Wick Academy 3
Huntly 0
League


Wick Academy
3 - 0
Huntly 

League
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 490
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Weir (15)
Steven Anderson (24)
Richard Macadie (46)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Michael Steven
Grant Campbell
Grant Steven
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Fraser Hobday
John Urquhart
Sean Croll
Murray McCulloch
Michael Clark
Gary Davidson
Gary McNamee
Ian Cruickshank
Adam McNamee
Dean Donaldson
James Duguid

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Marc MacGregor
Gary Manson
James Pickles
Aaron Scoular
David Booth
Felipe Da Silva
Glen Murison
Mark Lawson
Andrew Pennycook

Substitutions
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (63)
James Pickles for Sam Mackay (72)
Gary Manson for Danny Mackay (82)
Aaron Scoular for James Duguid (56)
David Booth for Dean Donaldson (71)
Mark Lawson for Sean Croll (88)

Cautions
David Allan (31)
Gary Weir (39)
John Urquhart (32)
Michael Clark (39)
Gary Davidson (39)
Sean Croll (69)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)




Match Report


Academy cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win today against visitors Huntly. Gary Weir, Steven Anderson and Richard Macadie all got on the score-sheet but in truth it should have been more with Academy playing some great silky football.

Huntly keeper Fraser Hobday was the busiest player on the park, blocking several shots with his feet and dashing from his line to smother the ball before Wick forwards could line up a shot.

He was beaten in the 15th minute when Gary Weir ran into the box in pursuit of a through ball and shrugged off a challenge before turning to fire a left foot shot across Hobday into the far top corner of the net.

Wick Academy 1 - Huntly 0

By 24 minutes it was 2-0 with a candidate for goal of the season. Davie Allan sent the ball down the Wick right and Steven Anderson raced past a defender and from a tight angle directed an exquisite inch perfect chip over Hobday's head.

Wick Academy 2 - Huntly 0

Half Time - Wick Academy 2 - Huntly 0

Just a minute after the interval Richard Macadie placed a shot beyond Hobday's reach for 3-0.

Wick Academy 3 - Huntly 0

Around the hour, Hobday made a double save to keep out Anderson and when Macadie drove in the second rebound from 15 yards it was kicked off the line by Michael Clark.

Huntly had their moments but failed to pierce the Wick rearguard. Their closest effort was a deflected 25 yarder from Ian Cruickshank which bounced off an upright.

Allan set up a great chance in stoppage time but with the goal gaping Macadie drilled the ball inches wide.

Full Time - Wick Academy 3 - Huntly 0

The result lifts Academy into 6th spot in the table and we now face a trip away to Strathspey Thistle next weekend.

Match report written by Ken Wood



Squad Statistics (as at August 29th, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 8 - 41 -
Michael Steven25 7 - 1556
Danny Mackay24 7171
Grant Steven23 8 - 1303
Grant Campbell - 8 - 683
Sam Mackay26 7321091
Richard Macadie28 73382151
Alan Farquhar27 7 - 2243
Steven Anderson22 864619
Gary Weir18 72390153
David Allan26 82249114
James Pickles (sub)24 7 - 10113
Marc MacGregor (sub)20 7 - 7 -
Gary Manson (sub)31 8149936






League Table (as at August 29th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 6 6 0 0 +15 18
2. Turriff United 6 5 1 0 +13 16
3. Formartine Utd 6 5 0 1 +23 15
4. Brora Rangers 6 5 0 1 +22 15
5. Nairn County 6 4 0 2 +8 12
6. WICK 6 3 0 3 +6 9
7. Inverurie Locos 6 3 0 3 +5 9
8. Forres Mech 6 3 0 3 +1 9
9. Keith 6 3 0 3 -2 9
10. Buckie Thistle 6 3 0 3 -8 9
11. Lossiemouth 6 3 0 3 -8 9
12. Fraserburgh 6 2 1 3 0 7
13. Clachnacuddin 6 2 0 4 +8 6
14. Strathspey 6 2 0 4 -5 6
15. Deveronvale 6 1 2 3 -10 5
16. Huntly 6 1 0 5 -12 3
17. Fort William 6 1 0 5 -18 3
18. Rothes 6 0 0 6 -38 0