Sunday March 12th 2017
Nairn County 5 Forres Mechanics 1
This was a sore one for the Cans. With only 11 players available, the lads began brightly but struggled as legs wearied in midfield. 3-0 down at half time, they staged a mini-comeback in the final quarter, taking advantage of the steady breeze blowing down the lumpy Nairn Academy pitch. Strong running forced the home side into a series of fouls just outside the box and from one of these Centre-back Connor McCartney lashed home the well flighted Sean Douglas free kick. The Cans continued to press till the final whistle but could not add to their tally.