Forres Mech 3
Wick Academy 5
League


Forres Mech 

3 - 5

Wick Academy


League
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Mosset Park
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stuart Soane (9)
Stuart Soane (15)
Lee Fraser (21)
Gary Weir (65)
David Allan (72)
Marc MacGregor (80)
Steven Anderson (85)
Richard Macadie (90)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Stuart M Knight
Simon Allan
Graham Fraser
Martin Groat
Scott H Moore
Lee Fraser
Liam Baxter
John G Cameron
Kyle Scott
Gordon Finlayson
Stuart Soane
Michael MacCallum
Grant Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Danny Mackay
Richard Macadie
James McLean
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
David Allan
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir

Bench
Graeme Grant
Fraser Forbes
Connor MacIver
Owen Paterson
Brandon G Hutcheson
Aaron McLean
Euan Storrier
Danny McCarthy
Jon Campbell
Connan Rendall
Marc MacGregor
Andrew Mackay

Substitutions
Not Known. Andrew Mackay for Sam Mackay (62)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (72)

Cautions
Martin Groat (55) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)





Match Report


A patched-up Academy side recovered from a three-goal half-time deficit to earn a remarkable win by scoring five times in the second half against Forres. With Sean McCarthy likely to be out for another 4 weeks Academy have signed keeper Michael MacCallum on a short-term loan deal from Strathspey Thistle. He started between the sticks. Regulars James Pickles, Gary Manson, Ross Allan and Michael Steven were all unavailable.

Forres broke the deadlock in the 10th minute when Stuart Soane turned home a close-range effort at the back post.

0 - 1

It did not take long for the hosts to double the advantage. In the 17th minute, Simon Allan whipped a corner into the front post and Soane attacked the delivery with determination to glance a header into the net and give Wick a tough task to get back into the game.

0 - 2

Just five minutes later, Lee Fraser scored with a superb looping header from the edge of the area to put his team firmly in control.

0 - 3

Half Time - Forres Mechanics 3 - Wick Academy 0

It seemed to be game over but Academy managed to reduce the deficit on the hour when Gary Weir was left with an easy finish from six yards out.

1 - 3

Academy then quickly scored again, Davie Allan sending in a shot which went into the net at Forres goalkeeper Stuart Knight's near post.

2 - 3

The Scorries drew level as Mechanics failed to clear the ball and Marc MacGregor punished the hosts by scoring with a low shot.

3 - 3

It was soon to go from bad to worse for the Can-Cans when Steven Anderson rounded Knight and slotted home.

3 - 4

Richard Macadie then scored late on to round off a stunning comeback win for his side.

3 - 5

Full Time - Forres Mechanics 3 - Wick Academy 5

Match report written by Press and Journal



Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 2016)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Michael MacCallum (GK) - 1 - 1 -
Danny Mackay25 10 - 501
Andrew Hardwick24 7 - 7 -
Grant Steven24 9 - 1656
Sam Mackay27 103251111
James McLean - 6 - 20 -
Richard Macadie29 138429173
Alan Farquhar28 1012644
Gary Weir19 82422165
Steven Anderson23 12109143
David Allan27 124294131
Marc MacGregor (sub)21 1335015
Andrew Mackay (sub) - 8 - 8 -






League Table (as at October 5th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 12 11 1 0 +46 34
2. Cove Rangers 12 9 2 1 +25 29
3. Brora Rangers 12 9 1 2 +23 28
4. Formartine Utd 11 8 1 2 +20 25
5. Fraserburgh 11 7 2 2 +9 23
6. WICK 12 6 4 2 +14 22
7. Lossiemouth 11 5 1 5 -6 16
8. Forres Mech 11 4 3 4 0 15
9. Turriff United 10 5 0 5 -2 15
10. Rothes 12 4 2 6 -14 14
11. Clachnacuddin 11 3 4 4 -1 13
12. Keith 11 4 0 7 -6 12
13. Inverurie Locos 11 2 5 4 -2 11
14. Huntly 12 3 2 7 -27 11
15. Deveronvale 12 3 1 8 -8 10
16. Nairn County 11 2 1 8 -15 7
17. Strathspey 12 2 0 10 -27 6
18. Fort William 12 1 0 11 -29 3