Forres Mechanics scored a last minute winner through young Owen Paterson to knock out 9 man Inverness Clach from the 1st round of the North of Scotland Cup. Match report to follow...
Forres Mechanics will finish in the top six after a drab draw tonight at home to Formartine Utd which brought the close of their league season. Both clubs were unable to find net in this end of season match and give Forres the point they required to finish sixth .F/T - Forres 0 Formartine 0.
Forres look to secure a top six finish after a 3-0 win away to Huntly today. Forres took the lead after only six minutes after a Soane pass was met by Lee Fraser who slid it under the advancing keeper from only 7 yards. Simon Allan then missed a penalty after 15 mins. Forres did however get a second goal when Alan Pollock fired in free-kick from 19 yards to give the Cans a two goal lead and made it three nil just four mins later to give the Cans the half-time lead. In the 2nd half Huntly went down to 10 men for the last 25 mins but Forres could not add to their total to leave them needing one more point in the final game to secure a top six finish. F/T - Huntly 0 Forres 3.
10 man Forres came back to earn a draw today at Mosset Park against Rothes who had taken the lead after 26 mins from McKay. Two minutes later Forres went to 10 players when captain Graeme Grant was shown the red after a 2nd booking. In the second half Forres were awarded a penalty and Alan Pollock made no mistake but could not find the winner and earn both sides a point a piece. F/T - Forres1 Rothes 1
Forres Mechanics moved up to 6th in the league table with a home win against Lossiemouth at Mosset Park. Forres took the lead after 15 mins through Graham Fraser and then doubled their lead 4 mins later with a goal from Alan Pollock. Lossiemouth then pulled a goal back through Charlesworth and a Graeme Grant OG brought the clubs level on the half-hour mark, Just before half-time Graham Fraser added his 2nd to put the Cans ahead at half-time. Five minutes into the 2nd half, Graham Fraser helped himself to a hat-trick and ensure the home side picked up the full league points. F/T - Forres 4 Lossiemouth 2
Forres Mechanics came away from Banff today with all three league points with a victory against Deveronvale. . A goal in each half from Lee Fraser and Simon Allan penalty was enough to secure the points, even after going down to 10 players after Groat was shown a red card for his 2nd yellow. F/T -Deveronavle 0 Forres 2
Forres Mechanics hit Nairn County for seven in our Highland League fixture tonight at Mosset Park . Lee Fraser hit a hat-trick while the Cans racked up one of the biggest margins in years against our local rivals. Craig McGovern started the rout followed by a Soane double and another from Andrew Macrae completed the scoreline. F/T - Forres 7 Nairn 1
Forres Mechanics came back from two goals behind and take all league points back to Mosset Park. Forres did take the lead after 26 mins through Pollock but then lost two goals before half-time when MacKenzie and Booth gave the home club the half-time lead. Turriff then went further ahead when Wood scored just after the hour mark but Forres pulled a goal back three minutes later from Lee Fraser. Stuart Soane then pulled the Cans level and Alan Pollock hit the winner three minutes from the end to cap another amazing comeback. F/T- Turriff Utd 3 Forres 4.
Forres lost by the odd goal in seven away to Inverurie on Wednesday night and played most of the match with only 10 players when Scotty Moore was sent to the stand after only 22 mins into the match. Inverurie took the lead in the first minute through McCabe and went further ahead nine minutes later from Hunter. Forres then pulled a goal back after 13 minutes through Soane but then the home side went further ahead with Donaldson hitting a double to put his side into the lead at half-time. 10 man Forres got themselves back into the game with a penalty from Allan after 65 mins and Soane who scored four minutes from the end but Inverurie held on their lead and ran out the winners. F/T - Inverurie 4 Forres 3.
Today's North of Scotland Cup tie with Inverness Clach is OFF because of a waterlogged park.