Forres Mechanics travelled to Formartine Utd and came away with a worthy point but would have been unhappy not to come away with all three points after being two goals up within the half hour mark. The Cans took the lead with a trademark free-kick from Scott Graham and then doubled their lead when Martin Groat scored his first competitive goal for the club and take his side into a impressive half-time lead. Seven minutes into the 2nd half Formartine pulled a goal through Scott Barbour and 15 mins later were back level with a goal from Graham Rodger and send both clubs home with a point a piece.
Forres Mechanics came back from a goal down to record our second and much needed league win of the new season. Keith, however did take the lead after 35 mins with a 20 yard free-kick from Whelan to take his side in front over the interval but John Cameron sprung the Keith offside trap to equalise and score his 1st competitve goal for the club on just about the hour mark. Lee Fraser then came of the bench and put the Cans in front with a pile driver from the right side of the park and then Forres went into a 3-1 lead when Keith defender Clark put the ball into his own net just before Scott Graham hit another Forres goal with a stunning free-kick to give the Cans the full three points.
Forres Mechanics travelled to the home of the League leaders today and came away with no points and no goals scored to show for their efforts. The first half started badly for Forres when they had to make a substitution after only five mins when Craig McGovern limped off with a knock to his knee and then were forced into a second change after 35 mins when Lee Fraser had to come off with a head wound which disrupted the side, so it was no suprise when Buckie took the lead just before half-time through John McLeod. The second half didn't get much better for Forres when McLeod scored again with his second and then Sam Urquhart added Buckie's third to ensure the home sides great start to the season continue. FT Buckie Thistle 3 Forres 0.
Forres Mechanics lost an early goal when Dean Cowie scored just after 6 minutes and 25 minutes later they were two down when Marc Lawrence doubled his sides lead to take the away side into the half-time break ahead. Both clubs were unable to take their chances in the second half to leave Fraserburgh taking all three league points away with them. FT Forres 0 Fraserburgh 2
Forres Mechanics picked up their first three points of the new season with a home win against Deveronvale who had taken the lead through Gary Harris who scored just before the 20 minute mark. However, their lead was short lived two minutes later when Lee Fraser beat former Cans defender Steve Fraser and get his goals tally up and running for the new season and send both sides into half-time one goal apiece. Lee Fraser then doubled his tally for the season when he outjumped the away defence and head the Cans in front and should have completed his hat-trick when he failed to convert and injury time penalty. FT Forres 2 Deveronvale 1.
Forres Mechanics made the long journey North to Brora and came back to Forres with no league points and still looking for a win after the first two games of the season. The first half ended goaless with both clubs having chances but neither keeper was tested. In the 2nd half the home side took the lead with Craig Campbell firing home and in the last 15 mins Brora doubled their lead when Soane brought down Brindle in the box and Gillespie made no mistake from the spot and with just a few minutes left on the clock Brora made it three when Brindle scored and seal the points for the home side. FT Brora 3 Forres 0
Forres Mechanics kicked off their new season at home to Inverurie with 3 new players making their competitive debuts for the club and it was one of them, Scott Graham who made his debut one to remember by scoring with a cracking free-kick from 22 yards into the bottom left corner of the net which gave his side the lead at half-time. The second half started slowly but came into life when a Leyden cross from the left into the centre and Selfridge was there volleying home to give both clubs a share of the spoils. FT Forres 1 Inverurie 1
Forres Mechanics will begin their 2016/17 league campaign at home to Inverurie this coming Saturday. The Cans will be hoping that we get a winning start to the season and with new signings Martin Groat, Jordan Wardrope, Scott Graham, John Cameron and Euan Storrier who would bet against it. Hopefully the team will looking to finish better than the 11th position finished last season and hopefully one or two good cup runs would be a sucess. See you all at Mosset Park on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.
Forres Mechanics have signed Scott Graham from Brora Rangers with the midfielder penning a two year deal. Mechanics boss Charlie Rowley said "Scott adds qualilty to our squad. He has the impetus to go beyond the stikers and get goals. He will be a good asset. Forres could also be without championship winning captain Ross MacPherson next season who is looking to take a break from football. However, Forres have not yet given up hope of persuading MacPherson to return playing in time for the big kick-off. The club can also confirm that Stuart Soane has also re-signed for the new season.