Fort William 1
Wick Academy 3
League


Fort William 

1 - 3

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Claggan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Darren Duncan (51) Gary Weir (13)
Gary Weir (20)
Sam Mackay (80)

Team Managers
Danny Conlon Davie Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Stewart Gray
Darren Duncan
Lewis Campbell
Andy Martin
Ian Foggo
Michael Gillespie
Danny MacKintosh
Mark Gillespie
Sean Ellis
Chris MacLeod
Iain Maclellan
Michael Gray
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Craig Shearer
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Stevie Cunningham
David Allan
Gary Weir

Bench
David Forbes
Farquhar MacRae
Logan Barker
Steven Lopez
Robert Lewandowski
Gordon Clark
Shaun Sinclair
Stewart Ross
Bryan McKiddie
James Mackay

Substitutions
Farquhar MacRae for Ian Foggo (46)
Logan Barker for Darren Duncan (63)
David Forbes for Iain Maclellan (74)
Bryan McKiddie for Gary Weir (82)
James Mackay for Stevie Cunningham (86)

Cautions
Michael Gillespie (25)
Chris MacLeod (25)
Andy Martin (90)
Sam Mackay (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)





Match Report


Scorries boss Davie Kirkwood makes one change to the squad that faced Keith last weekend with Gary Weir getting the nod in place of Stewart Ross. Fort William miss Michael Ellis through suspension and Sean Grant, Darren Quigg and Jonathan Hewitt are unavailable.

It's a bright crisp day at Claggan Park and the game has just kicked off.

Academy open the scoring in the 13th minute. Davie Allan is played through the middle of the Fort defence and goes one-on-one with keeper Stewart Gray. He squared the ball to Gary Weir and his shot is deflected into the net by Ian Foggo.

0 - 1

Academy double their advantage on 20 minutes. A long ball is played over the top to Stevie Cunningham. He took it down and a Fort defender got his foot in but the ball broke to Weir and he curled a right foot shot into the top right hand corner of Gray's net. That goal was Weir's 65th league goal for Academy making him the 2nd equal league goal scorer with Martin Gunn.

0 - 2

25 minutes played and Academy win a free-kick 25 yards from Goal. Macadie took it and lifted it over the wall but the Fort keeper Gray made a comfortable save.

Fort's Michael Gillespie is booked for a deliberate hand-ball and Chris MacLeod followed him into referee Graham Fraser's book for his protests.

Half-time 0 - 2

Fort make a change at the start of the second half with Farquhar MacRae coming on for Ian Foggo.

The home side start the second half in good form and pull a goal back after 51 minutes. They win a corner on the left which is swung into the box. Weir failed to clear properly and the ball fell to defender Darren Duncan 25 yards from goal and he unleashed a pile-driver which Gray got a hand to but couldn't prevent hitting the back of the net.

1 - 2

End to end stuff with 10 minutes left but neither side are making any further clear cut chances.

10 minutes left on the clock and Mackay played Davie Allan in up the inside right. Allan drove into the box with ball at feet and got a shot on target but keeper Gray had come to narrow the angle and saved well with his knees deflecting the ball out for a corner kick.

Macadie fired in the corner and keeper Gray punched it back to him. Macadie rifled it back in and keeper Gray came for the ball again but collided with a defender and could only half clear the ball which fell for Sam Mackay 20 yards from goal and he hit a first time volley that bulged the net to restore Academy's two goal advantage.

1 - 3

Kirkwood makes a few changes within a five minute period with McKiddie coming on for Weir, and James Mackay replacing Cunningham.

Andy Martin and Sam Mackay have a coming together in the final minutes and both pick up a yellow card.

Full Time 1 - 3

The 3 points today lifts the Scorries up one place in the league into 10th slot.

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at January 28th, 2012)


2011/2012 All Time
Age
Michael Gray (GK) - 7 - 12 -
Grant Steven19 191191
Michael Steven21 152372
Ross Allan18 13 - 451
Craig Shearer - 19241558
Stevie Cunningham - 231113334
Richard Macadie24 23523883
Alan Farquhar24 21 - 93 -
Sam Mackay22 20108237
Gary Weir14 18925889
David Allan22 201211553
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 13 - 1455
James Mackay (sub) - 5 - 17 -






League Table (as at January 28th, 2012)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Forres Mech 20 16 2 2 +37 50
2. Cove Rangers 22 15 3 4 +33 48
3. Nairn County 20 10 7 3 +24 37
4. Buckie Thistle 22 11 4 7 +16 37
5. Fraserburgh 21 11 4 6 +3 37
6. Deveronvale 20 11 3 6 +23 36
7. Huntly 19 10 2 7 +1 32
8. Lossiemouth 21 10 2 9 +1 32
9. Inverurie Locos 19 10 1 8 +10 31
10. WICK 20 9 3 8 +11 30
11. Turriff United 22 9 3 10 -1 30
12. Keith 17 9 2 6 +15 29
13. Formartine Utd 21 7 6 8 +1 27
14. Clachnacuddin 17 6 3 8 +1 21
15. Rothes 18 6 1 11 -21 19
16. Brora Rangers 23 4 2 17 -48 14
17. Fort William 17 1 1 15 -53 4
18. Strathspey 21 0 1 20 -53 1