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Forres Mechanics 0 – 1 Locos

Breedon Highland League

Locos recorded a second Breedon Highland League win in four days as they overcame Forres Mechanics at Mosset Park. Myles Gaffney, who broke his duck at the weekend, scored the only goal of the game inside the opening quarter of an hour with the Railwaymen knocking on the door for much of the second half but unable to add to the scoreline.

That goal came from the first chance of the game as the teams began to get to grips with a difficult surface and strong wind. Gaffney controlled the ball in the centre circle before playing the ball wide to Greg Mitchell. The skipper released Jay Halliday down the right who, on his 50th appearance for the club, squared for Gaffney to side foot home.

Locos were having the better of the play and Nathan Meres looked to have a golden opportunity as he raced through with just Lee Herbert in the Can Cans goal to beat but was frustrated by what must have been a very marginal offside decision.

The hosts had barely threatend before Shaun Morrison’s volley was beaten away well by Zack Ellis in the 40th minute.

With the wind at their backs after the interval, Locos set about trying to extend their lead. Herbert saved comfortably from Gaffney before being called upon again to keep out efforts from Meres and Mitchell. There was nothing the keeper could do about Calum Dingwall’s rocket from 25 yards and he was relieved to see it smash off the crossbar.

Herbert continued to keep Locos at bay, saving from Logan Johnstone as the game became a little stretched. Locos held out reasonably comfortably to take maximum points from a very tricky fixture.

Locos high energy performance made this a fully deserved result but they will feel they should have put the game to bed in the second half. Next up, Deveronvale visit Harlaw Park on Saturday where Locos will be looking to complete a perfect week.

Forres Mechanics FC

1Lee Herbert
2Andrew Skinner
14Mark McLauchlan 12
19Sam Nixon
5Lee Fraser
18Thomas Brady
9Shaun Morrison
8Jack Grant 16
23Ethan Cairns 11
10Craig Mackenzie
20Gregor MacDonald
11Calum Frame 23
15Lucas Davidson
16Joel MacWatt 8
17Shaun Cameron
12Cormac Marshall 14
21Robert Donaldson
22Connor Austin

Inverurie Loco Works

1Zack Ellis
2Calum Dingwall
3Greg Mitchell
4Jay Halliday 21
5Paul Coutts
6Cole Anderson 17
7Lloyd Robertson
8Milosz Ochmanski
9Nathan Meres 14
10Myles Gaffney 19 13'
11Logan Johnstone
14Sam Robertson 9
15Blair Smith
16Liam Morrison
17Jamie Michie 6
18Dem Yunus
19Gregor Zimmerman 10
20Thomas Reid
21Callum Duncan 4
23John Farquhar