Inverurie Locos 1
Wick Academy 3
League


Inverurie Locos 

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Wick Academy


League
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Harlaw Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Daniel Crisp (73) Sam Mackay (35)
Sam Mackay (pen.) (50)
Marc MacGregor (69)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Scott Mathieson
Connor Rennie
Stephen Jeffrey
Greg Mitchell
Daniel Crisp
Ryan Broadhurst
Colin Charlesworth
Mark Souter
Joe McCabe
Neil McLean
Jordan Leyden
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Danny Mackay
Grant Steven
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
James Pickles
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Gary Weir

Bench
Martin Bavidge
Dean Donaldson
Martin Laing
Liam Morrison
Ross Anderson
Michael Selfridge
Ryan Booth
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor

Substitutions
Ross Anderson for Stephen Jeffrey (46)
Martin Bavidge for Connor Rennie (65)
Liam Morrison for Jordan Leyden (77)
Marc MacGregor for David Allan (60)
Alan Hughes for Gary Weir (77)
Colin Macrae for Andrew Hardwick (92)

Cautions
Stephen Jeffrey (13)
Greg Mitchell (31)
Joe McCabe (43)
Danny Mackay (13)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Liam Duncan (Referee)





Match Report


Academy started 2017 with a fine 3-1 win over Inverurie Locos at Harlaw Park. A double from Sam Mackay and a goal from Marc Macgregor had Academy 3-0 up with 20 minutes left to play. Daniel Crisp pulled a goal back for the home side but it wasn't enough for Academy to claim their 5th league win on the spin.

In the opening minutes of the game both Mark Souter and Gary Manson had shots that were wide of target.

Just past the quarter hour mark Sean McCarthy was in action in the Academy goal making saves from Locos skipper Neil McLean and then Joe McCabe to keep the scores at zero.

Academy broke the deadlock on 35 minutes when Sam Mackay lashed his shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards out for his 14th goal of the season.

0 - 1

Colin Charlesworth had a chance just before the break to square things as he broke through on goal but McCarthy made a great blocking save.

Half Time - Inverurie Locos 0 - Wick Academy 1

Locos made a change at the start of the second half, Stephen Jeffrey was substituted for Ross Anderson.

Locos had the first half-chance of the second half when a Neil McLean shot took a deflection and went wide of target.

On 50 minutes Academy doubled their advantage. Referee Liam Duncan adjudged that Daniel Crisp fouled Steven Anderson inside the penalty area and he pointed to the spot. Sam Mackay made no mistake clipping the penalty kick down the middle of the net for his second goal of the match.

0 - 2

Mackay had a chance for his hat-trick but his well hit effort was saved by keeper Scott Mathieson diving to his right to make the stop.

Davie Allan was replaced by Marc MacGregor and he only took nine minutes to get himself on the score-sheet when he stuck home from an Academy corner.

0 - 3

Four minutes later Locos gave themselves a life-line when Daniel Crisp pulled a goal back heading home from close range to set up an anxious final quarter hour for the Academy supporters.

1 - 3

McCarthy was called into action as he saved a shot from substitute Martin Bavidge.

In the last minute of the game Ross Anderson had an attempt that went over the cross-bar and Academy ran down the final seconds to claim a great three points.

Full Time - Inverurie Locos 1 - Wick Academy 3

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at January 3rd, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 15 - 92 -
Grant Steven24 17 - 1736
Danny Mackay25 18 - 581
Andrew Hardwick24 13 - 13 -
Michael Steven26 18219910
Sam Mackay27 1615257123
Gary Manson33 18154637
James Pickles26 20214716
David Allan27 217303134
Steven Anderson24 211410047
Gary Weir19 163430166
Colin Macrae (sub)18 2 - 171
Alan Hughes (sub)21 1 - 491
Marc MacGregor (sub)22 2165818






League Table (as at January 3rd, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 21 17 2 2 +62 53
2. Brora Rangers 23 17 2 4 +55 53
3. Cove Rangers 21 16 3 2 +47 51
4. Formartine Utd 21 15 2 4 +29 47
5. Fraserburgh 22 11 5 6 +8 38
6. WICK 19 11 4 4 +26 37
7. Turriff United 23 12 1 10 +5 37
8. Keith 25 12 1 12 -2 37
9. Forres Mech 20 9 4 7 +2 31
10. Clachnacuddin 23 8 7 8 -9 31
11. Inverurie Locos 23 8 6 9 +8 30
12. Lossiemouth 22 8 4 10 -4 28
13. Deveronvale 23 6 3 14 -13 21
14. Nairn County 24 5 5 14 -18 20
15. Huntly 21 5 4 12 -34 19
16. Rothes 21 5 2 14 -55 17
17. Fort William 23 2 2 19 -57 8
18. Strathspey 21 2 1 18 -50 7

Manager's Programme Notes


Steven Anderson made his 100th competitive appearance for the club today, well done Ando.