0 - 1
0 - 1
|None.||Garry Wood (69)|
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (72)
Alan Hughes for Richard Macadie (79)
Scott Barbour for Jamie Massom (59)
Cameron Keith for Neil Gauld (68)
David Allan (58)
Garry Wood (10)
Stuart Anderson (28)
Calum Bagshaw (90)
Scott Barbour (90)
Billy Baxter (Referee)
Academy welcomed title chasers Formartine United to Harmsworth Park for this Wednesday night encounter. It was a match that both sides battled tooth and nail in, but Formartine grabbed the points from a single Garry Wood goal in the 69th minute.
Formartine travelled with a pretty much full squad, whilst Academy had Danny Mackay and Ross Allan out through injury. James Pickles was unavailable, but Grant Steven returned to the back line.
First minute goals are becoming the norm at Harmsworth Park and the visitors almost continued the trend when they came close in the first minute. Jamie Masson fired in a free-kick that Neil Gauld got a powerful header onto. Grant Steven rose and blocked it from going into the goal and it looked to take nick off the outside of the far post before going out for a corner.
Formartine pressed hard in the first quarter and Grant Steven made another good block from a Stuart Anderson shot from the edge of the box.
Academy started to settle into the game and Gary Weir got onto the end of a Sam Mackay free-kick but he couldn't keep his headed effort down and it went over the crossbar.
Graeme Rodger found himself in space down the other end of the park but he fluffed his lines and hammered high over the bar from 10 yards out.
In the last action of the first half Stuart Smith did well to cut out a Sam Mackay cross which would have released Weir into the box.
Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Formartine United 0
Second half chances were few and far between but just passed the hour Sean McCarthy pulled off a good save to deny Callum Bagshaw.
Academy had a shout for a penalty waved away by referee Billy Baxter when Weir went down on the box at the feet of keeper Andy Reid.
Formartine broke the deadlock in the 69th minute. Graeme Rodger broke down the left flank and whipped a great cross into the box for Garry Wood to get a glancing header onto which found the bottom right hand corner of McCarthy's net.
0 - 1
Academy pushed for the equalizer and Steven Anderson stung the hands of keeper Andy Reid with a powerful 25 yard drive on target.
In injury time Academy flooded forward but Formartine shut up shop and denied them any further sniff on goal.
Full Time - Wick Academy 0 - Formartine United 1
Match report written by John Briskham
|Sean McCarthy (GK)||22||40||-||73||-|
|Marc MacGregor (sub)||21||32||9||32||9|
|Alan Hughes (sub)||20||15||-||46||1|