This was a real feisty affair which saw The Cans reduced to nine men, yet we almost managed to leave Station Park win 3 points if it hadn’t been for a late equaliser.
The game was frantic straight from the off with play switching from end to end. Stewart Knight pulled off a great one-handed save early on before the home side took the lead through Conor Gethins’ in the 36th minute.
Things went from bad to worse when Forres had midfielder Ross “Chucky” Macpherson sent-off for a tangle with Nairn’s Tom Maclennan before half time, Maclennan fouled Chucky which ended in the pair tangling on the ground. Chucky went face to face with him, despite no contact the referee deemed this as violent conduct and flashed the red card with the Nairn player escaping with only a yellow.
HT: 1 – 0
Despite this the Cans rallied and turned the game completed on its head within 15 minutes of the second half. Firstly Robbie Duncanson punished a poor kick from the goalkeeper and superbly lobbed the ball into the net to level the match. Shortly afterwards, Allan “Sid” Macphee cut in from the left, beat a couple of players and rifled the ball into the bottom of the goal to give the Cans the lead.
However despite Knight pulling off another couple of outstanding saves Forres couldn’t hang on, with Callum Maclean equalising ten minutes from time, before Craig Dorrat was sent-off for a late lunge.