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Wick Academy

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Grant Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Urquhart (32) Nigel MacKenzie (27)
David Cowie (36)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Darren McConnachie
Darren Watson
Callum Reid
Craig Donaldson
Kevin Stuart
George Russell
Kyle Stewart
John Urquhart
Gary McNichol
Michael McGregor
Jamie Bagley
Don MacMillan
Andrew MacLeod
Craig Shearer
Gary Manson
Greg Shearer
Martin Gunn
Nigel MacKenzie
Richard Macadie
Stewart Ross
David Cowie
Gary Weir

Scott Stuart
Michael Smith
Sean McIntosh
Matthew Huckins
Graham Flynn
James More
Bryan McKiddie
Gary Farquhar
Grant MacNab

Michael Smith for George Russell (56)
Matthew Huckins for John Urquhart(62)
Bryan McKiddie for Greg Shearer (60)
Gary Farquhar for Nigel MacKenzie (78)
Grant MacNab for Gary Weir (86)

Craig Donaldson (56)
Callum Reid (72)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Roddie Cobb (Referee)

Match Report

Academy are back to league business today with a trip to Lossiemouth. Alex Lamb is unavailabe for today's game, and Greg Shearer gets a start. It's a nice clear sunny day in Lossiemouth and the game has just kicked off.

With 8 minutes played Academy get their first scoring opportunity of the game. MacKenzie whipped a great cross into the Lossie box and Craig Shearer headed inches wide of target.

In the 20th minute Macadie slotted a ball through the heart of the Lossie defence to the feet of Weir. He evaded three defenders but his shot landed in the side-netting.

MacMillan has had a quiet start to the game with nothing so-far to do in the way of goal-mouth action. The most activity in the Academy box has come from MacLeod having to tie MacMillans boot laces shortly after kick-off.

In 25 minutes Lossie have their first goal-scoring chance. Reid sent a high ball over the top of the Academy back line for McGregor but he scuffed his shot and the ball trickled just wide of MacMillan's right hand post.

In the 27th minute Academy open the scoring. Good mid-field play saw Craig Shearer send the ball through to an on-rushing MacKenzie. He took his time and calmly slotted the ball past keeper McConnachie from 8 yards out.

0 - 1

Lossie were only minutes in finding the perfect reply. Poor control by Martin Gunn in the middle of the field saw Bagley steal the ball. He sent a low cross into the Academy box which was met by Urquhart. MacMillan got a hand to his shot but the ball ended up in the roof of the net.

1 - 1

Minutes later and Academy re-take the lead. MacKenzie went on a run up the left wing before sending the ball forward to Manson. He crossed into the Lossie box for Craig Shearer who got a shot on target that was parried by keeper McConnachie. The ball however fell to Davie Cowie and he hammer home from 4 yards out.

1 - 2

Davie Cowie has two further good goal-scoring opportunities before the break. In the 38th minute he managed to get through the Lossie back-line and went one-on-one with keeper McConnachie, but he made a good save. Five minutes later Cowie found himself free in the box again, but he delayed in taking his shot and that allowed a defender to nick the ball off his toes.

Academy have pressed hard for the whole of the first half and on balance have so-far been the better side.

Half Time 1 - 2

In the opening 15 minutes of the second half Lossiemouth have looked more threatening on the break, having tested MacMillan with a good attempt on target, and also hitting the cross bar.

Academy make their first change on the hour mark with Bryan McKiddie coming on for Greg Shearer. Brother Craig has now fallen back into a more defensive role.

With 15 minutes left to play it's end-to-end stuff but neither side have had many more clear-cut chances at goal.

With 4 minutes left on the clock Academy make another change, Grant MacNab coming on for Gary Weir

An entertaining last 5 minutes with the Lossiemouth keeper coming up the park for a corner-kick in the dying seconds, but Academy head back up the A9 with all 3 points.

Full Time 1 - 2

Match report written by Alastair Ross

Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 2008)

2008/2009 All Time
Don MacMillan (GK) - 13 - 125 -
Andrew MacLeod - 13 - 2215
Craig Shearer - 16430938
Gary Manson24 13125226
Greg Shearer - 6181
Martin Gunn - 13135070
Nigel MacKenzie - 12221735
Richard Macadie21 15411120
Stewart Ross - 12111615
David Cowie - 1611638
Gary Weir11 15914443
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 15 - 60 -
Gary Farquhar (sub) - 8 - 12124
Grant MacNab (sub)16 4 - 81

League Table (as at November 8th, 2008)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Inverurie Locos 8 8 0 0 +18 24
2. Cove Rangers 9 7 1 1 +26 22
3. Deveronvale 8 6 1 1 +16 19
4. Huntly 9 6 1 2 +12 19
5. Keith 9 6 1 2 +10 19
6. Nairn County 10 5 1 4 +1 16
7. Fraserburgh 9 4 3 2 +7 15
8. Clachnacuddin 11 3 4 4 0 13
9. Forres Mech 9 3 2 4 -4 11
10. Lossiemouth 11 3 2 6 -11 11
11. WICK 9 2 3 4 -6 9
12. Buckie Thistle 8 2 1 5 -7 7
13. Rothes 10 1 1 8 -22 4
14. Brora Rangers 8 0 2 6 -18 2
15. Fort William 8 0 1 7 -22 1