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Saturday, 18 February 2017

 18th February 2017 - Scottish Highland Football League  Bellslea
 Fraserburgh F.C.

  1 (Gary Harris 88 Pen)

fraserburgh_ZeusTeam: Joe Barbour, Marc Dickson(Paul Campbell 79), Bryan Hay, Ryan Cowie, Ryan Christie, Stuart Taylor, Jamie Beagrie, Scott Henryycard, Gary Harris, Graham Johnston(Ryan Combe 65), Marc Lawrence.

Subs: Paul Campbell, Greg Buchan, Michael Rae, Nathan Stuart, Aidan Combe, Dean Cowie, Edward Flinn.

  Wick Academy F.C.

 1 (Sam Mackay 20 Pen)

WAFC_EV2_Away_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Grant Stevenycard, Michael Stevenycard, Danny Mackayycard, Ross Allan(James Pickles 75), Sam Mackayycard, Gary Manson, Steven Andersonycard, Richard Macadie(Andrew Mackay 79), Gary Weir, Ross Maciver.

Subs: James Pickles, Andrew Mackay, Gordon Connelly, Danny McCarthy.

 Referee:  Dan McFarlane
 Bookings:  Sam Mackay 41
 Grant Steven 49
 Danny Mackay 58
 Scott Henry 62
 Michael Steven 75
 Steven Anderson 90
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Penalties in either half from Sam Mackay and Gary Harris sees Fraserburgh and Academy battle out a 1-1 draw.

The Scorries looked like heading for their 11th away win in this year's campaign after Sam Mackay's spot kick gave them the lead midway through the first half. But in a dramatic finale, Gary Harris kept his nerve to beat Sean McCarthy from 12 yards as Fraserburgh stole a point right at the death.

Harris caused Wick's defence problems throughout the game and had a golden chance to give the hosts the lead at 14 minutes when his well-struck shot was well saved by McCarthy who tipped the ball around the post.

Wick took the lead in the 20th minute when Ross County teenager Ross MacIver, who is on loan from the SPL club, was fouled in the penalty box by Bryan Hay. Sam Mackay kept his cool to fire the ball past Joe Barbour from the spot with his 19th goal of the season.

0 - 1

Fraserburgh almost equalised two minutes later when Graham Johnston saw his shot cleared off the goal-line to allow Academy to go into the interval with a slender one goal lead.

Half Time - Fraserburgh 0 - Wick Academy 1

McCarthy had to be at his best to keep out a lusty strike from Scott Henry while at the other end, Mackay went close to getting his second of the game when his shot crept inches past the post.

MacIver continued to impress during his loan spell and almost grabbed his first goal for the club when he beat several defenders to steal into the box, but he fired his shot wide of the target.

Academy defended well in the second half but were unable to see out the game and in the final minute Grant Steven was judged to have pulled Harris' shirt in the box to concede the penalty which former Turriff United and Deveronvale frontman Harris duly converted.

1 - 1

Academy could have won the match in injury time when Steven Anderson's spectacular volley flew just over, leaving the sides having to settle for a share of the spoils.

Full Time - Fraserburgh 1 - Wick Academy 1

The draw keeps Academy fifth, ahead of Fraserburgh on goal difference and with a game in hand on the Buchan outfit.

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