Brora Rangers 3
Wick Academy 1
League


Brora Rangers 

3 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Dudgeon Park. Att. 200
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Dale Gillespie (Pen.) (38)
Steve Mackay (41)
Dale Gillespie (78)
James Pickles (64)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Joe Malin
John Pickles
Ally Macdonald
Grant Munro
Scott Houston
Dale Gillespie
Gavin Morrison
Martin Maclean
Zander Sutherland
Steven Mackay
Andrew Greig
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
James Pickles
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Gary Weir

Bench
Stuart Kettlewell
Lewis Grant
Colin Maclean
Richard Brittain
Steven Martin
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Ross Allan
James McLean
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor
Gary Manson

Substitutions
Colin Maclean for Steven Mackay (89) Gary Manson for Richard Macadie (69)
Ross Allan for Gary Manson (89)

Cautions
Grant Munro (68) James Pickles (31)
Michael Steven (46)
Danny Mackay (51)
Sam Mackay (82)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)
Gavin Dearie & Barry Stuart (Assistants)





Match Report


Disappointment for Academy tonight as we lost 3-1 down at Dudgeon Park. With an even game up to the 38th minute two goals in as many minutes turned the match on its head.

Dale Gillespie converted a penalty kick to open the scoring and Steven Mackay doubled the advantage 2 minutes later.

James Pickles pulled a goal back on 64 minutes but Gillespie converted his second of the game with 12 minutes left to play to secure the three points.

At a blustery Dudgeon Park, Wick Academy started the game attacking the school end but it was Brora who created the first chance after 13 minutes, a Dale Gillespie long ball was flicked on by Steven Mackay to Zander Sutherland, Sutherland attempted a first time shot but shot well wide. Just a minute later Academy attacked down the left, Davie Allan got to the goal line but his cross was headed over by Richard Macadie from six yards. A poor clear out from Sean McCarthy in the 28th minute found Martin Maclean who played in Sutherland who looked to be goal side of Alan Farquhar but Farquhar put Sutherland under enough pressure to force him to shoot wide.
Brora took the lead in controversial circumstances in the 38th minute, Gillespie played the ball into the box and Sutherland fell rather dramatically under pressure from Michael Steven, the referee pointed to the spot and Gillespie made no mistake from the spot sending the ball high into the top corner. Just three minutes later Brora doubled their lead, Andrew Greig picked the ball up in the middle of the Wick half and burst up the right wing and crossed into the box to find the unmarked Mackay who volleyed home from 12 yards.

Haff Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0

Wick created the first chance of the second half in the 58th minute when Steven Harrison took the ball down in the box but Joe Malin was quick off his line and blocked the ball for a corner. From the corner Brora broke up the park and found themselves in a 2v1 situation, Greeg played in Sutherland but McCarthy came out and saved the ball with his feet.

Academy pulled a goal back in the 64th minute when Macadie picked up a poor kick out from Malin and Macadie released David Allan down the right wing, Allan's cross found Gary Weir whose shot was blocked but the rebound found James Pickles and he fired home. The away side nearly levelled five minutes later but Sam Mackay's free kick forced a fine save from Malin. Brora made sure of the points in the 78th minute when Greig played Sutherland in down the left wing and Sutherland got to the goal line and cut the ball back to Gillespie and he tapped the ball home from six yards out.

Full Time - Brora Rangers 3 - Wick Academy 1

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at November 11th, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 23 - 56 -
Michael Steven25 2111697
Danny Mackay24 231231
Grant Steven23 1911414
Sam Mackay26 191122299
James Pickles25 20111414
Richard Macadie28 205395153
Alan Farquhar27 21 - 2383
Steven Anderson22 20105823
Gary Weir18 217404158
David Allan26 236264118
Ross Allan (sub)22 811488
Gary Manson (sub)31 20151136






League Table (as at November 11th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 15 15 0 0 +34 45
2. Brora Rangers 17 14 1 2 +46 43
3. Formartine Utd 17 13 2 2 +45 41
4. Turriff United 16 10 3 3 +29 33
5. Nairn County 17 10 0 7 +7 30
6. WICK 17 9 1 7 +16 28
7. Buckie Thistle 17 9 1 7 -6 28
8. Inverurie Locos 17 9 0 8 +16 27
9. Forres Mech 16 9 0 7 -1 27
10. Fraserburgh 15 8 2 5 +9 26
11. Lossiemouth 17 8 1 8 -6 25
12. Keith 17 7 0 10 -18 21
13. Clachnacuddin 17 6 1 10 +6 19
14. Deveronvale 17 4 4 9 -13 16
15. Huntly 16 3 1 12 -21 10
16. Strathspey 17 3 0 14 -31 9
17. Fort William 14 2 0 12 -28 6
18. Rothes 17 0 1 16 -84 1