Linlithgow Rose 5
Wick Academy 1
Scottish Cup (Round 3 - Replay)


Linlithgow Rose 

5 - 1

Wick Academy


Scottish Cup (Round 3 - Replay)
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Prestonfield Park. Att. 2,000
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Graham Weir (19)
Ryan Baptie (31)
Colin Strickland (36)
Ruari MacLennan (51)
Ruari MacLennan (66)
Sam Mackay (4)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Alisdair Adams
Gary Thom
Ryan Baptie
Jamie MacKenzie
Colin Leiper
Ruari MacLennan
Blair Batchelor
Andy Shirra
Colin Strickland
Tommy Coyne
Graham Weir
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Campbell
Danny Mackay
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
David Allan
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir

Bench
Chris Gray
Michael Jones
Kevin Kelbie
Callum Robertson
Mark Tyrrell
Michael McKinven
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor
Richard Macadie

Substitutions
Kevin Kelbie for Graham Weir (69)
Callum Robertson for Tommy Coyne (76)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (66)
Richard Macadie for Gary Manson (76)
Alan Hughes for Steven Anderson (84)

Cautions
Graham Weir (24)
Ruari MacLennan (40)
David Allan (24)
David Allan (56)
Steven Anderson (69)

Red Cards
None. Grant Campbell (23)
David Allan (56)

Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)
Joseph Lawson & Michael Addy (Assistants)
Calum Murray (Fourth Official)






Match Report


Academy's Scottish Cup run for this season came to an end tonight at the hands of Linlithgow Rose. Academy made the Tuesday night trip for the replay following the sides 2-2 draw at Harmsworth Park the week before.

A bumper crowd estimated at about 2,000 watched as Sam Mackay opened the scoring for the Scorries. Graham Weir equalized for the home size before Grant Campbell was given a straight red card for a mistimed challenge. That proved to be pivotal and Rose went on to capitalise with the extra man advantage and were 4-1 up by the time that Davie Allan was also send off leaving Academy to finish the game with only nine men on the park.

The game started so well for Academy who took the lead with only four minutes played. Michael Steven floated the ball up-field and Weir headed it onto Mackay. He ran through and from the edge of the box his low struck left foot shot beat keeper Alistair Adams low to his left.

0 - 1

On the 20th minute the home side were back on level terms. Blair Batchelor set Rose on their way up their left wing and he cut the ball across for Graham Weir who smashed home passed Sean McCarthy.

1 - 1

Four minutes later just on the half way line Grant Campbell mistimed his challenge on Batchelor and referee Nick Walsh flashed him a red card. Graham Weir and Davie Allan also picked up yellow cards in the stramash that followed the tackle.

On the half hour mark Ryan Baptie scored a screamer to put the home side into the lead. Gary Manson broke out of defence chasing down a ball that had been cleared from a Rose free-kick. Batie nicked the ball from him and from fully 35 yards out he unleashed a wind-assisted left foot shot that beat McCarthy into his top left hand corner.

2 - 1

Five minutes later Colin Strickland found the net when he got onto the end of a Graham Weir Cross on the edge of the six-yard box and the former Whitburn striker made no mistake heading home to put Rose well and truly in the box seat.

3 - 1

Half time - Linlithgow Rose 3 - Wick Academy 1

Six minutes into the second half the tie was over when Tommy Coyne teed up Ruari MacLennan and he riffled a shot through a crowded penalty area, which may have taken a slight deflection, and ended up in McCarthy's bottom left hand corner of the net.

4 - 1

On 56 minutes Davie Allan broke into the Rose box and went down when it looked as if he may have received a slight tap on his ankle from Colin Leiper. Allan had already been booked in the first half and referee Walsh dished out another for simulation and Academy were down to only nine men.

Rose ended the scoring on 66 minutes. Andy Shirra played MacLennan into the box and he sent a low left foot drive under the advancing McCarthy for his second goal of the match.

5 - 1

Academy had done well to reach the 3rd round for only the second time in the Club's history but were in the end well beaten by a slick Linlithgow outfit and they claimed the prize of a home tie against Forfar Athletic in the next round.

Full time - Linlithgow Rose 5 - Wick Academy 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at December 22nd, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 29 - 62 -
Grant Campbell - 241844
Michael Steven25 2721758
Grant Steven23 2221445
Danny Mackay24 281281
Alan Farquhar27 25 - 2423
Sam Mackay26 2513228101
Gary Manson31 23151436
David Allan26 288269120
Gary Weir18 2610409161
Steven Anderson23 26116424
Marc MacGregor (sub)21 236236
Alan Hughes (sub)20 8 - 391
Richard Macadie (sub)28 268401156






League Table (as at December 22nd, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 23 20 1 2 +71 61
2. Cove Rangers 21 19 1 1 +46 58
3. Formartine Utd 21 17 2 2 +66 53
4. Turriff United 21 14 4 3 +48 46
5. Nairn County 22 14 1 7 +18 43
6. Inverurie Locos 22 12 1 9 +19 37
7. Buckie Thistle 23 11 2 10 -13 35
8. Fraserburgh 22 10 4 8 +7 34
9. WICK 20 10 3 7 +17 33
10. Forres Mech 19 10 0 9 -5 30
11. Keith 23 10 0 13 -24 30
12. Deveronvale 22 7 4 11 -6 25
13. Lossiemouth 21 8 1 12 -17 25
14. Clachnacuddin 22 7 1 14 +1 22
15. Strathspey 21 5 0 16 -36 15
16. Huntly 21 3 2 16 -31 11
17. Fort William 19 2 0 17 -47 6
18. Rothes 23 0 1 22 -114 1