Wick Academy 2
Forres Mech 0
League


Wick Academy
2 - 0
Forres Mech 

League
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 420
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Weir (20)
David Allan (63)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Danny Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
James Pickles
Gary Weir
David Allan
Steven Anderson
Stuart Knight
Paul Smith
Simon Allan
Graeme Grant
Ross MacPherson
Lee Fraser
Craig McGovern
Liam Baxter
Aaron McLellan
Gordon Finlyson
Stuart Soane

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Richard Macadie
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor
Duncan Jones
Dachi Khutsishvili
Fraser Forbes
Scott Davidson
Owen Paterson
Steven Simpson

Substitutions
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (77)
Richard Macadie for Gary Manson (80)
Duncan Jones for Stuart Soane (67)
Scott Davidson for Paul Smith (76)

Cautions
Steven Anderson (85)
Graeme Grant (85)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)




Match Report


Academy notched up their third win on the spin tonight with a comfortable 2-0 defeat over visitors Forres Mechanics. The game marked a fantastic milestone for Gary Manson. He was made captain for the night as he took to the park for his 500th competitive appearance for Academy, in this his 16th season with the club.

Academy dominated position of the ball and Manson who set up Academy's first goal of the evening after 20 minutes. He drove up the left flank and played a cracking long pass to the feet of Davie Allan at the edge of the Forres penalty box. Allan jinked his way past his marker Graeme Grant before delivering the ball on a plate across the six yard box for Gary Weir. Weir hammered his shot off the under-side of the crossbar and into the net.

Wick Academy 1 - Forres Mechanics 0

Both Lee Fraser and Liam Baxter had shots that flashed just wide of target as the first half came to an end, but Sean McCarthy in the Wick goal went in for his half-time cuppa without having to make a save.

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Forres Mechanics 0

18 minutes after the re-start Academy doubled their lead. Allan Farquhar played a long ball up-field to Davie Allan who managed to beat the off-side trap and he screamed forward with his blistering pace to go one-on-one with keeper Stuart Knight. Knight came to meet Allan but the Academy striker kept his cool and slotted the ball home 18 yards from goal.

Wick Academy 2 - Forres Mechanics 0

As the game approached full time a melee kicked off when Ross MacPherson sliced the feet from under Davie Allan and Graeme Grant then appeared to have a go at Allan as he was on the deck. After consulting with both his assistants referee David Watt booked Graeme Grant and Steven Anderson.

Sean McCarthy was forced into his first save of the match with 4 minutes left on the clock, as he turned a Forres shot that came through a ruck of players over the top of his crossbar.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Forres Mechanics 0

So a clean sheet and a comfortable win the for the Scorries and we now travel to Harlaw Park on Saturday to face Inverurie Locos, in what is certain to be a stern test.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at September 9th, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 10 - 43 -
Grant Steven23 10 - 1323
Michael Steven25 9 - 1566
Danny Mackay24 9191
Alan Farquhar27 9 - 2263
James Pickles24 9 - 10013
Sam Mackay26 9521193
Gary Manson31 10150036
David Allan26 103250115
Gary Weir18 93387154
Steven Anderson22 1064719
Marc MacGregor (sub)20 8 - 8 -
Richard Macadie (sub)28 93384151






League Table (as at September 9th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Turriff United 8 7 1 0 +25 22
2. Brora Rangers 8 7 0 1 +31 21
3. Formartine Utd 8 7 0 1 +25 21
4. Cove Rangers 7 7 0 0 +16 21
5. WICK 8 5 0 3 +9 15
6. Nairn County 8 5 0 3 +4 15
7. Inverurie Locos 8 4 0 4 +9 12
8. Buckie Thistle 8 4 0 4 -7 12
9. Lossiemouth 8 4 0 4 -9 12
10. Fraserburgh 7 3 1 3 +1 10
11. Keith 8 3 0 5 -5 9
12. Forres Mech 8 3 0 5 -6 9
13. Deveronvale 8 2 3 3 -9 9
14. Clachnacuddin 8 2 0 6 +4 6
15. Strathspey 8 2 0 6 -7 6
16. Fort William 8 2 0 6 -17 6
17. Huntly 8 1 1 6 -14 4
18. Rothes 8 0 0 8 -50 0