Despite horrible weather conditions spectators were treated to a cracking game at Grant Park with Nairn County winning 5-1 over Lossiemouth.
A hat-trick from Conor Gethins and goals from Sam Urquhart and Robbie Duncanson wrapped up a convincing victory for the away side. Ross Archibald getting on the scoresheet for Lossie couldn’t prevent the Wee County from getting all three points.
The first real chance came for Les Fridge’s side when Urquhart cut inside from the right and fired in a shot which keeper Darren McConnachie comfortably saved.
In the sixth minute the opener arrived for Nairn as Gethins back-heeled the ball to Urqhuart who tucked it nicely home.
A minute later, Lossie equalised with Archibald netting a composed finish after a great move from the hosts which gave keeper Calum Antell no chance.
In the 10th minute Nairn retook their lead when Kenny McKenzie played a clever pass through to Gethins, who slotted the ball into the net despite there being claims for offside by the Lossie support.
Soon after, Anthony Wallace struck a powerful shot from 15 yards which hit a post. Not long after, Gethins smashed in a free-kick which struck the wall. The ball came straight back to him and the striker made a sweet connection with a shot which McConnachie brilliantly tipped over the crossbar.
Gethins almost grabbed his second of the afternoon minutes later when Duncanson set up the Irishman but he sliced the ball wide of the target.
County pilled on the pressure and Gethins turned provider as he set up Duncanson, whose powerful strike was well blocked by Kevin Duguid.
In the 55th minute McKenzie crossed the ball in from left flank and Gethins tapped it into the net to make it 3-1 for the visitors.
Just after the hour mark Duncanson hit a wonder strike from 20 yards which went into the net to make Lossie manager Charlie Charlesworth’s afternoon even worse.
In the 81st minute, Chris Ross was adjudged to have fouled Wallace and referee Chris Phillips pointed to the spot for a penalty. Gethins stepped up to convert the spot-kick to grab his hat-trick and give Nairn a convincing victory over the Coasters.