Nairn County cruised to a 4-1 victory against Strathspey Thistle with 18-year-old striker Max Ewan helping himself to a well-taken double.
County led from Ewan’s 19th minute strike and 20 minutes later Glenn Main swept home from 10 yards to make it 2-0.
Tom MacLennan added another and Ewan volleyed home a fourth goal before Liam Taylor pulled one back. County keeper Dylan Maclean saved James McShane’s spot-kick in the dying embers.
Nairn manager Ronnie Sharp said: “It was a good win, it was pleasing to score four goals at home, although we did concede one late on.
“Young Max is a really good prospect and he scored two goals again, that will definitely do his confidence good.
“Strathspey are a big strong side and we were a bit slow in the first 10 minutes but after that we were on top. After getting the first goal we always felt that the second one was coming.”
Jags boss Gordy Nicolson was far from disheartened and said: “I don’t think there was all that much between the sides.
“The big difference was that they were clinical and we weren’t.
“We had a couple of chances before they scored the first goal but we didn’t take them, and they did.”