1 - 3
|Darren Duncan (51)||
Gary Weir (13)
Gary Weir (20)
Sam Mackay (80)
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)
Michael Gillespie (25)
Chris MacLeod (25)
Andy Martin (90)
Sam Mackay (90)
Graham Fraser (Referee)
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
|Michael Gray (GK)||-||7||-||12||-|
|Bryan McKiddie (sub)||-||13||-||145||5|
|James Mackay (sub)||-||5||-||17||-|