Forres Mech 2
Wick Academy 2
League


Forres Mech 

2 - 2

Wick Academy


League
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Mosset Park
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Aaron Hamilton (9)
Stuart Soane (60)
Ross Allan (70)
Gordon MacNab (76)

Team Managers
Charlie Rowley Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Stuart Knight
James Ross
Graham Fraser
Martin Groat
Andrew MacRae
Jordan Milne
Robert Duncanson
Aaron Hamilton
Allan MacPhee
Calum Howarth
Stuart Soane (C)
Sean McCarthy
Craig Gunn
Sam Mackay
Ross Allan
Gary Manson
Jack Halliday
Ryan Campbell
Richard Macadie
Alan Hughes
David Allan
Jonah Martens

Bench
Ross MacPherson
Logan Ward
Owen Paterson
Joe Gauld
Callum Johnston
Simon Allan
Adam Crighton
Gordon MacNab
Mark Macadie
Ben Sinclair
Kuba Koziol
Gordon Clark

Substitutions
Simon Allan for Calum Howarth (76)
Callum Johnston for Stuart Soane (74)
Gordon MacNab for Alan Hughes (69)
Ben Sinclair for Richard Macadie (74)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Will Smith (Referee)
Gavin Dearie & David Milligan (Assistants)






Match Report


“A joy to watch” was Wick Academy boss Tom McKenna’s verdict after a second-half come-back at Forres secured a point.
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.
McKenna felt the overall performance was the best he had seen in a long time. He said: “At 2-0 down you’d be forgiven for thinking it would be a case of déjà-vu from last season [when Forres won 4-0].
“We were very competitive before that and we created as many chances as they did in the first half.
“The team we had out was not the tallest and we were doing our best not to give away too many set-pieces. But, sure enough, we did concede a corner which they took full advantage of to take the lead.
“What pleased me, though, was the way the boys kept at it and were very supportive towards each other.
“At half-time we had a good, positive chat only for Forres to hit us with a body blow by getting their second goal.
“That could so easily have worked against us but the boys were outstanding. We absolutely battered Forres after that – they couldn’t get out of their own half.
“Ross got one back and then Gordy popped up to bring us level – truth be told, we were a wee bit disappointed that we didn’t go on and win it.
“The level of performance and the intensity shown by the boys made you feel proud. It has been a long time since I last saw us playing like that – it was a joy to watch.”
The result leaves Academy sitting 11th in the table.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Fri, September 13, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 2019)


2019/2020 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)26 9 - 177 -
Ryan Campbell20 1 - 71
Jack Halliday25 617612
Richard Macadie32 92536197
Gary Manson35 9 - 64346
Ross Allan26 9122812
Alan Hughes24 9 - 1075
Sam Mackay30 92334142
Jonah Martens24 7 - 7 -
Craig Gunn32 959340
David Allan30 41350146
Ben Sinclair (sub)17 1 - 3 -
Gordon MacNab (sub)25 816215


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at September 11th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Fraserburgh 8 7 1 0 +25 22
2. Buckie Thistle 8 7 0 1 +12 21
3. Brora Rangers 7 6 0 1 +24 18
4. Inverurie Locos 7 6 0 1 +16 18
5. Nairn County 7 5 1 1 +4 16
6. Formartine Utd 7 5 0 2 +16 15
7. Rothes 7 4 1 2 +10 13
8. Keith 8 4 1 3 -11 13
9. Strathspey 8 3 1 4 -5 10
10. Forres Mech 7 2 2 3 +3 8
11. WICK 7 2 2 3 -8 8
12. Deveronvale 6 1 1 4 -6 4
13. Turriff United 8 1 1 6 -15 4
14. Fort William 6 1 0 5 -14 3
15. Lossiemouth 7 1 0 6 -18 3
16. Huntly 7 0 1 6 -16 1
17. Clachnacuddin 7 0 0 7 -17 0