Huntly 0 - WAFC 2
|18th October 2014 - Scottish Highland Football League||Christie Park|
Team: Fraser Hobday, Blair Johnston, Gary Davidson, Alexander Thoirs(Mark Gray 44), Sam McKenzie, Mark Lawson, Adam McNamee(Lewis Ingram 79), Murray McCulloch, Callum Dunbar, Thomas Johnston(Sam Harrison 32), Neale Davidson.
Subs: Russell Guild, Lewis Ingram, Sam Harrison, Vilius Markaravicius, Mark Gray, Craig Dorrat.
Wick Academy F.C.
|2 (Lukasz Geruzel 36, Steven Anderson 52)|
Team: Sean McCarthy, Michael Steven, Ross Allan, Alan Farquhar, Grant Steven, Grant Campbell, James Pickles, Richard Macadie, Davie Allan(Alan Hughes 85), Steven Anderson(Gary Weir 80), Lukasz Geruzel(Stevie Cunningham 88).
Subs: Gary Manson, Stevie Cunningham, Gary Weir, Jack Halliday, Alan Hughes, James More.
|Bookings:|| Sam McKenzie 18
Mark Lawson 26
Lukasz Geruzel 34
Neale Davidson 66
Grant Campbell 72
Davie Allan 78
Academy travelled to Huntly today and claimed 3 points with a 2-0 win that lifts the Scorries to the top of the table. It is Academy's 9th league win on the bounce. Brora didn't play today as they have the North of Scotland Cup final tomorrow against Elgin City. As such they are a point behind us with two games in hand. Formartine also stay a point behind us but they also have a game in hand.
Lukasz Geruzel put Academy into the half time break with a single goal advantage and Steven Anderson then put the result beyond doubt when he chalked up his 5th goal in the last 3 outings.
Academy's first chance came from a great passing move. Michael Steven fed the ball up the right flank to Steven Anderson. He played a one-two with Davie Allan who laid it to Pickles. He in turn set up Richard Macadie but Macadie's shot flew just wide of the target.
Sam McKenzie was booked on 18 minutes for taking down Davie Allan on the edge of the Huntly box. Macadie took the free kick but Huntly keeper Fraser Hobday made a comfortable catch.
On the half-hour the Scorries created another chance. Davie Allan managed to sprint to the Huntly bye-line and delivered a great cross. Steven Anderson looked as if he was going to get a tap-in but a Huntly defender managed to get a touch on the ball and it was cleared as far as Michael Steven 30 yards from goal. He put his laces through the ball but his effort went just over the top of the cross-bar.
In the 36th minute Academy opened the scoring. Grant Campbell took the ball out of defence and played it up the left wing for Richard Macadie. He hit the by-line and fired a low cross into the Huntly box and it took a flick off Anderson before falling to Geruzel. The big Polish striker took a touch, composed himself and stuck it home from 6 yards out for his 8th league goal of the season.
0 - 1
4 minutes before the half-time break Davie Allan conceded a free-kick on the edge of the Academy box. Adam McNamee stepped up and took the free-kick but his effort whistled over the top of the Academy cross-bar. A Neale Davidson shot was then deflected for a corner as Huntly finished the half on the front foot.
Half Time - Huntly 0 - Wick Academy 1
From the restart Huntly carved out another chance. A long ball punted up the right flank found substitute Sam Harrison who turned inside Alan Farquhar but his left foot shot was high and wide of the Academy goal.
Academy scored their second goal of the game on 52 minutes. The move started with Geruzel who picked the ball up just inside the Wick half. He played a cross-field pass to Davie Allan who hit the burners, drove up the right and into the Huntly box and squared across goal for Steven Anderson who had a simple tap in. The goal was Anderson's 5th in the last 3 games.
0 - 2
2 minutes past the hour mark Huntly came close to pulling a goal back. Neale Davidson delivered a good cross from the left and Callum Dunbar got his head to the ball but it was deflected just wide for a corner.
Academy controlled the game to the end making their quota of substitutes and take the 3 points back up the A9.
Full Time - Huntly 0 - Wick Academy 2
Academy's next game is away to Nairn County next Wednesday night the 22nd October.