2nd of October 2010 - HFL - Forres 3 Cove Rangers 2
DOB - 09.03.93
22 year old twin of striker Lee, Burghead based Graham is a tall, commanding defender, as good with the ball at his feet as he is in the air, pacy up either wing and packing a powerful shot. Having come through Ross County’s Youth programme, he joined Forres Mechanics at the start of season 2010/11, immediately fitting well into the side and attracting interest from senior clubs. Spent many months out injured following an operation on a cruciate ligament but returned towards the end of last season and looking to make up lost time this season.
Appearances and Goals
2010/11 - 29 games/6 goals
2011/12 - 42 games/2 goals
2012/13 - 34 games/4 goals
2013/14 - 33 games/3 goals
2014/15 - 17 games/2 goals
2015/16 - 9 games/3 goals
Total as at 1st of July 2016 - 164 games/20 goals
1st goal - 16th of October 2010 - HFL - Forres 5 Brora Rangers 3
100th game - 30th of March 2013 - HFL - Forres 0 Cove Rangers 2
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.
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.