Under 15s Coaches and Players 2016/17: Coach Dave McCartney, Steven Sim, Tyler Frisken, Jamie Paterson, Connor Anderson, Aiden Mackay, Adam Thompson, Rory Gerrie, Jack Christie, Cameron Nicol, Callum Souter, Dominic Abbate, Jack Johnston, Robert Oliphant, Neil Owen, Ibrahim Ker, Shay Ewing, Coach Stuart Quilter, Callum Kerrigan, Logan Stalker.
Well done to all of the award winners!
Most consistent player - Robert Oliphant
Most committed player - Shay Ewing
Most improved player - Cameron Nicol
Fair Play Award - Rory Gerrie
Sunday March 19th
Forres Mechanics 4 Dingwall 5
After yet another tremendous fightback, the Cans came up short in this latest thrilling encounter at Roysvale. The game ended in defeat, but every Forres player gave his all - and Dingwall a real fright. After all, this was the team which had pretty well thrashed the Cans back in November, yet it was the Easter Ross outfit which was hanging on desperately at the end. Our boys have made giant strides in the interim. The goalscoring was shared by Robert Oliphant, Connor Anderson, Neil Owen and Callum Kerrigan.
It's a pity the season is approaching its close. The lads are playing with a real confidence and not a little skill. Those twice weekly trips to Nairn to access decent training facilities are draining for players, coaches and parents and it is unacceptable that we are forced to go to another town for four months to train. But the commitment and hard work are delivering on the field.
The Cans take on Dingwall at home this Sunday.
1pm kick-off at Roysvale Park.
Sunday March 12th
Nairn County 5 Forres Mechanics 3
In a thrilling and at times contentious game on the Nairn astro-turf, Forres eventually went down with all guns blazing.
Pick of the goals was perhaps Callum Kerrigans bullet header from a corner on the left but Robert Oliphant continued his good form and goal-scoring, on this occasion picking up a brace. There were good performances around the team with Callum Souter having his best game in a Cans' jersey, Shay Ewing solid in midfield and Rory Gerrie a bag of tricks on the wing. Substitute Adam Thomson also stamped his mark on the match, spraying around some fine passes in difficult conditions as a steady, Spring breeze bore down the pitch.
The U15s will be at Nairn this Sunday. Kick off 1pm. Venue still to be confirmed but probably Nairn Academy.