Rothes 2
Wick Academy 1
League


Rothes 

2 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Mackessack Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Allen MacKenzie (81)
Allen MacKenzie (83)
Craig Gunn (44)

Team Managers
Steven MacDonald Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Robert Donaldson
Ashley Ballam
Alisdair Stark
Bruce Milne
Jamie Duff
Dale Wood
Steven Anderson
Fraser Robertson
Craig Cormack
Jack Maley
Allen Mackenzie
Sean McCarthy
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Craig Gunn
Richard Macadie
Aiden Reid
Sean Campbell
Kuba Koziol
Alan Hughes
Ross Allan

Bench
Gary Kerr
Joao Rodrigues
Kris Duncan
Ewan Neil
Alan Kerr
Charlie Christie
Grant Aitkenhead
Greg Mackay
Mark Macadie
Gordon Clark

Substitutions
Ewan Neil for Ashley Ballam (55)
Gary Kerr for Fraser Robertson (65)
Kris Duncan for Craig Cormack (69)
Mark Macadie for Alan Hughes (66)
Grant Aitkenhead for Kuba Koziol (77)
Greg Mackay for Aiden Reid (85)

Cautions
Allen MacKenzie (84) Ross Allan (48)
Danny Mackay (87)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Liam Duncan (Referee)
Davy Robertson & Will Adam (Assistants)





Match Report


Despite having to field three trialists, Wick Academy looked set to return from Mackessack Park on Saturday with three points until a late quick-fire double from Allen Mackenzie turned the game on its head.
Ex-Academy striker Steven Anderson had a great chance six yards in front of goal but Sean McCarthy dashed smartly off his line to make a point-blank save.
The match burst into life midway through the first half with a spell of end-to-end play. Jakob Koziol displayed nifty ball control to lob Rothes keeper Robbie Donaldson but his effort landed just behind the bar.
Danny Mackay headed away a Jack Maley free kick before Alan Hughes saw his well-struck 25-yard effort held by Donaldson.
A Craig Cormack volley deflected low to McCarthy’s left but the Wick keeper dived to smother the ball.
Craig Gunn and Richard Macadie combined well with a vintage one-two and Gunn warmed Donaldson’s hands with a stinging shot.
Approaching half-time, McCarthy was kept busy saving a shot from Anderson and scrambling away a looping header from Mackenzie.
The Scorries swooped straight upfield to snatch the lead a minute before the break. Koziol flew up the right wing and pushed the ball ahead of Gunn, who swept it under Donaldson’s despairing dive.
Shortly after the break Academy almost doubled their advantage. All three central de-fenders went forward to meet Gunn’s corner from the right and Aidan Reid’s powerful downward header was fumbled by Donaldson and bounced off the base of the post.
The Speysiders posed no serious threat until the 80th minute when Anderson and Cormack set up a chance for Mackenzie, who fired in the equaliser.
Two minutes later Mackenzie ran 20 yards up the Rothes left to rifle a shot high into the far top corner of the net.
Academy fought back but a 25-yard lob by Richard Macadie rebounded off a post with the keeper stranded.
Despite two successive away defeats, Academy could seal a seventh-place finish with a win against Keith this Saturday.

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, April 10, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at April 6th, 2019)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 29 - 165 -
Danny Mackay28 2311335
Aiden Reid20 1 - 9 -
Sean Campbell22 1 - 1 -
Alan Hughes23 24 - 944
Alan Farquhar31 31 - 3134
Ross Allan25 10121711
Richard Macadie31 337523194
Gary Manson35 36663146
Kuba Koziol23 2 - 3 -
Craig Gunn31 3068035
Greg Mackay (sub)17 4 - 5 -
Grant Aitkenhead (sub)17 6 - 6 -
Mark Macadie (sub)16 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at April 6th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 31 27 3 1 +85 84
2. Brora Rangers 31 25 3 3 +85 78
3. Fraserburgh 33 25 1 7 +81 76
4. Formartine Utd 31 21 5 5 +57 68
5. Inverurie Locos 33 19 6 8 +47 63
6. Forres Mech 32 20 3 9 +35 63
7. WICK 30 14 5 11 +12 47
8. Buckie Thistle 32 13 6 13 +14 45
9. Huntly 32 13 6 13 -9 45
10. Rothes 32 12 8 12 +15 41
11. Deveronvale 33 13 2 18 -9 41
12. Keith 31 10 6 15 -3 36
13. Nairn County 32 11 3 18 -8 36
14. Turriff United 33 9 4 20 -17 31
15. Strathspey 32 9 3 20 -40 30
16. Clachnacuddin 30 6 6 18 -28 24
17. Lossiemouth 33 2 2 29 -109 8
18. Fort William 31 0 2 29 -208 -7