FUN TIME: The Cove Rangers squad and management team mock striker Mitch Megginson's trademark tumble during the club's official photo shoot ahead of the Highland League clash with Forres Mechanics.


COVE Rangers manager John Sheran was satisfied with the return he got from his players in the 2-0 Breedon Highland League victory over Forres Mechanics at Balmoral Stadium.
Mitch Megginson's 26th goal of the season and a spectacular strike from midfielder Jamie Masson were enough to see off the Can Cans and give Cove their 14th successive league win.
Boss John said: "We played really well.
"The players worked really hard to dominate the game and keep possession, despite the fact we were a bit limited for choice because of suspensions, injuries and Connor Scully being unavailable.
"I have to make special mention of the contributions made by Blair Yule and Jamie Masson, they were outstanding in the middle of the park.
"Jamie's goal was also a great finish, but his all round performance was also impressive.
"We hadn't played Jamie too often in the middle of the park before but he did outstandingly well.
"It's nice that, when you have people out, you have other players who are happy take on the responsibly of performing a different role, and doing it to a very high standard."
John had challenged the players to bounce back from the disappointment of losing to Formartine United in the Morrison Motors Aberdenshire Shield last midweek and is pleased they managed that in some style.
"The first 25 minutes apart, I feel we actually played well in the cup match," he said.
"But the result was obviously disappointing and I wanted a positive response from the players, which we got.
"I'm really pleased we were back to being as solid as ever at the back after giving away bad goals against Formartine.
"I've always said that when you lose a game how you perform in the next one is what's important.
"The players have always tended to come back in the right manner when we have been in that situation so deserve praise for doing that again."