Formartine’s Scottish Cup fairytale ended in heart breaking style as they were well beaten by Partick Thistle. A Chris Erskine double as well as goals from Steven Lawless and Abdul Osman guided the Scottish Premiership side through to the Fifth round in a 4-0 victory.
At Princess Royal Park Brora Rangers defeated Deveronvale 6-2. A début double for Kyle Macleod, an own goal by Steven Davidson and goals from Steven Ross ,Andrew Greig and Scott Graham who mark his return for the club wrapped up the victory. However Vale’s Scott Begg and Dane Ballard getting on the score sheet couldn’t prevent the crushing defeat.
Nairn County won 5-1 over Wick Academy thanks to a Jack MacLean double as well as Kenny McKenzie, Jordan Macrae and Wayne Macintosh all getting on the score sheet. Wick did grab a goal back courtesy of Steven Anderson but it didn’t impact the result.
Clachnacuddin got the better of Rothes as they won 2-1. Daniel Maclennan’s penalty and Ryan Macdonald netting grab all three points for the hosts. The visitors scored at the death with Dan Smith being the scorer however by this time it was too late.
Forres Mechanics came from behind to clinch a 6-2 victory over Fort William as Ally Stark had bagged the opener early on. But Alan Pollock’s debut goal, Lee Fraser’s double as well as Stuart Soane, John Cameron and Ross MacPherson all scoring gave the visitors the win. Despite Scott Davidson’s pen leveling the scoring just after the break, the outcome wasn’t changed as Forres step up a gear.
Strathspey Thistle earned a positive point against the Highland League Champions Cove Rangers. Ryan Stott gave John Sheran’s side the lead but it was undone in the second half as Ryan Macleod grabbed the leveler.
Lossie got back to winning ways in a Moray clash against Keith in their first game since their manager Charlie Charlesworth quit his post. A goal from Biscuits and a hat trick by Martin Charlesworth secured the win. Keith did get a goal back courtesy of Craig Cormack but it didn’t change the scoreline. Both teams were reduced to ten men late on with Gary McNamee of the hosts and goal scorer Biscuits being given their marching orders by the referee.
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