Wick Academy 0
Formartine Utd 1
League


Wick Academy
0 - 1
Formartine Utd 

League
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Graeme Rodger (90)

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Paul Lawson

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Jack Henry
Craig Gunn
Marc MacGregor
David Allan
Gordon MacNab
Grant MacNab
Kevin Main
Jonathan Crawford
Kieran Lawrence
Stuart Anderson
Craig McKeown
Jevan Anderson
Archie MacPhee
Graeme Rodger
Garry Wood
Aaron Norris
Andrew Greig

Bench
Jack Halliday
Richard Macadie
Grant Aitkenhead
Mark Macadie
Alan Hughes
Sam Mackay
Gordon Clark
Joseph Macpherson
Paul Lawson
Liam Burnett
Stuart Smith
Scott Ferries
Conor Gethins
Ewen Macdonald

Substitutions
Alan Hughes for Gordon MacNab (61)
Sam Mackay for Grant MacNab (61)
Jack Halliday for Marc MacGregor (67)
Conor Gethins for Kieran Lawrence (67)
Liam Burnett for Aaron Norris (78)
Scott Ferries for Andrew Greig (78)

Cautions
Grant MacNab (39)
Danny Mackay (77)
Danny Mackay (90)
Archie MacPhee (7)
Stuart Anderson (57)

Red Cards
Danny Mackay (90)
None.
Match Officials

Craig Macrae (Referee)
Molly Alexander & Duncan Nicolson (Assistants)




Match Report


Formartine United took advantage of a late red card to Danny Mackay to hit an injury-time winner and consign Academy to a second defeat over the festive period.
The Scorries struggled to create any clear chances but defended resolutely and the game appeared to be drifting towards a goalless draw before Graeme Rodger's late strike.
Manager Tom McKenna made two enforced changes to his side, with Ross Allan and Andrew Hardwick replaced by Gordon MacNab and Craig Gunn. Sixteen-year old Mark Macadie, brother of Richard, made his first appearance on the bench.
Academy started positively and Marc Macgregor twice tested Formartine keeper Kevin Main within the opening 10 minutes - first when he scuffed a shot straight at Main after being set up by a driving run down the right from Davie Allan, and then seeing an edge-of-the-box effort comfortably held.
With Wick sitting deep in clear defensive blocks of four and five, the visitors took control after that and passed up several decent opportunities to take the lead.
Archie Macphee found himself with a clear look at goal a quarter of an hour in but he somehow poked wide of Sean McCarthy's left-hand post, and Rodger followed that moments later by guiding a shot wide of the same spot.
After coming through that tough 15-minute spell, it was Academy who threatened next when, after a great spin in midfield by Grant MacNab, the ball came through for Macgregor whose shot was blocked by Main.
Academy made a tactical switch with Craig Gunn and Davie Allan swapping wings and Gordon MacNab moving upfield to partner Macgregor up top. The move failed to pay dividends as Wick couldn't trouble the away defence throughout the half, Davie Allan coming closest to goal when he skewed his shot wide after a one-two with Macgregor.
Formartine similarly struggled to break down a well-drilled home defence, but they smelled blood when Mackay was given a second yellow card in the last minute after a collision with substitute Scott Ferries.
It was another Formartine sub who played a key role in the winner when Liam Burnett skipped past Craig Gunn to the by-line and cut back for the unmarked Rodger, who had the simple task of tapping it home.

Click on the link below to read a newspaper report for this match.

Match report written by Mel Roger


Click here to view newspaper report.

Newspaper extract from John O' Groat Journal - 4th January 2019.




Squad Statistics (as at December 29th, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 20 - 156 -
Michael Steven28 16225115
Danny Mackay27 1811285
Marc MacGregor24 20911133
Gordon MacNab24 2454211
Jack Henry27 213373
Alan Farquhar30 21 - 3034
Gary Manson35 25662146
Grant MacNab27 6 - 201
Craig Gunn31 2257234
David Allan29 248337143
Sam Mackay (sub)29 13 - 312136
Alan Hughes (sub)23 16 - 874
Jack Halliday (sub)24 215689


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at December 29th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 19 18 0 1 +53 54
2. Fraserburgh 21 16 1 4 +57 49
3. Brora Rangers 19 16 0 3 +48 48
4. Formartine Utd 20 15 2 3 +32 47
5. Inverurie Locos 22 13 4 5 +32 43
6. Forres Mech 21 14 1 6 +29 43
7. Buckie Thistle 20 10 2 8 +19 32
8. Huntly 20 9 2 9 +3 29
9. Deveronvale 22 9 1 12 -8 28
10. WICK 20 8 3 9 +9 27
11. Keith 20 7 4 9 -6 25
12. Rothes 20 7 3 10 +9 21
13. Turriff United 21 6 3 12 -11 21
14. Strathspey 20 6 3 11 -18 21
15. Nairn County 19 6 2 11 -6 20
16. Clachnacuddin 19 4 3 12 -22 15
17. Lossiemouth 22 1 0 21 -88 3
18. Fort William 21 0 2 19 -132 -7

Manager's Programme Notes


Sixteen-year old Mark Macadie, brother of Richard, made his first appearance on the bench today for Wick Academy.