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.