Fraserburgh 1
Wick Academy 1
League


Fraserburgh 

1 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Bellslea
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Garry Harris (pen.) (88) Sam Mackay (pen.) (20)

Team Managers
Mark Cowie Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Joe Barbour
Marc Dickson
Bryan Hay
Ryan Cowie
Ryan Christie
Stuart Taylor
Jamie Beagrie
Scott Henry
Gary Harris
Graham Johnstone
Marc Lawrence
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Richard Macadie
Sam Mackay
Gary Manson
Ross Allan
Ross Maciver
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir

Bench
Paul Campbell
Greg Buchan
Michael Rae
Nathan Stuart
Aidan Combe
Dean Cowie
Edward Flinn
Danny McCarthy
James Pickles
Gordon Connelly
Andrew Mackay

Substitutions
Ryan Combe for Graham Johnston (65)
Paul Campbell for Marc Dickson (79)
James Pickles for Ross Allan (75)
Andrew Mackay for Richard Macadie (79)

Cautions
Scott Henry (62) Sam Mackay (41)
Grant Steven (49)
Danny Mackay (58)
Michael Steven (75)
Steven Anderson (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dan McFarlane (Referee)
Craig Veitch & Bob Inkster (Assistants)





Match Report


Penalties in either half from Sam Mackay and Gary Harris sees Fraserburgh and Academy battle out a 1-1 draw.

The Scorries looked like heading for their 11th away win in this year's campaign after Sam Mackay's spot kick gave them the lead midway through the first half. But in a dramatic finale, Gary Harris kept his nerve to beat Sean McCarthy from 12 yards as Fraserburgh stole a point right at the death.

Harris caused Wick's defence problems throughout the game and had a golden chance to give the hosts the lead at 14 minutes when his well-struck shot was well saved by McCarthy who tipped the ball around the post.

Wick took the lead in the 20th minute when Ross County teenager Ross MacIver, who is on loan from the SPL club, was fouled in the penalty box by Bryan Hay. Sam Mackay kept his cool to fire the ball past Joe Barbour from the spot with his 19th goal of the season.

0 - 1

Fraserburgh almost equalised two minutes later when Graham Johnston saw his shot cleared off the goal-line to allow Academy to go into the interval with a slender one goal lead.

Half Time - Fraserburgh 0 - Wick Academy 1

McCarthy had to be at his best to keep out a lusty strike from Scott Henry while at the other end, Mackay went close to getting his second of the game when his shot crept inches past the post.

MacIver continued to impress during his loan spell and almost grabbed his first goal for the club when he beat several defenders to steal into the box, but he fired his shot wide of the target.

Academy defended well in the second half but were unable to see out the game and in the final minute Grant Steven was judged to have pulled Harris' shirt in the box to concede the penalty which former Turriff United and Deveronvale frontman Harris duly converted.

1 - 1

Academy could have won the match in injury time when Steven Anderson's spectacular volley flew just over, leaving the sides having to settle for a share of the spoils.

Full Time - Fraserburgh 1 - Wick Academy 1

The draw keeps Academy fifth, ahead of Fraserburgh on goal difference and with a game in hand on the Buchan outfit.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at February 18th, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 22 - 99 -
Grant Steven24 24 - 1806
Danny Mackay26 25 - 651
Michael Steven26 25320711
Gary Manson33 25155437
Sam Mackay27 2319265127
Richard Macadie29 2811444176
Ross Allan23 12 - 1739
Ross Maciver - 4 - 4 -
Gary Weir19 224441167
Steven Anderson24 281710850
Andrew Mackay (sub) - 19 - 19 -
James Pickles (sub)26 26215616






League Table (as at February 18th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 29 21 3 5 +62 66
2. Cove Rangers 27 20 5 2 +66 65
3. Buckie Thistle 26 20 3 3 +72 63
4. Formartine Utd 23 16 3 4 +30 51
5. WICK 25 14 6 5 +27 48
6. Fraserburgh 26 14 6 6 +12 48
7. Turriff United 26 14 2 10 +11 44
8. Forres Mech 26 12 5 9 +8 41
9. Keith 29 13 2 14 -7 41
10. Clachnacuddin 28 10 8 10 -10 38
11. Lossiemouth 28 10 4 14 -8 34
12. Inverurie Locos 27 8 8 11 +5 32
13. Nairn County 27 6 6 15 -17 24
14. Huntly 25 6 6 13 -39 24
15. Deveronvale 27 6 3 18 -23 21
16. Rothes 25 5 3 17 -60 18
17. Strathspey 25 2 3 20 -55 9
18. Fort William 27 2 2 23 -74 8