Derby night in the Forres and Nairn welfare league as Carisbrooke and Mosset Tavern do battle for a place in the Top Car Cup final
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FORRES’ two welfare teams will do battle tonight for a place in the Top Car Cup final.
Mosset Tavern thumped the previously unbeaten Vikings in last Tuesday’s preliminary round. The Elgin side were depleted for their Roysvale visit and Mosset showed no mercy as a Fraser Thom hat-trick, two by top scorer Jordan Robertson, and goals each for Dale McLennan and David Bromley won the day.
In Friday’s quarters, Mosset saw off struggling Elgin Caledonian 4-1 with Robertson and Bromley again on target along with Cameron Grant and Grant McDonald.
They now play Carisbrooke, who overwhelmed another basement side FC Elgin with a 9-1 win on Friday. Connor Aubrey netted five and David Chambers three, with Craig Short getting the other.
Tonight’s semi-final is at Roysvale at 7.30pm.
Kinloss Sappers visit Nairn’s Westerlea in the other semi-final tonight.
The army side didn’t have to kick a ball last week to reach the last four, as scheduled quarter-final opponents Elgin Albion couldn’t field a team.
League champs Westerlea have returned to some form after a sticky start to the campaign.
They saw off the previously undefeated Elgin Thistle in Tuesday’s prelim tie.
A wonder goal by Matty McKenna, a Gavin Chisolm effort and a Danny Gresham header had the Nairn hosts leading 3-0 at one stage.
Stewart McLaren pulled one back from the spots for Jags and Kieran Hyndman also netted to set up a grandstand finish, but Westerlea held on.
The Westers then defeated Elgin side Caberfeidh 2-1 in Friday’s quarter-final to set up their crack at Kinloss Sappers tonight.