Forres Mechanics F.C.

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Forres Mechanics
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Full name Forres Mechanics Football Club
Nickname(s) The Can Cans
Founded 1884
Ground Mosset Park, Forres
Ground Capacity 1,400 (502 seated)
Chairman James Anderson
Manager Charlie Rowley
League Highland Football League
2013-14 Highland Football League, 9th

Forres Mechanics Football Club are a senior Scottish association football club from the town of Forres, Moray, currently playing in the Highland Football League.[1] They play at the town's Mosset Park.

History[edit]

Their unusual name is variously stated to come from the town's Mechanics Institute or most likely when a group of craftsmen or mechanics split from an earlier Forres team to form their own club.[2] Forres Mechanics have won the Highland league twice: in the 1985-86 season and in the 2011-12 season.[3]

On the 29 September 2012, Forres Mechanics played their most high profile match in recent years when they lost 1-0 to Rangers in the 2012–13 Scottish Cup.

Honours[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Manager: Charlie Rowley
  • Coach: Matt Beattie
  • Player/Coach: Charlie Brown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Highland Football League. "Forres Mechanics F.C.". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Watson, Colin (1985). Forres Mechanics: the First Hundred Years. Forres Mechanics F.C. 
  3. ^ Christie, Craig (8 May 2012). "Emotional Rowley acclaims Forres title success". The Northern Scot. 

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Coordinates: 57°36′45.47″N 3°36′54.49″W / 57.6126306°N 3.6151361°W / 57.6126306; -3.6151361