It was the day they turned the Christmas Lights on in Buckie and the whole town centre was buzzing with showies, a cut off Nimrod, bands playing from the back of lorries, steam engines, lots of stalls and everybody that was capable of putting on some form of entertainment was performing too. "Christmas Cracker" was the name of the event. Just up the road at Victoria Park, not much more than a stone's throw from all the fun downtown it was to be Nairn's day however, and if the cracker was pulled then it was to be County that went home wearing the party hat.
Buckie took the lead and it was only to be in the second half that the inspired County side we saw last week returned to finish this one off too. Great goals for Morrison, Leslie and Gethins and fair play to the Buckie fans that told this observer that we deserved it - far more magnanimous than Barry Wilson last Saturday.
Just another perfect day and as we left a fantastic fireworks display commenced over Buckie town centre - not really in honour of Nairn County Football Club but it seemed like it as a happy group of fans stopped to admire the colours breaking out across the heavens.
There is now only 1 point between the four teams at the top of the Highland League. Now for Donald Matheson's images - individual pictures here.
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