They were prone to get hit by the weather but when the Christmas and New Year Derbies between Forres and Nairn took place they certainly captured the holiday spirit and brought a few more punters through the turnstiles. It looks as though the twin towns tussles will take place at other times of the year now as the new Highland League fixture list for 2016 shows.
The change comes as a surprise to fans and whatever their attitude might be (discussion is ongoing on the We Believe NCFC fan pages) it could be challenging for any fan that might have been fully celebrating Hogmany to get to the Brora v Nairn fixture on 2nd January. So far there has been some negative comment in connection with the change but it remains to be seen what the majority reaction may be. Forres Mechanics will also be otherwise engaged on 2nd January, they will be playing Wick Academy at home.
|A managerial moment during Nairn v Forres Christmas Derby 28/12/13 Picture Donald Matheson|