A FANTASTIC eighth consecutive win in the Highland League against a title chasing team has set Forres up to keep their momentum going well into 2018.
The Mechanics came from 2-1 behind to Brora Rangers in their last match in December to record a 3-2 win at Mosset Park in front of a healthy festive crowd.
A hat-trick from striker Lee Fraser was the highlight of the win which put the Mechanics into sixth place in the league table.
Forres’ following match with Huntly was cancelled due to incliment weather.
The Can-Cans are due to face Strathpsey Thistle at Mosset Park on Saturday, January 6 then Fort William away on Saturday, January 13.
Manager Charlie Rowley said: "Things can’t go any better right now. We are on a wave of momentum.
"The atmosphere at Mosset Park was as good as it has been in a long time. A healthy festive crowd and both teams put on a show. We are ying just now.
"Two sendings off, five goals, the game had everything. We didn’t play particularly well in the first half and were 2-1 down with the elements.
"We were by far the better team in the second half and got the equaliser early. When Grapies (Graeme Grant) got sent off, we were fearing the worst, but then Brora had their man sent off and we kicked on from that and got the winner."
The manager was disappointed by Grant’s second yellow card for what he described a "phenomenal tackle", however, he admitted the experienced defender left the ground and the referee clearly deemed him to be out of control.
Rowley was delighted to lay a Brora bogey to rest and this was their first win over the Sutherland side in 12 games.
Forres had taken a fourth minute lead through Fraser only for Steven Mackay (15) and Paul Brindle (39) to put Brora ahead at the break.
Fraser levelled just four minutes into the second half and popped up with the winner five minutes from the end.