Wick Academy 2
Fort William 0
League


Wick Academy
2 - 0
Fort William 

League
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Harmsworth Park. Att. 350
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Weir (30)
Steven Anderson (65)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Alistair Ewen

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Danny Mackay
James Pickles
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
Steven Anderson
Douglas Maclennan
Craig Mainland
Andreas Broomfield
David Moffat
Farquhar Macrae
Iain Foggo (C)
Alastair Stark
Scott Chisholm
Adam Porritt
Scott Davidson
Liam Taylor

Bench
Michael Gray
Colin Macrae
Marc MacGregor
Alan Hughes
Andrew Mackay
Jack Lingard
Daniel Highet
Michael Corbett
Iain Macintyre
Lewis Campbell

Substitutions
Andrew Mackay for James Pickles (76)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (83)
Alan Hughes for Steven Anderson (89)
Jack Lingard for Adam Porritt (47)
Michael Corbett for Craig Mainland (62)
Lewis Campbell for Scott Chisholm (83)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)
Alexander McDonald & Gordon Seago (Assistants)




Match Report


Academy welcomed Fort William as our first footers for 2017. Two goals from Gary Weir and Steven Anderson secured the three points to notch up Academy's 6th league win on the trot.

Fort proved to be a tough nut to crack. Gary Weir thought he'd opened the scoring in the 14th minute but he was deemed to be off-side as he stuck the ball home after keeper Douglas Maclennan failed to keep a hold of a Richard Macadie shot.

Two minutes later Michael Steven headed a Gary Manson cross straight to keeper Maclennan.

Next up was Richard Macadie who got his head to a Sam Mackay cross but the ball agonisingly went just past the post.

Gary Weir broke the deadlock on the half-hour. James Pickles worked some space for himself on the right flank and swung in a great cross that Weir slotted home.

1 - 0

In a rare foray into the Academy half Fort William broke out of defence but Scott Davidson skied his effort from the edge of the box well over the cross-bar.

Just before the half-time whistle Weir had a great chance to double the advantage but he headed a cross from Andrew Hardwick over the bar.

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Fort William 0

Scott Davidson managed to get Fort's only real attempt on target minutes into the second half but Sean McCarthy was equal to it and pulled off a good save.

Weir had his second goal of the game chalked off for off-side when he knocked in another re-bound from keeper Maclennan.

In the 65th minute Academy killed the game. Fort William failed to clear a cross and after a scramble in the box the ball fell to Steven Anderson and he lashed it home. That goal put Anderson's total to 15, level with Sam Mackay at the top of the goals for table.

2 - 0

Weir incredibly had a third goal disallowed by referee Billy Baxter, again for off-side, in the final stages of the match and Academy saw the clock out to pick up another three points.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Fort William 0

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at January 7th, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 16 - 93 -
Michael Steven26 19220010
Grant Steven24 18 - 1746
Danny Mackay25 19 - 591
Andrew Hardwick24 14 - 14 -
Richard Macadie29 2210438175
Sam Mackay27 1715258123
Gary Manson33 19154737
James Pickles26 21214816
Steven Anderson24 221510148
Gary Weir19 174431167
Marc MacGregor (sub)22 2265918
Andrew Mackay (sub) - 15 - 15 -
Alan Hughes (sub)21 2 - 501






League Table (as at January 7th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 23 18 3 2 +65 57
2. Brora Rangers 24 17 3 4 +55 54
3. Cove Rangers 22 16 4 2 +47 52
4. Formartine Utd 22 15 3 4 +29 48
5. Fraserburgh 23 12 5 6 +9 41
6. WICK 20 12 4 4 +28 40
7. Keith 26 13 1 12 -1 40
8. Turriff United 24 12 2 10 +5 38
9. Forres Mech 21 10 4 7 +4 34
10. Inverurie Locos 24 8 7 9 +8 31
11. Clachnacuddin 24 8 7 9 -11 31
12. Lossiemouth 23 8 4 11 -5 28
13. Huntly 22 6 4 12 -31 22
14. Deveronvale 24 6 3 15 -16 21
15. Nairn County 25 5 6 14 -18 21
16. Rothes 23 5 2 16 -59 17
17. Strathspey 22 2 2 18 -50 8
18. Fort William 24 2 2 20 -59 8

Manager's Programme Notes


Congratulations to Michael "Joe" Steven who made his 200th competitive appearance for Academy today.