Tuesday, September 03, 2013

County go through to North Cup Final as Forres see lots of red

Nairn 2 Forres 0. A good crowd up at Station Park for the cup derby between the neighbouring towns.  In the end Forres had only nine men on the park as Connor Gethins got a second via a penalty as the Can-Cans keeper headed for an early bath – Good night to Stuart Knight!   Connor’s first one was 2 minutes short of the half time whistle. The ten man and then nine man Forres side were never out of this though and caused a few scares before the referee blew for full time. A less than perfect progression to the final but the home fans were happy and looking forward to another day out – the fourth to a North Cup final in six years!

And so County “We Believers” look forward to the final against either Wick or Brora.

The Merkinch’s Nip Inn will no doubt soon be preparing for another visit from the County Hordes. Que sera, sera.

Still a chance to make a donation to the County Fans Ben Nevis Climbers for their sponsored trip up the Ben which took place on Sunday. Details here in this video. If you want to make a last minute contribution you can contact Ali Nichol here. The total pledged so far for this sponsored event  is nearing £4,500 and could go a little higher yet. Every penny you contribute will go to ground improvements at Station Park and will receive matching funding from the Scottish Football partnership. More information on the fans fund raising efforts here.

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