Saturday morning in Braemar to Banff in time for for last week’s Deveronvale game, and Daniel Whitehorn, who because of work has not been able to play very regularly but had put in a massive shift on Saturday and was out on his feet when he was substituted soon after scoring – in fact Charlie thought that’s why Daniel shot as he was too tired to run any more with the ball!!! 

Speaking of smiles on faces everyone concerned with the Jags would like to thank all those who turned out to view the game – there was a great atmosphere and it was great to see a lot of local faces supporting the Jags, who hopefully enjoyed the game and by doing so will be back for this Saturday’s match against Nairn, which is winnable.

Just a wee reminder that our next two matches are away from home – on Wednesday we travel to Buckie and on Saturday we visit Turriff, which means our next home game is on April 13 against Fraserburgh…….and with home and aways against both Buckie and the Broch too, not an easy finish to the season!!  


As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £5200 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…


As intimated a couple of weeks ago after the current jackpot, has been won therefore completing that game there will be couple of changes.

There will still be a weekly prize of £100 for a consolation winner if their entry matches four of the five numbers drawn, however instead of a weekly increase in the jackpot of £100, this will now be increased monthly. 

The game is to forecast 5 winning numbers, which are drawn at random, from 1-20. The 5 numbers chosen are to be marked by a cross (X).

  1. The Jackpot prize starts at £1,000 and the game continues until it is won and starts afresh. As applicable, the Jackpot increases by £100 immediately after the first draw in each calendar month, up to a maximum of £5,000. The Jackpot is then capped at £5,000 until it is won in a weekly draw. 
  2. If more than one player has 5 winning numbers, the Jackpot will be divided equally among the winning players. 
  3. Should no entry forecast all 5 winning numbers, then any player matching 4 numbers will be entered into a draw for a single Consolation Prize of £100
  4. THE DRAW will take place every SUNDAY at 7pm unless otherwise advised.
  5. The entrant named on the ticket must be at least 16 years of age.
  6. All winners will be notified.

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