An impressive first-half display helped Forres Mechanics record their fifth straight win at Christie Park.
Mechanics’ manager Charlie Rowley was happy his side did the damage in the first 45 minutes and said: “It was as good a first-half performance as we’ve had all season. We missed a penalty when we were 1-0 up but applied ourselves exactly the way we wanted and quality-wise outshone Huntly by some margin.
“Lee Fraser was unplayable, he gave Huntly’s defenders a tough time while Alan Pollock also showed his quality with two well-taken goals.”
The visitors broke the deadlock after six minutes when a ball in behind to Fraser was converted in style.
The Can-Cans were awarded a penalty in the 14th minute when Ross Still was penalised for a foul on Lee Fraser, but Simon Allan’s spot kick was saved by John Farquhar low to his right.
Alan Pollock scored from a free kick to double his side’s lead and added his second of the afternoon in the 33rd minute, creating an opening with a great piece of individual play before netting with a composed finish.
A miserable afternoon for the hosts was compounded when midfielder Ross Still saw red for two cautions within a 10-minute spell in the second half.
Huntly co-manager Andy Roddie made no excuses when he said: “I’m disappointed with the performance and I felt we lacked a bit of grit and determination.”