Wick Academy 2
Nairn County 0
League


Wick Academy
2 - 0
Nairn County 

League
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Harmsworth Park. Att. 350
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Marc MacGregor (44)
Sam Mackay (72)
None.

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Ronnie Sharp

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Jack Henry
Marc MacGregor
David Allan
Gordon MacNab
Sam Mackay
Dylan MacLean
Ryan MacDonald
Cohen Ramsay
Callum MacLean
Glenn Main
Fraser Dingwall
Max Ewan
Adam Naismith
Angus Day
Adam Porritt
Kenny McKenzie

Bench
Craig Gunn
Richard Macadie
Greg Mackay
Mark Macadie
Alan Hughes
Ross Allan
Gordon Clark
Jack Maclean
Liam Shewan
Callum Ednie
Gregg Main
Ewen Urquhart
Seamus McConaghy
James Kendall

Substitutions
Alan Hughes for Gordon MacNab (61)
Richard Macadie for Jack Henry (67)
Ross Allan for Danny Mackay (75)
Liam Shewan for Angus Day (61)
Gregg Main for Adam Porritt (61)
Ewen Urquhart for Kenny McKenzie (75)

Cautions
Michael Steven (35)
David Allan (77)
Adam Porritt (62)
Glenn Main (77)
Glenn Main (81)

Red Cards
None. Glenn Main (81)
Match Officials

Gordon Seago (Referee)
Barry Stuart & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Wick Academy extended their un-beaten run in the Highland League to seven games with a 2-0 victory over Nairn County at Harmsworth Park on Wednesday night.
Marc Macgregor set the Scorries on their way with a well-taken opener on the stroke of half-time, and Sam Mackay added the second after an unfortunate slip by Nairn keeper Dylan MacLean. It was the ideal way for Academy to bounce back from their 3-1 de-feat in Saturday’s Highland League Cup semi-final at Cove.
Sean McCarthy returned in goal but otherwise Tom McKenna stuck with the team that finished the cup tie at Balmoral Stadium.
Nairn looked lively in the early stages and kept Academy pinned in their own half for most of the opening 20 minutes. Wick began to pick up the pace and Mackay saw an effort on goal spin just wide after a slick build-up involving Macgregor and Davie Allan.
A minute before the break, Mackay burst through on a solo run but saw his angled drive drift beyond MacLean’s left-hand post.
Academy made the break-through with the last action of the first half. Macgregor twisted and turned before confidently dispatching a low shot into the net from the edge of the box.
After 73 minutes Allan crossed to Mackay, whose volley was blocked. Mackay was not to be denied, however, as seconds later he took advantage of a disastrous miskick by MacLean and had the straightforward task of slotting the ball into the unguarded net.
The home side saw out the rest of the game comfortably enough. Nairn’s night went from bad to worse when Glenn Main was sent off with 10 minutes to go after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession.
Academy remain unbeaten in the league in 2019 and will look to extend that sequence when they entertain Buckie on Saturday.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Fri, March 22, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 2019)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 26 - 162 -
Danny Mackay28 2211325
Michael Steven29 23325716
Andrew Hardwick26 195586
Gordon MacNab24 3285014
Marc MacGregor24 261111735
Alan Farquhar31 28 - 3104
Sam Mackay30 213319139
Gary Manson35 33662846
Jack Henry27 284444
David Allan29 308342143
Alan Hughes (sub)23 23 - 944
Ross Allan (sub)25 7121411
Richard Macadie (sub)31 307520194






League Table (as at March 20th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 28 25 2 1 +74 77
2. Brora Rangers 29 24 2 3 +82 74
3. Fraserburgh 31 24 1 6 +82 73
4. Inverurie Locos 32 18 6 8 +45 60
5. Formartine Utd 28 18 5 5 +46 59
6. Forres Mech 30 19 2 9 +31 59
7. WICK 27 13 5 9 +16 44
8. Buckie Thistle 28 13 4 11 +18 43
9. Deveronvale 31 11 2 18 -11 35
10. Huntly 28 10 5 13 -13 35
11. Rothes 28 10 6 12 +13 33
12. Turriff United 30 9 4 17 -14 31
13. Keith 28 8 6 14 -17 30
14. Strathspey 28 9 3 16 -27 30
15. Nairn County 28 9 2 17 -10 29
16. Clachnacuddin 26 5 5 16 -27 20
17. Lossiemouth 31 2 2 27 -106 8
18. Fort William 27 0 2 25 -182 -7