Wick Academy 2
Whitehill Welfare 2
Scottish Cup (Round 1)


Wick Academy
2 - 2
Whitehill Welfare 

Scottish Cup (Round 1)
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 600
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Weir (34)
Steven Anderson (92)
Callum Connelly (25)
Andrew Martin (94)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Grant Steven
Danny Mackay
Grant Campbell
Michael Steven
Richard Macadie
James Pickles
Alan Farquhar
Gary Weir
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Bryan Young
Andrew Martin
Dale O'Hara
Ross Nisbet
Nikki Murray
Darren McGlashan
Steven Manson
Callum Connolly
Sean Wringe
Craig Anderson
Kevin Keane

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Gary Manson
Marc MacGregor
Alan Hughes
Cameron Fraser
Anthony Muir
Jonny Scott Mercer
Jack Jardine
Sean Martin
Jamie Devlin
Ben McGinley

Substitutions
Gary Manson for Richard Macadie (59)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (82)
Jamie Devlin for Kevin Keane (48)
Cameron Fraser for Steven Manson (59)
Anthony Muir for Jamie Devlin (64)

Cautions
James Pickles (3)
Gary Weir (48)
Darren McGlashan (28)
Ross Nisbet (47)
Nikki Murray (75)
Andrew Martin (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ben Dempster (Referee)
Gary McCarthy & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)





Match Report


Academy welcomed Whitehill Welfare to Harmsworth Park in the William Hill Scottish Cup Scottish Cup first round and the two sides served up a cracker.

Callum Connolly put the visitors in front but Gary Weir netted 10 minutes before half-time. Steven Anderson scored what everyone in the ground though was the winner two minutes into stoppage time, but Whitehill went straight down the park and in the last kick of the ball Andrew Martin levelled the scores to put the game to a replay next Saturday.

Academy were first to create almost straight from the kick-off when Davie Allan flashed a low drive across the face of the Welfare goal but there were no takers to get on the end of it.

James Pickles picking up an early booking after only 3 minutes when he tried to get a boot on a high bouncing ball but he caught Kevin Keane.

Academy enjoyed the better possession in the first period of the match but on 25 minutes Callum Connolly showed neat foot-work to get a yard on Richard Macadie and from 25 yards he hammered a pile-driver into the top right hand corner of Sean McCarthy's net.

Wick Academy 0 - Whitehill Welfare 1

Nine minutes later the tie was level. Gary Weir, who loves scoring Scottish Cup goals, rose highest in the box and he powered home a header from a Danny Mackay free-kick.

Wick Academy 1 - Whitehill Welfare 1

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Whitehill Welfare 1

Into the second half and Davie Allan drove into the left side of the box and sent a low cross into the box which ran to the back post for Richard Macadie to run onto. From a tight angle he cut it across goal and the Whitehill attempted clearance bounded off a defender and went behind for a corner.

Both keepers had comfortable saves, McCarthy holding a Sean Wringe shot, and at the top of the park Bryan Young saved another good header from Weir at the foot of his post.

Two minutes into injury time and Grant Campbell fired a perfect high pass up-field for Steven Anderson. He took the ball on his chest, got inside his marker Dale O'Hare and hammer a left foot half-volley into the net. The Harmsworth Roar must have been heard all over the time as the home fans erupted with joy.

Wick Academy 2 - Whitehill Welfare 1

So game over, not a hope! Whitehill set up a final attack and Anthony Muir's shot was blocked by McCarthy but the rebound fell to Andrew Martin who was on it in a flash and he stuck home the equalizer from six yards out.

The two teams will meet in the replay at Ferguson Park, Rosewell next Saturday.

Wick Academy 2 - Whitehill Welfare 2

With no time for either side to hunt for the winner, referee Ben Dempster ended the game and the sides will now play again in the replay next Saturday at Ferguson Park.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Whitehill Welfare 2

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 14 - 47 -
Grant Campbell - 13 - 733
Danny Mackay24 131131
Grant Steven23 1411364
Michael Steven25 13 - 1616
James Pickles24 12 - 10613
Richard Macadie28 134388152
Alan Farquhar27 13 - 2303
Steven Anderson22 1475220
Gary Weir18 134396155
David Allan26 143255115
Marc MacGregor (sub)20 11 - 11 -
Gary Manson (sub)31 14150536






League Table (as at September 26th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Formartine Utd 10 9 0 1 +28 27
2. Cove Rangers 9 9 0 0 +18 27
3. Turriff United 10 8 1 1 +29 25
4. Brora Rangers 10 8 0 2 +31 24
5. WICK 10 6 0 4 +10 18
6. Nairn County 10 6 0 4 +4 18
7. Buckie Thistle 10 6 0 4 -5 18
8. Inverurie Locos 10 5 0 5 +10 15
9. Forres Mech 10 5 0 5 -3 15
10. Lossiemouth 10 5 0 5 -8 15
11. Fraserburgh 9 4 1 4 +1 13
12. Keith 10 4 0 6 -9 12
13. Strathspey 10 3 0 7 -8 9
14. Deveronvale 10 2 3 5 -13 9
15. Huntly 10 2 1 7 -10 7
16. Clachnacuddin 10 2 0 8 +2 6
17. Fort William 10 2 0 8 -20 6
18. Rothes 10 0 0 10 -57 0