Match Highlights - WAFC v Clachnacuddin - 21st Dec 2019

Highlights of Wick Academy v Clachnacuddin - Breedon Highland Football League. 21st December 2019.

Wick Academy 1 - Clachnacuddin 1. Link to Match Stats.

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Wick Academy 1 - Clachnacuddin 1

 21st December 2019 - Breedon Highland Football League
 Wick Academy FC  1 (Jack Henry 17)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Gordon Clark, Colin Macraeycard, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Gary Mansonycard, Ryan Campbell, Jack Henryycard(Richard Macadie 65), Jack Hallidayycard, David Allan, Sam Mackay (Mark Macadie 79), Gordon MacNab (Alan Hughes 65).

Subs:  Richard Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Mark Macadie, Alan Hughes, James More.

  Clachnacuddin FC
 1 (Scott Graham 6)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Jake Williamson, Ryan Mackintoshycard, Michael Finnisycard, Sean Webb (Martin Macdonald 13), Eachinn Miller, John MacAskillycard, Alastair Gillies, Martin Callum (James Anderson 78), John Cameron, Scott Graham, Ross Logan.

Subs: Martin Macdonald, Thomas Lewis, James Anderson, Ronan McBride.

 Referee:   Billy Baxter
 Bookings:   Jack Henry (44)
  John MacAskill (45)
  Ryan Macintosh (56)
  Michael Finnis (57)
  Gary Manson (63)
  Jack Halliday (87)
  Colin Macrae (91)
 Reporter:   John Briskham & Alan Hendry (John O' Groat Journal)
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Academy welcomed ex-player Sandy McLeod and his Clachnacuddin side to Harmsworth Park today and the sides shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Craig Gunn picked up a knock in the Deveronvale game at the end or November which he’s not yet fully recovered from so he didn't make the squad. Sean McCarthy was a late call-off through illness so Gordon Clark started between the sticks.

Scott Graham smashed home the opening goal on 6 minutes after picking up the ball after it had re-bounded off the Academy wall during a Clach free-kick. 11 minutes later Jack Henry levelled the scores with his seventh goal of this campaign.

Gordie MacNab and Ryan Campbell both came close to finding the net and keeper Jake Williamson had a great first-half save to thwart McNab as Academy hunted for their second.

Neither side in truth though seemed to have the cutting edge today in front of goal to find a winner and the game ended at 1-1.

Clach forged ahead in their first attack, with six minutes gone, after being awarded a free kick on the edge of the box in a central position. Graham’s dead-ball attempt was charged down by the wall, but the rebound fell kindly for him and he hooked a dipping shot into the net to the left of the diving Gordon Clark.

The equaliser on 18 minutes owed much to the determination and persistence of Sam Mackay. He battled for possession on the right, close to the by-line, and just as the midfielder looked to have been crowded out he managed to win the ball back. It was played across the edge of the box taking a small flick off a Clach defender before Henry struck an unerring left-foot shot beyond Jake Williamson into the bottom corner.

It was Academy’s first goal at Harmsworth Park for more than three months – since Richard Macadie completed the scoring in the 5-1 victory over Lossiemouth on September 14.

Ryan Campbell was off target with a long-range effort after a marauding run down the left by Gary Manson, linking up with Davie Allan.

Allan was involved again in another fast-paced attack as he put Gordon MacNab through, but the striker’s low effort was blocked by Williamson with his feet.

Academy won a free kick on the edge of the box after a foul on Mackay by Michael Finnis. Mackay took the kick himself but dragged it just wide.

An incisive move on the right culminated in Campbell playing the ball across the face of goal and Jack Halliday looked certain to score from point-blank range. However, he was denied either by a bobble or by the slightest of touches from a backtracking defender – or a combination of both.

Half Time – Wick Academy 1 – Clachnacuddin 1

The visitors carved out a series of half-chances early in the second half. Martin Callum latched on to a loose ball and his opportunist strike trundled just past a post, a free kick by Callum was nodded wide by Finnis, then Ross Logan broke clear but lost control.

The sponsors’ man of the match trophy went to Ryan Campbell, who impressed with his ball-winning ability and intelligent distribution.

Full Time – Wick Academy 1 – Clachnacuddin 1

Man of the match as chosen by match sponsor Bremner Fishing Company was Ryan Campbell. Ryan is pictured receiving his trophy from Rhona Bremner

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Match Highlights - Formartine United v WAFC - 14th Dec 2019

Highlights of Formartine United v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 14th December 2019.

Formartine United 1 - Wick Academy 2. Link to Match Stats.

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Formartine United 1 - Wick Academy 2

 14th December 2019 - Breedon Highland Football league
  Formartine United FC  1 (Conor Gethins 43)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Kevin Main, Jonathan Crawford, Stuart Smith (Garry Wood 75), Stuart Anderson (C), Craig McKeown, Darryn Kelly, Graeme Rodger, Kieran Lawrence, Conor Gethins (Aaron Norris 80), Daniel Park, Scott Lisle (Gary McGowan 75).

Subs:  Michael Clark, Liam Strachan, Aaron Norris, Wayne Macintosh, Gary McGowan, Garry Wood, Errol Watson.

  Wick Academy FC
  2 (Ryan Campbell 31, Gordon MacNab 53)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Sean McCarthyycard, Colin Macrae, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Gary Manson, Ryan Campbell, Jack Hallidayycard, Jack Henryycard(Grant Aitkenhead 80), David Allan, Sam Mackayycard(Alan Hughes 75), Gordon MacNab,

Subs: Kuba Koziol, Grant Aitkenhead, Mark Macadie, Jonah Martens, Alan Hughes, Gordon Clark.

 Referee:   Filippo Mazzoni
 Bookings:   Sam Mackay (49)
  Jack Henry (75)
  Sean McCarthy (81)
  Jack Halliday (84)
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Wick Academy made the long trip to North Lodge Park today and came way with a 2-1 win. The result was a repeat of last year’s away match.

Ryan Campbell opened the scoring in the 31st minute, but Conor Gethins pulled the sides level just before the interval.

Gordon MacNab scored the winner in the 53rd minute to take all three points north. The result was Academy’s first victory since their 1-0 win away to Inverurie Locos on the 2nd of November.

Wick took the lead shortly after the half-hour mark. Ryan Campbell started the move chipping the ball forward to Davie Allan. Allan hit the burners beating Kieran Lawrence and got to the bye-line before cutting the ball back to the middle of the penalty area for Campbell to follow in and sweep the ball home with his left peg.

The Scorries were unable to hold out until half-time, however, with striker Conor Gethins heading United level on the stroke of the interval after Academy had failed to clear the ball out of defense.

Half Time – Formartine United 1 – Wick Academy 1

Academy’s winner came in the 53rd minute. Davie Allan sent in a deep cross from the right flank that went over the top of Jonathan Crawford. Gordon McNab took it down on his chest before swiveling and firing past keeper Kevin Main.

Graeme Rodgers forced a good save by McCarthy who used his feet to clear the 20 yard shot.

The homes side pressed for the equalizer but couldn’t find it so the result moves Wick to within a point of Formartine.

Full Time – Formartine United 1 – Wick Academy 2

Match Highlights - Deveronvale v WAFC - 30th Nov 2019

Highlights of Deveronvale v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 30th November 2019.

Deveronvale 1 - Wick Academy 1. Link to Match Stats.

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