2 - 5
HL Cup (1st Round)
Scott Matheson (pen.) (50)
Craig Donaldson (77)
David Cowie (34)
Richard Macadie (45)
Gary Manson (57)
Bryan McKiddie (65)
Gary Weir (90)
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Shawn Scott for George Russell (66)
Stuart Macgregor for Jamie Bagley (81)
Stuart Lanberton for Sean McIntosh (84)
Shaun Sinclair for Richard Macadie (73)
Michael Steven for Alex Lamb (84)
Ciaran Duffy for Nigel MacKenzie (90)
Craig Donaldson (39)
Scott Matheson (57)
Shawn Scott (83)
Stewart Ross (50)
David Watt (Referee)
Just kicked off at Lossie. Stevie Cunningham gets the nod today ahead of Shaun Sinclair, and Academy's latest signing Michael Steven makes the bench.
30 minutes gone and the score is still 0-0. Davie Cowie has had the ball in the net but the referee ruled it off-side, which was a bit of a puzzler as the lines-man didn't flag.
34 minutes gone and Academy take the lead. Manson took a throw-in on the left to MacKenzie. He laid the ball off to Macadie who whipped in a wicked left foot cross into the Lossie 6 yard box where Davie Cowie was on hand to volley home from 4 yards out.
0 - 1
On the stroke of half-time Academy double their lead, Manson fired a ball into the box. Weir stepped over it and it ran through to Macadie. He went one-on-one with keeper McConnachie and finished with some style slotting the ball inside his left hand post from 15 yards out.
0 - 2
Half Time 0 - 2
With 5 minutes of the second half played Lossie manage to pull a goal back. Michael Smith played a long ball over the top of the Academy defence. Sean McIntosh ran onto it in the Academy box and he was fouled by Stewart Ross. Referee Watt pointed to the spot, and Scott Matheson converted the spot-kick low to Mores left hand corner.
1 - 2
It doesn't take the Scorries long to re-gain their 2 goal advantage. Academy are awarded a free kick 20 yards from the Lossie goal. Stewart Ross rolled the ball to Gary Manson and he smashed a shot on target that took a flick off a Lossie defender and flew into the net past keeper McConnachie.
1 - 3
With 65 minutes on the clock Academy extend their lead. Cunningham drove down the right wing and crossed to Weir who got a shot off on target. Keeper McConnachie saved it but couldn't hold the ball and Bryan McKiddie pounced to stick the ball home from close range.
1 - 4
77 minutes played and the Coasters pull a goal back. They are awarded a soft free-kick on the left. Matheson swung it in to the Academy box and Craig Donaldson was first to the ball and headed home.
2 - 4
Academy go nap when new signing Michael Steven cut across the edge of the Lossie box and fired a shot on target. Keeper McConnachie parried it out and the ball landed at Gary Weir's feet and he side-footed home from 12 yards out.
2 - 5
Full Time 2 - 5
This win earns Academy a home tie in the next round on the 21st March against the winners of the InverurieCove game.
Match report written by Alan Farquhar
|James More (GK)||20||12||-||72||-|
|Shaun Sinclair (sub)||-||22||-||100||-|
|Michael Steven (sub)||19||1||-||1||-|
|Ciaran Duffy (sub)||-||1||-||1||-|