The Scottish Cup dream is over for another year. The said dream took a serious knock in the fourth minute as Frizell knocked in the first of what was to be his hat-trick. Nairn only really seemed to come totally to life after they were 3-0 down when Willy Barron took his reward after the visitors left him too much space. Willy's goal in the 64th was followed by a fine Campbell effort as the game entered it's 70th minute. Cruelly for Nairn however, Elgin were awarded their second penalty a minute later and Crooks blasted it home. There were seven bookings in this cup tie, the Provost was there and there were massive queues to get in and even bigger queues for the pies. The sun came out towards the end but Nairn were unable to jump on the Scottish Cup Rainbow that hung over the gleaming Station Park turf as the game came to an end.
Update: the morning after the afternoon before and the memories of two harsh penalty decisions and Nairn's disallowed goal are still kicking in. No co-incidence that one of Elgin's yellow cards was for a dive?
Here's Adam Hamilton's take on the game over at Highlandleague.net
Que sera, sera, the faithful will be back up at Station Park on Saturday for more mundane matters, the visit of Rothes in the league. Nairn are six points behind Inverurire Locos in fourth place, this season could still happen for the County! Obviously there's no real chance of catching the league leaders Deveronvale who are on 28 but we can still make a serious impact this year.