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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


By Craig Christie

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FORRES’ two welfare teams will do battle tonight for a place in the Top Car Cup final.

Fraser Thom fires home a Mosset penalty earlier this season - his hat-trick helped the Forres club reach the cup semis. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Fraser Thom fires home a Mosset penalty earlier this season - his hat-trick helped the Forres club reach the cup semis. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

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.


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