Forres Mechanics 2 - Wick Academy 2

 11th September 2019 - Breedon Highland Football league
  Forres Mechanics FC  2 (Aaron Hamilton 9, Stuart Soane 60)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Stuart Knight, James Ross, Graham Fraser, Martin Groat, Andrew MacRae, Jordan Milne, Robert Duncanson, Aaron Hamilton, Allan MacPhee, Calum Howarth (Simon Allan 76), Stuart Soane (C) (Callum Johnston 74).

Subs:  Ross MacPherson, Logan Ward, Owen Paterson, Joe Gauld, Callum Johnston, Simon Allan, Adam Crighton.

  Wick Academy FC
  2 (Ross Allan 70, Gordon MacNab 76)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Sean McCarthy, Craig Gunn, Sam Mackay, Ross Allan, Gary Manson, Jack Halliday, Ryan Campbell, Richard Macadie (Ben Sinclair 74), Alan Hughes (Gordon MacNab 69), David Allan, Jonah Martens.

Subs: Gordon MacNab, Mark Macadie, Ben Sinclair, Kuba Koziol, Gordon Clark.

 Referee:   Will Smith
 Bookings:   None
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 Match Highlights   Match highlights

Aaron Hamilton and Stuart Soane had put the Can-Cans two up inside an hour in Wednesday night’s Highland League clash at Mosset Park only for Academy to come roaring back.

A goalmouth scramble resulted in Ross Allan reducing the deficit before Gordon MacNab’s close-range finish earned a 2-2 draw.

The opening goal of the game came in the 9th minute. Forres won a corner that was initially blocked but fired in again. Aaron Hamilton got in front of Ross Allan and he powered home a header past McCarthy from 4 yards out.

Andrew MacRea did well battling to steal the ball from Sam Mackay at the corner flag. He crossed to the back stick for Calum Howarth but he couldn’t direct his header on target.

Robert Duncanson sent a high ball into the Academy box which McCarthy rose to collect, but he dropped the ball at the feet of Stuart Soane and had to scramble back to prevent him turning the ball home.

Half Time – Forres Mechanics 1 – Wick Academy 0

Jonah Martens volleyed an Academy corner towards goal but a ricochet took it wide of target.

The Can-Cans second goal came on the hour when Aaron Hamilton send a deep cross to the far post. Stuart Soane ghosted in unmarked and got his head to the ball before McCarthy, sending it looping into the air and into the net.

10 minutes later Academy were back in the game. A corner was headed down into the ground by Sam Mackay. Ross Allan pounced on it and stuck it home past keeper Stuart Knight.

6 minutes later and the scores were square. A deep cross to the Forres back post was kept in play and fell to Gordon MacNab. He took a touch and tipped the ball up into the air and then smashed home with a low right footed drive.

Academy pushed for the winner. Martens headed over the bar and Halliday had a shot that went inches past the outside of the post. Keeper Knight also denied Davie Allan with a good block with his feet.

Full Time - Forres Mechanics 2 – Wick Academy 2