0 - 2
Richard Macadie (65)
David Allan (88)
Ross Bremner for Calum Bagshaw (13)
Barrie Stephen for Andrew Bagshaw (67)
Stuart Smith for Gary MacGowan (70)
James Mackay for Ross Allan (82)
Alan Hughes for Stevie Cunningham (88)
Ross Bremner (37)
Stuart Smith (82)
|Derek Soutar (13)||None.|
Andy Milne (Referee)
Just kicked off at North Lodge Park. Academy are several men short today between suspensions, holidays and injuries. The key personnel missing are; Michael Steven, Alan Farquhar, Martin Gunn, Gary Weir and James More. We've never won at North Lodge Park, so hopefully we can break that trend today.
It's been a lively opening 10 mins with chances at both ends.
In the 3rd minute Davie Allan wriggled into the Formartine penalty area on the left, cut inside and drove the ball into the goal mouth. The home side scrambled the ball away with a goal line clearance and Academy also had an appeal for hand ball, but that was waved away by referee Andy Milne.
At the other end Bokas dived acrobatically to his left and held shot from Andrew Bagshaw.
In the next Academy attack Macadie sent Davie Allan up the right wing and he drove in a cross ball which was fisted away by keeper Derek Soutar.
Formartine counter-attacked and Bokas did well saving at the feet of Calum Bagshaw.
The home side went down to 10 men in the 13th minute. Academy split their defence and Sam Mackay ran through onto the ball. Keeper Soutar came about 2 yards outside his box and took the feet from Mackay and referee Milne flashed the red card. Substitute keeper Ross Bremner came on for Calum Bagshaw, but Academy couldn't convert the resulting free-kick.
The partnership of Macadie and Davie Allan are troubling the home defence and a neat one-two from them is deflected for a corner.
Formartine had a great chance to open the scoring on the 23rd minute when Mark Smith got his head to a crossed ball, but he sent it wide of target.
End to end stuff, as Academy break up-field in the 25th minute. Mackay marches into the box and takes the ball around substitute keeper Bremner and shot from 8 yards out, but Colin Robertson got back and blocked the ball on the line.
With a half hour played Formartine have their best passing move of the game before Ross Campbell delivered the ball from the right but it was volleyed over the bar by Andrew Bagshaw.
Substitute keeper Bremner is earning his crust as he got down smartly to save a deflected shot from Mackay.
In the 37th minute Academy were awarded a penalty kick. Ross Allan drove into the box and was taken down by keeper Bremner 10 yards from goal. There was plenty of covering players, so not the last man, and referee Milne awarded the spot kick and booked Bremner. Stevie Cunningham drove the PK to the right but keeper Bremner got a hand to it and made the save.
Academy have to start taking these chances as Formartine, even down to 10 men, look as if they can score.
In the last action of the half Cunningham is through the defence and had a shot from the edge of the box but it was well saved by Bremner.
Half Time 0 - 0
Formartine are still in this game. They are playing with Bagshaw up front on his own, but they look threatening on the attack.
Stuart Mackay lashes in a free kick form left and the ball flashed across goal and was missed by everyone before going out at the back post.
On hour mark Academy win a couple of corners. A Macadie shot smacked off a defender, and Mackay played a neat one-two with Davie Allan but Allan's shot went wide of target.
In the next Academy attack Davie Allan was again in the middle of things as he squeezed a shot between two Formartine defenders but it went inches past the post from 6 yards out.
With 65 minutes played Academy opened the scoring. Mackay chipped the ball into the Formartine box from the right and Macadie picked his spot and hammered home from 8 yards out.
0 - 1
Academy are still attacking and a Cunningham shot that looked goal-bound cannons off a defender.
With 10 minutes of the game left Academy have a good sweeping passing move involving Macdie, Stewart Ross and Shaun Sinclair before Sinclair slipped the ball to Davie Allan on the edge of the box but keeper Bremner was smart off his line and smothered the ball.
2 minutes later Academy have a similar move with a well weighted through ball by Stewart Ross to Davie Allan in the right hand corner of the box and he drove the ball inches past the back post.
Academy double their advantage in the dying minutes of the game. Davie Allan won the ball in the centre circle, ran between two defenders into the box before drawing the keeper and he swept the ball into the corner of the net.
0 - 2
There was a glimpse into the future during the final couple of minutes when 16 year old Alan Hughes and 17 year old James Mackay combined their talents on the right wing to leave the home defence trailing in their wake. Hughes fired in a shot from 15 yards but it swerved away to the right of the goal.
Academy run down the clock and come away with our first ever win at North Lodge Park, and our first clean sheet of the season.
Full Time 0 - 2
Match report written by Ken Wood
|Allan Bokas (GK)||-||11||-||68||-|
|Alan Hughes (sub)||16||1||-||4||-|
|James Mackay (sub)||-||2||-||14||-|