Wick Academy 3
Ross County 1
Friendly


Wick Academy
3 - 1
Ross County 

Friendly
Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Harmsworth Park. Att. 150
1:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
David Allan (30)
Craig Gunn (73)
David Allan (86)
Joel MacBeath (20)

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Richard Brittain

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Andrew Hardwick
Danny Mackay
Richard Macadie
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
Marc MacGregor
Alan Farquhar
Gary Manson
Craig Gunn
David Allan
Joe Williams
Tom Kelly
Jack McCourt
Ben Johnstone
Jack Murray
Jack Grant
Joel MacBeath
Declan Hughes
Charlie Watt
James Wallace
Ross MacIver

Bench
Gordon Clark
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Jack Henry
Alan Hughes
Jack Halliday
Grant Aitkenhead
Jamie Stephen
Josh Reid
Ruari Fraser
Gregor MacDonald
Jack Noel
Matthew Wright
Marcus Goodhall

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Gordon Seago (Referee)
David Alexander & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Academy started their pre-season with a visit from Ross County on the 30th June. The game started with a bit of confusion with a clash of kit colours making it difficult for the players and spectators to tell the teams apart. After 8 minutes or so Academy changed to our yellow away tops and that solved the issue.

County's young squad started the better of the two sides and scored after 20 minutes when Joel MacBeath cut in on the by-line from the left and marched into the penalty area. With no County takers in the box for a cross he tried his hand from the tightest of angles with a low shot and the ball squirmed through McCarthy in the Academy goal and into the net.

The goal sparked Academy and Craig Gunn came close with a shot that whistled just past the right-hand post. County Keeper Joe Williams was sharp to get down to his left to save a Sam Mackay free-kick turning it for a corner. The resulting corner was swung in by Gunn, half-cleared and fell at the feet of Davie Allan who hammered home high into the roof of the net.

The sides went into the half-time break at 1-1, but Academy really started to click during the second period. Jack Halliday tested keeper Williams on 53 minutes when he made a good save from Halliday's 25 yard drive, and minutes later he saved again when Marc McGregor directed the ball goalward following a scramble at the back post.

Academy's 2nd came on 73 minutes when Davie Allan demonstrated his blistering pace driving forward down the left wing, turned his marker twice before cutting the ball back for Craig Gunn to drive home into the bottom corner of the net with a well-taken goal.

The County youngsters proved to be good test however and almost drew level but substitute Michael Steven cleared off the line.

Academy put the game to bed on 86 minutes. Gary Manson swung in a freekick on the right of the penalty area. The ball ended up in the corner of the net with Davie Allan claiming it skimmed off his head, Gary however also had a shout that the goal was his.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at June 30th, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age






League Table (as at June 30th, 2018)


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