Inverurie Locos 5
Wick Academy 1
League


Inverurie Locos 

5 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Harlaw Park. Att. 250
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Andrew Hunter (4)
Andrew Hunter (21)
Andrew Hunter (39)
Neil Gauld (67)
Neil Gauld (83)
Richard Macadie (41)

Team Managers
Neil Cooper Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Andy Reid
Connor Rennie
Greg Mitchell
Stuart Duff
Mark Souter
Ryan Broadhurst
Colin Charlesworth
Neil McLean (C)
Andrew Hunter
Joe McCabe
Jordan Leyden
Danny McCarthy
Aiden Reid
Grant Steven
Danny Mackay
Gary Manson
Jack Halliday
Jack Henry
Richard Macadie
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor
Steven Anderson

Bench
Neil Gauld
Daniel Crisp
Matthew Macdonald
Kyle Gordon
Scott Mathieson
Sean McCarthy
Brandon Sinclair
Gordon MacNab
Gordon C McNab
Korbyn Cameron

Substitutions
Not Known None.

Cautions
None. Jack Halliday (41)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)





Match Report


Wick Academy are still looking for their first away win of the Highland League season as they proved no match for high-flying Inverurie Locos at Harlaw Park on Saturday.
Andrew Hunter set the tone for the afternoon after he scored a first-half hat-trick to put his side 3-0 ahead. Richard Macadie pulled one back for the Scorries before half-time, but the hosts re-established their dominance with two goals after the interval without reply, capping a five-star performance.
Wick headed to Aberdeenshire without several key players including defenders Andrew Hardwick and Michael Steven and midfielder Sam Mackay while Davie Allan and Alan Farquhar remain on the long-term injured list.
Danny McCarthy was given the nod as goalkeeper ahead of regular number one Sean McCarthy, who was on the bench while Grant Steven returned to the team.
It only took five minutes for the hosts to take the lead when McCarthy blocked a shot from Jordan Leyden and Hunter pounced on the rebound to net.
Hunter doubled Inverurie’s advantage midway through the first half after a neat passage of play between Duff and McLean proved too much for the Academy defence to handle as the ball was played through for the striker to slot past McCarthy.
Hunter rounded off his impressive hat-trick five minutes before half-time with a venomous low drive which found the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.
Wick gave themselves a glimmer of hope when they reduced the deficit a minute later when Macadie unleashed a 25 yard thunderbolt which Locos goalkeeper Andy Reid could only watch helplessly fly into the back of the net.
Inverurie killed off the game midway through the second half when Neil Gauld scored from 12 yards after good build-up play from Duff, Gauld grabbed his second goal in injury-time with a close-range effort to complete a comfortable victory for the hosts who have turned into genuine title contenders.

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, Nov 8, 2017.



Squad Statistics (as at November 4th, 2017)


2017/2018 All Time
Age
Danny McCarthy (GK)19 3 - 11 -
Danny Mackay26 171903
Grant Steven25 1211987
Aiden Reid18 5 - 7 -
Jack Henry25 10 - 10 -
Jack Halliday23 161312
Gary Manson33 16157738
Marc MacGregor22 1458624
Alan Hughes22 4 - 541
Richard Macadie30 178471185
Steven Anderson24 16512958






League Table (as at November 4th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 15 13 2 0 +59 41
2. Fraserburgh 17 13 2 2 +37 41
3. Inverurie Locos 18 12 2 4 +29 38
4. Brora Rangers 15 11 1 3 +17 34
5. Formartine Utd 16 10 1 5 +26 31
6. Huntly 16 9 2 5 +1 29
7. Buckie Thistle 15 9 1 5 +17 28
8. Forres Mech 16 8 3 5 +7 27
9. Deveronvale 17 8 1 8 +1 25
10. Rothes 16 7 3 6 +8 24
11. Turriff United 16 7 3 6 -2 24
12. Nairn County 14 7 1 6 -8 22
13. WICK 14 4 3 7 -1 15
14. Clachnacuddin 16 4 3 9 -13 15
15. Keith 16 2 1 13 -23 7
16. Lossiemouth 16 1 2 13 -38 5
17. Strathspey 17 1 0 16 -61 3
18. Fort William 14 0 1 13 -56 1