Forres have been dealt a major blow this week, hot on the heels of losing Kyle Scott who quit the game recently, we hear that defender Graham Fraser could be out injured for up to a year with cruciate ligament damage, we wish him all the best in the recovery process and hope he can come back as strong as before.
We played an earlier than normal kick-off away this weekend to a rejuvenated and managerless Buckie Thistle, since the sacking of Gary Hake, and we didn’t even rise to as good as second best, losing 2-0.
If it wasn’t for the man-of-the-match (our goalkeeper – Mark Bowden) then it could so easily have been a double figures scoreline. The Forres players just didn’t seem up for the fight, lacking drive and enthusiasm.
On a pitch that is by far the worst I’ve seen this season, it looked as though there had been several rugby matches played on it, I lost count of the amount of mis-placed passes by both teams, in fact you would have thought the Forres players didn’t even know the colour of their team mates shirts with the amount of times they gave the ball away.
Our recent good form, only losing twice in our last nine league matches, went straight out the window.
Next week we welcome Keith to Mosset Park, now managed by ex-Forres player and manager Gordon “ Boogle” Winton, and we will need to get back to that good form if we are to get anything from what in recent years has been our bogey team.