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Keith 1 Brora Rangers 7: Maroons blown away by second-half blitz

By Jonathan Clark

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KEITH went toe to toe with reigning champions Brora Rangers for 45 minutes on Saturday, but a second-half inferno saw the visitors storm to their biggest ever league win at Kynoch Park, writes Charlie Simpson.

There were, though, positives in defeat. Lofty defender Nizam Adbulkarim, signed in midweek from Aberdeen University, showed on his debut that he will be a useful acquisition.

The returning James Brownie, whose presence in midfield has been greatly missed, lasted 75 minutes, while 17-year-old local lad Finlay Milton made a short appearance late on.

The Maroons found themselves trailing inside two minutes when Colin Williamson headed home from six yards.

They battled back bravely and were holding their own until midway through the half when indecision allowed Jordan MacRae to slam home from eight yards for 2-0.

Craig Ewen’s side were firmly back in the match when a perfectly flighted Michael Selfridge free-kick was brilliantly headed home by Przemyslaw Nawrocki for his ninth goal of the season.

Keith's Przemyslaw Nawrocki. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Keith's Przemyslaw Nawrocki. Picture: Becky Saunderson

The Maroons went into the break only trailing by the one goal, but, sadly, instead of making a fist of it, the second half turned into a barrage of Brora goals.

A great rifled shot from Dale Gillespie extended the lead, before Matthew Wright nabbed the first of what turned out to be a hat-trick.

MacRae then whipped the ball into the empty net after a Wright shot hit the foot of the post.

Midway through the half Wright slid in at the back post to slip the ball over the line, then Wright made it a magnificent seven for the visitors with three minutes remaining.

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