Wick Academy 5
Lossiemouth 1

Wick Academy
5 - 1

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Harmsworth Park. Att. 290
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gary Manson (pen.) (26)
David Allan (39)
Craig Gunn (44)
Gordon MacNab (63)
Richard Macadie (73)
Ryan Stuart (4)

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Joe Russell

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Ryan Campbell
Gary Manson
Danny Mackay
Craig Gunn
David Allan
Gordon MacNab
Kuba Koziol
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
Ben Sinclair
Trevor Dear
Scott Wilson
Liam Archibald
Scott Gordon
Jack Macarthur
Ryan Stuart
James Leslie
Connor Mccauley
Ross Elliot
Baylee Campbell
Kris Duncan

Richard Macadie
Ross Mackay
Jonah Martens
Mark Macadie
Grant Aitkenhead
Alan Hughes
Gordon Clark
Ryan Sewell
Callum Clark
Scott Campbell
Michael Weir
Brodie Allen
Stewart Black

Richard Macadie for Ross Allan (46)
Alan Hughes for Kuba Koziol (65)
Mark Macadie for Gordon MacNab (75)
Ryan Sewell for Ross Elliott (60)
Michael Weir for James Leslie (75)
Brodie Allen for Kris Duncan (83)

Ross Allan (30)
Jack Macarthur (12)
Ross Elliott (27)
Trevor Dear (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Proctor (Referee)
Barry Stuart & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)

Match Report

The heavy rain and 45 mph gale forecast for Wick at 3pm on Saturday failed to materialise. However, after an early setback Academy served up a storm of their own for the Harmsworth Park faithful.

The Scorries found the net five times and also hit the woodwork three times.

Ryan Stuart shocked the home fans in the fifth minute when he controlled a through ball and drilled it low into the net at the bottom end.

Academy came close to an equaliser on the quarter-hour when the ball struck Jack MacArthur’s arm and Craig Gunn fired the free kick past the Lossie wall only to see it bounce down off the bar.

After a careless back pass deceived keeper Trevor Dear, Gunn sent a corner from the left over the heads of players jostling near the penalty spot. Ross Elliot was booked for pushing as Gary Manson prepared to take the spot-kick.

Dear moved too quickly to save at the base of his left post and, after consulting his assistant, referee Alan Proctor ordered a retake. This time Manson drove it to the keeper’s right for a 27th-minute equaliser.

The Scorries went ahead after 39 minutes when Davie Allan steered the ball low past Dear.

A minute before the break Allan set up a chance for Gunn, who netted from the six-yard line.

Half Time - Wick Academy 3 - Lossiemouth 1

For the restart, Richard Macadie replaced Ross Allan who had been both injured and cautioned late in the first half.

The first chance came at the top end where Sean McCarthy saved a Connor Macaulay drive at his left-hand post.

Manson was eager to attack down the left and the Academy veteran had a shot deflected for a corner before delivering a cross past the face of the goal.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was Ryan Campbell’s swerving left-foot 30-yard thunderbolt which rebounded off the inside of the junction of post and bar.

Desperate point-blank blocks denied Gordon MacNab and then Macadie’s rebound effort.

However, Academy’s fourth goal arrived in the 63rd minute, MacNab volleying the ball low to Dear’s right.

Ten minutes later MacNab’s cutback was joyfully converted by Macadie to complete the nap hand.

The action continued thick and fast. Allan chased the ball down to the goalmouth and Dear denied him but was then booked for a petulant push on the Academy forward.

Alan Hughes was racing down the right beating opponents at will during his first 10 minutes on the park before moving inside to lash a 20-yard effort against the face of the bar.

Mark Macadie, introduced on the left, also relished the opportunity to run at the Lossie defence, though he was floored by a sliding tackle. Gunn’s free kick flew past the back post.

Lossie’s third sub, Brodie Allen, also tried to make an impact, going close with a couple of shots in the final minutes.

Full Time - Wick Academy 5 - Lossiemouth 1

The win will boost the squad’s confidence for Saturday’s Scottish Cup first-round tie at Inverurie, though the management team will no doubt be hoping for the return of a few of the more experienced players to bolster the defence.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Sun, Sept 15, 2019.

Squad Statistics (as at September 14th, 2019)

2019/2020 All Time
Sean McCarthy (GK)26 10 - 178 -
Danny Mackay28 6 - 1425
Gordon MacNab25 926316
Ryan Campbell20 2 - 81
Sam Mackay30 102335142
Gary Manson35 10164447
Ross Allan26 10122912
Ben Sinclair17 2 - 4 -
David Allan30 52351147
Kuba Koziol24 7 - 11 -
Craig Gunn32 1069441
Richard Macadie (sub)32 103537198
Alan Hughes (sub)24 10 - 1085
Mark Macadie (sub)16 1 - 5 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at September 14th, 2019)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 9 8 0 1 +16 24
2. Fraserburgh 9 7 2 0 +25 23
3. Brora Rangers 8 7 0 1 +26 21
4. Formartine Utd 8 6 0 2 +19 18
5. Inverurie Locos 8 6 0 2 +14 18
6. Nairn County 8 5 2 1 +4 17
7. Rothes 8 5 1 2 +12 16
8. Keith 9 4 2 3 -11 14
9. WICK 8 3 2 3 -4 11
10. Strathspey 8 3 1 4 -5 10
11. Forres Mech 8 2 2 4 0 8
12. Turriff United 9 1 2 6 -15 5
13. Deveronvale 7 1 1 5 -8 4
14. Fort William 7 1 0 6 -18 3
15. Lossiemouth 8 1 0 7 -22 3
16. Huntly 8 0 2 6 -16 2
17. Clachnacuddin 8 0 1 7 -17 1