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Scoop Numbers 15th October 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 October 2018

Results for Monday 15th October 2018

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  No jackpot winner this week and 1 £10 winner

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The next draw is on Monday the 22nd October 2018

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Wick 6 - Inverurie 2 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 13 October 2018
13th October 2018 - Breedon Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  6   (Andrew Hardwick 28, Marc Macgregor 36, 85, Jack Henry 60, Gordy MacNab 62, Davie Allan 78)

WAFC Home Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven(c), Grant Steven, Andrew Hardwick, Gary Manson, Jack Henryycard, Sam Mackay(Grant Aitkenhead 86), Marc Macgregor, Richard Macadie, Davie Allan (Craig Gunn 86), Gordon MacNab (Grant MacNab 86)

Subs:  Craig Gunn, Grant Aitkenhead, Grant MacNab, Ross Allan, Gordon Clark

  Inverurie Locos F.C.
  2 (Joe McCabe 75, Thomas Reid 90)

inverurielocoworks_pendleTeam: Andy Reid, Jamie Michie (Thomas Reid 73), Chris Herdycard, Stuart Duff, Mark Souter, Ryan Broadhurst, Greg Mitchell, Neil McLean, Neil Gauld(Josh Bolton 76), Joe McCabe, Jordan Leydenycard

Subs:  Daniel Crisp, Connor Rennie, Andrew Watt, Thomas Reid, Josh Bolton, Colin Charlesworth, Morgan Cook

 Referee:   Harry Bruce
 Bookings:   Chris Herd 52
  Jordan Leyden 58
  Jack Henry 88  
 Sponsors Man of the Match:

  Andrew Hardwick

 Match Photos:
 To follow

 In conditions I'm not sure even the proverbial duck would have relished the Harmsworth Park faithful were treated to what was surely their team's best performance of the season.

Academy took the game to Inverurie from the whistle - with Jack Henry breaking into the 18 yard box as early as the 3rd minute.  Fortunately for Locos, Greg Mitchell was on hand to avert the danger.  5 minutes later Gordy MacNab had his first sight of goal after a  one two with Marc Macgregor but his shot flew high over the bar.  Ten minutes in and Inverurie went close when a cross in from the left found Neil Gaul near the corner of the 6 yard box, Grant Steven was alert to the danger and did enough to ensure Gauld's shot hit the side netting.

Academy's next move was more productive - after a strong run down the left, Marc MacGregor's pass found Gordy MacNab, he in turn found Richard Macadie who unleashed a shot from just inside the 18 yard box, forcing the Locos keeper to save at full stretch.  Up the field and the Academy fans must have had hearts in mouths when a cross in from the left squirmed out the hands of Wick keeper Sean McCarthy dropping almost on the goal line - McCarthy recovered quickly and smothered the ball before any Loco players could react.

End to end stuff and a minute later Wick were back on the attack - A Davie Allan drive through the middle  and a pass laid on to Gordy MacNab, MacNab's shot deflecting off the outstretched leg of Jamie Michie passed the keeper but out for a corner.  Academy thought they had taken the lead from the resulting corner, but Davie Allan was adjudged to have bundled both ball and keeper into the net at the far post.

A foul by Jamie Michie on Marc Macgregor gave Wick their next chance:  Andrew Hardwick producing a powerful header from Sam Mackay's fizzing free kick but once again Andrew Reid, at full stretch, managed to turn the ball away.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 October 2018 )
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Auction Items - Silent Bid Print E-mail
WAFC Other News
Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 12 October 2018

Auction Items Available For Silent Bid

The Wick Academy 125 year anniversary sportsman’s dinner takes place on Saturday night the 13th October, Mackays Hotel. The auction items are available for silent bids. If anyone is interested in bidding please contact Stewart Gunn on 07745 372103. 

Auction

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 October 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 8th October 2018 Print E-mail
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Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 08 October 2018

Results for Monday 8th October 2018

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  No jackpot winner this week and 2 £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,600
 
Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 15th October 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 15 October 2018 )
Turriff 0 v Wick 2 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 06 October 2018
6th October 2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League  The Haughs, Turriff
 Turriff United FC

  0 

turriffunited_nikeTeam: Fraser Hobday, James Chalmersycard, Calum Reid, Ross Anderson(c)rcard, Dylan Stuart, Liam Strachanycard, Adam Crossycard, Keir Smith, Michael Ewen (Nikolas Wozniak 79), Angus Grant (Owen Cairns 69), Drew Copelandycard(David Ross 53)

Subs:  Nikolas Wozniak, Michael Ironside, Matthew Tewnion, Owen Cairns, Rory Brown, Stuart Taylor, David Ross  

  Wick Academy FC
  2 (Andrew Hardwick 29, Marc Macgregor 76)

WAFC Away Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven(c)ycard, Grant Steven, Andrew Hardwick, Gary Manson, Jack Henryycard, Craig Gunn (Richard Macadie 69), Jack Halliday, Marc Macgregor, David Allan, Gordon MacNab(Grant Aitkenhead 86)

Subs: Richard Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Gordon Clark

 Referee:   Greg Soutar
 Bookings:   Ross Anderson 10, 69
  Drew Copeland 13
  Michael Steven 24
  James Chalmers 32 
  Liam Strachan 53
  Adam Cross 61
  Jack Henry 87
 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger   Match photos

A goal in each half, courtesy of Andrew Hardwick and Marc Macgregor, saw all 3 points head back North with Academy.

Although Wick took the attack to Turriff in the first few minutes - Marc Macgregor's run towards the 18 yard box being brought to a halt by a body check from Turriff captain Ross Anderson, and a cross in to the box being safely collected by keeper Fraser Hobday under pressure from Michael Steven - it was the home side that had the first real clear cut chance after 5 minutes  when Adam Cross ran on to a looping header from Michael Ewen but pulled his shot just wide of the post.

Ross Anderson picked up his first booking of the afternoon in the 10th minute for a thumping challenge on Davie Allan as the Wick man was driving down the right wing into the Turriff final third.  2 minutes later Turriff's Drew Copeland found his name in the referees book  - his high tackle leaving Davie Allan requiring treatment for a cut to the forehead.

Neither keeper had much to do in the next 15 minutes  although play ebbed from 18 yard line to 18 yard line. Wick's Michael Steven found his way into the referee's book in the 24th minute for a challenge that upended Calum Reid on the left touchline.

Wick's breakthrough came in the 30th minute when Turriff keeper Fraser Hobday miss-cued his punch to clear an inswinging corner from Craig Gunn and the ball looped to the far post where Andrew Hardwick was on hand to fire the ball over the line.

A minute later referee Soutar's card was out again - this time for a James Chalmers challenge on Jack Halliday.
Last Updated ( Friday, 19 October 2018 )
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Academy Away To Fort William In HLC Print E-mail
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Written by John Briskham   
Thursday, 04 October 2018

Academy Away To Fort William In Highland League Cup

The draw for this year's Highland League Cup has taken place. Wick Academy will be away to Fort William in the first round, tie to be played on Saturday the 17th November. The full draw is as follows.

Preliminary Round - to be played on Saturday 3rd November 2018
Clachnacuddin v Brora Rangers
Nairn County v Buckie Thistle

First Round - to be played on Saturday 17th November 2018
Rothes v Nairn County or Buckie Thistle
Fraserburgh v Deveronvale
Strathspey Thistle v Forres Mechanics
Keith v Clachnacuddin or Brora Rangers
Cove Rangers v Turriff United
Fort William v Wick Academy
Formartine United v Inverurie Loco Works
Lossiemouth v Huntly

All ties are played to a finish at the first time of asking

The draw for the Second Round, scheduled for Saturday 8th December 2018, will take place after the close of play on Saturday 17th November.

The Semi-Finals are scheduled for Saturday 16th March 2019 and the Final is due to take place on Saturday 6th April 2019.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 October 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 1st October 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 01 October 2018

Results for Monday 1st October 2018

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  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,500

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 8th October 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 08 October 2018 )
Wick 2 - Huntly 2 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 29 September 2018
29th September 2018 - Breedon Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  2   (Marc MacGregor 13, Gordon MacNab 84)

WAFC Home Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Craig Gunn, Andrew Hardwick, Alan Farquhar (c), Danny Mackay, Gary Manson, Jack Henryycard, Jack Hallidayycard, Richard Macadie, Marc MacGregor, Davie Allan.

Subs:  Gordon MacNab, Grant Aitkenhead, Alan Hughes, Sam Mackay, Gordon Clark. 

  Huntly F.C.
  2 (Gary McGowan 30, 37)

huntly_astinaTeam: John Farquhar, Alexander Jack, Blair Johnston, Michael Clarkycard, Ryan McRitchieycard, Alexander Thoirsycard, Ross Still, Paul Napier, Kal Ross, Nicholas Gray, Gary McGowan.

Subs:  Darren Wood, Glenn Murison, Tom Andrews, Matthew McDonald, Reece McKeown, Cameron Booth, Keith Robertshaw.

 Referee:   Paul Cummings
 Bookings:   Alexander Thoirs 28
  Ryan McRitchie 61
  Jack Henry 68
  Jack Halliday 71
  Michael Clark 89
 Sponsors Man of the Match:   Marc MacGregor

Grant Steven was suspended for today's game following his red card last weekend. Brother Michael was unavailable due to work commitments. Sam Mackay has been working alternate weekends and had also been struggling with an injury, but he was back in the squad for this one.

A really strong wind swept across Harmsworth Park making playing conditions tricky, but both teams tried to make the best of the conditions and served up a 2-2 draw.

Academy started very well and dominated the first 25 minutes. Marc MacGregor opened the scoring on 13 minutes. Two goals from Gary McGowan in the space of seven minutes put Huntly into the break with their noses in front, but substitute Gordon MacNab pulled the game level with six minutes left to play.

Academy kicked off playing down the Harmsworth slope and started really well. Within 4 minutes Davie Allan turned his marker with a driving run and forced a corner from his crossed ball. 2 minutes later Jack Halliday had a right foot strike from 25 yards on target but it went straight to keeper John Farquhar in the middle of the Huntly goal.

Huntly's first real foray came on 11 minutes. Good link-up play got Nicholas Gray into a good position but he sliced his shot wide of target.

The opening goal came on 13 minutes. Jack Henry had a powerful surging run through the middle of the park, turned his marker one way and then the other, before getting a shot on target. That was parried out by keeper Farquhar straight to the on-rushing Marc MacGregor and he nodded home from fairly close range.

On 21 minutes Gary McGowan drove up the flank and drove a low attempt into the side-netting. Kal Ross was next to have a go, firing a powerful shot just over the cross-bar.

Huntly squared the scores on the half-hour mark. Gary McGowan riffled a low shot from the corner of the box past McCarthy and into the opposite bottom corner of the net.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 October 2018 )
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Scoop Numbers 24th September 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 September 2018

Results for Monday 24th September 2018

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Football_No20

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,400

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 1st October 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 01 October 2018 )
Wick 1 - Auchinleck Talbot 2 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 22 September 2018
22nd September 2018 - William Hill Scottish Cup R1
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  1 (Jack Halliday 54)

WAFC Home Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven (Craig Gunn 82), Grant Stevenrcard, Alan Farquhar (c), Gary Manson, Danny Mackay, Jack Henryycard, Jack Hallidayycard, Richard Macadie, Davie Allanycard, Marc Macgregor(Gordon MacNab 74)

Subs:  Craig Gunn, Gordon MacNab, Grant Aitkenhead, Greg Mackay, Andrew Hardwick, Alan Hughes, Gordon Clark.  

  Auchinleck Talbot FC   2 ( Jamie Glasgow 37, Stephen Wilson 56)

Auchinleck TalbotTeam: Andrew Leishman, William Lyle, Gordon Pope, Ross Harvey, Neil McPhersonycard, Stephen Wilson, Steven Whyte (Jack Dowall 46), Dwayne Hyslopycard(Sean McIllroy 64), Graham Wilson ycard(Gareth Armstrong 64), Jamie Glasgow, Calvin Kemp.

Subs:  Mark Shankland, Sean McIllroy, Gareth Armstrong, Jack Dowall, Craig McCracken, David Waite, Brian Hewitt.

 Referee:   Alex Shepherd
 Bookings:

  Jack Halliday 16
  Graham Wilson 25
  Dwayne Hyslop 48
  Jack Henry 49
  Grant Steven 68 (red)
  Davie Allan 86
  Neil McPherson 86

Wick Academy were knocked out of the Scottish Cup with a first round defeat at the hands of West of Scotland side Auchinleck Talbot. Twelve times Scottish Junior Cup winners Auchinleck travelled to Harmsworth Park in good form sitting in 2nd spot in the table and had beat both Wigton & Bladnoch and Banks O' Dee to reach this stage of the competition.

Tablot came out of the blocks flying and forced three corners in the first few minutes, but it was Academy that had the first pop at goal with an acrobatic bicycle-kick volley by Jack Henry whistled just past the outside of the post on 4 minutes.

At the other end Gordon Pope sent a wicked volley across the face of goal but there were no takers, and Gary Manson then had a well struck free-kick from 25 yards out that went just over the cross-bar.

The visitors took the lead on 37 minutes. Sean McCarthy came well out of his goal to try to collect a high ball that was swung in from the right wing. He couldn't keep a hold of it in the swirling wind and it fell to Jamie Glasgow and he lobbed it home over the top of McCarthy and Alan Farquhar to the delight of the travelling Auchinleck supporters.

A minute before the break Academy came within a whisker of the equaliser. A great ball over the top of the Talbot back-line was plucked out of the air by Davie Allan who homed in on goal with only keeper Andrew Leishman to beat, but he dragged his shot inches past the outside of the post.

9 minutes after the restart Academy were right back in the game. Gary Manson drove forward through the middle of the park and slipped the ball into the box for Jack Halliday. His attempt was blocked by the feet of keeper Leishman, but he pushed it wide to Macadie who swung it back into the box where it fell to Jack Halliday and he swept it home with his left peg for his first Scottish Cup goal for the club. Game on!

Parity however didn't last for long as within two minutes Auchinleck were back in front, Stephen Wilson with a sweet left foot strike from just inside the box that flew past the outstretched McCarthy and into the net.

In feisty affair there were some crunching tackles going in and McCarthy kept Academy in the game when he pulled off a great save to deny Calvin Kemp.

On 68 minutes Academy were down to 10 men when Grant Steven got a straight red from referee Alex Shepherd for a mis-timed tackle on Graham Wilson.

The street-wise Talbot controlled the remainder of the game and they ensured their name went into the hat for the next round, where they now face another road-trip to play Cove Rangers. A battling performance from Academy but alas it just wasn't to be.

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 October 2018 )
Membership Fees Due Print E-mail
WAFC Other News
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Thursday, 20 September 2018
Membership Fees Due 30th September
 
A reminder that Wick Academy FC membership fees for current members are due by September 30th. Any members wishing to continue with their membership will need to reapply if this deadline date is missed.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 October 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 17th September 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 September 2018

Results for Monday 17th September 2018

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  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,300

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 24th September 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 24 September 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 10th September 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 September 2018

Results for Monday 10th September 2018

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Football_No9
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SS-No20

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,200

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 17th September 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 September 2018 )
Wick 1 - Rothes 3 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 08 September 2018
8th September 2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  1   (Richard Macadie 11)

WAFC Home Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Grant Stevenycard, Alan Farquhar, Gary Manson, Jack Henryycard, Gordon MacNabycard(Jack Halliday 62), Richard Macadie (c), Davie Allanycard, Alan Hughes; Craig Gunn(Marc Macgregor 62)

Subs:  Danny Mackay; Jack Halliday; Marc Macgregor; Grant Aitkenhead; Greg Mackay; Andrew Hardwick; Gordon Clark; 

  Rothes FC
  3 (Jaime Wilson 31, Steven Anderson 67, Scott Davidson 70 )

rothes_stannoTeam: Cameron MacKay; Ashley Ballam; Ewan Neil; Martin MacDonald (c)ycard; Bruce Milne; Alasdair Stark; Kris Duncan; Jack Maley; Jaime Wilsonycard; Scott Davidson (Lewis Campbell 87); Steven Anderson

Subs:  Lewis Campbell; Steven MacDonald; Nathan Sharp; Robert Donaldson

 Referee:    Billy Baxter
 Bookings:

  Jaime Wilson 15
  Gordon MacNab 35
  Jack Henry 40
  Davie Allan 52
  Grant Steven 74
  Martin MacDonald 84 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:    Jack Henry
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  

Academy started well with both Richard Macadie and Gordon MacNab having chances within the first five minutes.

Wick opened the scoring in the 11th minute after Craig Gunn ended his drive down the right with a cut back to Richard Macadie who slotted the ball past Rothes keeper Cameron Mackay.

Rothes found their equaliser on the half hour - when, after a goalmouth scramble, Jaime Wilson turned the ball past Sean McCarthy.

Fifteen minutes into the second half Gordon MacNab had a chance to give Academy the lead - but a superb point blank save from the Wick man's header kept the scores level.

Two goals in 4 minutes put the game beyond the home side - both goals beating the Wick offside trap - First on 67 minutes,  Jaime Wilson's cross into the box cut out Wick keeper Sean McCarthy and Steven Anderson duly slotted the ball into an empty net. Four minutes later a similar senario but this time Anderson turned provider beating the oncoming McCarthy and supplying the cross to Scott Davidson who headed in to the once again empty net.

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 September 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 3rd September 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 September 2018

Results for Monday 3rd September 2018

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Football_No13
Football_No16
SS-No20

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,100

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 10th September 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 10 September 2018 )
Academy at home to Auchinleck Talbot Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 01 September 2018

Wick Academy Home To Auchinleck Talbot in SC 1st Round

The draw for the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup took place today. Wick Academy welcome Auckinleck Talbot to Harmsworth Park, tie to be played on Saturday the 22nd September. The full draw is as follows:

University of Stirling v Keith
Brora Rangers v Turriff United
Gala Fairydean Rovers v Lossiemouth
Inverurie Loco Works v Fraserburgh
Edusport Academy v Buckie Thistle
Nairn County v Beith Juniors
Forres Mechanics v Civil Service Strollers
Burntisland Shipyard v Cumbernauld Colts
Linlithgow Rose v Fort William
Gretna v Vale of Leithen
Dalbeattie Star v Kelty Hearts
Rothes v Clachnacuddin
Whitehill Welfare v Edinburgh University
Wick Academy v Auchinleck Talbot
Strathspey Thistle v Coldstream
Deveronvale v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Huntly v East Stirlingshire
BSC Glasgow v (BYE)

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2018 )
500 Appearances for Macadie Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 September 2018

  Richard Macadie NC500

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Richard Macadie made his 500th competitive appearance (470 starts and 30 as a sub) for the ‘Scorries' at Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh and it couldn't have been scripted better; he arrived on cue early in the second half to net his 192nd Academy goal in a 3-2 triumph which knocked Fraserburgh from their perch at the top of the SHFL table.

On the way home he told Ken Wood some of his memories of his time with our club.

‘I've been playing football for as long as I can remember and started with East End at 8 years old. I played a game for Keiss at 14 and then, along with Craig Gunn, I went to Ross County where former Academy player Peter Budge was a youth team coach. Just after my 16th birthday in April 2003, they decided to put us out on loan as we were a bit young for the next season's Under 18s. For a while it seemed we might end up at Brora and actually that summer we both played a game for Wick Thistle away to Pentland United. Peter wasn't keen on us playing County League and fortunately he was able to get us to join Academy when Alistair Budge (no relation) was manager and I made my debut down at Huntly. I think we lost 1-0. It was an enjoyable season. We played in most of the games and Craig scored quite a few goals including a hat-trick at Cove when we won 4-3. He was the youngest player ever to score an SHFL hat-trick. I think he maybe still holds that record.'

Ken: You've scored some memorable goals yourself Richard.

Richard: Yeah the first one that comes to mind was against Locos in the Qualifying Cup. That would be soon after I was released by County in the summer of 2007. I remember the ball was sent through ahead of me down the right and Mark Simpson, a big tough defender, was there but I nicked the ball away from him and found myself in the clear, into the box, one on one with the keeper and fortunately managed to stick it away. That was early in the game and was the only goal. Locos had really fancied their chances. They were a top team and had flown up for the game.

My first hat-trick was soon after that at Rothes.

Ken: I remember that well. What a start to the game. You had three goals in the first 14 or 15 minutes. I felt sure you would beat your Grand-dad Bill Mackay's individual Academy scoring record.

Richard: Bill scored 6 at Brora in a cup tie but no, I only managed just the three at Rothes that day. My best obviously was five at Buckie when we won 7-0, in December 2012. Then, of course, it was Chuckie (Gary Weir) who got the record scoring all eight against Fort William at the Harmsworth Park.

Ken: You've scored several match winning goals over the years including that great run of ten wins in a row in 2009.

Richard: I scored two at Inverurie when we won 3-1 and I scored the only goal of the game there the previous season.

Ken: The committee and supporters really appreciate the commitment that all the players show with training and the travelling and especially yourself with 500 games now and Gary (Manson) who recently passed the 600 mark.

Richard: We don't really think about it to be honest. You're doing what you're doing and you just get on with it. It's the norm for us, living in Wick. We enjoy the away trips. The crack's always good on the bus. I've been lucky to be with the club at a time when we've had a lot of good, quality players. Everybody knows Chuckie was a good mate but there has always been good spirit with everyone included. We've had good times too with Testimonials - not just the games but the other events too like the golf day. I've been lucky to be involved with them all; Shoe (Martin Gunn), Craig (Shearer), Gary and Chuckie and now it's a privilege and honour to be awarded a Testimonial season myself.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 September 2018 )
Fraserburgh 2 - Wick 3 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 01 September 2018
1st September 2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League  Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh
 Fraserburgh FC

  2 (Paul Campbell 15, 47)

fraserburgh_ZeusTeam: Peter Tait, Lewis Davidson, Bryan Hay (c)rcard, Ryan Cowie, Kieran Simpson, Michael Raeycard, Stewart Rennie, Paul Young, Paul Young, Paul Campbell (Marc Dickson 83), Greg Buchan (Willie West 62), Scott Barbour

Subs:  Ryan Christie, Aidan Combe, Cameron Buchan, Marc Dickson, Sean Butcher, William West, Paul Leask

  Wick Academy FC
  3 (Michael Steven 11, Davie Allan 44, Richard Macadie 53)

WAFC Away Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Grant Steven, Alan Farquhar (c),  Gary Manson, Jack Henry, Davie Allan, Gordon MacNabycard(Jakub Kozial 88), Richard Macadie, Craig Gunn (Marc MacGregor 83), Alan Hughesycard,

Subs: Greg Mackay, Marc Macgregor, Jakub Kozoil, Gordon Clark   ycard

 Referee:  Dan McFarlane
 Bookings:

 Gordon MacNab 44 
 Alan Hughes 56
 Bryan Hay 80 (red)
 Michael Rae 80

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger  

Match report to follow

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 September 2018 )
Wick 2 - Clach 2 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
29th August 2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  2   (Gary Manson 77, Davie Allan 85)

WAFC Home Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthyycard, Michael Stevenycard, Grant Stevenycard, Alan Farquhar, Gary Manson, Jack Henry, Sam Mackay, (Craig Gunn 70, Jack Hallidayycard, Richard Macadie (Gordon MacNab 70), Davie Allan, Alan Hughes

Subs:  Alan Hughes, Craig Gunn, Greg Mackay, Marc Macgregor, Billy Miller

  Clachnacuddin FC
  2 (Fraser Robertson 1, Stuart Leslie 65)

clachnacuddin_errea_awayTeam: Alasdair MacLean(T), Iain Foggo, Michael Finnis, John MacAskill, Sean Webb, Fraser Robertson, Ian Penwright, James Fraser, Stuart Leslie (Jordan Andrew 88), Keiran Chalmers (Struan MacArthur 76), Liam Shewan (Kyle MacLean 82)

Subs:  Ross MacKillop, Scott Dunn, Kyle MacLean, Jordan Andrew, Struan MacArthur, Charles Watt, William Ridgers

 Referee:   Gordon Seago
 Bookings:

  Michael Steven 37
  Jack Halliday 48
  Grant Steven 54
  Sean McCarthy 63

 Sponsors Man of the Match:   Jack Henry
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match Photos

Report to follow:

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 September 2018 )
Forres 4 - Wick 0 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
25th August  2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League  Mosset Park, Forres
 Forres Mechanics FC

  4 (Stuart Soane 29, 46, 52  Calum Howarth 40)

forresmechanics_zeusTeam: Stuart Knight, Graham Fraser, Martin Groat, Scott H Moore, Jordan Milne, Alan Pollock, Craig McGovern, Andrew MacRae, Robert Duncanson, Calum Howarth, Stuart Soane (c)

Subs:  Simon Allan, Ross MacPherson, Liam Taylor, Romario Brundenell, Jamie Brown

  Wick Academy FC
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WAFC Away Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Stevenycard, Grant Steven, Alan Farquhar (c), Danny Mackay, Jack Henry, Jack Hallidayycard, Gary Manson, Davie Allan, Gordon MacNab, Alan Hughes

Subs: Greg Mackay, Richard Macadie, Craig Gunn, Billy Miller  

 Referee:  Filippo Mazzoni
 Bookings:

  Jack Halliday (56)
  Michael Steven (69)

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger  Match photos to follow

Match report to follow

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 September 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 27th August 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 August 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 03 September 2018 )
125 Year Sportsman Dinner - 13th Oct Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 August 2018
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 September 2018 )
Brora 4 - Wick 0 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
22nd August  2018 - Breedon NOSC Round 2  Dudgeon Park
 Brora Rangers FC

  4 (Craig Campbell 58, 67, Steven Mackay 66, Kyle Macleod 86)

brorarangers_nike_homeTeam: Joe Malin, Neil Macdonald; Ally Macdonald, Colin Williamson, Mark Nicolson, Gavin Morrison (Dale Gillespie 73), Paul Brindle, Kyle Macleod ycard78), Martin Maclean, Zander Sutherland, Craig Campbell, Steven Mackay

Subs:  Jon Campbell, Kyle Macleod, Dale Gillespie, Colin Macrae, William Counsell

  Wick Academy FC
 

WAFC Away Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Gary Mansonycard, Danny Mackay,  Alan Farquhar (c), Jack Halliday, Sam Mackay (Davie Allan 63ycard), Richard Macadie (Alan Hughes 72), Jack Henry; Craig Gunn, Gordon MacNab, 

Subs: Marc Macgregor, Davie Allan, Greg Mackay, Alan Hughes, Grant Steven, Gordon Clark.

 Referee:  Harry Bruce
 Bookings:

  Davie Allan 87
  Kyle Macleod 91
  Gary Manson 91

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos

Match report to follow:

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 September 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 20th August 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 August 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 27 August 2018 )
Formartine 1 - Wick 2 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 18 August 2018
18th August  2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League  North Lodge Park, Pitmedden
 Formartine United

  1 (Andrew Greig 19)

formartineunited_adidasTeam: Kevin Main, Jonathan Crawford, Stuart Smith, Stuart Anderson (c), Craig McKeown (Jevan Anderson 74), Garry Wood, Ryan Stott (Liam Burnett 82), Graeme Rodger, Gary Fraser (Conor Gethins 82), Archie Macphee, Andrew Greigycard

Subs:  Joseph Macpherson, Paul Lawson, Jevan Anderson, Liam Burnett, Conor Gethins, Gregor Whyte, Ewen Macdonald

  Wick Academy FC
  2 (Gordon MacNab 49, Jack Henry 69)

WAFC Away Shirt 18-19Team: Sean McCarthy, Andrew Hardwickycard, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar (c), Danny Mackay, Jack Henry ycard, Jack Halliday , Gordon MacNab, Craig Gunn (Alan Hughes 65), Richard Macadie, Sam Mackay

Subs: Greg Mackay, Alan Hughes, Gordon Clark 

 Referee:  Graham Beaton
 Bookings:

  Jack Henry (65)
  Andrew Hardwick (73)

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger  

Academy may have travelled to Formartine on Saturday short of a few bodies (injuries and personal commitments) but it was a strong eleven that took to the field at North Lodge Park.

Formartine were on the attack from the first whistle and Andrew Greig proved more than a handful for the Wick defenders in the opening 25 minutes. The visitors had their first test as early as the third minute as Greig drove down the left and cut towards the box - his pace was too much for Andrew Hardwick and his outstretched leg caught the Formartine man rather than the ball.  Formartine squandered the free kick though, sending the ball high over the players lined up in the penalty box and out harmlessly out for a goal kick.

Ten minutes in and Sean McCarthy had the first of his many saves of the afternoon - Archie Macphee won the ball on the right wing, drove into the 18 yard box, his right foot shot beat the block by Alan Farquhar but was stopped by McCarthy with a strong dive to his right.

A minute later McCarthy was in action again when Graham Fraser ran on to a pass from Ryan Stott - Fraser's right foot shot from 12 yards out was blocked by the outstretched leg of the Wick keeper.

Wick were not without their own chances and keeper Kevin Main had to come to Formartine's rescue when Richard Macadie broke through the middle and unleashed a left foot shot across goal. Main though, was quickly off his line to block with his chest.

Main was on hand again a few minutes later, when he had to dive at the feet of Alan Farquhar, after  a cross from Craig Gunn wasn't cleared by the Formartine defence and the Wick man was running in on the loose ball near the byline.

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 August 2018 )
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Thursday, 16 August 2018

New 2018-19 Replica Jersey Now On Sale

The Wick Academy 2018-19 replica kit will be available for sale in Driftwood, River Street, Wick from Friday morning 17th August. Boys and Mens sizes in both the home and away jersey's are available from size boys age 4 to age 12, and mens Small up to XXXL.

Replica Kit

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 August 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 13th August 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 August 2018

Results for Monday 13th August 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 20 August 2018 )
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Monday, 13 August 2018

Torn Loyalty Trophy

The Buttress family from Thurso have donated a trophy in memory of Hector Buttress who recently passed away. Hector was a Deveronvale and Wick Academy fan, so the "Torn Loyalty" trophy will be presented to the man of the match at all future Wick Academy v Deveronvale games.

Leszek Nowosielski was awarded the man of the match in last Saturday's game and he is pictured being presented with the trophy by Hector's grandson Gavin Robertson.

Torn Loyalty Trophy
Last Updated ( Monday, 13 August 2018 )
Mason Clocks Up 600 Appearances Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 August 2018

  Manson Clocks Up 600 Appearances For Wick Academy

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Gary Manson took to the field in last Saturday's game against visitors Deveronvale and clocked up his 600th competitive appearance for Wick Academy. His 600 games includes 545 starts and 55 appearances as a substitute, and he has chipped in with 43 goals. He is pictured following a presentation made to him after the game, photograph courtesy of Alan Hendry.

This is Gary's 19th season at the club. He made his debut on the 5th August 2000 in a game at Harmsworth Park against Cove Rangers, which the Scorries won 1-0. He was chosen as the supporters' player of the year at the end of last season. Interviewed by Alan Hendry after Saturday's game Gary looked back at his time with the club and said:

"In the main it has been enjoyable.

"At the start of my career we weren't as good a side as we are now so it was a bit of a struggle in the early days. We were generally finishing about fifth bottom or sixth bottom, but now we're pushing for top six if we can.

"There's a bit of a difference and I've seen a lot of changes - it's night and day from what it was when I started.

"I'm up to 43 goals now. If I can get to 50 before I finish I'll be happy."

Manson, an assistant project manager at Dounreay, may be edging towards the twilight of his Highland League career but he is as fit as ever and is not looking to call it a day quite yet.

"We'll see," he said. "I just take it year by year. I'll see if I'm still enjoying it and have still got the desire. I still think I'm fit enough and still think I'm contributing enough to the team every week.

"It's not just what the fans see on a Saturday. It's the training twice a week in all weathers, coming through from Thurso every Tuesday and Thursday, dodging hailstones and snow, and it'll be blowing a gale.

"I'll see if the motivation and enjoyment is still there at the end of the season and we'll see what happens."

Congratulations Gary on reaching this magnificent milestone in your career.

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 August 2018 )
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd - New Main Sponsor Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 August 2018

A different sort of kick-off for Beatrice

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Wick Academy FC has teamed up with one of Wick’s newest resident for the next football season.
Situated 12km off the Caithness Coast, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited, is proud to be sponsoring the team for the next two years. And what a year this is set to be with Wick Academy FC celebrating their 125th anniversary this October. The team will be wearing their new Beatrice branded strips as they kick-off against Deveronvale FC this Saturday at 3pm.
Whilst its 125 years of the beautiful game does make the football team a well-established part of Wick’s history, the Beatrice project is actually working to redevelop an even older establishment in Wick – the two 210-year-old Thomas Telford buildings in Lower Pulteneytown.
The redevelopment of the buildings is well underway and once complete, the buildings will house the Operations and Maintenance for the offshore wind farm, returning them to maritime use once more.
Steve Wilson, Beatrice’s Project Manager, said: “The Beatrice project team is delighted to be sponsoring Wick Academy FC this season.”
“Wick is the home of the Beatrice project and is where our operations and maintenance base for the project will be for the lifetime of the wind farm. When we first met representatives from Wick Academy we saw a great community organisation and we were eager to take the opportunity to show our support for an area that has been so supportive of our project.”
“Beatrice has recently celebrated the export of first power from the wind farm and the installation of the first turbine, and we also hope that Wick Academy FC will have something to celebrate this season – good luck!”
Chairman of Wick Academy, James Innes, said: “To have Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd as our new main sponsor is a perfect fit for our Club and town and everyone is looking forward to enhancing our relationship with BOWL and its partners.”
“The boat on our Club crest could not be more fitting for the type of project the offshore windfarm is, as Wick Harbour has been synonymous with forward thinking and enterprise for hundreds of years and this is yet another chapter in the progress and success of the Club, the town and the county of Caithness at large” he added.
James thanked Scott Youngson of The Comm Bar, Thurso and also Pulteney Distillery who have both remained shirt and short sponsors of Wick Academy FC. Mr Innes said “I’m particularly pleased that Scott Youngson and the Comm Bar have stayed on board this time as sleeve and short sponsor, Scotty came to the Clubs assistance five and a half years ago when we’d no main sponsor and although that was before my time as Chairman I’ve built up a great relationship with Scotty and he truly is a great friend of the Club”
James went on to thank Ashley Ann who were the Clubs first ever shorts and sleeve sponsor. James said “We are very grateful to Stephen Bremner and Ashley Ann for their three years sponsorship which without their help and financial assistance over the years we’d have found it a lot harder to operate as the most northerly Club in the Highland League, Stephen associated with the community values within our Club that is required in all types of businesses operating away from the more populated areas of Scotland".
Club captain Alan Farquhar is pictured wearing the new home jersey. The new home and away replica jerseys should be available for sale from Friday the 17th August. We will confirm this once the stock arrives home.
 
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Scotty Youngson with Ryan Miller along with Paul Tomlinson representing BOWL, pictured with Michael Steven, Tom McKenna and Alan Farquhar, with the season 2018-19 home and away kit.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 August 2018 )
Celebrating 125 Years Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Celebrating 125 Years - Hibernian Match-Day Article

Wick Academy played Hibernian in a pre-season friendly on the 15th July. This is an extract of an article printed on the match day team-lines for that game.

James Innes sized

On behalf of Wick Academy FC I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Hibernian Football Club and all its Fans, Directors, Management, Playing Staff and Players who've all made the long journey north to help us celebrate our very special 125th anniversary today. This afternoon's match is very much down to both George Craig and Finlay Stark agreeing to take a team to Wick to mark our very special year, and to them I'd like to pay a special thanks.
The road north it has been said, is longer than the road south, but our distance from Edinburgh did not deter George and Finlay's keenness to pull out the stops and give the green light for a Hibernian FC X1 team to join us here at Harmsworth Park. As with most big decisions at Hibs I've no doubt it was run past Rod Petrie and Leeann Dempster first, not to mention Neil Lennon, so a collective thankyou to you all!
Wick Academy FC plays a huge part in our community and likewise our community is very important to everyone involved with the Club. A huge amount of work is needed to maintain its successful running and the fact it has survived and still flourishes 125 years since its founding speaks volumes of everyone over the last century and a quarter who has been involved at every level within the Club.
Our next milestone will be our 150th anniversary and given that twenty-five short years ago we didn't have the internet, smart phones or even video assistant refereeing! the mind boggles as to what life will be like in 2043 but I'm certain Wick Academy FC will continue to see and surpass it, along with many more milestone years.

Enjoy the game and a safe journey home.


C'mon e' Scorries!!

James Innes

 

Rod Petrie

On behalf of Hibernian Football Club I would like to congratulate Wick Academy FC as it celebrates 125 years, an historic milestone. We were honoured to be asked to provide the opposition for today's match to mark the club's 125th anniversary year. It should be a great occasion here at Harmsworth Park, the most northerly ground in the country of any club in a professional league. 
James Innes explained that he missed the Club's AGM in his efforts to entice Hibernian north for the match - little did he know that I played a match here as a schoolboy footballer more years ago than I care to remember! I am sure that the welcome for Hibernian and its supporters will be just as warm today.
Since its formation, Wick Academy FC has been embedded in its community, giving the people of the town and the county much to enjoy and talk about and to pass on their passion for the club from generation to generation.
The support that the club receives week in and week out exemplifies the deep-rooted love that there is for the game of football in our nation. From Stranraer to Wick, people from all walks of life turn out every week to back their local team, no matter the weather, the form, or where they find themselves in the football pyramid.   
Scotland tops all the nations across Europe with the highest per capita attendance at league matches. This commitment by supporters should be respected and is an important part of our game.
The Hibernian players today will wish to give a good account of themselves given the prestige of the occasion and the opportunity to impress not only the home support, but also the visiting Hibernian fans and coaching staff as we continue our preparations for the league season ahead.
I am sure that everyone is hoping for an exciting and entertaining match, but no matter the outcome, it will be a great way to celebrate the first 125 years. Good luck for the forthcoming season - and best wishes for the next 125 years!


Rod Petrie

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 August 2018 )
Nairn 1 - Wick 4 Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 August 2018
8th August  2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League
 Station Park
 Nairn County

  1 (Max Ewan 31)

nairncounty_adidasTeam: Dylan MacLean, Adam Naismith, Kenny McKenzie (Callum Ednie 44), Fraser Dingwallrcard, Glenn Main, Cohen Ramsay (Inaki Fernandino-Soto 62ycard), Ryan MacDonald, Ewen Urquhart, Dylan MacKenzie, Tom MacLennan, Max Ewanycard

Subs:  Inaki Fernandino-Soto, Jack MacLean, Callum Ednie, Danny Highet, Craig Munro, James Kendall

  Wick Academy FC
  4 (Marc Macgregor 23,Gary Manson 53, Craig Gunn 67,89)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Michael Stevenycardrcard, Grant Steven, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar (c), Jack Henry,  Jack Halliday (Greg Mackay 87), Gordon MacNab (Craig Gunn 67), Richard Macadie, David Allan, Marc Macgregor(Alan Hughes 67)

Subs: Greg Mackay, Alan Hughes, Craig Gunn, Gordon Clark 

 Referee:  Alan Proctor
 Bookings:

  Ewen Urguhart
  Inaki Fernandino-Soto
  Fraser Dingwall (red)
  Michael Steven
  Michael Steven (red)
  Davie Allan

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match Photos to follow

Wick took the lead in the 22nd minute  when a Marc Macgregor shot from just inside the left edge of the 18 yard box took a slight deflection of the toe of Nairn’s Glen Main and the ball squeezed between Nairn keeper Dylan Maclean and the near post.

Academy looked comfortable pressing forward and had several chances to increase their lead but in the 31st minute Max Ewan let fly from the right and his shot left Wick keeper Sean McCarthy with no chance.

The visitors restored their lead in the 53rd minute when Davie Allan was brought down in the penalty area and Gary Manson dispatched the spot kick past Dylan Maclean.

Craig Gunn replaced Gordy MacNab in the 67th minute and immediately ran on to a long ball from Sean McCarthy and fired the ball past the Nairn keeper with his first touch of the ball.

The 75th minute saw the games only real flashpoint when Nairn’s Frase Dingwall and Wick’s Michael Steven were both red carded for violent conduct.

The former Elgin City man then rounded off the scoring for Wick in the 89th minute with a swerving and dipping free kick from the edge of the 18 yard box after Davie Allan had been bundled over .

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 August 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 6th August 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 August 2018

Results for Monday 6th August 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 August 2018 )
Wick 8 v Lossiemouth 0 Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 August 2018
4th August 2018 - Breedon Scottish Highland Football League
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  8   (David Allan 2,17, Gary Manson 9, 34 , Marc Macgregor 15, Richard Macadie 19,36,38)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar (c), Danny Mackay (Greg Mackay 45), Craig Gunn , Jack Halliday (Gordy MacNab 53), Sam Mackay, Marc Macgregor , Richard Macadie, Davie Allan (Alan Hughes 53), Jack Henry 

Subs:  Korbyn Cameron (T), Alan Hughes, Gordon MacNab, Greg Mackay, Gordon Clark   

  Lossiemouth FC
  0

lossiemouth_MacronTeam: Blair Moir, Jack Macarthur, Ally Bellingham, Arron Hamiltonycard, Aaron McLean, Liam Archibald, Ross Archibald (Ryan Sewell 77), Scott Campbell, James McLaren (Fraser Forbes 82), Connor McCauley, Brodie Allen (Baylee Campbell 71)

Subs:  Fraser Forbes(T), Dean McCall, Baylee Campbell, Callum Clark, Ryan Sewell

 Referee:  Darren Munro
 Bookings:

 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Richard Macadie
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos to follow

A young Lossiemouth team were blown away by a blistering 45 minutes of football that yielded 8 goals for Academy.

Wick went ahead after 2 mins when Davie Allan played a one two with Richard Macadie before beating Aaron Mclean at the edge of the 18 yard box and unleashing a curling left foot shot that left Lossiemouth keeper Blair Moir rooted to the spot as the ball hit the top corner of the net.

Two minutes later Moir came to the rescue of the Coasters punching out a dipping cross that was looking perilously close to dropping under the bar.

In the eighth minute a Davie Allan drive down the right into the penalty box this time drew a foul from Aaron McLean and Gary Manson stepped up to take the spot kick - sending the keeper the wrong way to give Wick a 2 goal advantage.

12 minutes in and it could have been 3 - Sam Mackay fed a ball through to Marc Macgregor inside the 18 yard box but Macgregor's shot cannoned off defender Aaron MacLean and over the bar for a corner.  Craig Gunn was next to try his luck but, although his shot beat the keeper, it crashed off the upright and out for a goal kick.

A rampant Wick didn't have to wait too long for their next goal and on the quarter hour Marc Macgregor ran on to a ball from Jack Henry and coolly slotted the ball under the oncoming keeper.

Almost from the re-start, with the Lossiemouth defence all at sea, a long ball down the right found Davie Allan unmarked and from 12 yards out he wasted no time in dispatching the ball past the keeper.

Unable to re-group, Lossiemouth were at the mercy Davie Allan's pace, and his next foray down the right saw him round the keeper - but his shot was well blocked on the line by Aaron Hamilton.

Richard Macadie was next on the scoresheet when a cross from Jack Halliday was only partially cleared by the Lossiemouth defence and as the ball fell to Macadie he steered his right foot shot into the corner of the net.

Lossie rallied, and in the 23rd minute Wick keeper McCarthy had to be sharp off his line to collect a cross under pressure from Aaron Hamilton.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 August 2018 )
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Strathspey 1 - Wick 5 Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 August 2018
1st August  2018 - Breedon NOSC Round 1  Seafield Park
 Strathspey Thistle

  1 (James Fraser 20)

strathspeythistle_adidasTeam: Ryan MacLeod, Lee Wilson, Duncan Davidson, Nicholas Mochan, Stephen Rennie, Scott Lisle, James McShane (Theo Rodrigues,81), David Watson, Cameron Lisle, John Cameron, James Fraser

Subs:  Michael MacCallum, Theo Rodrigues, Finlay MacLeod

  Wick Academy FC
  5 (Richard Macadie 46, Jack Halliday 63, Davie Allan 65, Marc Macgregor 76, Gordy MacNab 89)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Gary Manson, Danny Mackay (Jack Henry 68), Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar (c), Jack Halliday, Sam Mackay, Richard Macadie (Gordon MacNab 79), Grant Stevenycard, David Allan, Marc Macgregor(Alan Hughes 79)

Subs: Jack Henry, Gordon MacNab, Greg Mackay, Alan Hughes, Craig Gunn, Gordon Clark

 Referee:  Philippo Mazonni
 Bookings:

  Grant Steven(73)

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match Photos

Wick looked sharp from the off and could have been ahead in the first minute when Sam Mackay rose high to get his head to a cross from the left by Gary Manson - the goal bound header was pushed away by a good diving save from Strathspey keeper Ryan Macleod - Michael Steven was first to the loose ball but his shot finished inches past the right post.

Jags keeper Macleod was called into action 2 minutes later - a through ball from Richard Macadie to Davie Allan, Allan beat Duncan Davidson for pace and unleashed a shot from the edge of the 6 yard box. Macleod was equal to it and blocked the ball with his feet - the ball flying past the far post for a corner.

Strathspey had their first chance a few minutes later when James Fraser layed the ball off to John Cameron who turned into space but unfortunately for the Jags he pulled his shot wide to the left and it rolled out for a goal kick to Wick.

Although Academy pressed forward they couldn't break down the Strathspey defence and in the 20th minute the Jags broke forward and James Fraser released a shot from the edge of the 18 yard box which flew past Sean McCarthy in the Wick goal to give Strathspey the lead.

Academy kept pressing forward - Marc Macgregor had a shot from outside the 18 yard box well blocked by Macleod - A Davie Allan run was eventually halted on the edge of the penalty box when Duncan Davidson first attempted to pull the Wick man back, then attempted to trip him up and, eventually, stretched in from behind to upend him just a yard shot of the penalty box.  After a wee stramache between the players as to where the foul took place Sam Mackay took the free kick but it sailed over the cross bar. 

Davie Allan was finding his running game and after a strong run down the right his ball across the 6 yard line was cut out by a Strathspey defender just before Mark Macgregor could run on to it. Ryan Macleod had another good save for the Jags - this time collecting a cross from Alan Farquhar under considerable pressure from Grant Steven.  Wick's final attack of the first half again came down the right - Jack Halliday running down the wing and crossing into the box but Davie Allan's shot was blocked by a combination of Duncan Davidson and Lee Wilson for Strathspey.

1 nil to the home team at half time

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 August 2018 )
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Monday, 30 July 2018

Results for Monday 30th July 2018

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Brora 2 - Wick 0 Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 July 2018
28th July 2018 - SHFL  Dudgeon Park, Brora
 Brora Rangers

  2  (Kyle Maclead 44, Craig Campbell 58)

brorarangers_nike_homeTeam: Ryan Esson, James Ross, Ally Macdonald, Colin Williamson, Neil Macdonald, Craig Campbell, Paul Brindle, Martin Maclean, Zander Sutherland, Kyle Macleod 

Subs:  Colin Macrae, Adam Alan, Robbie Allan, Ryan Paterson, William Counsell

  Wick Academy FC
  0

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Craig Gunn, Jack Halliday (Jack Henry 57), Marc Macgregor (Alan Hughes 80), Richard Macadie (Gordon MacNab 66), Davie Allan, Sam Mackay, Grant Steven

Subs: Jack Henry, Gordon MacNab, Greg Mackay, Alan Hughes, Korbyn Cameron, Gordon Clark

 Referee:  Billy Baxter
 Bookings:

  Sam Mackay (35)
  Gary Manson (65)
  Danny Mackay (82)

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match Photos

The new Highland League season started with more than a tinge of sadness as the match began with a minute's silence to mark the passing of Keith FC and Highland League stalwart Sandy Stables.

Brora ran out winners of the first derby match of the season with a goal in each half - The first in the 45th minute when a Paul Brindle shot was well saved by Wick keeper McCarthy but he could only push the ball out from goal and Kyle Macleod slid in ahead of Wick's Danny Mackay to knock the ball inside the right hand post.

The second came in the 60th minute when Craig Campbell ran onto a perfectly weighted through ball from Paul Brindle and, without breaking stride, volleyed the ball past the diving McCarthy.

Wick had started off the match on the front foot - in the first minute Davie Allan picked up the ball on the right wing and drove forward only to be immediately brought down with a tackle from behind by Brora's Ally Macdonald.  Academy could make nothing of the resulting free kick - Brora's loanee keeper Ryan Esson watching as the ball flew harmlessly over the crossbar.

Brora's first chance came in 3 minutes when Ally Macdonald ran on to a ball on the edge of the 18 yard box but his shot was well collected by Sean McCarthy.  Two minutes later Craig Campbell thought he had put his team into the lead when he slotted home a pass from Kyle Macleod only to see the Assistant Referee's flag up for offside.

Ally Macleod was next to go close when his shot had the keeper beaten but the ball found the side netting.

Then ten minutes of derby day madness by both sides - first Wick's Craig Gunn slid into tackle Martin Maclean, missed the ball and upended the Brora man - next Sam Mackay slid in to collect a loose ball, collected the ball but caught the man on the way through and the crowd were witness to the sight of Zander Sutherland flying through the air -Mackay picked up the first yellow card of the match for the tackle despite his protestations that he got the ball. A few minutes later Brora's Zander Sutherland sent Craig Gunn crashing to the ground.

The next foul could have proved costly for Brora - Craig Gunn brought down by Neil Macdonald on the edge of the penalty box - but Sam Mackay's free kick was well saved by Ryan Esson diving low to his left and pushing the ball away to the feet of Neil Macdonald who cleared the ball upfield to safety.

Brora continued to press and probably should have taken the lead when after a one two between Craig Campbell and Ally Macdonald - Macdonald dragged his shot wide of the post.  Finally though the Brora pressure told and just before half time Kyle Macleod was on hand to slot the ball into the net.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 August 2018 )
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Monday, 23 July 2018

Results for Monday 23rd July 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 July 2018 )
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Sunday, 22 July 2018
5. Upcoming fixtures - 12-10-18
Breedon League Fixtures

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Player Contract News

Wick Academy are delighted that the following players have either signed new or extended contracts ahead of the start of the new season; Grant Steven, Michael Steven, Gordon MacNab, Gary Manson, Jack Henry and Alan Hughes.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 July 2018 )
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Results for Monday 16th July 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 23 July 2018 )
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Wick Academy Pre-Season Friendly Summary

Wick Academy v Ross County - 30th June.

Academy started their pre-season with a visit from Ross County on the 30th June. The game started with a bit of confusion with a clash of kit colours making it difficult for the players and spectators to tell the teams apart. After 8 minutes or so Academy changed to our yellow away tops and that solved the issue.

County's young squad started the better of the two sides and scored after 20 minutes when Joel MacBeath cut in on the by-line from the left and marched into the penalty area. With no County takers in the box for a cross he tried his hand from the tightest of angles with a low shot and the ball squirmed through McCarthy in the Academy goal and into the net.

The goal sparked Academy and Craig Gunn came close with a shot that whistled just past the right-hand post. County Keeper Joe Williams was sharp to get down to his left to save a Sam Mackay free-kick turning it for a corner. The resulting corner was swung in by Gunn, half-cleared and fell at the feet of Davie Allan who hammered home high into the roof of the net.

The sides went into the half-time break at 1-1, but Academy really started to click during the second period. Jack Halliday tested keeper Williams on 53 minutes when he made a good save from Halliday's 25 yard drive, and minutes later he saved again when Marc McGregor directed the ball goalward following a scramble at the back post.

Academy's 2nd came on 73 minutes when Davie Allan demonstrated his blistering pace driving forward down the left wing, turned his marker twice before cutting the ball back for Craig Gunn to drive home into the bottom corner of the net with a well-taken goal.

The County youngsters proved to be good test however and almost drew level but substitute Michael Steven cleared off the line.

Academy put the game to bed on 86 minutes. Gary Manson swung in a freekick on the right of the penalty area. The ball ended up in the corner of the net with Davie Allan claiming it skimmed off his head, Gary however also had a shout that the goal was his.

Full Time - Wick Academy 3 - Ross County 1    Match Photos

Wick Academy v Orkney - 7th July

Academy welcomed Orkney to Harmsworth Park and reclaimed the Ken Green Challenge Cup with a 3-1 victory.

The visitors had the better of the first half and took the lead on 24 minutes. Sean McCarthy came wide out of his box but sliced a routine clearance which fell to Liam Delday. He had a chance to hit it first time with McCarthy out of position but he kept his cool to run in and fire home a right foot shot into the bottom corner of the net.

5 minutes later Academy drew level. Gordie MacNab latched onto a ball that was played over the top of the Orkney back-line by Sam Mackay. With Orkney covering back MacNab held the ball up, before making some room, turning his marker Wayne Lirkness, and he lashed home a stunner into the top left-hand corner of the net.

It wasn't long before MacNab turned provider for Academy's second goal of the game. He did well up the left wing, cut into the box holding off his marker before squaring for Richard Macadie who drilled it home with a sweet strike.

Just before the break Ross Allan landed awkwardly after jumping for a high ball and unfortunately, he was stretchered off the field with what sounded like a bad ankle injury.  He was whisked away to hospital by ambulance, but news followed that an x-ray didn't seem to show any signs of a fracture, so we hope we will see Ross back in action soon.

Academy pretty much killed the game within a minute of the second-half re-start. Jack Halliday got a powerful shot on target that keeper Cameron McConnachie managed to block, but the ball fell to the feet of the on-rushing MacNab and he converted the re-bound from close-range.

MacNab almost grabbed his hat-trick. A ball over the top fell to Craig Gunn who ran in on goal, drew the keeper before cutting back to MacNab who got a shot on target, but the Orkney keeper managed to recover and somehow get something on it to divert it over the cross-bar.

McConnachie was a busy man in the Orkney goal this time denying Sam Mackay who tried to chip him.

Substitute Kyle Drever did have the ball in the back of the net for Orkney just before full time, but it was ruled as off-side.

Full Time - Wick Academy 3 - Orkney 1   Match Photos

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 July 2018 )
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Sunday, 15 July 2018
15th July 2018 - Pre-Season Friendly  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

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WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar (c), Danny Mackay, Craig Gunn (Richard Macadie 79), Jack Halliday (Jack Henry 53), Sam Mackay, Marc Macgregor (Alan Hughes 53), Richard Macadie (Gordon MacNab 53), Davie Allan, 

Subs:  Korbyn Cameron, Alan Hughes, Gordon MacNab, Jack Henry, Brandon Sinclair, Greg Mackay, Grant Aitkenhead, Ben Sinclair, Gordon Clark   

  Hibernian FC X1   1 (Innes Murray 12)

HibernianTeam: Patrick Martin, Callum Donaldson, Sean Mackie, Andrew Blake (Ruari Paton 77), Ryan Porteous, Kevin Waugh, Innes Murray, Ben Stirling, Lewis Allan, Jamie Gullan, Josh Campbell

Subs:  Ruari Paton, Gregor Woods (90), Ryan Shanley(90), Yrik Galantes(90), Thomas Bragg(90)

 Referee:  Billy Baxter
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The Scottish Youth and Cup winning Hibs U20 squad were the opposition for the first of event to celebrate 125 years of Wick Academy FC.

The young Hibs team started off on the front foot and their first chance came within two minutes of the start when Jamie Gullan turned Sam Mackay and fired off a shot from 20 yards that flew just over the bar.

Wick were immediately on the attack, and a drive down the right and a cross from Craig Gunn fell to Danny Mackay whose shot was saved on the line by Hibs keeper Patrick Martin. A minute later another run down the right by Gunn had Hibs Ryan Porteous scrambling to clear at the near post.

Six minutes gone and Wick had a warning of what was ahead as Innes Murray unleashed a shot from the centre of the 18 yard line that whistled past Wick keeper McCarthy’s far post.  Five minutes later and Jamie Gullan was free to fire a shot from the edge of the 18 yard box, the ball again flying just past the far post.  Minutes later Wick’s luck ran out – after driving downfield Innes Murray beat the challenge from Alan Farquhar and his curling shot from 25 yards beat the diving McCarthy and the ball nestled into the top left corner of the net.

Wick’s first real chance of the game came in the sixteenthh minute when a cross from Michael Steven was met by Marc Macgregor but his header was steered into the arms of keeper Martin. Next Hibs’ Kevin Waugh was forced to head ball over the bar for a corner;  Richard Macadie’s driving run was stopped at the edge of the box and then the quick feet of Davie Allan were too much for Ben Stirling and he upended the Wick man at the edge of the penalty box.

Another chance for Wick on twenty one minutes but keeper Martin was quick to knock the ball away from the feet of Davie Allan just three yards from the line.

Two minutes later it was Hibs on the attack and Sean McCarthy had to be quick off his line to smother a low cross from Innes Murray before the oncoming Josh Campbell could slide in to make contact.

Thirty six minutes in and a driving run from his own penalty area to the Hibs penalty box by Craig Gunn had the Harmsworth crowd on their feet – this was quickly followed by a Davie Allan run into the box  and a shot that was well saved by the Hibs keeper.  Hibs were straight up the other end though, and Sean McCarthy had to throw himself full length to his right to stop a shot from Gullan after the Hibs man had beaten both Richard Macadie and Jack Halliday down the left, before letting go a curling shot.  A minute later and the impressive Gullan was only halted when Michael Steven blocked his shot from inside the box.

Half time: Wick Academy 0 Hibs 1

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 July 2018 )
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Monday, 09 July 2018

Results for Monday 9th July 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 July 2018 )
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Thursday, 05 July 2018

Orkney Game - Pay What You Want

Wick Academy welcome Orkney to Harmsworth Park this Saturday the 7th July for the Ken Green Challenge Cup. This one has a 3pm kick-off. Donation buckets will be available at the gates, this one is "Pay what you want" entry.

Tickets will be on sale outside the Secretaries' hut for the game on the 15th July against Hibernian FC. Tickets are also available on sale in Driftwood, River Street, Wick.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 July 2018 )
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Monday, 02 July 2018

Results for Monday 2nd July 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 09 July 2018 )
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Friday, 29 June 2018

New Strip Announcement

Wick Academy will be launching a new strip for the start of the 2018/19 season, which dependant on supplier we hope to have for the first game of the season. With this in mind all last season's home & away tops are priced - Adult £20 & Kids £15 in Driftwood, Wick.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 July 2018 )
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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Ticket Sales Hibs Game and Ross County Friendly Pricing

Tickets for the 125th Anniversary match against Hibernian FC on Sunday July 15th will be available at the Wick Academy v Ross County game on Saturday outside the Secretaries hut. Tickets are priced at £10 for Adults and £5 for concessions (under 16 & over 65) Children under 12 with a paying adult will be admitted free.

Tickets are also now available from Driftwood, River Street, Wick.

Gate admission prices for WAFC v Ross County on the 30th June (ko 1pm) are Adults £5 and concessions £2.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 July 2018 )
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Academy away to Strathspey - 1st Round NOSC

The draw for this year's North of Scotland Cup took place last night. Academy have an away tie to Strathspey Thistle in the 1st round. That will be played on Wednesday night the 1st August. Full details of the draw is as follows.

1st Round - Wednesday 1st August

North Section

Invergordon v Golspie Sutherland

Strathspey Thistle v Wick Academy

Clachnacuddin v Brora Rangers

Ross County - Bye to quarter finals

East Section

Fort William v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Forres Mechanics v Rothes

Nairn County v Elgin City

Lossiemouth - Bye to quarter finals

 

Quarter Finals - Wednesday 22nd August

North Section

Ross County v Invergordon or Golspie Sutherland

Clachnacuddin or Brora Rangers v Strathspey Thistle or Wick Academy

East Section

Lossiemouth v Fort William or Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Nairn County or Elgin City v Forres Mechanics or Rothes

 

Semi Finals - Wednesday 12th September

Lossiemouth/Fort William/Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Nairn County/Forress/Rothes

Ross County/Invergordon/ Golspie v Clachnacuddin/Brora/Strathspey/Wick Academy

 

Final - Saturday or Sunday 6th or 7th October

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 June 2018 )
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Written by John Briskham   
Tuesday, 26 June 2018

It is with great sadness to write that Mr Hector Buttress has passed away. Hector was a great Academy supporter and the family sponsored many matches at Harmsworth Park. The Buttress family has asked us to let people know that a service will be held on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 7.00pm at Ormlie Lodge Service Rooms, Thurso. All friends respectfully invited.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 June 2018 )
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Monday, 25 June 2018

Results for Monday 25th June 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 02 July 2018 )
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Monday, 18 June 2018

Results for Monday 18th June 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 25 June 2018 )
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Monday, 11 June 2018

Results for Monday 11th June 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 18 June 2018 )
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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Wick Academy FC Season Ticket for 2018-19

Admission prices for all Wick Academy FC Scottish Highland Football League (SHFL) games for season 2018-19 remain the same as last year; Adult £8, Concession £4

Any supporter who purchases an "Early-bird" Season Ticket by the deadline date of Saturday 30th June 2018 will receive their ticket at a reduced price for the forthcoming season. All "Early-bird" Season Ticket purchasers will be entered into a FREE DRAW! Boardroom Hospitality for Two - One lucky "Early-bird" Season Ticket purchaser plus his or her guest, will be invited to join us for Boardroom Hospitality at a SHFL Match of the Club's choice.

The early-bird and full price season ticket prices are as follows:

Early-bird deal: Adult - £112

Early-bird deal: Concessions - £56

Any season tickets purchased after the Early-bird deadline date of the 30th June will be charged at:

Normal Price: Adult - £120

Normal Price: Concessions - £60

Concessions apply to over 65's and Under 16's - children under 12 are allowed free entry if accompanied by an adult.

Note: All Season Tickets purchased allows the holder entry to 17 SHFL Matches ONLY!

Platinum Season Ticket:

A Platinum season ticket is also available for the forthcoming season. This will allow the ticket holder admission to all 17 of Wick Academy's SHFL home games for season 2018-19 (not valid for Cup games) as well as access for the ticket holder to the Wick Academy FC boardroom for pre and post-match refreshments, as well as entry at half-time. Due to the limited space we have available in the boardroom the numbers of these tickets sold will be limited, so book early if you are interested. The price of a season Platinum ticket is £460 and this can be paid in two instalments if necessary.

Season tickets are available for purchase now by contacting Tracey Miller Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque.

Reserved North Stand Seating:

Seats in the North Stand for all Wick Academy FC home games can be reserved for an additional £20 per season.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 June 2018 )
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Monday, 04 June 2018

Results for Monday 4th June 2018

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Pre_Season Friendlies Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 June 2018
Pre-Season Fixtures
Last Updated ( Friday, 20 July 2018 )
Academy To Play Hibs In Pre-Season Friendly Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 June 2018

Academy To Play Hibs In Pre-Season Friendly

After announcing our pre season friendly fixtures on Wednesday, we are now delighted to confirm that Hibernian FC have agreed to send an XI team to Harmsworth Park on Sunday 15th July to mark the Club's 125th anniversary year. Club Chairman James Innes has been in discussion with the Edinburgh Club since February and has secured their visit to the far north for the glamour tie friendly. The introduction of the Bet Fred Cup has meant it's near impossible to attract Clubs to venture this far north, as the competition starts in mid July, meaning that Clubs not in European cup competitions don't have time to fit in many games in what was traditionally the pre-season friendly month. A different approach was needed explained James.

Innes said "I spend a fair bit of time in Edinburgh on business and I decided it would make sense while I was in the city to try and get a Central Belt club to consider coming to Wick, I knew the only chance of Hibs coming would be if they were in Europe as that would mean they'd have more free weeks in July. The scatter gun approach just doesn't work." said James.

"You can fire off as many nice emails as you like asking Clubs to visit and you'll get lots of nice emails back saying thanks but no thanks, but after speaking to people I know in Edinburgh I thought we might have a chance with Hibs and eventually I was invited out to their Tranent training ground where I met up with their Director of Football George Craig and Operations Manager Finlay Stark. I'd to miss our AGM to attend but luckily the discussions went brilliantly and I left with a good gut feeling that if Celtic won the Scottish Cup and therefore Hibs qualified for Europe, then they would be on their way north this July"

"It should be a great occasion for the whole county and I hope the fans turn out in their numbers to welcome the Hibee's to our great Club and its historic anniversary year."

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 June 2018 )
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Pre-Season Fixture News

Wick Academy FC are pleased to announce a very exciting 2018-19 pre-season friendly schedule.

Team manager Tom Mckenna has been working feverishly to ensure his team has the best possible start to the forth coming season.     

The friendlies kick off with a home tie on Saturday June 30th at 1pm against Ross County FC who last visited us in July 2014 under the now departed Derek Adams.

The week after (July 7th) we host Orkney FC in our annual Ken Green cup match with a 3pm start. 

Our next friendly is a very special 125th anniversary commerative game against a Scottish Premier League side who have agreed to send a development XI team with a scattering of 1st  team players to Harmsworth Park on Sunday July 15th details of which we will announce shortly.

Our fourth and final planned friendly is also a first for the Club when we travel to Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld on Saturday 21st July to round off a very busy pre-season schedule to play Lowland League side Cumberland Colts on the all-weather surface they share with League 2 side Clyde FC.

Chairman James Innes said "Tom has worked his socks off this year to ensure the squad has a great pre-season fitness and friendly match schedule" he added "our away match to Cumbernauld Colts is hopefully a great weekend away for the squad to play a team we've never played before in a stadium we're unlikely to get the chance to play in again" he said "the executive committee hasn't been sitting on our hands either as we've managed to entice a Premier League side north to celebrate our special 125th anniversary year which will be announced shortly once we've dotted the I's and crossed the T's".

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 June 2018 )
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Alan Farquhar Signs Contract Extension

Wick Academy are delighted to announce that club captain Alan Farquhar has signed a three-year contract extension.

Academy Manager Tom McKenna said "Alan re-signing for another three years shows his commitment and loyalty towards the football club. He is an experienced member of the squad and possesses qualities that will enhance an already strong and positive team. He was out for a long time so his presence with a pre-season under his belt will give us a feeling of a new player."

Alan was also pleased saying "It has been a frustrating year after having my hip operation and is taking time to get back to full fitness. I'm delighted to sign a new deal with the club as we have a great bunch of guys and hopefully see more players pushing into the first team this year also. At the second half of last season we started getting very good numbers at training which made a massive difference to competition for positions, so I hope it's the same this year at pre-season for us."

We also announce the departure of Steven Anderson affectionately known as 'Ando' to Rothes FC. 

Steven made an immediate impact after signing back in July 2014 and was our top joint goal scorer the two seasons before last with 20 goals and our top marksman last season with 14.

Academy Chairman James Innes said "Ando is rightly putting his personal and working life first and utilising his massive football skill to enable it to happen for him. Rothes FC are spending big and mean business next season and we along with other Clubs were never at the races to secure his signature for next season."

He added "Steven was the Club's first signing after I became Wick Academy Chairman, and I can still remember the 2 hours sitting down with him convincing him he was more than good enough to make the jump from 2nd division County League football with Lybster FC, to Highland League with us." Innes added, "I can understand the fans frustration at us not having Steven for another season but we fought hard to keep Sean McCarthy at the Club and we can't keep competing with a Club who appear to have a massive kitty to spend. We run our club with a debit card mentality and not a credit card one. Bus hires, lawnmower repair bills and players wages etc can't get paid with money we don't have unfortunately", "Everyone at Wick Academy FC wishes Ando all the best in his move to Inverness, new job and footballing times at Rothes FC."

Alan F signing
Alan is pictured with Tom McKenna

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 June 2018 )
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

2018-19 Breedon Highland League Fixtures

The fixtures for the 2018-19 season have been issued. Academy start the campaign away to Brora Rangers on the 28th of July 2018. The first round of the North of Scotland Cup is on Wednesday 1st August, and our first home League game is on Saturday the 4th August against Lossiemouth. We are scheduled to finish the season on the 13th April 2019 at home to Keith.

The attached file lists the schedule of Wick Academy games:> pdf 2018-19-WAFC-Fixtures

This file lists the full schedule for all teams:>  pdf 2018-19-WAFC-Fixtures

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 June 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 28th May 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 May 2018

Results for Monday 28th May 2018

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Last Updated ( Monday, 04 June 2018 )
New Club Secretary Print E-mail
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Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 26 May 2018

Wick Academy FC are delighted to announce the return of Alan Farquhar as Secretary after the club approached him after the stepping down of outgoing Secretary Jan Robertson. Club Chairman James Innes said "everyone at the club is delighted Alan has come back on board and will take up the post with immediate effect. Alan knows the role inside out  from his previous time as Secretary and was a very obvious choice, the Club would like to thank Jan for all her hard work she has done over the past 3 years and we are delighted she remains a very active committee member" he added "Jan reached her decision due to living in Elgin which was making things tricky for her to commit as much time as she would like to the role, along with the obvious geographical issue".

Alan Farquhar thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to return to the club after a spell away. Alan said "it's an honour to be given this opportunity to serve a club that means so much to me and my family and I promise to do my very best for the Club and the fans for as long as I'm in this privileged position. I'm looking forward to the new SHFL season". Alan went onto thank Jan for the smooth transition in which she handed over the reigns and for all she has done for the club in her role as Secretary. 

In other committee news, Pat Miller and Dennis Manson have also been elected onto the Executive Committee of the Club.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 May 2018 )
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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Wick Academy FC - GDPR - Privacy Policy

At Wick Academy FC, we value your privacy, and want to make sure you're aware of your options to control your data. We have published a pdf Privacy Policy 295.88 Kb to increase transparency and compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on the 25th May 2018. We have included information in this Privacy Policy about the types of data that we collect, the ways in which we use the data, and the measures we take to keep your personal information safe and secure. Please make sure you read the Privacy Policy in full.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 June 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 21st May 2018 Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 May 2018

Results for Monday 21st May 2018

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  No jackpot winner this week and One £10 winner

  Next jackpot will be £2,800

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The next draw is on Monday the 28th May 2018

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 May 2018 )
2017-18 Player Awards Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

2017-18 Player Awards

The winners of the Wick Academy 2017-18 player awards are as follows:

  • Supporters' Player of the year - Gary Manson.
  • Players' Player of the year - Danny Mackay.
  • John Henderson Shield for the Young player of the year - Danny McCarthy.
  • Bill Mackay Memorial Golden Boot award - Steven Anderson - 14 goals.
  • Fair Play Award - Richard Macadie.
  • Michael McNeill Trophy Goal of the season - Gary Manson - WAFC v Turriff United - March 2018.
  • Dot McLachlan Trophy for the most improved player - Korbyn Cameron.
  • Dan Thomson Trophy Youth player of the year - Greg Mackay.
  • Wick Academy Clubman Award - Sean McCarthy.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 May 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 15th May 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by John Briskham   
Monday, 14 May 2018

Results for Monday 15th May 2018

Football_No3
Football_No5
Football_No9
Football_No15
Football_No20

  No jackpot winner this week and Two £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £2,700

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 21st May 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 May 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 7th May 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 07 May 2018

Results for Monday 7th May 2018

Football_No5
Football_No6
Football_No10
Football_No15
Football_No20

  No jackpot winner this week and Three £10 winner

  Next jackpot will be £2,600

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 14th May 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2018 )
Presentation Awards Dinner Dance Print E-mail
WAFC Other News
Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 04 May 2018

Presentation Awards Dinner Dance

The club are holding an awards presentation dinner/dance in the Mackay's Hotel on Saturday the 12th May.

The tickets cost £30 each and the night will include a 3 course meal, the awards presentation with a dance afterwards with Cover to Cover providing the music.

If anyone is interested in buying tickets please contact Gary on 07793225914.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2018 )
WAFC AGM - 18th May 2017 Print E-mail
WAFC Other News
Written by John Briskham   
Tuesday, 01 May 2018

WAFC AGM - Friday 18th May 2018 - 7:30pm

A reminder to all Wick Academy FC Club members. The Wick Academy FC Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 18th May at 7.30pm prompt in the Pulteneytown People's Project, Wick, downstairs hall.

Wick Academy FC Members only. Membership Cards are to be shown on request.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 May 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 7th May 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 30 April 2018

Results for Monday 30th April 2018

Football_No1
Football_No5
Football_No13
Football_No17
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and One £10 winner

  Next jackpot will be £2,500

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 7th May 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 07 May 2018 )
U17's Last Game Of Season Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 28 April 2018

Under 17's Last Game 

The Wick Academy Under 17's are in action on Sunday 6th May (rescheduled date) at Harmsworth Park against visitors Fort William, 2pm kick-off. If they win they will be crowned Under 17 North champions. Please come along and cheers the lads on. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 May 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 23rd April 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 23 April 2018

Results for Monday 23rd April 2018

Football_No4
Football_No6
Football_No8
Football_No17
Football_No18

  No jackpot winner this week and Three £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £2,400

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 30th April 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 April 2018 )
Four Players Sign Contract Extensions Print E-mail
WAFC Players
Written by John Briskham   
Thursday, 19 April 2018

Four Players Sign Contract Extensions

Wick Academy are delighted to announce that four players have signed contract extensions with the club. Richard Macadie, Ross Allan, Jack Halliday and Sean McCarthy have all put pen to paper.

Academy Manager Tom McKenna said: "Sean's signing is pivotal to the club's ambitions and future progression as experienced quality goalkeepers are very hard to come by.

"The three outfield players are at different stages of their careers. Jack and Ross are relatively young, ambitious individuals and very good footballers who offer the club possible longevity and stability.

"Richard has the wisdom, experience, desire and intelligence to not only continue playing but to pass his knowledge to the younger players."

McCarthy said: "I'm delighted to sign a new deal. There has a been a bit of interest from other clubs but we've done so well in the last three months and, hopefully, we can take that winning form into next year. I want to be a part of it."

Macadie said: "I've been really please to have extended my contract as after a topsy-turvy season we've really been on a good run which augurs well for next season."

Player signings
Ross, Richard and Jack pictured with Tom McKenna
 
Sean signing
Sean pictured with Richard Hughes and Tom McKenna
Last Updated ( Friday, 04 May 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 16th April 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 16 April 2018

Results for Monday 16th April 2018

Football_No7
Football_No8
Football_No13
Football_No14
Football_No18

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £2,300

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 23rd April 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 April 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 9th April 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 09 April 2018

Results for Monday 9th April 2018

Football_No2
Football_No7
Football_No9
Football_No10
Football_No14

  No jackpot winner this week and six £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £2,200

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 16th April 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 16 April 2018 )
Remaining Fixtures Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Thursday, 05 April 2018
wafc Upcoming fixtures
Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 April 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 2nd April 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 02 April 2018

Results for Monday 2nd April 2018

Football_No6
Football_No8
Football_No12
Football_No13
Football_No15

  No jackpot winner this week and two £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £2,100

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 9th April 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2018 )
Wick 2 - Deveronvale 0 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 31 March 2018
31st March 2018 - Scottish Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  2 (Gordon MacNab 2, Danny Mackay 79, 

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Gary Manson, Ross Allanycard, Danny Mackay (c), Sam Mackay, Richard Macadie  Jack Halliday (Alan Farquhar 71), Andrew Hardwick, Gordon MacNab (Davie Allan 21), Steven Anderson, Craig Gunn(Alan Hughes 60)

Subs:  Korbyn Cameron, Alan Hughes, Alan Farquhar, Davie Allan.     

  Deveronvale F.C.   0

deveronvale_nikeTeam: Grant Pennet, Lewis Dunbar, Harry Nobleycard, Steven Davidsonycard, Michael Dunnrcard, Ross Aitkenycard, Paul Sutherland, Kyle Gauld, Dane Ballard (c), Grant Nobleycard (Jody Munro 83), Robert Scott(Matthew Wallace 65)

Subs:  Matthew Wallace, Kevin Adams, Kyle Willox, Jody Munro

 Referee:  Alan Proctor
 Bookings:

 Steven Davidson
 Ross Allan
 Harry Noble
 Ross Aitken
 Grant Noble
 Michael Dunn (red)

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Steven Anderson
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match Photos

Heavy rain and snow showers the previous day had put this match in some doubt but an early pitch inspection deemed the pitch playable (although heavy) and the players kicked off in sunny and dry if somewhat cool conditions.

Academy were quickly out the blocks and were ahead in just under three minutes when a Sam Mackay shot from the edge of the 18 yard box could only be pushed away by Vale keeper Grant Pennet , Gordon MacNab was quickest to the loose ball on the edge of 6 yard box  and slotted the ball low past the keeper at his near post.

A couple of minutes later Academy looked to double their lead when Jack Halliday had a shot from 18 yards out but it was well blocked by Deveronvale's Robert Scott.

Six minutes in and Vale had re-grouped from losing the early goal and a pass down the right found Lewis Dunbar just inside the 18 yard box but he was crowded out by a combination of Steven Anderson and Jack Halliday.

The next attack of note was by Wick - Gordon MacNab found his way to the byline and slipped pass to Steven Anderson but his run into the box was halted when the ball was cut out by the outstretched leg of Vale's Lewis Dunbar.

It was by no means one way traffic and Vale were having their share of the ball but the Wick defence was standing firm and the goal was rarely threatened.

20 mins in and a high ball into the box was punched clear by keeper Pennet, but only as far as Wick's Richard Macadie - Macadie's shot from the corner of the 6 yard box looked to be on target but was blocked by a combination of Pennet and defender Michael Dunn for a corner.

First substitute of the day came when Wick's Gordon MacNab hobbled off with what looked like a hamstring injury and was replace by Davie Allan.

Straight into the fray and good link up play between Richard Macadie and Allan saw the substitute run on to a through ball by Macadie but his shot was cut out by Vale defender Michael Dunn at the near post.

Much of the next ten minutes was played out in midfield with neither team making much inroad on the path to goal - the goal chance drought ended when Steven Anderson unleashed a dipping drive that flew over the keeper's arms - but unfortunately inches over the bar too.

First sign of any real feistiness in the game Ross Allan was upended by a crunching tackle by Deveronvale captain Dane Ballard. The resulting free kick was fired into the box by Craig Gunn but knocked away by Steven Davidson -   Davie Allan was on hand to pounce on the loose ball but was denied when keeper Pennet dived to smother the ball at the attacker's feet.

Two yellow cards then followed in quick succession - first on 39 minutes when Vale's Steven Davidson hung out a leg to clear the ball from a fast approaching Davie Allan but only succeeded in catching the Wick man about the mid-riff.  Wick's Ross Allan was the recipient of the second just a minute later after he brought down Vale's Paul Sutherland on the half way line.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 April 2018 )
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Remaining League fixtures Print E-mail
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Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 30 March 2018
Dates For Final League Fixtures 

Dates have now been released for Academy's remaining league fixtures, as follows:

Saturday 31st March 2018 - Wick Academy v Deveronvale

Wednesday 4th April 2018 - Brora Rangers v Wick Academy

Saturday 7th April 2018 - Wick Academy v Fraserburgh

Wednesday 11th April 2018 - Fort William v Wick Academy

Saturday 14th April 2018 - Wick Academy v Inverurie Loco Works

Wednesday 18th April 2018 - Rothes v Wick Academy

Saturday 21st April 2018 - Wick Academy v Cove Rangers

Saturday 28th April 2018 - Formartine United v Wick Academy
Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 April 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 26th March 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 26 March 2018

Results for Monday 26th March 2018

Football_No4
Football_No6
Football_No11
Football_No14
Football_No15

  No jackpot winner this week and three £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £2,000

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 2nd April 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 02 April 2018 )
Dates For Further Fixtures Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Thursday, 22 March 2018

Rescheduled dates for four further fixtures

Dates have been announced for four further rescheduled games as follows:

Wednesday 28th March 2018 - Strathspey Thistle v Wick Academy
Saturday 31st March 2018 - Wick Academy v Deveronvale
Wednesday 4th April 2018 - Brora Rangers v Wick Academy
Saturday 7th April 2018 - Wick Academy v Fraserburgh (Was originally Cove Rangers)

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 April 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 19th March 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 19 March 2018

Results for Monday 19th March 2018

Football_No4
Football_No8
Football_No14
Football_No17
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and one £10 winner

  Next jackpot will be £1,900

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 26th March 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 26 March 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 12th March 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 12 March 2018

Results for Monday 12th March 2018

Football_No2
Football_No3
Football_No5
Football_No9
Football_No18

  No jackpot winner this week and one £10 winner

  Next jackpot will be £1,800

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 19th March 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 19 March 2018 )
Brora v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Wednesday, 07 March 2018

Brora Rangers v Wick Academy Postponed

Tonight's game, Wednesday 7th March, away to Brora Rangers has been postponed, waterlogged pitch.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 March 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 5th March 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 05 March 2018

Results for Monday 5th March 2018

Football_No3
Football_No5
Football_No14
Football_No16
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,700

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 12th March 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 12 March 2018 )
Strathspey v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 02 March 2018

Strathspey Thistle v Wick Academy Postponed

Tomorrow's game, Saturday 3rd March, away to Strathspey Thistle has been postponed, snow-bound pitch.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 26th February 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 26 February 2018

Results for Monday 26th February 2018

Football_No3
Football_No4
Football_No10
Football_No13
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,600

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 5th March 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 05 March 2018 )
Dates For Further Fixtures Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Sunday, 25 February 2018

Rescheduled dates for three further fixtures

Dates have been announced for three further rescheduled games as follows:

Saturday 10th March 2018 - Turriff United v Wick Academy
Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Forres Mechanics v Wick Academy
Saturday 17th March 2018 - Cove Rangers v Wick Academy

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 March 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 19th February 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 19 February 2018

Results for Monday 19th February 2018

Football_No1
Football_No7
Football_No10
Football_No17
Football_No18

  No jackpot winner this week and three £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,500

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 26th February 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 26 February 2018 )
Forres v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Forres Mechanics v Wick Academy Postponed

Tomorrow night's game, Wednesday 14th February, away to Forres Mechanics has been postponed, waterlogged pitch.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 February 2018 )
Dates For Further Fixtures Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rescheduled dates for three further fixtures

Dates have been announced for three further rescheduled games as follows:

Saturday 24th February - Wick Academy v Clachnacuddin
Wednesday 28th February - Rothes v Wick Academy
Wednesday 7th March - Brora Rangers v Wick Academy  

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 March 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 12th Feb 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by John Briskham   
Monday, 12 February 2018

Results for Monday 12th February 2018

Football_No1
Football_No10
Football_No14
Football_No17
Football_No20

  No jackpot winner this week and One £10 winner

  Next jackpot will be £1,400

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 19th February 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 19 February 2018 )
Turriff v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 10 February 2018

Turriff United v Wick Academy Postponed

Today's game, Saturday 10th February, away to Turriff United has been postponed, frozen pitch at the Haughs.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 February 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 5th Feb 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by John Briskham   
Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Results for Monday 5th February 2018

Football_No5
Football_No6
Football_No11
Football_No12
Football_No15

  No jackpot winner this week and Two £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,300

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 5th February 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 February 2018 )
Dates For Rescheduled Matches Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Sunday, 04 February 2018

Rescheduled dates for Turriff and Forres matches

Dates have been announced for two rescheduled games as follows:
Saturday February 10th - Turriff United v Wick Academy
Wednesday February 14th - Forres Mechanics v Wick Academy

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 February 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 29th January 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 29 January 2018

Results for Monday 29th January 2018

Football_No1
Football_No3
Football_No8
Football_No10
Football_No15

  No jackpot winner this week and Two £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,200

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 5th February 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 February 2018 )
Wick 0 - Nairn 4 Print E-mail
WAFC Results & Match Reports
Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 27 January 2018
27th January 2018 - Breedon Highland League Cup
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  0 

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven(C)ycard, Grant Steven, Andrew Hardwick (Marc Macgregor 59), Danny Mackayycard, Jack Hallidayycard, Gary Manson, Richard Macadie, Sam Mackay, Gordon C McNab (Steven Anderson 59), Craig Gunn (Brandon Sinclair 80)

Subs:  Steven Anderson, Marc Macgregor, Brandon Sinclair, Alan Hughes, Danny McCarthy.     ycard

  Nairn County F.C.   4 (Macrae 14,78, D Mackenzie 22, Hardwick (og) 45)

strathspeythistle_adidasTeam: Dylan Maclean, Ryan Macdonald, Callum Maclean, Adam Naismith, Glenn Main, Adam Porritt, Jack Maclean, Kenny Mackenzie, Dylan Mackenzie (Max Ewen 75), Jordan Macraeycard (Danny Highet 88), Cohen Ramsay

Subs:  Inaki Fernandino-Soto, Max Ewan, Ewen Urquhart, Danny Highet, Joe Cuthbert, Cameron Mclean

 Referee:  Ben Dempster
 Bookings:

  Michael Steven
  Jack Halliday
  Danny Mackay
  Jordan Macrae

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Jordan Macrae
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos to follow

Match report to follow:

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 February 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 22nd January 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 22 January 2018

Results for Monday 22nd January 2018

Football_No2
Football_No7
Football_No10
Football_No11
Football_No17

  No jackpot winner this week and Three £10 winners

  Next jackpot will be £1,100

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 29th January 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 29 January 2018 )
Rothes v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 19 January 2018

Rothes v Wick Academy Postponed

Tomorrow's game, Saturday 20th January, away to Rothes has been postponed, frozen pitch.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 January 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 15th January 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 15 January 2018

Results for Monday 15th January 2018

Football_No2
Football_No6
Football_No11
Football_No16
Football_No18

  jackpot winner this week  Karen Mackay Reiss

  Next jackpot will be £1,000

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 22th January 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 22 January 2018 )
2017 Feastive Draw Winners Print E-mail
WAFC Other News
Written by John Briskham   
Thursday, 11 January 2018

Wick Academy Festive Draw Winners

The Wick Academy Christmas raffle was drawn in the Seaforths Club on Saturday 23rd December. Many thanks to everyone who donated prizes, bought and sold tickets. A special thank you to the outlets in Wick and Thurso that allowed us to sell tickets in their shops.

In total there was 70 prizes and the lucky winners are as follows: 

1.      £500 - Libby Cook

2.      Driftwood Luxury Hamper - 602240

3.      Tumble Dryer - 831382

4.      Framed Wick Academy Shirt - G Harper

5.      12 tins of lager - Angus

6.      Litre of Chivas Regal Whisky - Dodser

7.      Litre of Vodka - Helen Mackay

8.      Bottle Malt Whisky - Willie

9.      Bottle of Rum - Mathew Duncan 821141

10.   Bottle Prosecco - Angela Watt

11.   Litre of Vodka - Linda MacDonald

12.   Bottle of Wine - D Weir

13.   Xmas Decoration - Donna Munro

14.   Bottle Bacardi - Tomson

15.   Fleece Shirt - J Sinclair

16.   Wall Plaque - 603824

17.   Food Hamper - Dale Mulraine

18.   Box chocolates - D Miller

19.   Lindsay MacDonald

20.   Bottle Spirits - Trish Weir

21.   Stuffed Toy - Des 18 Proudfoot Rd Wick

22.   Bottle Rum - Iona Logue

23.   Fleece Shirt - R McBeath

24.   Christmas Decoration - Ross Hamilton

25.   Bottle Glayva - Alistair Ross

26.   Hamper - Joy Bain

27.   Bottle Vodka - Gary Mackay

28.   Butcher Voucher - Lorraine Keith

29.   Bottle Wine - Barbara Wydmuch

30.   Voucher - Socks Nicolson St Wick

31.    07917315460

32.   Voucher - Mowat 604475

33.   Aftershave -  K Gunn 604364

34.   Shona Sutherland

35.   Bottle Vodka - Valerie

36.   £50 - Bryan Gunn 896707

37.   Stuffed Toy - Dr Leewenburg

38.   Bottle Vodka - 603259

39.   Donna

40.   Bottle Wine - Farmer Bilbster 07799127552

41.   £20 - Maureen 605469

42.   Bottle Chardonay - K Keith

43.   Bottle of wine - Tracey Keith

44.   Fleece Shirt - Steven

45.   24 tins lager - Jade Baikie

46.   Voucher - Amber & Katie c/o Lorna Calder Keiss

47.   Bottle Wine - Trish 603870

48.   £50 - Deidre Campbell

49.   Bottle - A MacDonald

50.   Voucher - Mrs Dick Riess 07799144638

51.   Bottle Wine - E Sinclair Latheron wheel

52.   Voucher - Trish Wright

53.    Kathleen Macleod

54.   Voucher - Antony Stratham

55.   Candle - Kian

56.   Wella Nail Varnish - J Robertson (taxies)

57.   Daisy & Henry 602849

58.   Bottle Wine - Graham Norris

59.   Bottle of Vodka - J Mackay

60.   Bottle Wine - Bale 01847893879

61.   Whisky & Lemonade - Karen More 4 Waverly Road

62.   Candle - L Sinclair

63.   Bottle Wine - Ann Murray 0184794996

64.   Bottle Wine - L Heddle

65.   Bottle Chardonnay - A Innes

66.   Bottle Whisky - Gasher

67.   Bottle Vodka - Chloe Mackay

68.   Bottle Vodka - Gordon Nicol

69.   Curl-up-n-dye voucher - Andrew Mackay Forsinard 07876592449

70.   Ton of logs - 611521 Arora Next to post office J.O.G

Scoop Numbers 8th January 2018 Print E-mail
WAFC Scoop Numbers
Written by Eann Plowman   
Monday, 08 January 2018

Results for Monday 8th January 2018

Football_No2
Football_No9
Football_No11
Football_No16
Football_No17

  No jackpot winner this week and Three £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £3,400

Pick any 5 numbers from 19

The next draw is on Monday the 15th January 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 15 January 2018 )
Formartine United v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
WAFC Fixtures
Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 06 January 2018

Formartine United v Wick Academy Postponed

Today's game, Saturday 6th January, away to Formartine United has been postponed, frozen pitch.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 January 2018 )
Craig Gunn Signs For Wick Academy Print E-mail
WAFC Players
Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Craig Gunn Signs For Wick Academy

Wick Academy are delighted to announce that a deal has been reached with Brora Rangers for the immediate transfer of Craig Gunn.

Craig's professional career started with Wick Academy in season 2003-04 when he made 31 competitive appearances scoring 25 goals. He left Wick after a single season for Ross County before having a year on loan at Peterhead, signing for Elgin City in 2009 and in his eight years there became their top scorer with over 100 goals. Craig finished his time at Elgin in May 2017 and signed for Brora last summer.

Wick Academy Manager Tom McKenna said: "I am really delighted that Craig has agreed to join us. He is a player of real pedigree, with pace and bags of experience.

"He is going to give us some real quality up front and I am sure he's going to be very successful in his time back here."

"We are all buzzing to have him back and can't wait to see him in action again at Harmsworth Park."

Academy Chairman James Innes said: "We're obviously very pleased that Craig has signed for the Club and it is just the Christmas present the fans deserve. We offered Craig a good deal in the summer and missed out on him, but the Club has moved on from then and I had a feeling he might be back to our boardroom table."

Innes thanked Brora Rangers FC for their professionalism regarding the transfer and went on to say: "My counterpart at Brora Rangers, William Powrie, drove a hard but fair negotiation and I'd like to thank him and his fellow directors for the manner in which the deal was concluded. Our Clubs are linked by our remoteness and although there can't be a more anticipated derby in the Highland League, it's also important that we co-exist as friends too."

Craig is pictured with Wick Academy Manager Tom McKenna
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 February 2018 )
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Monday, 18 December 2017

Results for Monday 18th December 2017

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Football_No12
Football_No13

  No jackpot winner this week and Six £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £3,300

Pick any 5 numbers from 19

The next draw is on Monday the 8th January 2018

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 08 January 2018 )
Turriff United v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
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Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 15 December 2017

Turriff United v Wick Academy Postponed

Tomorrow's game, Saturday 16th December, away to Turriff United has been postponed. The Haughs is frozen and snowbound.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 January 2018 )
Scoop Numbers 11th December 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Results for Monday 11th December 2017

Football_No5
Football_No6
Football_No8
Football_No16
Football_No17

  No jackpot winner this week and Two £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £3,200

Pick any 5 numbers from 19

The next draw is on Monday the 18th December 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 18 December 2017 )
WAFC v Clachnacuddin Postponed Print E-mail
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Written by John Briskham   
Friday, 08 December 2017

Wick Academy v Clachnacuddin Postponed

Tomorrow's game, Saturday 9th December, against Clachnacuddin has been postponed. Harmsworth Park is frozen and snowbound.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 December 2017 )
Academy Sign Gordon MacNab Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 December 2017
Academy Sign Gordon MacNab

Wick Academy is delighted to announce the signing of Gordon MacNab. Gordon is pictured with Academy Manager Tom McKenna. Gordon played previously for Staxigoe United and Halkirk United and has featured for us as a trialist in several games this season, scoring against Keith in our last game on the 8th of November.

Gordon MacNab
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 December 2017 )
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Monday, 04 December 2017

Results for Monday 4th December 2017

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Football_No11
Football_No12
Football_No18
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £3,100

Pick any 5 numbers from 19

The next draw is on Monday the 11th December 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 11 December 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 27th November 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 November 2017

Results for Monday 27th November 2017

Football_No5
Football_No10
Football_No12
Football_No14
Football_No20

  No jackpot winner this week and One £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £3,000

Pick any 5 numbers from 19

The next draw is on Monday the 4th December 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here.
Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 04 December 2017 )
Academy Home to Nairn HLC Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 November 2017

Wick Academy Home Tie v Nairn
Breedon Highland League Cup

Wick Academy have a home draw against Nairn County FC in the Preliminary round of the Breedon Highland League Cup. The match will be played on Saturday 27th January. Our game against Cove, which was due to take place on that date, will be rescheduled. The full draw is as follows:

PRELIMINARY ROUND - Saturday 27th January 2018

Brora Rangers v Inverurie Loco Works
Wick Academy v Nairn County

FIRST ROUND - Saturday 10th February 2018

Brora Rangers/Inverurie Loco Works v Turriff United
Wick Academy/Nairn County v Lossiemouth
Forres Mechanics v Deveronvale
Cove Rangers v Rothes
Formartine United v Clachnacuddin
Strathspey Thistle v Huntly
Fraserburgh v Fort William
Buckie Thistle v Keith

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 December 2017 )
WAFC v Deveronvale Postponed Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Wick Academy v Deveronvale Postponed

Today's game, Saturday 25th November, against Deveronvale has been postponed. Harmsworth Park failed a pitch inspection.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 December 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 20th November 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 November 2017

Results for Monday 20th November 2017

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Football_No10
Football_No14
Football_No20

  No jackpot winner this week and One £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,900

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The next draw is on Monday the 27th November 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 November 2017 )
Keith 1 - Wick 1 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
 8th November 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Kynoch Park, Keith
 Keith FC

  1 (Mitchell Foy 34)

keith_pendleTeam:  Lewis Milne (T), Michael Ralton, Ryan Spink, Adam Clark, Ryan Robertsonycard, Gary McNamee, Andrew Smith, James Brownie, Cameron Keith (C), Ryan Whelan (Stewart Hutcheon 72), Mitchell Foy(Keir Smith 69)

Subs: Keir Smith, Stewart Hutcheon, Bradly Manson, Bruce Baffell, Lewis Buxton,  

  Wick Academy FC   1 (Gordon MacNab)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Brandon Sinclair, Aidan Reid, Danny Mackay, Gary Manson (c) , Richard Macadie, Jack Halliday, Jack Henry, Steven Anderson (Sam Mackay 60), Gordon C McNab, Marc Macgregor (Gordon McNab 33 - Alan Hughes 82)

Subs: Gordon MacNab (T), Alan Hughes, Korbyn Cameron, Sam Mackay, Andrew Hardwick, Danny McCarthy  

 Referee:   David Watt
 Bookings:

  Ryan Robertson  
 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:   
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:   Match photos to follow

Match report to follow:
Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 December 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 13th Nov 2017 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Results for Monday 13th November 2017

Football_No1
Football_No11
Football_No12
Football_No14
Football_No20

  No jackpot winn Scoop Numbers 13th Nov 2017 er this week and No £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,800

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 20th November 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 20 November 2017 )
WAFC v Fraserburgh Postponed Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wick Academy v Fraserburgh Postponed

Today's game, Saturday 11th November, against Fraserburgh has been postponed. Harmsworth Park failed a pitch inspection.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 November 2017 )
Lest We Forget Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 November 2017

Lest We Forget - Wick Academy Remembers

This weekend Wick Academy FC remembers those killed in action in World War 1, particularly five Academy players.

John Begg (1st Seaforth Highlanders)

Two brothers - David (Royal Fusiliers and Willie (5th Seaforth Highlanders) Skinner

George A Sutherland (Gordon Highlanders)

David Duchart (10th Gordon Highlanders)

Lest we forget
Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 November 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 6th Nov 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 November 2017

Results for Monday 6th November 2017

Football_No2
Football_No7
Football_No10
Football_No18
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,700

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 13th November 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 November 2017 )
Inverurie 5 - Wick 1 Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 November 2017
 4th November 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Harlaw Park, Inverurie
 Inverurie FC

  5 (Andrew Hunter 4, 21, 39  Neil Gauld 67, 83)

inverurielocoworks_pendleTeam:  Andy Reid, Connor Rennie, Greg Mitchell, Stuart Duff, Mark Souter, Ryan Broadhurst, Colin Charlesworth, Neil Mclean (c), Andrew Hunter, Joe McCabe, RJordan Leyden

Subs: Neil Gauld, Daniel Crisp, Matthew McDonald, Kyle Gordon, Scott Mathieson,  

  Wick Academy FC   1 (Richard Macadie)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Danny McCarthy, Gary Manson, Danny Mackay, Steven Anderson, Jack Hallidayycard , Richard Macadie, Alan Hughes, Jack Henry, Marc Macgregor, Grant Steven, Aidan Reid

Subs: Gordon C McNab, Gordon McNab (T), Korbyn Cameron, Brandon Sinclair, Sean McCarthy  

 Referee:   David Watt
 Bookings:

  Jack Halliday   
 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:   
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:   Match photos to follow

Match report to follow:
Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 November 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 30th October 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 October 2017

Results for Monday 30th October 2017

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Football_No10
Football_No14
Football_No15
Football_No17

  No jackpot winner this week and five £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,600

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 6th November 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 06 November 2017 )
Fort William v WAFC Postponed Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 October 2017

  Fort William v Wick Academy Postponed

Today's game, Saturday 28th October, away to Fort William has been postponed as Claggan Park is waterlogged.

Academy's next game is away to Inverurie Locos next Saturday the 4th November.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 November 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 23rd October 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 October 2017

Results for Monday 23rd October 2017

Football_No4
Football_No9
Football_No11
Football_No13
Football_No17

  No jackpot winner this week and four £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,500

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 30th October 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2017 )
Huntly 3 - Wick 2 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 21 October 2017
 21st October 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Christie Park, Huntly
 Huntly FC

  3 (Dennis Wyness 2,79  Ryan Stewart 78)

huntly_zeusTeam:  Craig Reid, David Donald, Blair Johnston (Cory Ritchie 72), Tom Andrews (Kieran Adams 61), Glenn Murisonycard, Michael Clark(c), Paul Napierycard, Ross Stillycard, Dennis Wyness, Michael Ewenycard, Ryan Stewart

Subs: Kieran Adams, Calvin Roddie, Cory Ritchie, Reece McKeown, Clark Robertson, Keith Robertshaw (T)

  Wick Academy FC   2 (Marc Macgregor 52 , Richard Macadie 71)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Gary Manson, Danny Mackay, Steven Anderson, Jack Halliday (Gordon C McNab 87), Richard Macadie(c), Marc Macgregor (Gordon McNab 85), Alan Hughes, Ross Allan, Sam Mackay, Aidan Reid

Subs: Gordon C McNab, Gordon McNab (T), Danny McCarthy  

 Referee:   Ben Dempster
 Bookings:

  Glen Murison 65
  Paul Napier 71
  Michael Ewan 74
  Ross Still 91
 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:   Craig Reid
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:   Match photos to follow

There are some games of football where you play badly and deserve to get beaten, some where you play badly and win, some where you play well and come away with the win and then there was Saturday's match - Huntly did not play badly by any stretch of the imagination but how Wick didn't win this match will, for those who were there, forever remain one of football's little mysteries.

From the kick off Wick were on the attack with Alan Hughes down the right wing, his pass finding Richard Macadie, who took the ball into the 18 yard box and unleashed a shot that produced the first of what seemed like a dozen saves by Huntly keeper Craig Reid.  Reid's right hand save low to his right pushed the ball out into the path of the oncoming Marc Macgregor but the Huntly keeper was up on his feet and had had thrown himself on the ball before the Wick forward could pull the trigger.

The next minute saw a break down the right for Huntly, Dennis Wyness made space just outside the corner of the 6 yard box and before anyone could draw breath his right foot shot flew past Wick keeper Sean McCarthy into the top of the net.

Wick were once again on the attack from the re-start with Steven Anderson driving into the 18 yard box from the left - his low shot from inside the 6 yard box turned away for a corner by Huntly keeper Reid.

Next to try his luck was Marc Macgregor in the 7th minute, when after a through ball from Gary Manson, he wrong footed Huntly's Tom Andrews to create space for a swerving shot that ended up inches over the bar.

Huntly's turn to attack again next with Ryan Stewart allowed to reach the by-line and pull the ball back to Michael Ewan but Wick's Danny Mackay was on hand to put the Huntly man off his shot and the ball rolled harmlessly through the Sean McCarthy.

11 minutes in and Wick were on the attack again - a surging run through the middle by Sam Mackay who then slipped the ball to Richard Macadie on the left - Macadie's cross into the centre of the penalty box found Marc Macgregor but his looping header was safely collected by the Huntly keeper.

Wick were well in the ascendency by the half hour but Huntly keeper Craig Reid was keeping the Wick forwards at bay - and what Reid didn't save, his defence blocked.  In the space of three minutes Steven Anderson was denied 4 times by a combination of keeper and defence -  a cross in from Alan Hughes meant for Anderson was plucked from the air by Reid just in front of the Wick attacker - a shot from the left edge of the 6 yard box was blocked by David Donald - a cross in from the right by Alan Hughes punched clear by Craig Reid just as Anderson was about to make contact and a shot from the edge of the 18 yard box cannoned off Ross Still for a corner.

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 November 2017 )
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Monday, 16 October 2017

Results for Monday 16th October 2017

Football_No1
Football_No7
Football_No10
Football_No12
Football_No19

  No jackpot winner this week and one £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,400

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 23rd October 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 October 2017 )
Show Racism The Red Card Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Wick Academy Supports "Show Racism the Red Card"

Welcome to Show Racism the Red Card's annual Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have seen the campaign within football for many years; the Scottish FA, SPFL, SJFA and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland.

In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC's work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 6th - 20th October shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from our game.

We believe that it is vital to highlight the anti-racism message at this time of year as it runs alongside Football Against Racism in Europe's (FARE) Football People Weeks.

All professional clubs will show their support over one weekend on Friday 13th October and Saturday 14th October. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European Countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.

Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football authorities and football fans the length and breadth of Scotland - we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all. We have heard of many instances where supporters have been proactive in promoting the anti-racism message, making it clear that racism and discrimination are not welcome at their club. We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.

Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPFL said "Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance. Our clubs have supported Show Racism the Red Card since season 2003/04 and once again, this united action in support of the campaign sends out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all."

The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the police to eradicate all forms of racist behaviour.

The Scottish FA, SPFL, SJFA and its clubs deplore all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated at Scottish FA, SPFL or SJFA matches.

Over the past year Show Racism the Red Card has faced major funding difficulties but we strive to continue our work. We are working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that going forward Scottish society and Scottish football is fair and inclusive for all.

Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.

Show your support for tackling racism:

Follow us on twitter @SRtRCScotland

Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/theRedCardScotland

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 October 2017 )
Wick 3 - Strathspey 0 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 14 October 2017
14th October 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  3 (Michael Macallum og 26, Danny Mackay 61, Steven Anderson 70)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Brandon Sinclair, Andrew Hardwick (Aidan Reid 79), Danny Mackay, Ross Allan, Richard Macadie (c) (Korbyn Cameron 79), Jack Halliday, Jack Henryycard, Sam Mackay (Alan Hughes 68), Steven Andersonycard, Marc Macgregor

Subs:  Aidan Reid, Korbyn Cameron, Alan Hughes, Danny McCarthy.    

  Strathspey F.C.   0

strathspeythistle_adidasTeam: Michael Macallum, Scott Hume (c), Euan Donaldson, Richard Finnisycard, Andrew Hay, David Ross, Nicolas Mochan, Cameron Lisle (Ashley Ballam 78), James Mcshane, Dominick Edwards (Andrew Reid 78), Adam Mcleod

Subs:  Andrew Reid, Ashley Ballam, Lee Wilson, Jack Farren

 Referee:  Billy Baxter
 Bookings:

 Steven Anderson
 Jack Henry
 Scott Hume

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Jack Henry
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos to follow

Wick went into this match missing 4 first team defensive and midfield regulars in Michael and Grant Steven, Gary Manson and Gordon McNab and for the first few minutes it looked like attack was going to be the new defence for the home team.

Within 3 minutes Ross Allan was allowed to drive down the left into the 18 yard box but his shot flew just over the bar. Within 3 minutes Sam Mackay found space at the left edge of the 6 yard box but his shot went just wide of the post and, a minute later, Steven Anderson beat Strathspey's Cameron Lisle down the left wing - switched play across the pitch to Andrew Hardwick who was about to shoot when flagged offside by the assistant referee.

The match then went through a battle of the midfield until, after 15 minutes Strathspey's Dominick Edwards broke down the left to the by-line and crossed the ball onto the penalty spot - Although the ball was initially cleared by Danny Mackay it was immediately returned into the box but as keeper Sean McCarthy came to collect the ball he was clattered in mid-air by Strathspey's Adam Mcleod.  Free kick to Wick.

A minute later a free kick for Strathspey saw the ball crossed into the penalty spot and once again Wick keeper Sean McCarthy was taken out mid-air by Adam McLeod. A free kick to Wick and a word of warning by referee Billy Baxter to the Strathspey defender.

Academy reverted to attacking mode and after a move down the left by Steven Anderson his ball found Sam Mackay whose curling shot just shaved the wrong side of the left post.  The next goal attempt for Wick came 5 minutes later when Danny Mackay met a Jack Halliday corner putting the ball just over the bar. Perhaps a sighter for what was to come in the second half.

Although Wick had had some good chances their first goal, when it came on 27 minutes, was more than a bit unfortunate for Strathspey  - Marc Macgregor flicked the ball towards goal from a cross in from Steven Anderson, Strathspey keeper Michael Macallum kicked the ball clear but his clearance ricocheted of defender Euan Donaldson and keeper Macallum could do nothing to stop the ball from crossing the line.

The next good chance for Academy came after a free kick was awarded to Wick 22 yards out and  Sam Mackay's strike crashed off the cross bar and cleared by Strathspey's Scott Hume.  Sam Mackay looked to be warming to the task and a few minutes later had a header from the edge of the 6 yard box tipped over the bar by the Strathspey keeper.

There was still time at the end of the first half for Strathspey to mount another attack of their own with New Zealander Dominick Edwards driving down the left but Wick's Andrew Hardwick stood his ground and after a tussle between the two players came away with the ball.

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 October 2017 )
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Monday, 09 October 2017

Results for Monday 9th October 2017

Football_No3
Football_No10
Football_No12
Football_No17
Football_No18

  No jackpot winner this week and Three £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,300

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 16th October 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 16 October 2017 )
Wick 2 - Brora 3 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 07 October 2017
 7th October 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  2 (Jack Halliday 30, Richard Macadie 51)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Andrew Hardwickycard(Michael Steven 84), Grant Steven (c) ,Danny Mackay, Ross Allan (Alan Hughes 84), Jack Halliday, Jack Henry, Gordon McNab (Sam Mackay 70), Richard Macadie, Steven Anderson, Gary Manson

Subs:  Michael Steven, Aidan Reid, Sam Mackay, Alan Hughes, Danny McCarthy.     

  Brora Rangers F.C.   3 (Martin Maclean 16, Paul Brindle 41, Scott Graham 75)

brorarangers_nike_homeTeam: Cameron Mackay, John Pickles, Ally Macdonald, Colin Williamson, Jamie Duff, Gavin Morrison, Scott Graham(Scott Lisle 84), Steven Mackay, Paul Brindleycard(Craig Gunn 70), Martin Macleanycard, Andrew Greig (Craig Campbell 63)

Subs: Scott Lisle, Ryan Paterson, Craig Gunn, Craig Campbell, William Counsell

 Referee:  David Watt
 Bookings:

 Paul Brindle 32
 Andrew Hardwick 68
 Martin Maclean 70

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Steven Anderson
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:   Match photos to follow

  Brora ran out 3 - 2 winners of the first North derby match of the season

  Heavy rain overnight had put the match in doubt but a pitch inspection mid morning confirmed the pitch playable and match went ahead after a minutes silence was held in memory of Nairn County player Calum Riddell who lost his battle with a brain tumour earlier in the week.

Full match report to follow

 

  

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 October 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 2nd October 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 October 2017

Results for Monday 2nd October 2017

Football_No2
Football_No3
Football_No9
Football_No11
Football_No15

  No jackpot winner this week and Seven £10 winner(s)

  Next jackpot will be £2,200

Pick any 5 numbers from 20

The next draw is on Monday the 9th October 2017

The full list of all winners can be read here. Details of the draw and how to buy tickets can be read here.
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 October 2017 )
Academy v Strathspey Re-Scheduled Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 October 2017

Academy v Strathspey Re-Scheduled 14th Oct

Wick Academy v Strathspey Thistle original scheduled for Wed 25th Oct has been brought forward to Sat 14th Oct.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 October 2017 )
University of Stirling 1 - Wick 0 Print E-mail
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Written by John Briskham   
Saturday, 30 September 2017
 30th September 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Falkirk Stadium
 University of Stirling FC

  1 (David O'Brien 1)

Stirling_Uni_AwayTeam:  Kevin Walker, Dominic Slattery, Alex Webb, Daniel Ashe, Ross Kellock, Lewis Hunter (c), Eachainn Miller(Angus Mailer 62ycard), David O'Brien, Chris Geddes, Paul McCafferty, Rory MacEwan.

Subs: Nathan Brown, Thomas Cowley, Lewis Bonar, Brett Landles, Angus Mailer, Kieran Hall, Craig Brown.     

  Wick Academy FC   0

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Danny Mackay, Ross Allanycard, Andrew Hardwick, Brandon Sinclair(Aidan Reid 84), Gary Manson (c), Gordon McNab, Jack Henry, Steven Anderson, Richard Macadie(Korbyn Cameron 71), Marc Macgregor.

Subs: Danny McCarthy, Aidan Reid, Korbyn Cameron.

 Referee:   David Dickinson
 Bookings:   Angus Mailer 65
  Ross Allan 90
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:   Match photos

Traveling without the services of Sam Mackay, Grant and Michael Steven, Academy were on the back foot as early as the second minute when, with their first attack, Stirling were able to find space down the left with Paul McCafferty -The University winger's pass found David O'Brien at the corner of the 6 yard box and he wasted no time in firing the ball past Wick keeper Sean McCarthy.  1 nil to the home team.

Academy regrouped quickly and Ross Allan and Steven Anderson both found space down the left but the Stirling defense were quick to snuff out the danger.

7 minutes in and Wick had appeals for a penalty waved away by referee David Dickinson when a Steven Anderson shot cannoned off the arm of Stirling defender Dominic  Slattery.

5 minutes later Steven Anderson brought out a good save by Uni keeper Kevin Walker when, after good work down the left wing, he cut into the 6 yard and unleashed a shot to the near post.  Walker was at full stretch to push the ball away for a corner.

Sean McCarthy was the next keeper called into action when a Stirling shot looked bound for the bottom corner of the net until the Wick keeper got down low to his right to push the ball into the path of Gordon McNab who turned and cleared the ball up field.

With Steven Anderson and Marc Macgregor operating down the left and Richard Macadie working down the right Wick were making progress up until the 18 yard box but much like the first fixture at Harmsworth Park actual goal chances were hard to come by and, it was University of Stirling who looked like increasing their lead after 30 minutes when a shot by Eachainn Miller had Sean McCarthy at full stretch once again to turn the ball away.

1 nil to the University of Stirling at half time

3 minutes into the second half and Stirling were on the attack again - Paul  McCafferty made a break down the left wing, cut into the edge of the penalty box, but his cross was just missed  on the penalty spot by the sliding Rory MacEwan .  Wick then came close to drawing level in the same minute when a 40 yard shot by Marc Macgregor had the Stirling keeper back peddling but the ball went agonizingly over the crossbar.

Then came the first of three times the woodwork came to the rescue of Academy - Paul McCafferty finding space inside the 18 yard box unleashed shot that crashed off Sean McCarthy's near post.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 October 2017 )
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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Scottish Cup Replay Falkirk Stadium

Wick Academy's Scottish Cup 1st round replay on Saturday the 30th September against the University of Stirling will take place at the Falkirk Stadium, 3pm kick-off.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 September 2017 )
Scoop Numbers 25th September 2017 Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 September 2017

Results for Monday 25th September 2017

Football_No2
Football_No7
Football_No8
Football_No10
Football_No12

  No jackpot winner this week and No £10 winner(s)

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Wick 2 v University of Stirling 2 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 23 September 2017
 23rd September 2017 - William Hill Scottish Cup R1  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  2 (Sam Mackay 67, Grant Steven 82)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Danny Mackay, Grant Steven (c) ,Gary Manson, Ross Allanycard, Jack Halliday, Gordon McNab (Sam Mackay 65), Jack Henryycard, Steven Anderson, Richard Macadie, Marc Macgregor

Subs: Korbyn Cameron, Brandon Sinclair, Michael Steven, Andrew Hardwick, Sam Mackay, Aidan Reid, Danny McCarthy.     

  University of Stirling F.C.   2 (Chris Geddes 58,Paul McCafferty 75)

Stirling_Uni_AwayTeam: Kevin Walkerycard, Dominic Slatteryycard, Alex Webb, Daniel Ashe, Kevin Keaneycardrcard, Lewis Hunter(c), Eachainn Miller, David O'Brien (Lewis Bonar 76), Chris Geddes (Kieran Hall 72), Paul McCafferty, Rory MacEwan (Angus Mailer)

Subs: Thomas Cowley, Lewis Bonar, Brett Landles, Angus Mailer, Kieran Hall, Craig Brown, Nathan Brown

 Referee:  Harry Bruce
 Bookings:

 Kevin Walker 24
 Ross Allan 27
 Kevin Keane 78, 81
 Jack Henry 84
 Dominic Slattery 88

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Jack Halliday
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos

A crowd of about 500 turned out on what was a  breezy day on the east coast for this first round William Hill Scottish Cup tie.

University of Stirling signalled their attacking intent within the first 2 minutes when a run down the right by Paul McCafferty found Rory MacEwan and his cross had to be blocked by Ross Allan for a corner.  The subsequent corner found Daniel Ashe on the left edge of the Wick 18 yard box and his goal bound shot needed a clearance off the goal line by Wick's Gary Manson.

Wick's first sight of goal game 2 minutes later when, after a driving run from the middle of his own half to the edge of the Stirling 18 yard box, Gordon McNab slipped the ball through to Jack Henry on the edge of the 6 yard area -his low cross was cut out by Stirling's Dominic Slattery just before Steven Anderson could strike.

Wick then had to weather a period of pressure from the visitors - Paul McAfferty, David O'Brien and Chris Geddes combining well through midfield to create several chances  - before the home team was able to fashion some goal action for themselves - A corner from the right was nodded on by Ross Allan, cleared away from the far post by Dominic Slattery but only to Marc Macgregor, whose shot from just inside the 6 yard box had the beating of Stirling keeper Kevin Walker but ran just wide of the far post.

The first main talking point of the match came after 24 minutes when Stirling keeper Walker left his box to clear the ball from the oncoming Richard Macadie.  Walker failed to clear and stopped the ball with his left hand instead.  Referee Harry Bruce and his assistant David Alexander conferred, and to Walker and the rest of his team's relief only a yellow card was brandished.  There was no joy for Wick from the resulting free kick as Richard Macadie's left foot strike curled just to the right of the far post.

Ross Allan was the next player so see yellow - for a tackle from behind on Rory MacEwen - but as with Wick, Stirling could not take advantage of the free kick as Chris Geddes shot went just wide of the post.

Honours even at the interval in what was despite the lack of goal an entertaining 45 minutes of football.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 October 2017 )
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Monday, 18 September 2017

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Tom McKenna New Academy Manager Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Tom McKenna Appointed As New Wick Academy Manager

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Wick Academy FC appoint Tom McKenna as Manager on a 2 year contract.

New Manager Tom McKenna comes to the Club with a lifetimes experience in both playing and coaching football.

Tom has played for numerous clubs in his career including; Rochdale, Airdrie, Stenhousemuir FC, and also played for Amu Zulu in the South African Premier League for 2 seasons.

Tom has been involved on occasion in his coaching capacity with WAFC for the last couple of years working with the Under 17's and this season has been involved with the first team squad. Prior to that he coached and managed in different capacities at Rochdale, Dundee University, Alloa and Clyde FC.

Vice Chairman Ewan Mackenzie commented "we are delighted to appoint Tom as manager, to have someone involved in your Club who currently holds an UEFA A licence as well as an UEFA Elite Youth A licence along with his vast experience in the footballing world made Tom an outstanding applicant and an obvious choice to take the reins as Manager" Ewan added " Now settled in Thurso, employment reasons took Tom to Caithness from the Central Belt and to have someone with his background on our doorstep was too good an opportunity to miss, we wish Tom all the success and good luck as we look forward to successful times again at Harmsworth Park".

Richard Hughes and Ross Suttar will remain in place as Tom's co-assistant managers.

Wick Academy FC would like to thank everyone who applied for the position.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 September 2017 )
Wick Academy 5 - Rothes 1 Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
16th September 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  5 (Marc Macgregor 47, 54, 60, Gordon McNab 77, Ross Allan 84)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Gary Manson, Grant Steven (c), Danny Mackay (Alan Sinclair), Ross Allan, Jack Halliday, Jack Henry (Brandon Sinclair), Gordon McNab, Steven Anderson (Korbyn Cameron), richard Macadie, Marc Macgregor

Subs: Brandon Sinclair, Alan Sinclair (T), Korbyn Cameron, Greg Mackay (T), Robbie McIvor(T), Danny McCarthy

  Rothes FC   1 (Bruce Milne 72)

rothes_stannoTeam: Darren McConnachie, Paul Macleod, Blair Maclennanycard, Rory Cooke, Bruce Milneycard, Steven Fraser (Christopher Brown), Craig Cormack (Kris Duncan), Jack Maleyycard, Jamie Wilson, Scott Davidson, James Mackay(James Fraser)

Subs: Kris Duncan, Stephen Rennie, James Fraser, Christopher Brown, Dale Wood, Robert Donaldson

 Referee:  Billy Baxter
 Bookings:

 Bruce Milne 7
 Blair Maclennan 68
 Jack Maley 86 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Marc Macgregor
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos to follow

Good passing football by both Wick and Rothes made the first half of this match an entertaining affair despite its lack of goals.  Lack of goals did not mean a lack of creativity or chances though -  and first to test a goalkeeper was Wick's Gordon McNab after 9 minutes when his low shot had Rothes keeper Darren McConnachie scrambling to his right to gather the ball.

Rothes immediately broke up field with the ball finding Scott Davidson inside the 18 yard box but Danny Mackay was quick enough to get a foot to the ball sending it out for a corner.  The next real chance fell to Wick after neat passing between Steven Anderson and Gordon McNab left McNab in space 12 yards out from goal - but the Academy man pulled his shot well wide of the post.

Despite the good football on show and the teams swapping attacks neither keeper was really troubled again until the 25th minute when Rothes Jamie Wilson made his way into the 18 yard box, turned defender Ross Allan, and unleashed a shot that had Wick keeper Sean McCarthy diving low to his right to push the ball away.

Academy were then straight back up the field with Steven Anderson powering down the left wing. He cut into the 6 yard box unchallenged but, while his left foot shot beat the Rothes keeper the ball ran just wide of the far post.

The best chance of the first half fell to Rothes' Craig Cameron on the half hour, when, after finding the gap between Wick's Jack Henry and Danny Mackay inside the penalty box, his right foot shot had Wick keeper Sean McCarthy beaten but the ball crashed back off the top of the right hand post.

Rothes gathered momentum , Ross Allan had a timely intervention on the edge of the box as Scott Davidson was about to shoot, the loose ball fell to Craig Cormack , but Jack Henry stretched in to knock the ball away from the toes of Cormack just as he was about to weave his way into a shooting position.

Half time 0 - 0

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 October 2017 )
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Development Loan players return to ICT Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wick Academy FC would like to confirm that the Inverness Caledonian Thistle players we had on a Development Loan contract, have been returned to their parent Club.

We would like to thank both Alasdair Stark and Aidan Wilson for their contribution, which included Alasdair picking up a MoM award earlier this season.   

  
Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 September 2017 )
Keith v WAFC 13th Sept Postponed Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Keith v Wick Academy 13th September - Match Postponed

Our game away to Keith has been postponed as Kynoch Park is waterlogged.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 September 2017 )
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Results for Monday 11th September 2017

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Last Updated ( Monday, 18 September 2017 )
Wick Academy 3 - Formartine United 2 Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 September 2017
 9th September 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  3 (Richard Macadie 18, 74, Gary Manson 84)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Ross Allan, Andrew Hardwickycard, Michael Steven (C)ycard, Danny Mackayycard, Jack Halliday, Gordon McNab, Gary Manson, Steven Anderson, Richard Macadie, Marc Macgregor(Jack Henry 81)

Subs: Korbyn Cameron, Aidan Reid, Brandon Sinclair, Jack Henry, Danny McCarthy.    

  Formartine F.C.   2 (Graeme Rodger 7. Scott Barbour 42)

formartineunited_adidasTeam: Ewen Macdonald, Calum Dingwell, Stuart Smith, Jaime Michie ycardrcard, Kieran Lawrence (Liam Burnett 67), Jevan Anderson, Graeme Rodger, Stuart Anderson(C)ycard, Scott Ferris (Connor Gethins 84), Archie Macphee, Scott Barbour(Max Berton 84)

Subs: Max Berton, Liam Burnett, Conor Gethins, Paul Lawsonycard

 Referee:  Dan McFarlane
 Bookings:  Andrw Harwick 41
 Michael Steven 61
 Danny Mackay 70
 Paul Lawson 75
 Jamie Michie 75, 81
 Stuart Anderson 90
 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Steven Anderson
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos

Academy started this one like they meant business - and the early breakthrough could have been their's as early as the  3rd minute when a Steven Anderson run and shot from the corner of the 18 yard box had the Formartine keeper Ewen Macdonald beaten, but the ball crashed off the cross bar and was cleared to safety. It was Formartine though that took the early lead on 8 minutes when a cross from the left found Graeme Rodger unmarked in front of Academy keeper Sean McCarthy and he calmly slotted the ball into the left corner of the net.

Academy continued to press and a powerful driving run by Steven Anderson was only ended on the edge of the penalty box when Scott Ferris clipped the Wick man's heels. Richard Macadie took the free kick but sent it high over the bar.

Wick were level by the 20th minute, after Mark Macgregor's drive through the penalty area was halted when he was bundled over by a combination of Jevan Anderson and Jamie Michie. Referee Dan McFarlane had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Richard Macadie coolly dispatched his penalty into the left corner of the net.

The teams traded attacks for the rest of the first half with both keepers called into action - Sean McCarthy at full stretch to pluck an Archie Macphee cross out of the air while Formartine keeper Ewen Macdonald had to punch the ball clear following a free kick whipped into the box by Wick's Gary Manson.

Formartine took the lead two minutes before the break when a crunching tackle from Wick's Andrew Hardwick gave the visitors a free kick 20 yards out, directly in front of goal. Scott Barbour curled his free kick over the Wick wall and although Sean McCarthy, at full stretch, managed to get a hand to the ball the shot had enough power to continue to the back of the net.

The second half continued much as the first with the teams swapping attacks - but it was Wick who found the net courtesy of another Richard Macadie penalty in the 74th minute. Referee Dan MacFarlane pointing to the spot after a Marc Macgregor shot was stopped by the outstretched arm of Formartine captain Stuart Anderson. Once again Macadie slotted the ball past the Formartine keeper to level the scores.

A bit of indiscipline crept into the Formartine game and, after a deliberate handball while on the ground, Jamie Michie picked up his second yellow card of the game.

Wick took advantage of the extra man and three minutes later a quick one two between Gary Manson and Gordon McNab found Manson in pace just inside the left corner of the 18 yard box - and his left foot shot rocketed past Ewen Macdonald in the Formartine goal to give the home side all three points.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 September 2017 )
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Monday, 04 September 2017

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Academy at home to University of Stirling Print E-mail
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Saturday, 02 September 2017

Wick Academy Home To Univeristy of Stirling in SC 1st Round

The draw for the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup took place today. Wick Academy welcome University of Stirling to Harmsworth Park, tie to be played on Saturday the 23rd September. The full draw is as follows:

Banks O'Dee v Huntly

Brora Rangers v Girvan

BSC Glasgow v Dalbeattie Star

Civil Service Strollers v Strathspey Thistle

Clachnacuddin v Fort William

Colville Park v Cumbernauld Colts

Deveronvale v Hawick Royal Albert

Edinburgh University v Lossiemouth

Edusport Academy v Rothes

Formartine United v Turriff United

Fraserburgh v Forres Mechanics

Gala Fairydean Rovers v Keith

Glenafton Athletic v Glasgow University or Threave Rovers

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale v Inverurie Loco Works

Nairn County v Whitehill Welfare

Selkirk v Gretna 2008

Spartans v Vale of Leithen

Wick Academy v University of Stirling

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 September 2017 )
Wick 6 - Lossiemouth 0 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Saturday, 02 September 2017
 2nd September 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  6 (Steven Anderson 9, 12, 80, Marc Macgregor 40, Gordon McNab 45, Sam Mackay 87)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Andrew Hardwick, Grant Steven(c) (Brandon Sinclair 20), Danny Mackay (Aidan Reid 76), Ross Allan (Sam Mackay 45), Jack Halliday, Gordon McNab, Marc Macgregor, Gary Manson, Steven Anderson, Richard Macadie

Subs: Korbyn Cameron, Sam Mackay, Aidan Reid, Brandon Sinclair, Danny McCarthy.    

  Lossiemouth F.C.  

lossiemouth_adidasTeam: Stewart Black, Ross Duncan (Logan Johnstone 45), Anthony Ross, Ally Bellingham, Ian Macrae, Aaron Mclean (Murray Bushall 65), Ross Archibald (Scott Dunn 62), Ryan Farquhar, Harry Noble, Kelvin Mackenzie, Liam Archibald

Subs: James Mclaren, Scott Dunn, Lewis Hendry, Connor Macauly, Murray Bushall, Logan Johnstone,

 Referee:  Ben Dempster
 Bookings:  
 Sponsors Man of the Match:  Sean McCarthy
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:  Match photos

An entertaining match was  played out in the sunshine at Harmsworth Park on Saturday afternoon.

Lossie got the match underway with the first attack of the afternoon after 2 minutes  but the final shot was deflected and went straight thru to Wick keeper Sean McCarthy.

Another attack by Lossie's Ryan Farquhar after 6 minutes as he drove into 18 yard box but a sliding Danny Mackay managed to block his shot and the ball went out for corner.

Academy made their first breakthrough after 7 minutes  - a cross in from the right found Steven Anderson at the left post in front of defender Ross Duncan, and Anderson's header back across the keeper hit the back of the net

Into the 11th minute and Academy were back on the attack, a ball in from the left looked to have fallen to Gordon McNab but Anthony Ross recovered well for Lossiemouth and he managed to get a toe to the ball as McNab was about to pull the trigger.

Lossiemouth's relief was short lived as a minute later, after good work by Marc Macgregor to hold the ball up in the penalty box, the ball broke to Steven Anderson who's shot from the 18 yard line flew past keeper Stewart Black and into the bottom right corner of the net.

Lossiemouth regrouped almost immediately and an attack by Ross Archibald down the right wing needed Danny Mackay at full stretch to clear the ball for a corner.

Twenty minutes and Wick's first substitution of the afternoon, when Grant Steven pulled up and was replaced by Brandon Sinclair.

The fans at Harmsworth Park were being treated to good attacking football by both teams and it was Lossie's turn to ramp up the pressure after 25 minutes when Kelvin Mackenzie drove forward and laid the ball off to Ross Archibald, but his rasping shot was met by the outstretched hand of Wick keeper Sean McCarthy as the ball was inches from crossing the line.

Next was a penalty claim for Wick as the ball appeared to bounce off the hand of Ian Macrae just inside the 6 yard box. Referee Ben Dempster waived away the appeals of the Academy players.

Straight back up the pitch for Lossiemouth and Ross Archibald unleashed another shot, only to be thwarted once again by a diving save to the right by Wick keeper McCarthy.  Lossie were first to the loose ball and it was returned to the middle of the box where a goal mouth scramble ensued.  Wick eventually cleared the ball with a combination of a point blank Sean McCarthy block and a Danny Mackay header from a close range shot from Lossie's Kelvin Mackenzie.

Lossiemouth didn't let up and just after the half hour mark Ross Archibald broke to the bye-line, pulled the ball back to Liam Archibald, only for his low shot to be blocked on the goal line by the inspired McCarthy, and cleared by Wick defender Andrew Hardwick.

Having soaked up the Lossiemouth pressure, Academy moved forward with some crisp passing play between Gordon McNab and Richard Macadie.  Macadie fed the ball through to Steven Anderson on the left,  Anderson , on a hat-trick, saw his shot beat keeper Stewart Black but rebound  off the far post and straight back to himself  - this time Anderson squared the ball across the goal for the waiting Marc Macgregor to tap in for Academy's third goal.

Wick pressed home their advantage and two minutes later Gordon McNab found himself in space at the corner of the 18 yard box, but his shot was well saved as Stewart Black dived to his left.

With a minute to half time Steven Anderson made another run down the left, crossed the ball to Gordon McNab who lashed the ball past the Lossie keeper at his near post.

Half time Wick 4 v Lossiemouth 0

Although half time score probably flattered Wick a little they were well deserving of their four goals and Lossiemouth must have been left scratching their heads as to how they still were not in this match and maybe even on level terms.

Second Half

Substitutions at half time:  Wick - Ross Allan off  Sam Mackay on  Lossiemouth - Ross Duncan off  Logan Johnstone on

The second half started off much as the first had ended with both sides trading attacking moves but as the match wore on Wick began to dominate play.

Steven Anderson was finding more space down the left and went on a strong run down the wing - but was tracked all the way by Anthony Ross who forced the Wick man to run out of space and the ball crossed the line for a goal kick.

On 50 minutes Richard Macadie made space for himself but his shot just crept over the crossbar with the Lossie keeper at full stretch. This was followed by some sharp passing between Gordon McNab and Marc Macgregor, but McNab's cross into the box was cut out by the Lossiemouth defence.  Academy were now attacking down both flanks and had Sam Mackay surging through the middle of the field but the Lossiemouth defense was standing firm, rebuffing every Wick attack.

Substitutions for Lossie 62 mins  Ross Archibald off Scott Dunn on   and 65 mins - Aaron Mclean off Murray Bushall on

Lossie's best chance of the second half came in the 75th minute when a cross in from the left  found no 24 unmarked in the middle of the 6 yard box but he scuffed what looked like a simple tap in wide of the left post.

76th minute substitution for Wick:  Danny Mackay off   Aidan Reid on

The Lossie keeper was called into action again in the 77th minute when a sweeping move across the pitch ended with a Steven Anderson volley, forcing a diving save from Stewart Black.

Steven Anderson completed his hat-trick with ten minutes to go - a drive through midfield by Sam Mackay  - pass to Steven Anderson - back to Sam Mackay - back to Steven Anderson and a low drive that beat the oncoming Stewart Black and the ball hit the back of the net.

Sam Mackay rounded off the scoring for Wick in the 86th minute courtesy of a Gary Manson shot from the left hand side of the penalty box that crashed off the bottom of the far post and rebounded into his path. Mackay teed himself up and his shot flew past Stewart Black.  Wick 6 Lossiemouth 0

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 September 2017 )
Nairn County 3 - Wick Academy 2 Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
 30th August 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Station Park, Nairn
 Nairn County FC

  3 (Dylan Mackenzie 37, 52, 81)

nairncounty_adidasTeam:  Ryan MacLeod, Jack MacLeanycard (Ewen Urquhart 86), Callum MacLean, Ryan Macdonald, Glenn Main ycard, Adam Porritt, Ross Naismith (Gary Kerr 60), Kenny McKenzie, Dylan MacKenzie(Max Ewan 91), Jordan Macrae, Cohen Ramsay

Subs: Max Ewan, Garry Kerr, Callum Ednie, Craig Munro, Ewen Urquhart, Dylan Maclean    

  Wick Academy FC   2 (Richard Macadie 31, Gordon McNab 35)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Andrew Hardwick, Michael Stevenycardrcard, Danny Mackayycard, Ross Allan, Jack Halliday, Jack Henryycardrcard, Gordon McNab, Gary Manson, Steven Andersonycard, Richard Macadie (Marc Macgregor 58)

Subs: Marc Macgregor, Brandon Sinclair, Aidan Reid, Korbyn Cameron, Danny McCarthy

 Referee:   Alan Proctor
 Bookings:

  Jack Henry 4, 84
  Glenn Main 32
  Michael Steven 41, 47
  Danny Mackay 73
  Jack MacLean 86
  Steven Anderson 88 

 Sponsors Man of the Match:  
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger: Match photos to follow

Reporter Ken Wood

Wick Academy are still seeking a first win of the season after surrendering a two goal lead and returning empty-handed from Station Park on Wednesday night. Goals from Richard Macadie and recent signing, Gordon McNab just after the half hour looked to have given the Scorries control of the game but Nairn striker Dylan MacKenzie soon reduced the deficit and went on to complete a hat-trick with goals early and late in the second half.

Eventually yellow cards counted against Academy who finished the game with nine players. Jack Henry committed only three fouls in the game and yet he got two yellow cards.

So Academy's frustration at failing to claim a point or three was compounded by double yellow cards for Michael Steven and Henry.

Central defender Grant Steven was missing with a recurrence of a ham-string problem while Sam Mackay was ruled out by work commitments.

Academy survived an early scare when in the third minute a close range header from Ryan MacDonald bounced down off the bar. The visitors soon recovered and Gary Manson drove a 30 yard free kick just wide of the post and McNab saw his 8 yard header headed off the line.

In the 30th minute, Ross Allan was tripped in the Nairn box after a surging run had taken him past two defenders. Macadie netted a text book penalty kick, driving the ball low into the corner of the net with keeper Ryan MacLeod diving the wrong way.

Within three minutes Wick doubled their lead. Steven Anderson played a one-two with Macadie on the right and MacLeod could only push his shot round the post. Allan's corner was headed away but quickly returned to the goalmouth by Jack Halliday and McNab drilled the ball into the net from 10 yards.

Three minutes later MacKenzie ran through the middle and steered the ball past the advancing Sean McCarthy to make it 2-1.

Two minutes into the second half Steven stood up to Kenny McKenzie as the Nairn attacker tried to go past him at the side of the box. Referee Alan Proctor judged it a foul and Steven, already booked in the first half, was given his marching orders.

The ten men almost scored a third goal when Allan delivered a free kick and Andrew Hardwick's glancing header dropped just wide.

In 52 minutes the home side were level after Jordan Macrae's low cross from the Nairn left was swept into the net by MacKenzie.

It gave Nairn a boost to get their equaliser but even after that Academy created more chances than the home team and defended well to restrict them to long range efforts.

Academy forced a series of corners but were caught out by a quick counter-attack in the 80th minute. Keeper MacLeod sent a long clearance to Macrae who slipped it to MacKenzie for the Nairn striker to net the winner and complete his hat-trick.

Moments later Wick were reduced to nine men when Henry was booked for a sliding tackle near the half way line.

Substitute Marc MacGregor broke through but delayed his shot and had to settle for a corner from which Anderson's glancing header flashed wide.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 October 2017 )
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Monday, 28 August 2017

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Last Updated ( Monday, 04 September 2017 )
Wick Academy 1 - Turriff United 1 Print E-mail
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Written by Melanie Roger   
Monday, 28 August 2017
 26th August 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  1 (Gordon McNab 73)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Brandon Sinclair, Grant Steven (C) ycard, Danny Mackay, Ross Allan, Jack Halliday, Sam Mackay, Gordon McNab, Gary Manson, Steven Anderson, Richard Macadie

Subs: Korbyn Cameron, Marc Macgregor, Jack Henry, Andrew Hardwick, Aidan Reid (U), Alan Hughes (T), Danny McCarthy.    

  Turriff United F.C.   1 (Scott Miller 16)

turriffunited_nike_awayTeam: Kevin Main, Owen Cairns (David Ross 83), James Chalmers, Darren Wood (Calum Reid 86), Cameron Bowden, Christopher Herdycard, David Booth, Kevin Flett, Louis Myers, Scott Millerycard, Allen macKenzie

Subs: Ryan Botell, Nikolas Wozniak, David Ross, Calum Reid, Robert Allan, Jordi Walker, Aaron Sherman 

 Referee:   Filippo Mazzoni
 Bookings:   Christopher Herd 71
  Scott Miller 75
  Grant Steven 92
  
 Sponsors Man of the Match:   Gordon McNab
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger: Link to match photos

Academy started this one off with a positive approach and within 3 minutes had a Danny Mackay shot from a Sam Mackay cross blocked by a Turriff defence. Turriff replied immediately with a run down the left by Allen Mackenzie but his cross fell safely into hands of Wick keeper Sean McCarthy.

In the 9th minute Gordon McNab made space for himself on the left edge of the 6 yard box and his shot had Turriff's Kevin Main diving to his right to smother ball.  Turriff moved into the ascendency towards the end of the first quarter and a long pass found Louis Myers on the left wing - he drove to the by-line, his cutback found the gap between Wick keeper Sean McCarthy and defender Danny Mackay but David Booth at the far post could not make contact for the visitors.

The Academy defence was coming under increasing pressure and when another attack down the Turriff left allowed a shot from the edge of the box by Louis Myers, Grant Steven had to be on hand to  make an all-important block.

The Turriff breakthrough came in the 16th minute - a driving run down the left wing saw Allen Mackenzie get past Brandon Sinclair and his cross was met with a low drive by Scott Miller which beat keeper Sean McCarthy to his right. 1 nil Turriff.

Academy regrouped and pressed forward - after 25 minutes a flurry of action in the Turriff penalty area saw Darren Wood block a Steven Anderson shot from 6 yards, Cammy Bowden clear the ball to the edge of the 18 yard box, only for Richard Macadie to return ball straight back in, but Wick could not find the final touch and the ball was eventually collected by Kevin Main.

Another chance for Wick on the half hour but a header at back post by Danny Mackay flew over the bar.

On the half hour Jack Halliday was caught by a trailing elbow from Scott Miller and play was brought to a halt for a few minutes.  The resulting Wick free kick came to nothing and Turriff made a break, the ball finding Louis Myers at the edge of 18 yard box, but the onrushing Sean McCarthy did enough to put the Turriff man off his shot.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 September 2017 )
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Wick Academy FC Manager Vacancy - Applications Invited. Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 August 2017
Wick Academy FC invite applications for a Part Time Manager or Part Time Player/Manager for the vacant position with the Club.
 
Please note applicants must meet SFA Club Licence criteria with at least a 1.3 Coaching in the Game qualification or be in the process of achieving it.
 
Salary package by negotiation.
 
Please apply either by email, enclosing full CV to: marked for attention of Club Chairman or Club Secretary