Cove Rangers 3
Wick Academy 1
League


Cove Rangers 

3 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Allan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Alan Redford (6)
Connor Scully (58)
Martin Johnston (61)
David Allan (35)

Team Managers
Unknown. Barry Wilson

Starting Eleven
Stuart McKenzie
Blair Yule
Stirling Smith
Paul Emslie
Roddy Black
Alan Redford
Richie Singer
Roy McBain
Martin Johnston
Jordan Leyden
Connor Scully
Michael Gray
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Gary Manson
Stevie Cunningham
Craig Shearer
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
David Allan

Bench
Ryan Stott
Mike McKenzie
Dean Lawrie
Danny Milne
Timmy Capstick
James More
Shaun Sinclair
Ross Allan
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel

Substitutions
Dean Lawrie for Stirling Smith (46)
Ryan Stott for Richie Singer (64)
James Pickles for Craig Shearer (67)
Lukasz Geruzel for Richard Macadie (67)
Ross Allan for Gary Weir (77)

Cautions
Jordan Leyden (73)
Connor Scully (73)
Sam Mackay (83)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Morag Pirie (Referee)





Match Report


Academy face Cove Rangers today in the top of the table clash at Allan Park. There was frost in Cove through the night but the park is fine.

Academy have a full squad available today for what will I am sure be a very tough game. The last time we won down in Cove was in October 2003, so hopefully we can get the result today that will keep us top of the table.

The home side take the lead in 6th minute. Michael Gray made a good save knocking a Jordan Leyden short around the post for a corner. The corner was floated into the box and Alan Redford drifted off Grant Steven and headed the ball into the roof of the net from 10 yards out.

0 - 1

Academy have a chance but keeper Stuart McKenzie got a strong hand to a Davie Allan shot to keep his net intact.

Half an hour played and it's a mid-field battle with neither side managing to get another serious attempt on target.

Academy square the scores in the 35th minute. Craig Shearer sent Gary Weir off on an attacking run. Davie Allan ran inside Weir and powered past two defenders as Weir laid the ball into his path. Keeper McKenzie tried to narrow the angle but Allan kept his cool and slotted home inside the left post with his left foot from 12 yards out for his 7th league goal of the season.

1 - 1

Half Time - Cove Rangers 1 - WAFC 1

Kevin Tindal makes a change at the start of the second half with Dean Lawrie coming on for Stirling Smith.

With 7 minutes of the second half played Academy are denied a stone-wall penalty. Davie Allan worked his way into the box and just as he was about to pull the trigger a defender took the legs from him, but despite the protests from the Academy players referee Morag Pirie was having none of it and waved play on.

Academy have started the better but the home side take the lead just before the hour mark with a really poor goal from our point of view. The ball is played up the right flank and is crossed into the box. Alan Farquhar rose to challenge with Connor Scully. Michael Gray came out to try to clear but the ball came off the back of Scully's head and into the net from 12 yards out.

2 - 1

The home side score another within the space of 3 minutes. They broke down the left flank before the ball was delivered square for Martin Johnston and he slotted home inside Gray's right hand post.

3 - 1

Academy break up-field and in a mad scramble in the Cove box Michael Steven had a shot at the back post that was cleared off the line by Dean Lawrie with keeper McKenzie beaten.

Barry Wilson makes a double change with Lukasz Geruzel and James Pickles coming on for Craig Shearer and Richard Macadie.

Academy keep plugging and Davie Allan has a shot from 18 yards that drifted just wide of the left hand post.

Full Time - Cove Rangers 3 - Wick Academy 1

The result lifts Cove above us in the table, but we are still sitting second and now have Strathspey at home next weekend, with Cove away to Buckie Thistle.

Match report written by Alan Farquhar



Squad Statistics (as at November 24th, 2012)


2012/2013 All Time
Age
Michael Gray (GK) - 19 - 44 -
Grant Steven20 171492
Michael Steven22 131584
Craig Shearer - 17244562
Stevie Cunningham - 20116737
Gary Manson28 18239632
Alan Farquhar24 18 - 123 -
Sam Mackay23 20811653
Richard Macadie25 201127398
David Allan23 20814973
Gary Weir15 189290105
James Pickles (sub)22 172172
Ross Allan (sub)19 16 - 761
Lukasz Geruzel (sub) - 177177






League Table (as at November 24th, 2012)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 13 9 1 3 +17 28
2. WICK 13 9 0 4 +11 27
3. Formartine Utd 11 8 1 2 +23 25
4. Deveronvale 12 8 1 3 +14 25
5. Inverurie Locos 12 7 2 3 +10 23
6. Nairn County 9 7 1 1 +18 22
7. Clachnacuddin 11 7 1 3 +7 22
8. Huntly 13 7 1 5 +4 22
9. Brora Rangers 13 7 1 5 +2 22
10. Forres Mech 13 6 2 5 +13 20
11. Buckie Thistle 12 5 2 5 +1 17
12. Keith 13 5 2 6 -2 17
13. Fraserburgh 11 5 1 5 +11 16
14. Turriff United 11 4 1 6 -4 13
15. Rothes 14 2 1 11 -30 7
16. Strathspey 13 2 0 11 -35 6
17. Lossiemouth 12 1 0 11 -26 3
18. Fort William 12 0 2 10 -34 2