Wick Academy 5
Lossiemouth 3

Wick Academy
5 - 3

Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Michael Miele (o.g.) 
David Allan (39)
Gary Weir (51)
Michael Steven (83)
Richard Macadie (90)
Scott Miller (10)
Findlay Stables (22)
Colin Charlesworth (49)

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
Michael Gray
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Alan Farquhar
Craig Shearer
Richard Macadie
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
Stewart Ross
David Allan
Gary Weir
Michael Miele
Liam Archibald
Stephen McKenzie
Lee Davidson
Jamie McKinnon
Garry McDonald
Colin Charlesworth
Findlay Stables
Ricky Wardrop
Scott Miller
Kevin Grant

Shaun Sinclair
Bryan McKiddie
James Pickles
Stevie Cunningham
Lukasz Geruzel
Scott McIntosh
Ross Archibald
Jamie Bagley
James Stables
Scott Wilson

Stevie Cunningham for Ross Allan (58)
Lukasz Geruzel for Gary Weir (64)
James Pickles for Stewart Ross (70)
Ross Archibald for Garry McDonald (46)
Scott McIntosh for Ricky Wardrop (76)
James Stables for Findlay Stables (85)

Alan Farquhar (15)
David Allan (26)
Sam Mackay (50)
Lee Davidson (15)
Gary MacDonald (37)
Ricky Wardrop (62)
Kevin Grant (73 )

Red Cards
None. Stephen McKenzie (68)
Match Officials

Martin Kerrigan (Referee)

Match Report

Wick fought back to win with 2 late goals and leave the plucky young Lossie team rooted to the foot of the table. Defensive lapses mabe increased the excitement but with both teams going for goals it could have as easily been 10-6!!!

Both sides had missed clear chances around 8 minutes in. Sam Mackay shot just wide from the edge of the box, Colin Charlesworth and Finlay Stables counter attacked and Charlesworth fired just wide of Michael Gray's left upright. When Davie Allan was fouled in the next attack Mackay fired the free kick against a packed wall of red shirts. A group of Lossie players raced down the park in a good passing move and set upLossie took the lead when Scott Miller lashed a vicious 15 yard effort through a crowd of players. Wick had a reprieve on 15 minutes when keeper Michael Gray dived low to his right to save a Miller penalty kick after a clumsy challenge by Alan Farquhar.

Mackay raced up the Wick right and slipped the ball inside to Richard Macadie who set up Craig Shearerfor a 10 yard drive. Liam Archibald was on the goal line and bravely allowed the ball to glance off his head and out for a corner on the left. Gary Weir had an effort blocked and in the ensuing scramble the ball bounced off the bar and was juggled away by Michael Miele.

Despite this intense Wick pressure, the visitors doubled their lead when Colin Charlesworth crossed from the right and after a series of shots rebounded around the box, Finlay Stables drilled the ball beyond Gray's reach.

As the Scorries responded Davie Allan appeared to be trip 25 yards from goal but referee waved pl;ay on. Seizing on the loose ball Mackay fired it into the net but celebrations were shortlived as the 'goal' was chalked off and Allan booked for 'simulation'.

Wick's efforts paid off when Ross Allan lofted a free kick from the right touch line and keeper Michael Miele punched the ball into his own net in a crowded six yard box. The equaliser soon came when Davie Allan won the ball, played a 1-2 with Richard Macadie and drove it in from 15 yards off the underside of the bar.

A rasper from Charlesworth was turned away for a corner by Gray diving to his right.

Within minutes of the restart following a quickly taken free kick Charlesworth lobbed the ball over Gray's head to put Lossie 3-2 up.

Almost immediately Wick levelled again when Craig Shearer nodded the ball down in the box and Gary Weir netted from close range.

Lossie were reduced to ten men in the 68th minute when Stephen McKenzie collected a second yellow for tripping Davie Allan in the box. Macadie's spot kick rebounded from Miele's right hand post.

Macadie burst through into the box just right of centre but fired a swerving shot past the post and against the sidenetting. Mackay was fed the ball to feet by Lucasz Geruzel but his shot drifted wide. Alan Farquhar too came close when he joined the attack but fired over the bar, while at the top end Ross Archibald's glancing header flashed past the upright.

Davie Allan sprinted past his marker to control a long pass down the left from Cunningham but he couldn't get past Miele who was in action again saving at Macadie's feet.

Wick led for the first time when Mackay chipped in a cross from the right and Michael Steven rose at the back post to head it down past Miele.

A great passing move starring Shearer and Macadie was finished off with a powerful volley from Geruzel but the flag was up for offside.

Lossie weren't giving up and Farquhar made a timely interception when there were 3 attackers racing towards him. A ferocious 25 yarder from James Pickles was turned over the bar by Miele. Davie Allan was already the sponsors' man of the match but he made another surging run down the right and stood firm to shake off a challenge from Charlesworth before releasing the ball to Lucasz whose close range shot would have burst net if it hadn't gone 3 yards wide of the back post.

In stoppage time the Scorries completed what the Saurday night sport papers always called a 'nap hand' when the ball was swept across the park from right to left by Allan and Geruzel to Macadie at the corner of the box. This time the tireless attacking midfielder had time take two or three paces towards goal and pick his spot to beat Miele.

Match report written by Ken Wood

Squad Statistics (as at September 8th, 2012)

2012/2013 All Time
Michael Gray (GK) - 8 - 33 -
Grant Steven20 71392
Michael Steven22 51504
Alan Farquhar24 8 - 113 -
Craig Shearer - 8 - 43660
Richard Macadie25 9326290
Ross Allan19 7 - 671
Sam Mackay23 9610551
Stewart Ross - 6 - 19318
David Allan23 9513870
Gary Weir15 7327999
James Pickles (sub)21 6 - 6 -
Stevie Cunningham (sub) - 9115637
Lukasz Geruzel (sub) - 8585

League Table (as at September 8th, 2012)

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