Boss Buchan happy as Locos bounce back

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After the match delighted Inverurie Locos Co Manager, Scott Buchan said, “Nairn is a really difficult place to come to.

“They’re a very good team and showed that. The boys were brilliant especially after the disappointment of the loss to Clach. Good teams can bounce back though and we did.

“I thought Nairn County started very well but we limited them to a couple of crosses and headers from quite far out. There was nothing really cutting through us.

“We started to come into the game after the goal and the rest of the half was quite even. In the second half we started well but Nairn had a very good spell again.

“Let’s be honest, they missed a couple of sitters. But you need a lot of luck if you’re going to win against the top teams and we got it.

“We asked Neil McLean to play a bit of a different role but he’s capable of that. Words cannot describe him to be honest. You can play him anywhere, even centre half and he’d be the best player on the park

“I’ve played alongside him and watching him is quite a joy.

“He’s getting better as he gets older, he has experience now, knows what he has to do and when to do it. He’s in the form of his life

“John Maitland came on to a game, he didn’t give us enough width in the first half, we asked him to do so in the second and he did.

“He has tricky feet, he can cause teams problems all day long.

“The pressure was coming in waves at times, the defence and Kieran Adams in particular, he was absolutely outstanding.

“Andy Reid didn’t have too many saves to make but there were a lot of crosses coming in.

“We maybe need to see Andy’s parry in 57 minutes again on the SHFL TV highlights, I think it came to Robbie Duncanson too quickly so we got the luck with that
one.

“It makes the loss to Clach even more infuriating. In football you can’t look back, Clach deserved the win.

“But we’ve come here given a good account of ourselves and earned the three points.”