3 - 8
Martin Munro (51)
Scott Davidson (55)
Scott Davidson (56)
Gary Manson (9)
Sam Mackay (11)
Steven Anderson (23)
Steven Anderson (29)
Steven Anderson (39)
Richard Macadie (43)
David Allan (68)
Alan Farquhar (92)
David Harrison (T)
Ian Foggo (C)
Michael Ellis for Farquhar Macrae (34)
Colin Maclean for Barna Tot (48)
James McLean for Steven Anderson (65)
Marc MacGregor for David Allan (75)
Michael Petrie for Andrew Mackay (80)
|Iain MacLellan (54)||None.|
Dan McFarlane (Referee)
Academy travelled to the picturesque Claggan Park without the services of James Pickles, Gary Weir, Danny McCarthy and Sean McCarthy. James More filled in between the sticks, Ross Allan and Andrew Mackay also made the starting eleven.
Academy had the three points in the bag before the half-time whistle had been blown. Gary Manson opened the scoring with his first goal of the season before Sam Mackay doubled the advantage. In the space of 16 minutes Steven Anderson helped himself to a hat-trick, before Richard Macadie capped a super first half performance by scoring the 6th.
So game over, not a chance, Fort were having none of it! Martin Munro pulled a goal back 6 minutes after the re-start and two goals from Scott Davidson in the space of 11 minutes saw Fort half the deficit.
A few minutes later though Davie Allan knocked in his first goal of the season to settle the ship and restore a 4 goal cushion. Alan Farquhar also got his name on the score-sheet for the first time this season with the final goal in injury time to wrap up a great afternoon's entertainment.
Gary Manson set the ball rolling with a low drive under keeper David Harrison after 9 minutes. 2 minutes later Sam Mackay showed a great touch clipping the ball into the net to double the advantage.
Steven Anderson then got in on the act scoring a great hat-trick. He opened with an arrowed shot from 12 yards, and then converted two more after getting onto then end of pin-point through-balls.
Richard Macadie capped a fine first half performance curling in a well taken shot from the edge of the box passed a helpless Harrison.
Half Time - Fort William 0 - Wick Academy 6
Fort came out fighting at the start of the second half and with 6 minutes played they pulled a goal back. Martin Munro broke into the box and made no mistake slotting passed James More.
Scott Davidson then bagged a double, the first from a well stuck shot from 20 yards, and then he got his head to a crossed ball for his second.
Davie Allan settled the game with his first goal of the season with a well taken strike from the right side of the penalty area, before Alan Farquhar headed home the final goal in injury time.
Full Time - Fort William 3 - Wick Academy 8
Match report written by Jan Robertson
|James More (GK)||28||1||-||147||-|
|Marc MacGregor (sub)||21||8||2||45||14|
|James McLean (sub)||-||4||-||18||-|
|Michael Petrie (sub)||-||2||-||2||-|