Rothes 0
Wick Academy 1
League


Rothes 

0 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 17th, 2007
Mackessack Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Shane Sutherland (63)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Stevie Dunn
Steven Sim
Kevin Shortreed
David Christie
Nathan Sharp
Allan Stephen
Chris Grant
Mark Taylor
Kenny Hendry
Kevin Collins
Grant Milne
James More
David Mowat
Shaun Sinclair
Andrew MacLeod
Gary Farquhar
Stewart Ross
Gary Manson
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
David Cowie
Shane Sutherland

Bench
George Massie
Mark Wood
Ian Macrae
Ian Wheeler
Mark Adam
Martin Sinclair
Martin Sutherland
Bryan McKiddie
Sandy Sutherland

Substitutions
George Massie for Kevin Shortreed (75)
Mark Wood for Kevin Collins (75)
None.

Cautions
Allan Stephen (73) None.

Red Cards
None. Shaun Sinclair (64)

Match Officials

Steven Duff (Referee)





Match Report


Wick Academy move up one league place today, going above Brora, after beating Rothes by a single goal in a game full of incident and talking-points. Titchie was lone-manager as Zeeky was at a wedding. We also had 3 key players missing due to injury; Martin Gunn, Craig Shearer and Stuart Sinclair.

With 10 minutes gone Wick had a lucky escape when James More handled the ball outside of his box. To everyone’s amazement referee Duff awarded Rothes a free-kick, and More escaped without even a booking.

Shortly afterwards Wick were denied a stone-wall penalty after a Rothes defender handled the ball in the box.

Wicks best chance of the half fell to Gary Weir, who showed good skill lifting the ball over the Rothes keeper. The ball was parried back to him but unfortunately pulled his right foot shot wide of an empty net, when he really should have scored.

Wick also had a seemingly good goal chalked off for off-side. It came from a defensive mix-up in the Rothes box, when keeper Dunn’s kick-out hit the back of Nathan Sharp. The ball fell to Gary Manson, who squared to Shane Sutherland who slotted home, but referee Dunn gave the off-side decision.

Rothes finished the half the strongest, and forced several corners, James making a fantastic point-blank save from one of them to keep the game scoreless at half time.

Half Time 0 – 0

Wick started the second half with a blustery wind behind them and they scored their winner with just over a hour gone. Following a good break out of defence, Gary Weir had a shot on goal that came back off a defender, and Academy’s 16 year old striker Shane Sutherland picked up the re-bound and scored. The lines-man flagged for off-side, but referee Duff waved that aside and awarded the goal.

0 - 1

Referee Duff caused more controversy with 64 minutes gone, when he gave Shaun Sinclair a straight red card. It came from a tangle of bodies in the Academy box, and Grant Milne appeared to throw a punch at Sinclair.Words were exchanged between Sinclair and the referee, and Duff sent Sinclair off for foul and abusive language

Rothes pressured 10 man Academy right to the final whistle, but couldn’t find an equaliser, so Academy take all 3 point in a welcome away win.

Full Time 0 – 1

Match report written by Alastair Ross



Squad Statistics (as at March 17th, 2007)


2006/2007 All Time
Age
James More (GK)18 18 - 24 -
Andrew MacLeod - 2511735
Shaun Sinclair - 23 - 46 -
David Mowat - 211621
Gary Manson23 22220014
Stewart Ross - 20 - 728
Gary Farquhar - 2437720
Richard Macadie19 275575
Shane Sutherland - 175175
David Cowie - 2611317
Gary Weir9 2569815






League Table (as at March 17th, 2007)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Huntly 22 15 2 5 +30 47
2. Keith 21 15 2 4 +29 47
3. Deveronvale 23 14 3 6 +33 45
4. Buckie Thistle 21 13 6 2 +22 45
5. Inverurie Locos 21 14 3 4 +18 45
6. Cove Rangers 22 12 4 6 +16 40
7. Nairn County 23 10 4 9 +11 34
8. Rothes 22 10 0 12 -4 30
9. Fraserburgh 20 8 5 7 +6 29
10. Clachnacuddin 24 8 5 11 +4 29
11. Forres Mech 22 6 4 12 -5 22
12. WICK 21 6 1 14 -25 19
13. Brora Rangers 24 6 1 17 -45 19
14. Lossiemouth 23 2 4 17 -33 10
15. Fort William 17 2 0 15 -57 6