Cove Rangers 1
Wick Academy 0
League


Cove Rangers 

1 - 0

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Harlaw Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Harry Milne (32) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Stuart McKenzie
Alan Redford
Harry Milne
Blair Yule
Stuart Walker
Darryn Kelly
Daniel Park
Stuart Duff
Daryl Nicol
Jonathan Smith
Sam Burnett
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Grant Steven
James Pickles
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Richard Macadie
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Steven Anderson
David Allan

Bench
Jamie Watt
Roy McBain
Stirling Smith
Connor Scully
Dean Donaldson
Dean Lawrie
John McCafferty
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Marc MacGregor
James McLean
Alan Hughes
Gary Weir

Substitutions
Connor Scully for Jonathan Smith (60)
Stirling Smith Stuart Duff (69)
Roy McBain for Daniel Park (83)
James McLean for Grant Steven (62)
Marc MacGregor for Richard Macadie (80)

Cautions
Daniel Park (82)
Sam Burnett (84)
Danny Mackay (39)
Sam Mackay (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Beaton (Referee)
Brian Dean & Frazer Bushell (Assistants)





Match Report


Academy made the trip to Harlaw Park today to face Cove Rangers without the services of Michael Steven who sits out the first of a three game suspension following his mid-week sending of against Nairn County. Good news however with Gary Weir having completed his five game suspension and he started today's game on the bench. For Cove Grant Campbell was injured so he also missed out in the match-up against his fellow team-mates.

Academy almost opened the scoring within the first minute. Richard Macadie played a long ball over the top of the Cove defence to Davie Allan. The ball held up on the surface but Allan pushed forward to the edge of the box. Keeper Stuart McKenzie came out to meet him, but Allan lifted his attempt over him and the crossbar.

Daryl Nicol had a shot that took a deflection for a corner. James Pickles then won a mid-field scrap for the ball and played in Richard Macadie, but Macadie's shot went straight to keeper McKenzie.

Sean McCarthy kept the scores to zero when he tipped a Jonathan Smith shot around his post for another Cove corner.

On the half-hour the home side probably should have taken the lead. Jonathan Smith delivered a cross into the Academy box. Ross Allan went to clear it but slipped due to the tricky under-foot surface allowing the ball to go through to Stuart Duff who had time to take it down but fired it straight to McCarthy in the Wick Goal.

Academy then had a strong shout for a penalty when a Sam Mackay shot looked to have hit Stuart Walker on the arm, but referee Graham Beaton waved away the protests.

On 32 minutes Cove however broke the dead-lock. A scramble in the Academy box saw the ball fall to Harry Milne and from 6 yards out he played it across goal and into the bottom corner of the net.

1 - 0

Half Time - Cove Rangers 1 - Wick Academy 0

11 minutes into the second half and Cove had an opportunity to increase their lead. Gary Manson lost the ball out on the right touch-line and it was played into Jonathan Smith just inside the Academy box. He teed up Daryl Nicol but from 13 yards out he blazed over the crossbar.

Cove created another good chance. A high long cross into the Academy box found Daryl Nicol with his back to goal. He laid it off to substitute Stirling Smith and his deflected shot was well saved by McCarthy.

Academy almost pulled level. Ross Allan took a throw-in on the left to Sam Mackay. Mackay played it back to Allan and he swung it into the back post. Richard Macadie tracked the ball and got his shot off but keeper McKenzie rushed over and blocked at the post.

Roy McBain came on for Daniel Park and he almost made the most of a poor clearing kick-out from Sean McCarthy returning it from 35 yards out and watched as it bounced just past the outside of the post.

Full Time - Cove Rangers 1 - Wick Academy 0

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at March 5th, 2016)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 36 - 69 -
Grant Steven23 2931516
Danny Mackay25 351351
Richard Macadie28 3210407158
Sam Mackay26 3218234106
Gary Manson32 29151936
James Pickles25 31112214
Ross Allan22 1721559
Alan Farquhar28 30 - 2473
Steven Anderson23 33147027
David Allan26 3512275124
Marc MacGregor (sub)21 289289
James McLean (sub) - 6 - 6 -






League Table (as at March 5th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 26 22 1 3 +81 67
2. Cove Rangers 25 21 1 3 +46 64
3. Formartine Utd 24 19 3 2 +78 60
4. Inverurie Locos 29 17 2 10 +30 53
5. Turriff United 24 16 4 4 +51 52
6. Nairn County 26 15 2 9 +17 47
7. Fraserburgh 26 12 6 8 +13 42
8. Keith 27 14 0 13 -12 42
9. WICK 25 12 5 8 +23 41
10. Buckie Thistle 27 13 2 12 -11 41
11. Lossiemouth 28 10 2 16 -21 32
12. Forres Mech 21 10 1 10 -9 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 23 3 3 17 -35 12
17. Fort William 23 2 1 20 -61 7
18. Rothes 25 0 1 24 -123 1