Whilst the Big Team was going down bravely in the Scottish Cup at Stenhousemuir, Cans' stars of the future were showing off their skills at Mosset Park. The youngsters demonstrated their technique using new equipment and showed off their new training kit - all sponsored by Tesco Forres. The lads (ably supported by parents) then tucked into some healthy options provided by the Tesco Food Hall. A raffle raised over £200 for Youth Development funds.
Whilst the Big Team was going down bravely at Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Cup, Cans' stars of the future were showing off their skills at Mosset Park. The youngsters demonstrated their technique using new equipment and showed off their new training kit - all sponsored by Tesco Forres. The lads (and their parents and supporters) then tucked into some healthy options provided by the Tesco Food Hall. A raffle for Youth Development Funds raised over £200.
Elgin 6 Mechanics 3
Despite missing at least four regulars, the Cans youngsters put up a brave display against their much vaunted opponents. There were solid performances right across the team with the boys playing some attractive passing football for long stages in the match. Scorers for Mechanics were Sam Janousek (on his debut), Luca Abbate and Kyle Hay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.