Highland League Cup (2nd R)
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Forres came back from two goals down but couldn't prevent another league defeat away to Cove Rangers who had the lead at half-time with a double from Megginson. Stuart Soane got the Cans back into the game with a double also of his own but Cove hit the winner 15 mins from the end from Matthew MacDonald who got himself sent off three minutes later. F/T - Cove Rangers 3 Forres 2.
Forres Mechanics recent unbeaten run came to a end on Wednesday night when they lost 2-1 at home to Brora Rangers. The 1st ended goaless but Steve Ross scored two Brora goals within three minutes of each other to give the away side the advantage. Forres did pull a goal back when Captain Graeme Grant socred a very rare goal in the dying minutes but ran out of time to get something from the match. F/T - Forres 1 Brora Rangers 2
10 man Forres came back from 4-1 down to league leaders Buckie Thistle and win the tie on pens to march through to the 2nd round of the Highland league cup. Buckie took the lead just after 3 minutes through Shaun Wood but Forres pulled a goal back from John Cameron and were then reduced to 10 men when Groat was shown the red card. In the 2nd half Buckie raced into 4-1 lead with goals from Wood, Dorrat and Mcleod. Stuart Soane then pulled a goal back for Forres with a penalty on the hour mark just before Buckie were also reduced to 10 players when McKinnon was sent off. Five minutes later Forres were back in the game when Lee Fraser scored and ten minutes later the comeback was complete when Cameron hit his 2nd of the match and force the game into extra-time. 30 mins of extra-time resulted in no more goals and moved the game into penalties which Forres came out on top when Buckie failed to convert two of their pens and send Forres into the next round with a home tie with Cove Rangers . F/T- Buckie Thistle 4 Forres 4 aet Forres win 4-2 on pens.
Forres twice came back away to Wick in their league fixture today with both clubs going home with a share of the points. Wick took the lead after only eight mins with a goal from Anderson but the Cans equalised through Stuart Soane and both sides went into half-time a goal a piece. Wick then took the lead a second time but it took until the 83rd minute when sub Garry Tweedie pulled the cans level and insure both clubs ended the game with a point. F/T - Wick 2 Forres 2.
Forres have been drawn at home to Clach in the 1st Round of the North Cup with the tie due to be played on the 22nd of April. The winners of that tie will be away to Halkirk Utd on the 29th of April.
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Forres Mechanics have a long and proud history stretching back to 1884. During this time the club have won a number of trophies, the majority being cup success. Recent success has seen silverware at Mosset Park three seasons in a row culminating in being the 2011-12 Highland League Champions.
League Champions 2011-12
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