Kerr pulls out hat-trick to sink Rothes

By dave edwards

Published: 27/08/2008

COUNTY cruised into the final of the North of Scotland Cup by dismantling a hesitant Rothes defence with four simple first-half strikes, and a stunning Shaun Kerr volley for his hat-trick, at a drizzly Station Park.

Nairn caught the visitors cold when they took the lead in the second minute, Kerr running between two defenders before hitting a shot past Craig Masterton. The Speysiders almost equalised in the 10th minute when Iain MacRae headed a Ross Duncan corner inches over.

The home side doubled their advantage against the run of play in the 22nd minute when the Rothes defence were caught ball-watching and allowed Scott Graham to weave his way along the bye-line before crossing for Maltese international Jonathan Holland to stab the ball home.

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