Dave McCartney

Dave McCartney

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:37

Youth Development Sponsors Update

This season, with Youth Development not being in a position to receive any SFA funding, we are tremendously grateful to the individuals and businesses who have stepped into the breach to support us with cash and donations. Without their contributions, the Youth teams could not have played. Our supporters (so far . . .) are: Ann Ewing - SjA Mobile Hairdressing Clear Pharmacy Forres Angling Association G Nicol Plumbing Hair 2 Go Highland Health and Beauty Ian Wood Moray Estates Mosset Tavern Murray McLennan Engineering North58 Sea Adventures Planet BBK - Darren Thomson Rowlands Pharmacy Sheriffmill Motor Co. Solo Hair Tesco (Forres) TSB Forres
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:19

Cans Thrash Buckie

Forres Mechanics 8 Buckie Thistle 3 The young Cans were in tremendous form in this October 23rd fixture handing out a bit of a lesson to a gutsy Buckie outfit. On target for Forres were Callum Clark (2), Toby Clark, Callum McCreadie, Kyle Hay, Jack Millar, Lewis Mcintosh and Sean Melloy. The boys have always displayed a good attitude but have hit form recently and are a credit to their coaches, Watt, Simpson and Frisken.
Sunday, 02 October 2016 22:30

Cans Grind Out Victory Against Buckie

Forres Mechanics 1  Buckie Thistle 0


It wasn't pretty at times but a left foot daisycutter from Caig Dryburgh in the first half saw the home side take the points in this Ocober 2nd fixture.  The Cans then withstood some strong pressure from the visitors but some solid defending and an outstanding display by keeper Aiden Mackenzie saw them through.

Sunday, 02 October 2016 22:19

Cans Victorious!

Forres Mechanics 2  Buckie Thistle 1


The U15s recorded their first victory of the season in this October 2nd fixture and played some great football in the process, much to the delight of their enthusiastic support.  The win was more comfortable than the score-line suggests with the Cans displaying great energy and not a little skill all around the pitch. Shay Ewing and Dom Abbate were on target for the home side with the Buckie counter coming from what can only be described as a very dubious penalty. The win has taken some time but the lads should now kick on with confidence and display the real talent which lies in the team.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 21:54

Weather Wins Day at Brora

Brora Rangers 2 - Forres Mechanics 0


A keen Autumnal wind blowing right down the Brora pitch really decided the issue in this September 25th fixture.  Put simply, the Cans harnessed the elements in the first half, hit woodwork twice, had two goalbound efforts scrambled off the line, but failed to score.  Brora on the other hand managed two goals downwind and were further aided at various stages of the second half by injuries to defenders Logan Ward and Connor McCartney, as well as goalie Jamie Brown. Not the Cans' day.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 21:36

Signs of Improvement

Dingwall 8 - Forres Mechanics 0


A heavy defeat away in this September 25th encounter at Victoria Park but a vastly improved performance by the Cans.  The lads played some excellent passing football and Robert Oliphant was unlucky enough to hit woodwork twice.  That elusive win looms larger.


Monday, 19 September 2016 12:30

Cans Crash to Caithness

Forres Mechanics 2 - Caithness 10


On the big Kinloss pitch in this September 18th fixture, the youngsters found the going tough against a big Wick outfit.The final margin is a bit hard on the lads who kept going to the final whistle.  Scorers for the Cans were Callum McCreadie (pen.) and Lewis Dey.

Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:34

Solid Win Against Fort William

Mechanics 4 - Fort William 3

The Cans hit real form in this September 18th fixture, racing into a 3 goal lead and then withstanding a Fort William fight back to come out winners in a seven goal thriller. Goalscorers for the home team were Craig Dryburgh and Shane Cameron with a brace apiece.  Craig scored for the second week in succession from a free-kick and Shane's debut could not have gone much better.  There were good performances, though, right across the team.

Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:28

Fort William Put Cans on Rack

Mechanics 1 - Fort William 14

A heavy defeat of the U15s at the hands of Fort William in this September 18th fixture at Roysvale. The boys played well going forward at times with some strong running in midfield by Robert Oliphant and a well taken goal from Aiden Mackay.  But they need to learn how to defend effectively or it is going to be a long season.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:17

Youth Development Sponsors 2016-7

Youth Development relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors to meet significant travel and running costs.


So far this season, the lads and coaches wish to thank:


  • Ann Ewing - SjA Mobile Hairdressing
  • Clear Pharmacy
  • Forres Angling Association
  • G. Nicol Plumbing and Heating
  • Hair 2 Go
  • Moray Estates
  • Mosset Tavern
  • Murray McLennan Engineering
  • Planet BBK - Darren Thomson
  • Sheriffmill Motor Company
  • Solo Hair Design
  • Tesco Forres for use of its store for a 'bagpack'.
  • TSB Forres
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