2nd of August 2003 - HFL - Forres 1 Fraserburgh 2
DOB - 07.05.79
In his second spell at Mechanics following a brief time at Huntly, central defender “Grapies” reads the game well & can change defence into attack in an instant. Usually fulfils the role of team captain and he celebrated a well deserved testimonial last season.
Appearances and Goals
2003/04 - 24 games/1 goal
2004/05 - 35 games/0 goals
2005/06 - 38 games/2 goals
2006/07 - 19 games/0 goals
2007/08 - 21 games/1 goal
2008/09 - 28 games/0 goals
2009/10 - 36 games/0 goals
2010/11 - 32 games/0 goals
2011/12 - 42 games/0 goals
2012/13 - 36 games/0 goals
2013/14 - 32 games/0 goals
2014/15 - 13 games/0 goals
2015/16 - 36 games/0 goals
Total as at 1st of July 2016 - 392 games/4 goals
1st goal - 15th of November 2003 - HFL - Wick Academy 2 Forres 5
100th game - 12th of August 2006 - HFL - Nairn 4 Forres 0
200th game - 8th of May 2010 - HLC - Rothes 0 Forres 2
300th game - 20th February 2013 - HFL - Forres 1 Clach 3
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.