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Forres Mechanics 2 Huntly 2: Chance to put draw right this Saturday for Black and Golds

By Jonathan Clark

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HUNTLY will have the chance to put last night's draw with Forres Mechanics right when the two meet again on Saturday.

The Black and Golds led 1-0 at half-time against the Can-Cans through Matthew Wallace's goal, but the hosts turned it around to lead 2-1 through goals from Calum Frame and Mark McLauchlan.

Substitute Andy Hunter came off the bench to level the scores late on, leaving Huntly boss Colin Charlesworth wondering whether his side had gained one point or dropped two.

Andy Hunter scored the equaliser for Huntly at Mosset Park. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Andy Hunter scored the equaliser for Huntly at Mosset Park. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

"In terms of being in a winning position and being so good defensively it's two points dropped," he said.

"But being 2-1 down, clawing ourselves back into it and going on to look more likely to win – it's probably a point gained.

"We were good for 45 minutes but we need to see it through. We didn't, we let Forres into it and to be fair to them they had a 15-20 minute spell where they were really good and we couldn't get to grips with them."

Charlesworth was pleased to see Andy Hunter come off the bench and score – Huntly's 72nd goal of the Highland League season.

"We have quality throughout the team," he said. "We have good attacking options. In terms of putting the ball in the back of the net, I never worry about us.

"It's just that 20 minutes spell was a bit disappointing where we didn't keep the ball out of the net."

The roles are reversed this weekend as Forres make the trip to Christie Park when the two sides clash again.

Charlesworth added: "You have got to play each time twice and it just so happens that they have landed back-to-back. We will prepare as normal.

"Football comes at you fast, we have got a chance now to go and put this right."

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