Wick Academy 0 - Huntly 3 - HLC
|16th November 2019 - Highland League Cup - Round 1|
|Wick Academy FC|| 0
Team: James More, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar, Sam Mackay, Ross Allan, Ryan Campbell, Jack Henry, Jack Halliday(Mark Macadie 73), Alan Hughes (Colin Macrae 61), Craig Gunn, David Allan.
Subs: Richard Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Mark Macadie, Kuba Koziol, Colin Macrae, Lewis Gallacher.
| Huntly FC
|| 3 (Kai Ross 46, Paul Esslemont 49, Cai Matthew 92)
Team: Euan Storrier, Logan Johnstone, Glenn Murison, Ross Still, Kai Ross, Reece McKeown (Marcel Czurlyo 85), Liam MacDonald(Calum Reid 73), Paul Esslemont(Cai Matthew 73), Ashley Ballam, Bradley Manson, Christopher Hay.
Subs: Marcel Czurylo, Cai Matthew, Calum Reid, John Graham Farquhar.
|Bookings:|| Liam MacDonald (50)
Ross Still (53)
David Allan (70)
Jack Halliday (73)
Bradley Manson (85)
Calum Reid (90)
|Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger||Link to match photos - To Follow|
|Match Highlights||Link to match highlights|
Wick Academy made the semi-final of the Highland League Cup last season, but any hopes of a good cup run this year were dashed by visitors Huntly who ran out 3-0 winners. The drawn for round two was made in the Harmsworth Park boardroom after the game, and Huntly have been rewarded with a home tie against Brora Rangers.
Academy had the bulk of possession in the first half with both sides having half-chances and Academy had a fair shout for a penalty when Craig Gunn looked to have been clipped in the box.
Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Huntly 0
A slack pass out of defence right at the start of the second half was punished by Kai Ross for the opening goal.
Paul Esslemont was free in the box three minutes later to head home a free kick.
Academy pushed hard in the last 20 minutes to try to get back in the game but just couldn’t pull a goal back, and with everyone up Huntly broke down-field on a three-on-one break and Cai Matthews put the icing on their cake.
Full Time - Wick Academy 0 - Huntly 3
Man of the match as chosen by match sponsor H&D Calder Fish Merchants was Sam Mackay. Sam is pictured receiving his trophy from Bruce Foubister