Forres and Nairn District Welfare League: Forres Mechanics under-20s move into play-off positions as Kinloss Sappers and Mosset Tavern lose
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IT was a big weekend for the East Conference teams in the Milligan’s Removals and storage Forres and Nairn District Welfare League.
The only West Conference side to win was Forres Mechanics’ under-20s – who climbed into the play-off spots after an impressive 2-0 win against Elgin side Caberfeidh.
There were defeats for a depleted Kinloss Sappers and Mosset Tavern.
Sappers went down to a 2-1 defeat against Elgin Caledonian at Pinefield. Craig Harrold and Ryan Cowie earned the points for Caley as McCaulety Kenney’s 46th-minute effort for the Sappers wasn’t enough to maintain their unbeaten record.
Mosset Tavern’s erratic form continued as they were beaten 3-1 by The Vikings at Roysvale. The Vikings took the lead late in the first half through winger Sam Angus, before a Mosset own goal doubled their lead. The Mosset scored later in the second half through Gregor Ewan, reducing the two-goal deficit and increasing the tension until the game was put to bed by a Callum Ewen penalty.
Elgin Albion came back from 2-0 down to beat Riverside Thistle 3-2 in a thrilling match at Riverside, with a little assistance from the Nairn side who finished the game with three red cards. Jamie Duncan and Travos Shaw scored for the hosts, with goals from Hopkinson, Dey, and the winner from McMillan completing the comeback.
Carisbrooke host Caberfeidh on Friday, while Sappers and The Mosset visit The Vikings and Elgin Caley respectively.