My Greatest XI - Sam Mackay

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In the third article of our series Sam Mackay picks his greatest XI and memory match.

Sam signed for Academy from Deveronvale in September 2009. He made his Academy debut on the 5th September 2009 under managers Ian Munro and Richard Hughes in a League game away to Brora Rangers. He had a total of 350 appearances for the club scoring 144 goals.

His best XI is as follows.

No. Position Name Reason for Inclusion
1 GK Sean McCarthy Very comfortable with the ball, like an outfield player.
2 RB Grant Campbell Excellent going forward and excellent defender.
3 CB Alan Farquhar Very committed reads the game well.
4 CB Andrew MacLeod No nonsense defender, always defended first.
5 LB Gary Manson Composed good left or right.
6 Def Mid Martin Gunn (c) Leader always got the boys up for it.
7 Centre Mid Stevie Cunningham Technically excellent could see things others couldn’t.
8 Centre Mid Craig Shearer Real warrior always gave 100%.
9 Centre Attacking Mid Richard Macadie Could change a game in an instant.
10 Centre Forward Davie Allan Best dribbler I have seen, so fast.
11 Striker Gary Weir Real No 9 with some tricks to go with it.

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Sam has also picked a memory match.

Season\Date 2015 - 21st November - What else!
Location Dudgeon Park - Brora
Opposition Nairn County
Score Won 6-2
Memories of the match  

What is there to say about that day! After three previous Cup Final defeats we knew we couldn’t lose another one.

When I scored to make it 3-0 that’s when I knew it was going to be our day.