United come back to draw

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After a disapointing first 45 minutes Formartine rallied in the second half of Saturday’s home game against Forres Mechanics to rescue a point.

The result means that United have now dropped more points this season than they had by Christmas last year.

Forres opened the scoring on the 14th minute of Saturday’s match as they picked up a free kick for some minor infringement a good 35 yards out.

United set up a five man wall the permitted 10 yards away and looked set to deal reasonably comfortably with the situation.

GRAHAM had other ideas entirely and launched a fierce dipping shot that cleared the wall before dipping easily under the cross bar and into the net, leaving a rather shell shocked keeper almost rooted to the spot.

This was opening goal was no more than Mechanics deserved and they doublesd their lead in the 28th minute.

Another period of bombardment on the United rearguard where Mechanics were spreading the ball fast and wide around the edges of the box saw a drive, fairly speculative it seemed at first , from Cameron rebounding out to GROAT around 15 yards out.

Spotting a chink in the defence he leathered the ball through it and beyond the possibly unsighted Reid.

United looked a different team in the second half and got back into the game six minutes after the break.

Atwisting turning mazy attack down the left by the Berton earned him the time and space to nick the ball across the box to BARBOUR who took it first time from a position in line with the back stick and rifled it across the line of the advancing Knight and into the net.

A second came again from Berton jinking past defenders to clip the ball left to right across the box to Barbour who slipped as he shaped to shoot, the ball trickled forward a bit before being only partially cleared.

RODGER, after-burners well alight, scorched into the area and fired the ball at scintillating pace into the net in the 68th minute.