Wick Academy v Turriff United match summary

In this league match Wick Academy started off playing down the slope and threatened in the third minute when David Allan played Jack Henry one on one with the keeper but the keeper saved his shot at the expense of a corner, from the corner Henry couldn't direct his header on target. Academy came so close to taking the lead in the 14th minute, Ross Allan took a free kick from 25 yards and seen his effort come back off the crossbar. At this stage it was one way traffic and Gordon Macnab was next to threaten on 17 minutes when he cut the ball back onto his left foot inside the box but the keeper managed to save his shot. Wick Academy finally took the lead in the 42nd minute when Ross Allan was played in one on one with the keeper and he managed to hit the target. Turriff nearly equalised in first half stoppage time when a Jordan Cooper shot was deflected for a corner. Turriff got themselves back into the game in the 58th minute when Matthew McDonald headed a cross from the right wing into the bottom corner. Wick nearly retook the lead in the 68th minute when David Allan let fly from 25 yards and the keeper tipped his shot round the post. Murray Cormack went close for Turriff in the 75th minute when his shot from just outside the box went just past the post. Steven Anderson had a great chance in the 89th minute to win the game for Wick but his shot was deflected just wide for a corner.

Full time – Wick Academy 1 Turriff United 1.

Wick Academy v Brora Rangers match summary

In the far north derby at Harmsworth park it was Brora who were first to threaten after five minutes, a Dale Gilespie free kick from the right found Colin Williamson but he couldn't direct his header on target. Brora took the lead in the 12th minute when a cross to the back post was headed down into the path of Andy Macrae who slotted the ball home. Tom Kelly had a chance to double Brora's lead midway through the first half when he got onto a ball in behind the Wick defence but his lob over the keeper went just past the post. Wick started to grow into the game and created a couple of chance in the last five minutes of the first half, the first came in the 41st minute when Brora failed to clear a corner and the fell to Sean Campbell who's left foot shot went just past the post. Two minutes later Ross Allan got to the by line and cut the ball back to David Allan but Allan's effort went just over the bar. Brora had the first clear cut chance of the second half in when a Gilespie free kick from 25 yards was saved by the keeper and the ball was cleared. Just after the hour Brora had a great chance to double their lead, a defence splitting pass found Andy Macrae who rounded the keeper but Brandon Sinclair got back to clear the ball off the line, from the resultant corner Andrew Hardwick cleared a shot off the line. In the last quarter Wick started to dominate the ball but unfortunately couldn't trouble the Brora rearguard.

Full time – Wick Academy 0 Brora Rangers 1.

Match Highlights - Brora Rangers v WAFC - 7th March 2020

Highlights of Brora Rangers v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 7th March 2020.

Brora Rangers 4 - Wick Academy 1. Link to Match Stats.

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Brora Rangers 4 - Wick Academy 1

 7th March 2020 - Breedon Highland Football league
  Brora Rangers FC  4 (Greg Morrison 10, 32, 74, Alan Farquhar 79)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Joe Malin, Tom Kelly, John Picklesycard, Colin Williamson, Mark Nicolson, Dale Gillsepie, Greg Morrison, Martin Macleanycard(Neil Macdonald 83), Jordan Macrae (Andrew Macrae 15), James Wallace (Bjorn Wagenaar 75), Paul Brindle.

Subs: Bjorn Wagenaar, Andrew Macrae, Steven Mackay, Neil Macdonald.

  Wick Academy FC
  1 (Sam Mackay 60)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Gordon Clark, Alan Hughes, Ross Allanycard, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Sam Mackay (Ben Sinclair 80), Ryan Campbell, Jack Henry (Richard Macadie 65), Jack Hallidayycard, David Allan, Craig Gunnycard(Mark Macadie 65).

Subs: Ben Sinclair, Richard Macadie, Mark Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Gordon MacNab, Jonah Martens, James More.

 Referee:   Scott Leslie
 Bookings:   Martin Maclean (26)
  Craig Gunn (26)
  Jack Halliday - Red (73)
  John Pickles (85)
  Ross Allan (88)
 Reporter   Alan Hendry - Caithness Courier
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger   Match Photos - To Follow
 Match Highlights   Match highlights

Gary Manson and Stewart Ross took charge of their first game today following a run of four games that have been postponed due to the bad weather. Brora kept their title challenge on course with a 4-1 win.

Greg Morrison had the home side 2-0 up going in at half time, his second was a 20 yard screamer, before Sam Mackay pulled one back on the hour mark with a fine strike from 18 yards. 

With Academy still in the game at that point Jack Halliday got a straight red card when he took out Morrison on the edge of the Academy box whilst trying to recover from a bad cross-field pass.

Morrison went on to claim a hattrick and Academy were unlucky with an attempt coming off the woodwork.

Brora's 4th was an own-goal off the head of Alan Farquhar from a corner kick.

Wick’s new management duo, Gary Manson and Stewart Ross, would have wanted to keep Brora at bay for as long as possible but the opener came after nine minutes. Jordan Macrae slipped a clever ball through the Wick defence and Morrison poked it first-time past Gordon Clark.

Macrae’s involvement was cut short six minutes later when he fell awkwardly and went over an ankle.

Morrison doubled his tally on 33 minutes with a screamer from outside the right edge of the penalty area.

Half Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0

The second period began with Academy showing more urgency and Davie Allan was typically proving to be a handful as he ran at the Brora defence.

Most of the action was happening in the Brora half and Academy earned a succession of corners. It was from one of these, on 59 minutes, that they deservedly pulled a goal back.

Brora couldn’t clear properly from another Ross Allan delivery and when the ball fell to Sam Mackay on the edge of the box he fired a left-foot shot into the corner of the net.

Danny Mackay tried a speculative effort from long range which was deflected over for yet another Academy corner.

Then, after 73 minutes, Jack Halliday misjudged a cross-field ball which was instantly picked up by Morrison. As the Brora forward charged towards goal, the backtracking Halliday was over-zealous in seeking to atone for his error and his foul on Morrison just outside the box brought a red card from referee Scott Leslie.

Brora put the outcome beyond any doubt on 75 minutes. Substitute Andrew Macrae played the ball across the box to Morrison, who had time to steady himself before sending a low drive beyond Clark.

Brora’s fourth arrived with 10 minutes to go when Alan Farquhar diverted a header into his own net from a corner.

Wick came close on 87 minutes when substitute Richard Macadie sent a free kick into the box. It looked net-bound until Joe Malin produced a superb reflex save to tip the ball onto the underside of the bar.

Full Time - Brora Rangers 4 - Wick Academy 1

Match Highlights - Lossiemouth v WAFC - 25th Jan 2020

Highlights of Lossiemouth v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 25th January 2020.

Lossiemouth 0 - Wick Academy 2. Link to Match Stats.

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