Nairn County 5
Wick Academy 0
League


Nairn County 

5 - 0

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Connor Gethins (11)
Connor Gethins (22)
Connor Gethins (59)
Steven Mackay (63)
Steven Mackay (90)
None.

Team Managers
Les Fridge Davie Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Ally Ridgers
Paul Macleod
David Hind
Wayne Mackintosh
Connor Gethins
Steven Mackay
David Watson
Dale Gillespie
Michael Morrison
Robbie Duncanson
Glenn Main
Michael Gray
Shaun Sinclair
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Stevie Cunningham
Craig Shearer
Sam Mackay
Richard Macadie
David Allan

Bench
Gregg Main
Craig MacMillan
Andrew Neill
Ross Naismith
Callum Donaldson
Alan Hughes
Gary Manson
Martin Gunn
Gary Weir
James Mackay

Substitutions
Andres Neill for David Watson (53)
Gregg Main for Robbie Duncanson (78)
Craig MacMillan for Connor Gethins (86)
Martin Gunn for Shaun Sinclair (46)
Gary Weir for Stevie Cunningham (61)
Gary Manson for Richard Macadie (72)

Cautions
None. David Allan (29)
Sam Mackay (80)
Martin Gunn (82)
Grant Steven (83)
Craig Shearer (90)

Red Cards
David Hind (73) None.

Match Officials

Douglas Ross (Referee)





Match Report


Academy travel to Station Park today in confident mood following last weekends win against Formartine. Nairn will be looking for revenge with Academy beating them 5-3 at The Harmsworth back in November.

Based on form over the last 6 games Academy have the second best record in the league having won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1. The Wee County have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1. Nairn are at full strength today and Kirkwood starts with the same 11 as last weekend. This is expected to be a tough game.

A quiet start by both sides but Nairn open the scoring in the 11th minute.

Connor Gethins picked the ball up on the far right, turned inside on his left foot and from 25 yards out curled great a shot that came off the underside of the intersection of the cross-bar and post and bulged the top corner of the net.

1 - 0

The home side double their advantage with Gethins finding the net for his second of the game. Academy give away a free kick 25 yards out and Gethins struck a right foot shot that curled over the top of the Academy wall and into the top right hand corner of the net with Gray rooted to the spot.

2 - 0

5 minutes to half time and Academy haven't had a shot on target yet. Looks like it's a case of trying to keep it like that till half time and hopefully Kirkwood can sort things out over a half-time cuppa.

Half Time - Nairn 2 - WAFC 0

Academy make a change at half time with Martin Gunn coming on for Shaun Sinclair.

Gethins is at the heart of every Nairn attack. He picked the ball up wide and crossed to Duncanson who carried the ball forward before whipping it across into the Academy box and Gethins followed in to head home from 8 yards out for his hat-trick.

3 - 0

Weir comes on for Cunningham just past the hour mark.

Within 2 minutes Nairn look to have completely killed the game as Gethins again cut in off the wing and fired the ball square across the Academy back line for Steven Mackay to hit home with a left foot shot inside Gray's left hand post.

4 - 0

Nairn go down top 10 men with about 15 minutes left. Davie Allan broke free and is pulled back by David Hind and referee Ross flashes the red card.

Sam Mackay took the resulting free kick 25 yards from goal and his shot smacks off the under-side of the Nairn cross-bar.

Nairn go nap in the last kick of the game. The ball is cut into the box and Steven Mackay was first to it and he fired home inside Gray's right hand post from 12 yards for his second of the match.

5 - 0

Full Time - Nairn 5 - WAFC 0

The result today is Academy's heaviest defeat of the season and it's the first time since February 2011 that we have leaked 5 goals.

Match report written by Alan Farquhar



Squad Statistics (as at March 10th, 2012)


2011/2012 All Time
Age
Michael Gray (GK) - 12 - 17 -
Michael Steven22 203423
Shaun Sinclair - 16 - 177 -
Grant Steven19 241241
Ross Allan18 18 - 501
Alan Farquhar24 26 - 98 -
Richard Macadie24 28624384
Sam Mackay22 25138740
Craig Shearer - 23341959
Stevie Cunningham - 281213835
David Allan22 251712058
Martin Gunn (sub) - 14143077
Gary Manson (sub)28 23 - 37030
Gary Weir (sub)14 23926389






League Table (as at March 10th, 2012)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 27 18 5 4 +39 59
2. Forres Mech 26 18 4 4 +42 58
3. Buckie Thistle 27 15 5 7 +22 50
4. Fraserburgh 25 13 5 7 +10 44
5. Deveronvale 25 13 4 8 +23 43
6. Inverurie Locos 23 14 1 8 +22 43
7. Keith 23 13 3 7 +27 42
8. Nairn County 22 11 8 3 +29 41
9. WICK 25 12 3 10 +10 39
10. Turriff United 27 12 3 12 +1 39
11. Lossiemouth 26 12 3 11 -1 39
12. Huntly 25 12 2 11 -2 38
13. Formartine Utd 26 8 6 12 -6 30
14. Clachnacuddin 20 6 4 10 -4 22
15. Rothes 23 6 1 16 -32 19
16. Brora Rangers 28 5 2 21 -60 17
17. Strathspey 25 2 2 21 -56 8
18. Fort William 21 1 1 19 -64 4