Wick Academy 2
Lossiemouth 1
League


Wick Academy
2 - 1
Lossiemouth 

League
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Harmsworth Park. Att. 410
3:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Marc MacGregor (1)
Richard Macadie (63)
Scott Miller (32)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Grant Steven
Danny Mackay
Michael Steven
Marc MacGregor
Sam Mackay
James Pickles
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Darren McConnachie
Connor McCauley
Ally Bellingham
Bryan Bell
Kevin Flett
Andrew Stewart
Ross Campbell
Scott Miller
Ross Archibald
Scott Gordon
William Mathers

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
James McLean
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Joao Rodrigues
Anthony Ross
Brodie Allen
Alan Jamieson

Substitutions
Richard Macadie for Marc MacGregor (58)
James McLean for James Pickles (68)
Gary Manson for Michael Steven (76)
Joao Rodrigues for Ross Campbell (76)
Anthony Ross for Connor McCauley (81)
Brodie Allen for Ross Archibald (92)

Cautions
Michael Steven (29)
Ross Allan (60)
Ross Archibald (54)
Scott Miller (71)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Robertson (Referee)
Barry Stuart & Scott Matthew (Assistants)




Match Report


Harmsworth Park passed a pitch inspection on the Saturday morning, but referee George Robertson wasn't happy with it when he arrived. After some debate it was finally agreed that the game would start, but the kick-off was delayed to 3:30pm.

Academy flew out of the blocks and scored what must be one of the quickest goals witnessed at Harmsworth Park, timed at ~10 seconds. Straight from the kick-off Alan Farquhar played the ball to Steven Anderson on the right. He drove forward and crossed for Marc MacGregor to tap home from close range.

1 - 0

Academy had two further great chances to increase their lead. Keeper Darren McConnachie pulled off a great save tipping a Sam Mackay shot over his cross bar, and from the corner Michael Steven then had a powerful drive that smashed off the post.

Lossiemouth's first real chance came from William Mathers who did well to work a yard of space inside the Academy box and Sean McCarthy reacted quickly to get down and make the save low down at the base of his left hand post.

Just past the half-hour Lossie levelled the scores. A rare mistake from skipper Alan Farquhar saw him well short with a back-pass which left Sean McCarthy in no-mans land. Scott Miller nipped in, went round McCarthy and kept his composure to slot the ball home from a fairly tight angle.

1 - 1

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Lossiemouth 1

Academy started the second half brightly and had two attempts cleared off the line following ping-pong in the Lossie box, once by keeper McConnachie from Marc MacGregor and the other by last ditch defending by Kevin Flett.

Gordon Connelly made the change that influenced the result taking Richard Macadie on for Marc MacGregor, as within 5 minutes of being on the pitch Macadie scored the winner. Davie Allan hit the burners up the left flank, beat two defenders to get the by-line and crossed for Macadie to hammer into the roof of the net.

2 - 1

Gary Manson came on for the final quarter hour and he had a shot that was saved by McConnachie. Lossie fought to the end in an attempt to find an equaliser but Academy held on and bagged all three points.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Lossiemouth 1



Squad Statistics (as at February 27th, 2016)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 34 - 67 -
Michael Steven26 3121798
Danny Mackay25 331331
Grant Steven23 2731496
James Pickles25 30112414
Sam Mackay26 3017233105
Marc MacGregor21 279279
Ross Allan22 1521559
Alan Farquhar28 28 - 2453
David Allan26 3311274123
Steven Anderson23 31136926
Gary Manson (sub)32 27151836
James McLean (sub) - 4 - 4 -
Richard Macadie (sub)28 3010405158






League Table (as at February 27th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 26 22 1 3 +81 67
2. Cove Rangers 24 20 1 3 +45 61
3. Formartine Utd 24 19 3 2 +78 60
4. Turriff United 24 16 4 4 +51 52
5. Inverurie Locos 28 16 2 10 +29 50
6. Nairn County 25 15 1 9 +17 46
7. Keith 27 14 0 13 -12 42
8. Fraserburgh 25 12 5 8 +13 41
9. Buckie Thistle 26 13 2 11 -10 41
10. WICK 23 12 4 7 +24 40
11. Forres Mech 21 10 1 10 -9 31
12. Lossiemouth 27 10 1 16 -21 31
13. Deveronvale 25 8 5 12 -4 29
14. Clachnacuddin 23 7 1 15 -8 22
15. Strathspey 25 5 0 20 -55 15
16. Huntly 22 3 2 17 -35 11
17. Fort William 22 2 0 20 -61 6
18. Rothes 25 0 1 24 -123 1