Brora Rangers 2
Wick Academy 0
League


Brora Rangers 

2 - 0

Wick Academy


League
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Dudgeon Park. Att. 150
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Andrew Greig (10)
Steven Mackay (31)
None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Joe Malin
Scott Houston
Kyle Macleod
John Pickles
Jamie Duff
Gavin Morrison
Martin Maclean
Scott Graham
Zander Sutherland
Steven Mackay
Andrew Greig
Danny McCarthy
Michael Steven
Brandon Sinclair
Grant Steven
Danny Mackay
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
James Pickles
Sam Mackay
Ross Maciver
Gary Weir

Bench
Ally Macdonald
James Ross
Dale Gillespie
Scott Lisle
Steven Ross
Craig Campbell
Ross Munro
James More
Andrew Miller
Colin Macrae
Aiden Reid
Andrew Hardwick
Alan Farquhar
Marc MacGregor

Substitutions
Steven Ross for Zander Sutherland (74)
Craig Campbell for Kyle Macleod (84)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (72)

Cautions
Zander Sutherland (67) Gary Weir (67)
Danny McCarthy (83)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Hogg (Referee)





Match Report


Two first half goals from Andrew Greig and Steven Mackay earn Brora the win under the lights at Dudgeon Parkin the North Derby.

Brora came close to opening the scoring in the opening minutes. Kyle Macleod floated a free kick to the back post to Jamie Duff who forced a good save from Danny McCarthy.

At the other end of the field Academy then had a chance but a shot from Ross MacIver from the edge of the box curled just wide of target.

Richard Macadie then had an effort on target bit Joe Malin collected it comfortably.

On 10 minutes Brora took the lead. Zander Sutherland fired a long ball up to Andrew Greig and he ran ono it before coolly slotting passed McCarthy from about 8 yards out.

1 - 0

On the half-hour Brora were forced to make a change with Ally Macdonald coming off injured and he was replaced by Scott Houston.

A minute later the home side were two up. They won a corner which was fired in by Zander Sutherland and Steven Mackay rose highest to power home his header at the near post.

2 - 0

Just before the break Richard Macadie delivered a great corner for Danny Mackay but he headed just wide of the target at the Malin's back post.

Half Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0

On the hour Academy had a strong shout for a penalty waved away by referee Alan Hogg when a shot from Michael Steven looked as if it was blocked by a hand on the line.

Sutherland had a shot that was just wide of target before Brora had a penalty shout of their own when they claimed that Andrew Greig was fouled by Brandon Sinclair, but again the referee waved play on.

Both number 9's, Sutherland and Weir, made their way into the referee's notebook as they had a wee altercation off the ball which earned them both a yellow card.

On 73 minutes Brora won a free-kick 30 yards from goal which Zander Sutherland took, forcing McCarthy to tip it over his crossbar.

McCarthy was in action again minutes later from another free-kick, this time he made a fine save from Gavin Morrison.

In the final action James Pickles had a 30 yard drive that went just wide of target and Brora played out the final seconds to secure the win.

Full Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at April 12th, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Danny McCarthy (GK)18 5 - 7 -
Danny Mackay26 311712
Grant Steven24 28 - 1846
Brandon Sinclair17 7 - 7 -
Michael Steven27 30321211
James Pickles26 32316217
Gary Manson33 32156137
Richard Macadie30 3512451177
Sam Mackay28 2519267127
Gary Weir19 284447167
Ross Maciver - 8 - 8 -
Marc MacGregor (sub)22 3276919






League Table (as at April 12th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 32 25 3 4 +85 78
2. Brora Rangers 33 25 3 5 +76 78
3. Cove Rangers 32 23 7 2 +69 76
4. Formartine Utd 31 22 4 5 +35 70
5. Fraserburgh 32 18 6 8 +28 60
6. Turriff United 33 17 4 12 +13 55
7. Forres Mech 32 16 6 10 +18 54
8. WICK 32 15 7 10 +24 52
9. Inverurie Locos 33 13 8 12 +17 47
10. Keith 33 14 2 17 -15 44
11. Lossiemouth 32 11 5 16 -8 38
12. Clachnacuddin 33 10 8 15 -25 38
13. Huntly 32 9 7 16 -38 34
14. Nairn County 32 8 7 17 -18 31
15. Deveronvale 33 8 3 22 -27 27
16. Rothes 32 7 5 20 -66 26
17. Fort William 33 3 2 28 -88 11
18. Strathspey 32 2 3 27 -80 9