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.
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.
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.
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