Wick Academy 2
Formartine Utd 2
League


Wick Academy
2 - 2
Formartine Utd 

League
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Harmsworth Park. Att. 450
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Weir (pen.) (35)
Sam Mackay (41)
Scott Ferries (8)
Liam Burnett (38)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Kris Hunter

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Benn Murray
Danny Mackay
Ross Allan
James Pickles
Sam Mackay
Marc MacGregor
Richard Macadie
Thorfinn Stout
Kyle Drever
Gary Weir
Andrew Reid
Jamie Michie
Clark Petrie
Scott Henry
Jonathan Crawford
Derek Young
Graeme Rodger
Conor Gethins
Jamie Masson
Scott Ferries
Liam Burnett

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Andrew Miller
Cameron Mackenzie
Leven Hampson
Garry Wood
Kristoffer Hunter
Stuart Anderson
Paul Lawson
Calum Dingwall
Ewen Macdonald

Substitutions
Andrew Miller for Gary Weir (85)
Garry Wood for Liam Burnett (85)

Cautions
Richard Macadie (71)
Jonathan Crawford (32)
Andrew Reid (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)
Gordon Seago & Scott Matthew (Assistants)




Match Report


Academy welcomed Formartine United to Harmsworth Park for the final league game of the season. Academy had six trialists in the squad but the main talking point around Harmsworth Park was the announced retirement of Gary Weir who decided it was time to hang his boots.

Academy twice game behind to earn a draw but the point didn't make any difference to the final league position as the Scorries were already confirmed a eighth place finish before the game had started.

The visitors took the lead on 8 minutes. Scott Ferries had a pop from 20 yards that took a wicked deflection to leave Sean McCarthy out of position and the ball trundled over the line.

0 - 1

Marc MacGregor had an attempt from a tight angle that flashed just wide of Andy Reid's post. Richard Macadie then fired straight into the arms of Reid.

Gary Weir was really unlucky minutes later not to get on the score-sheet. He fired a 20 yard free-kick over the wall but the effort crashed off the crossbar.

In the next attack Academy were awarded a penalty. Weir was fouled in the box by Derek Young and referee Graham Fraser pointed to the spot. Weir took the penalty and signed off his last game in style making no mistake in burying it in the corner of the net.

1 - 1

Minutes later Formartine were back in front. The ball was whipped in from the right wing by Ferris for Liam Burnett to latch onto and he stuck it home from close range.

1 - 2

Academy battled back and four minutes before the half-time break they again squared the scores. Sam Mackay went on a great run passing his markers with ease before unleashing a thunderbolt from a tight angle that flew into the net.

2 - 2

Half Time - Wick Academy 2 - Formartine United 2

By comparison the second half had few goal scoring opportunities. 15 minutes from time Andy Reid was lucky to stay on the park as he took down Weir on the edge of the box after he'd broken the off-side trap and homed in on goal. Referee Fraser deemed a booking fitted the crime but Academy couldn't convert the resulting free-kick, Ross Allan firing it over the bar.

Weir was substituted with 5 minutes left and he ended his Academy career with a tally of 443 club appearances and 168 goals. A great servant to the club over the last 15 seasons and we all wish him and his family the very best.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Formartine United 2

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at April 22nd, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 28 - 105 -
Benn Murray - 1 - 1 -
Danny Mackay26 331732
James Pickles26 35316517
Ross Allan23 20 - 1819
Richard Macadie30 3812454177
Marc MacGregor22 3577219
Sam Mackay28 2820270128
Thorfinn Stout - 1 - 2 -
Gary Weir19 295448168
Kyle Drever - 1 - 1 -
Andrew Miller (sub) - 4 - 4 -






League Table (as at April 22nd, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 34 26 4 4 +94 82
2. Cove Rangers 34 25 7 2 +79 82
3. Brora Rangers 34 26 3 5 +80 81
4. Formartine Utd 34 22 7 5 +35 73
5. Fraserburgh 34 19 6 9 +29 63
6. Forres Mech 34 17 7 10 +21 58
7. Turriff United 34 18 4 12 +14 58
8. WICK 34 15 8 11 +23 53
9. Inverurie Locos 34 14 8 12 +18 50
10. Keith 34 15 2 17 -14 47
11. Clachnacuddin 34 11 8 15 -24 41
12. Lossiemouth 34 11 5 18 -18 38
13. Nairn County 34 9 7 18 -17 34
14. Huntly 34 9 7 18 -43 34
15. Deveronvale 34 9 3 22 -24 30
16. Rothes 34 7 5 22 -69 26
17. Fort William 34 3 2 29 -92 11
18. Strathspey 34 2 3 29 -92 9

Manager's Programme Notes


This was Gary Weir's last game for Academy today as he hangs up his boots. He has been at the club for 15 seasons and has made 443 club appearances with 168 goals. We wish him and his family the very best. Thanks for the memories Chuckie.