Wick Academy 3
Clachnacuddin 1
League


Wick Academy
3 - 1
Clachnacuddin 

League
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Sam Mackay (62)
Steven Anderson (75)
David Allan (81)
Liam Shewan (88)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Iain Polworth

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Grant Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Sam Mackay
Marc MacGregor
Richard Macadie
James Pickles
Gary Manson
Steven Anderson
David Allan
John Campbell
Ryan Mackintosh
Michael Finnis
Paul Smith
David McGurk
Fraser Robertson
Blair Lawrie
Ross McKillop
James Beeston
Ryan Macdonald
Daniel Maclennan

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Brandon Sinclair
Andrew Mackay
Colin Henstridge
Liam Shewan
Rorie Macleod
James Dingwall
Calum Black
Conor MacPhee
Aidan Macdonald

Substitutions
Andrew Mackay for Marc MacGregor (80)
Brandon Sinclair for Andrew Hardwick (86)
Colin Henstridge for David Allan (91)
Liam Shewan for Paul Smith (79)
James Dingwall for Fraser Robertson (83)
Rorie Macleod for Ryan Mackintosh (83)

Cautions
None. James Beeston (53)
Ryan Macdonald (57)
Daniel Maclennan (68)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)
Chris Macleod & Gordon Seago (Assistants)




Match Report


Academy were without the services of Michael Steven, Alan Farquhar and Gary Weir today, but still had enough in the tank to chalk up a 3-1 win over visitors Clachnacuddin. Youngsters Brandon Sinclair and Colin Henstridge were drafted in and both got game-time in the latter stages of the match.

In a fairly even first half neither side could find the net, but three second half goals from Sam Mackay, Steven Anderson and Davie Allan sealed the three points, Academy's third league win on the bounce.

Substitute Liam Shewan pulled a consolation goal back for Clach with two minutes of time left on the clock.

Academy were first to threaten when Grant Steven jumped highest from a corner ball but his header went just wide of target.

On 23 minutes Clach had a couple of chances. Gary Manson managed to get something on a Daniel MacLennan shot to deflect the ball wide of McCarthy's left hand post for a corner. Blair Lawrie swung in the resulting corner and Richard Macadie cleared it off the line.

Five minutes later and Academy had a really strong shout for a penalty kick when it looked as if Steven Anderson had his heels clipped from him inside the box, but referee Billy Baxter waved aside the Academy claims.

Academy came close to breaking the deadlock when a Danny Mackay cross found Marc MacGregor about 12 yards from goal. His shot looked goal-bound but it deflected off David McGurk and over the crossbar for a corner. James Pickles the headed the corner kick just wide of target.

Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Clachnacuddin 0

A minute onto the second half Blair Lawrie whipped in another great corner kick, this time it bounced off the top of the crossbar.

Just passed the hour mark Academy took the lead. In an Academy attack Sam Mackay was fouled just outside the penalty area. Mackay expertly bent the free-kick around the wall and although keeper John Campbell did manage to get a hand to it, he couldn't keep it out.

1 - 0

Clach had a chance to pull level when Daniel MacLennan broke into the box but as he homed in on Sean McCarthy James Pickles covered back and nicked the ball off him with a perfectly timed tackle. MacLennan shouted for a penalty but Pickles had clearly won the ball and referee Baxter turned down the penalty claim.

Academy pushed for the second goal and Steven Anderson forced Campbell into a good save from a powerful header from a Richard Macadie cross.

On 75 minutes Academy doubled their advantage through Anderson with a great goal. James Pickles pinged a perfectly weighted long ball up to him which the striker took under control, breezed into the box leaving his markers for dead and finished with a well struck riffled shot into the corner of the net.

2 - 0

Nine minutes from full-time Academy put the game to bed. Richard Macadie sent Davie Allan on his way and although his first shot was blocked he hammered home the re-bound from 12 yards out.

3 - 0

Clach pulled back a consolation goal with two minutes left on the clock. Blair Lawrie broke on a counter-attack hitting the bye-line before crossing for substitute Liam Shewan to tap home unchallenged.

3 - 1

Full Time - Wick Academy 3 - Clachnacuddin 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at December 10th, 2016)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 13 - 90 -
Danny Mackay25 16 - 561
Andrew Hardwick24 12 - 12 -
Grant Steven24 15 - 1716
Marc MacGregor21 1955617
Sam Mackay27 1513257121
Gary Manson32 16154537
James Pickles26 18214816
Richard Macadie29 209436174
Steven Anderson24 19129945
David Allan27 195302132
Brandon Sinclair (sub)16 1 - 1 -
Andrew Mackay (sub) - 13 - 13 -
Colin Henstridge (sub) - 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at December 10th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 19 16 2 1 +62 50
2. Brora Rangers 21 16 2 3 +57 50
3. Cove Rangers 18 15 2 1 +45 47
4. Formartine Utd 19 14 1 4 +27 43
5. Turriff United 20 11 1 8 +8 34
6. Fraserburgh 20 10 4 6 +5 34
7. Keith 22 11 0 11 0 33
8. WICK 17 9 4 4 +20 31
9. Inverurie Locos 20 8 5 7 +11 29
10. Forres Mech 18 8 4 6 +2 28
11. Clachnacuddin 20 6 6 8 -13 24
12. Lossiemouth 19 7 2 10 -7 23
13. Nairn County 21 5 4 12 -15 19
14. Deveronvale 20 5 2 13 -17 17
15. Rothes 20 5 2 13 -50 17
16. Huntly 19 4 4 11 -31 16
17. Strathspey 20 2 1 17 -47 7
18. Fort William 21 2 0 19 -57 6