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.
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So far this season the lads and coaches wish to thank:
In their September 11th fixture, the U15s made the long journey to Balintore on the Easter Ross seaboard and went down 1-10 to a fine DO Soccer side. The score-line does a disservice to the Forres boys who buckled down and produced some fine football. But it was just not to be their day - even the goal was an o.g.!
Speyside Thistle 5 Forres Mechanics 4
This opening fixture of the season on August 21st saw heartbreak for a battling Cans' side as they went down to a late strike in a nine-goal thriller at Cromdale. There were great performances all around the park, much to the appreciation of the large travelling support. Scorers for Forres were Callum Kerrigan (2), Jack Johnston and Neil Owen.
Forres Mechanics 0 Wick Academy 18
This September 4th fixture was a real thumping for the home team with a big and skilful Caithness outfit scoring at will in the final period. The Mechanics had two key defenders in Connor Anderson and Ibrahim Beg carried off during the match but by that time the damage to thescoreline had been done. A learning experience for this young Forres team. Both Beg and Anderson will miss the next game away at Tain and the latter may be out for a few weeks.
Rothes 6 Forres 0
The U15s went down to a very competent Rothes team at Mackessack Park on August 28th. The lads were unlucky not to take the lead in the opening half hour in fact with new signing Aiden Mackay particularly unfortunate in front of goal. Rothes were worth their win in the end but three goals in the final 15 minutes does not reflect a very good performance from the Mechanics.