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    Craig McGovern

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    Full Name: Craig McGovern
    Team Forres Mechanics
    Debut :

    31st of July 2012 - NoS Cup - Forres 1 Inverness ICT 1

    Position :FOR

    DOB - 10.08.91


    24 year-old Fochabers based Craig is a pacy left-sided midfielder who has featured extensively for Keith FC for a couple of seasons after moving up from their Youth side.  Impressive performances against Mechanics convinced Charlie Rowley that he could do a job at Mosset Park and increase his options on the left flank, so he was recruited at the start of season 2012/13.  A constant threat to opposing defences, turning defence into attack in an instant, strong in the tackle and deceptively powerful in the air. Played over 40 games for the club last season which deservely won him the players player and sponsors player of the year.


    Appearances and Goals

    2012/13 - 33 games/6 goals

    2013/14 - 35 games/8 goals

    2014/15 - 41 games/7 goals

    2015/16 - 41 games/11 goals


    Total as at 1st July 2016 - 150 games/32 goals 


    Career Milestones

    1st goal - 31st of July 2012 - NoS Cup - Forres 1 Inverness ICT 1


    100th game - 21st of February 2015 - Forres 1 Formartine 1

    Days of Old

    Forres have had many notable players over the years. In 1910/11 a Forres side featuring "Suff" Nicol, a player who had signed from Forres to play two seasons with Hearts and now had returned to Mosset Park achieve an enviable record. The team played Elgin four times in eight weeks, each in a different cup, winning each game. In the early 1920's names such as 'Chatter' Taylor and 'Doodle' Dickie attracted much interest as well as scoring many goals and regular pics for Highland select teams.

    Player Success

    The very successful team in the late 40's to mid 50's features names like Wisniewski, Kinloch and MacIntosh. A number of glamour ties during this time against the like of Motherwell, Clyde and Celtic attracted attention. Robert Kinloch was signed by Hibs and James MacIntosh by Falkirk. MacIntosh went on to play for Scotland under 23's against Holland and England. To date the only Forres Player to have been capped for Scotland.