Wick Academy 2
Nairn County 1
League


Wick Academy
2 - 1
Nairn County 

League
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 450
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
David Allan (53)
Richard Macadie (pen.) (61)
Anthony Wallace (26)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Michael Steven
Grant Campbell
Grant Steven
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Calum Antell
Sean Webb
Glenn Main
Bradley Helsman
Martin Macdonald
Andrew Skinner
Kenny McKenzie
John Cameron
Robert Duncanson
Gregg Main
Anthony Wallace

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
James Pickles
Marc MacGregor
Gary Manson
Ross Naismith
Alan Pollock
Sam Urquhart
Callum Maclean
Andrew Hardwick
Sam Maclean

Substitutions
James Pickles for Alan Farquhar (54)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (66)
Gary Manson for Richard Macadie (89)
Alan Pollock for Bradley Helsman (62)
Sam Urquhart for Anthony Wallace (76)
Ross Naismith for Kenny McKenzie (81)

Cautions
None. Robert Duncanson (38)
Robert Duncanson (42)
Andrew Skinner (60)
Gregg Main (85)
Glen Main (89)

Red Cards
None. Robert Duncanson (38)
Calum Antell (93)
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)
Gavin Dearie & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Academy chalked up their first three points of the season today with a hard-fought 2-1 win over visitors Nain County. Anthony Wallace fired Nairn into the lead in the 26th minute but two bookings for Robert Duncanson put Nairn in at the interval with only 10 men.

Davie Allan squared the scores on 53 minutes before Richard Macadie slotted home a penalty just after the hour mark to put the Scorries into the lead.

In the last action of the game Nairn keeper Calum Antell brought down Davie Allan just outside the Nairn box and referee Graham Fraser flashed the second red card of the game to leave Nairn finishing with only nine men on the park.

Wick started the game well and had the first sight of goal when a Stevie Anderson shot was deflected for a corner.

Nairn's first chance came just before the quarter-hour mark when McCarthy dived down low to his left to save a Robert Duncanson free-kick.

Despite Academy having the better start it was Nain that opened the scoring. They broke out of defence and Robert Duncanson delivered a great cross into the Academy box that Anthony Wallace swept past Sean McCarthy.

Wick Academy 0 - Nairn County 1

Academy went straight back on the attack and Martin MacDonald managed to clear a Davie Allan attempt off the line in a goal-mouth scramble before a Richard Macadie drive was tipped over the bar by keeper Calum Antell.

Nairn then had a great chance to increase their lead but John Cameron fired his shot over the cross-bar from the edge of the Academy box.

The Nairn captain Robert Duncanson was booked on 38 minutes for something he said to the referee and 4 minutes later he brought down Sam Mackay on the edge of the Nairn box and referee Graham Fraser flashed him a second yellow and he trudged off the park for an early bath.

Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Nairn County 1

Academy went on the hunt for the equalizer and a Grant Campbell effort was tipped over the cross-bar by Antell in the Nairn goal.

As Nairn started to play deeper in their own half Academy pressure paid off. Sam Mackay delivered a low cross on a plate for Davie Allan to tap in from close range to square the score.

Wick Academy 1 - Nairn County 1

On the hour Glenn Main was adjudged to have fouled Steven Anderson in the Nairn box and Academy were awarded a penalty kick. Richard Macadie stepped up, sent Antell to his left and stuck the ball into the opposite corner.

Wick Academy 2 - Nairn County 1

Further goal chances were few and far between but credit to Nairn as they threw everything they had at Academy in an attempt to get back in the game. That however was their downfall as deep into injury time Academy cleared a Nairn corner and broke up-field. Davie Allan hit the afterburners with an open park ahead of him. Keeper Antell came out to meet him and as Alan tried to go around him just outside the box Antell tripped him up and he was red carded by referee Fraser.

By this stage in the game Nairn has used their quota of substitutes and John Cameron put on the gloves for the final minute or so of the match.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Nairn County 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at August 1st, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 3 - 36 -
Michael Steven25 3 - 1506
Danny Mackay24 2 - 2 -
Grant Steven23 3 - 1253
Grant Campbell - 3 - 633
Sam Mackay26 2 - 20488
Richard Macadie28 31378149
Alan Farquhar27 3 - 2203
Steven Anderson22 3 - 4013
Gary Weir17 3 - 381151
David Allan25 32243114
Marc MacGregor (sub)20 2 - 2 -
James Pickles (sub)24 3 - 9413
Gary Manson (sub)31 3 - 49335






League Table (as at August 1st, 2015)


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