Forres Mechanics twins Graham and Lee Fraser were the centre of attention as Elgin City provided the opposition for their richly deserved testimonial match.
City continued their fine summer form as they ran out 3-0 victors in this local derby.
Early goals from Darryl McHardy and Kane Hester had the Borough Briggs team coasting before a Brian Cameron penalty finished high over, denying them a third goal.
Striker Josh Peters headed home the final goal of the night in a well-matched second half.
Defender Graham and striker Lee have been influential figures in the Can-Cans side since former boss Charlie Rowley signed them in 2010.
The duo, who agreed two-year deals with the club in April, remain big players for current manager Steven MacDonald.
The brothers, who have both recovered from serious injuries over the years, have racked up more than 750 appearances between them and helped the club win the North of Scotland Cup in 20111 and league title the following season.
Former local rivals Elgin City, now a League 2 side, were more than happy to provide the opposition, which is another fixture amid a busy and successful pre-season for the Borough Briggs team.
Their 5-0 win at Keith on Tuesday took their goals tally to 20 over the past five bounce matches without having leaked a goal on arrival at Mosset Park.
It was a strong line-up from Elgin, with a notable substitute in former Aberdeen midfielder Chris Antoniazzi, who came on at the start of the second half.
Forres, who lost forward Paul Brindle to former club Clach this week, had 17-year-old striker Ben Barron starting after his recent signing from Caley Thistle, having been on loan last term as the side finished 12th in the table.
The downpours subsided ahead of kick-off as a guard of honour – and a piper – welcomed the Frasers on to the park.
City were quick out of the traps though and defender McHardy’s header just crossed the goal-line when he met a cross from Cameron after just five minutes.
It was 2-0 just six minutes later when forward Hester nodded home a delivery from the fleet-footed Dylan Lawrence.
Moments later, Elgin blew the chance of a third after Angus Mailer was tripped in the box by goalkeeper Stuart Knight.
Up stepped Cameron and he blazed the spot-kick high over the crossbar.
Forres stepped up the levels from this point and were really limiting the options after a disappointing start.
The final chance of the first half fell to Lee Fraser, who spotted keeper Thomas McHale off his line, but his long-ranger from the right touchline was off target.
Chances were more limited in the second half, with Hester going close with a free-kick and Lawrence’s backward header cleared as Elgin aimed for a third.
Substitute Aiden Sopel was also denied as he shot was saved by sub keeper Robert Donaldson, but Peters bagged the final goal when he nodded home a cross from Hester.
Joe Gauld almost scored a consolation for Forres late on, but his swerving free-kick bent a tad too wide of the right post.
Preparations for the new Highland League season continue for Forres on Wednesday when they host Caley Thistle under-18s.
Next up for Elgin is a game against Rothes at the Gleaner Arena on Tuesday, followed by Brian Cameron’s testimonial match on Wednesday against a visiting Rangers side.