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Friday, 17 July 2015

Pre-Season Friendlies Roundup

Orkney AFA 0 - Wick Academy 6 - Every year Wick Academy play Orkney for the Ken Green Cup. The venue alternates each year between Orkney and Caithness. This year it was played at the Pickaquoy Centre and Academy ran out 6-0 winners. Gary Weir bagged a hat-trick, Richard Macadie got a brace and Grant Campbell also got on the score sheet. The squad is pictured opposite with the Ken Green cup.

Wick Academy 2 - Clyde 1 - Wick Academy entertained Barry Ferguson's Clyde in a Wednesday night fixture and a battling performance against the League 2 side saw the Scorries run out deserving 2-1 winners

Academy took the lead on 20 minutes when Michael Steven whipped in a cross from the right wing which Weir nodded past John Gibson with a great header.

Four minutes later, Wick were awarded a penalty when James Pickles was hauled down in the box by Chris Mitchell as they competed to reach Michael Steven's free kick. Richard Macadie sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot to double the hosts' lead.

Mitchell almost made amends shortly afterwards when his 30-yard strike forced Sean McCarthy to divert the ball around the post.

Clyde pulled one back just after the half-hour when Mark Roberts played Mitchell's corner into the six-yard box to give Ross Fisher a simple tap-in from close range.

Clyde could have equalised minutes later when Scott McLauchlan darted through the heart of the Academy defence before his powerful shot from 12 yards cannoned back off the post.

The second half exploded into life when David Marsh clattered Sam Mackay with a tough tackle. A melee ensured which resulted in Marsh and Gary Weir picking up bookings from referee Simon Maclean.

In the next attack Davie Allan could have made it 3-1 for Academy when he broke free of the defence to run onto a route one punt from goalkeeper McCarthy but Allan shot straight at Gibson.

Clyde threw everything at Academy in the second half and almost found an equaliser when Scott Ferguson capitalised on Wick indecisiveness in defence, stealing the ball off Grant Steven but his shot hit the post from close range.

Clyde continued to press for an equaliser when Scott Linton's inch-perfect cross found the diving head of Archie Campbell who headed just wide from six yards.

Ten minutes from time, Sean Higgins thought he had restored parity when he smashed home Steven Brisbane's cross from close range but was ruled to be offside. The Academy defence stood strong against the onslaught and deservedly took the scalp of their league 2 opponents.

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