Keith 0
Wick Academy 1
League


Keith 

0 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Kynoch Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Steven Anderson (38)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Daniel Bell
Adam Clark
Stewart Hutcheon
Bruce Milne
Michael Ralton
Bruce Raffell
Craig Cormack
Donald Fraser
Luke Barbour
Michael Ewen
Sam Pugh
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Richard Macadie
Marc MacGregor
James McLean
Alan Farquhar
James Pickles
Steven Anderson
David Allan

Bench
Greg Smith
Stuart Massie
Hamish Ritchie
Kris Duncan
Ryan Stewart
Scott Whelan
David Dey
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Alan Hughes
Gary Weir

Substitutions
Hamish Ritchie for Craig Cormack (65)
Greg Smith for Sam Pugh (85)
Gary Weir for Marc MacGregor (67)
Colin Macrae for Danny Mackay (91)
Alan Hughes for Richard Macadie (94)

Cautions
Craig Cormack (40) David Allan (46)

Red Cards
Hamish Ritchie (92) None.

Match Officials

Ross Hardie (Referee)





Match Report


Academy bounced back from the disappointment of Wednesday night's defeat at the hands of Buckie Thistle with a fine 1-0 win away to a Keith side who have been resurgent under manager Allan Hale. Steven Anderson's first half strike was all that separated the sides, but that was good enough to secure the three points.

Academy had Michael Steven and Davie Allan back for this encounter, but Sam Mackay was suspended and both Grant Steven and Ross Allan missed the trip due to injury.

The first chance of the game fell to the home side after only 3 minutes. Luke Barbour played a neat one-two with Donald Fraser up the left wing. Barbour drove into the box but from 10 yards out shot straight to Sean McCarthy.

Academy's first real opportunity came just passed the quarter hour. Richard Macadie flicked a long ball up to Davie Allan who squared to Steven Anderson but he also fired his shot straight to the keeper.

On 19 minutes Academy created another good chance. A throw-in into the Keith box was fought for by Macadie and a defender before falling to Marc MacGregor and from 16 yards out his hooked attempt was palmed over the crossbar by keeper Daniel Bell.

Academy broke the deadlock in the 38th minute. Macadie took a throw-in on the left which he delivered to the edge of the box to Steven Anderson. He had a shot that took a deflection and found the back of the net via the inside of Bell's left hand post.

0 - 1

Just before half time Keith won a free-kick 25 yards from goal which Donald Fraser hammer off the Academy wall. It fell to Bruce Milne but he fired his attempt wide of target.

Half Time - Keith 0 - Wick Academy 1

On the hour Keith won a free kick that was played into the box. It was half-cleared and fell to Barbour and his shot looked goal-bound but McCarthy manged to tip it over the crossbar.

Second half attempts on goal were few and far between but Keith had a chance in the last minute of normal time to square the scores. Danny Mackay got a good block on a ball played into the Academy box but it broke kindly and fell to captain Michael Ewen 15 yards out. He had a crack on target that McCarthy parried away and Macadie followed up to hammer the ball clear of the danger area for a throw-in.

Keith ended the game with 10 men. Substitute Gary Weir got onto the end of a long kick-out from McCarthy and as he drove on Hamish Ritchie took him down on the edge of the box. Referee Ross Hardie reached for his pocket and send him for an early bath.

Full Time - Keith 0 - Wick Academy 1

The result today put's Academy up to 8th spot in the table and we now welcome Formartine United to Harmsworth Park on Wednesday night, 23rd March, 8pm kick-off.

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at March 19th, 2016)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 39 - 72 -
Danny Mackay25 381381
Michael Steven26 3321818
Marc MacGregor21 319319
Richard Macadie28 3511410159
Gary Manson32 32152336
James Pickles25 33112714
Alan Farquhar28 32 - 2493
James McLean - 9 - 9 -
Steven Anderson23 36167429
David Allan26 3714278126
Colin Macrae (sub)18 111111
Alan Hughes (sub)20 14 - 451
Gary Weir (sub)18 3112414163






League Table (as at March 19th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 28 23 2 3 +83 71
2. Cove Rangers 27 23 1 3 +52 70
3. Formartine Utd 27 22 3 2 +83 69
4. Turriff United 26 17 4 5 +52 55
5. Inverurie Locos 31 17 3 11 +28 54
6. Nairn County 28 15 3 10 +16 48
7. Buckie Thistle 30 15 3 12 -6 48
8. WICK 28 14 5 9 +24 47
9. Fraserburgh 28 13 6 9 +15 45
10. Keith 30 15 0 15 -11 45
11. Lossiemouth 31 12 2 17 -20 38
12. Forres Mech 24 12 1 11 -4 37
13. Deveronvale 28 8 7 13 -7 31
14. Clachnacuddin 26 7 1 18 -14 22
15. Huntly 27 5 4 18 -34 19
16. Strathspey 28 6 1 21 -57 19
17. Fort William 26 3 1 22 -66 10
18. Rothes 29 0 1 28 -134 1