Forres Mechanics won for the second successive week at Grant Park and advanced to the Scottish Cup second round.
Can-Cans manager Charlie Rowley could not hide his delight after another fine Moray derby win. He said: “We thoroughly deserved our comprehensive victory. The scoreline was a fair reflection in terms of our performance. We gave Lossie very little, any chances were nullified apart from the goal we conceded which was my only criticism of the performance.”
It was certainly not an unlucky 13th minute for the visitors as they grabbed the lead. After the ball was swept quickly from one side of the pitch to the other, the home defenders could not clear their lines and Craig McGovern drove the ball into the net from close range.
Forres made it two in three minutes, home captain Kevin Flett getting in a right fankle with his goalkeeper Darren McConnachie and lively forward Dachi Khutsishvilli took advantage to score.
Lossie were back in the tie in the 21st minute, winger David Chambers heading high into the roof of the net.
The lead could have been extended before the interval but the woodwork denied Liam Baxter and McConnachie made a fine save from Lee Fraser.
Three minutes after the restart, Fraser scored the goal of the day, firing home a fierce half-volley with his left foot from the edge of the box. The tie was killed off three minutes later after Ross brought down Khutsishvilli inside the area. Liam Baxter blasted home the spot kick.
The Coasters’ afternoon of misery was completed when Stuart Knight saved a penalty from Kevin Flett before Kevin Duguid picked up a second yellow card and was sent off.
Lossiemouth manager Charlie Charlesworth said: “The wheels have come off over the last two weeks. It was comical, we couldn’t pass or control the ball.”