4 - 2
Barrie Stephen (pen.) (5)
Stuart McKay (19)
Alex Notman (43)
Richie Singer (74)
Gary Weir (2)
Craig Shearer (92)
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Marc Young for Barrie Stephen (68)
Robert Maitland for Andrew Bagshaw (78)
Sam Mackay for Bryan McKiddie (57)
Shane Sutherland for David Cowie (57)
Andrew MacLeod for Gary Weir (85)
Mark Simpson (41)
Paul Urquhart (72)
Gary Weir (45)
Shaun Sinclair (65)
Sam Mackay (87)
Morag Pirie (Referee)
It's a lovely sunny day at North Lodge Park and the game has just kicked off. The 1st round of the Scottish Cup takes place today and with Academy getting a bye into the second round, and Formartine not eligible to participate, this is the only Highland League match taking place.
In the first attack of the game Academy should have opened the scoring. McKiddie picked the ball up and pushed it to David Allan who rounded the keeper and squared to Shearer but he fired his shot over the top of the bar.
In the next attack Academy opened the scoring. David Allan drove up the left flank and squared across the penalty area and Weir ran onto the ball and side-footed home.
0 - 1
Formartine levelled the scores within 3 minutes. Barrie Stephen is bundled down in the box and referee Pirie pointed to the spot. Stephen took the penalty kick and fired it home to the right side of Bokas, who got a hand to the ball but couldn't keep it out.
1 - 1
19 minutes plated and Formartine take the lead. A cross is whipped in from the right hand side was headed back towards goal by Stephen and Stuart McKay hooked the ball over his shoulder into the right hand side of the net.
2 - 1
2 minutes before half time Formartine increase their lead. A free kick swung into the box from left hand side and Alex Notman rose to head the ball home past Bokas.
3 - 1
Half Time - Formartine 3 - Wick Academy 1
With almost the hour played Academy make their first changes in personnel. Mackay and Sutherland come on for McKiddie and Cowie.
Formartine look as if they have sealed the 3 points. Richie Singer runs into space from a Bagshaw pass and Academy fail to close him down and he rifles in a low shot from 18 yards out.
4 - 1
Academy pull a goal back in injury time. Craig Shearer hits a cracker into the top right hand corner from 25 yards out.
4 - 2
Full Time - Formartine 4 - Wick Academy 2
Match report written by Colin Stewart
|Allan Bokas (GK)||-||9||-||42||-|
|Andrew MacLeod (sub)||-||6||-||280||6|
|Shane Sutherland (sub)||-||3||-||3||-|
|Sam Mackay (sub)||21||10||2||44||21|