Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Penalty fade-out signals early end to County's 2014 North Cup ambitions - Forres take it 2-4 on penalties

Can-cans keeper saves 1st half shot from Conor Gethins
The North Cup local derby encounter at Station Park between the rival sides was still goalless after 90 minutes and was then decided on penalties. Arguably the most exciting spell in the game. Compared to the skilful performance by the Nairn squad in the friendly on Saturday against Ross County this seemed like a comedown to a less than shining Highland League mid-table encounter. Forres fans in the cowshed were less than impressed too and an air of disappointment hung over the second half as a common thread that united both sets of fans. There would have been no complaints however if we'd taken it but it wasn't to be, Forres played their penalty shots better and took the tie. Goodbye North Cup for another season. 

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