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Local sides on form as Forres and Nairn Welfare Leaue starts with a bang


By Jonathan Clark

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ALL three local sides picked up victories on the opening night of the Forres and Nairn Welfare League on Friday.

Carisbrooke were convincing 5-0 victors against 10-man Elgin Caledonian, Kinloss Sappers won 2-0 against Elgin Albion, and Mosset Tavern completed the Forres area treble over Elgin sides with a sensational 5-4 come-from-behind win over Caberfeidh.

Mosset picked up all three points at Roysvale, despite having trailed Caberfeidh 3-0 at half-time.

They also scored their last two goals with 10 men after Fraser Thom, who scored a double, was shown a straight red card.

Mosset's Fraser Thom and Caberfeidh's Ryan King...Mosset Tavern FC (5) vs Caberfeidh FC (4) - Forres & Nairn Welfare League...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Mosset's Fraser Thom and Caberfeidh's Ryan King...Mosset Tavern FC (5) vs Caberfeidh FC (4) - Forres & Nairn Welfare League...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The comeback started in bizarre fashion when Andrew Lloyd knocked Caberfeidh’s crossbar down while heading in at the back post.

Andrew Lloyd knocks the Caberfeidh crossbar down while heading in Mosset's first of the evening...Mosset Tavern FC (5) vs Caberfeidh FC (4) - Forres & Nairn Welfare League...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Andrew Lloyd knocks the Caberfeidh crossbar down while heading in Mosset's first of the evening...Mosset Tavern FC (5) vs Caberfeidh FC (4) - Forres & Nairn Welfare League...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Andrew Lloyd knocks the Caberfeidh crossbar down while heading in Mosset's first of the evening...Mosset Tavern FC (5) vs Caberfeidh FC (4) - Forres & Nairn Welfare League...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Andrew Lloyd knocks the Caberfeidh crossbar down while heading in Mosset's first of the evening...Mosset Tavern FC (5) vs Caberfeidh FC (4) - Forres & Nairn Welfare League...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Fraser Thom’s double – including a penalty – levelled the scores before Jamie Lees restored Caberfeidh’s advantage.

A brilliant brace from Jordan Robertson gave Mosset a dramatic opening day win.

Below: A full picture spread from Friday's match at Roysvale.

Meanwhile, an impressive hat-trick from Gregor Ewan and goals from Scott Moore and Stuart Englemann earned Carisbrooke a 5-0 win against Elgin Caledonian.

Goals from Jamie Cattell and Duncan Menzies gave Kinloss Sappers a win over Elgin Albion.

Elgin Thistle defeated reigning champions Westerlea 1-0, while new entrants Vikings earned their first win – beating new local rivals FC Elgin 6-0.


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