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Written by John Briskham   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
 14th September 2016 - Scottish Highland Football League
 Harmsworth Park, Wick
 Wick Academy F.C.

  1 (Davie Allan 67)

WAFC_New_Front_wTeam: Sean McCarthy, Michael Stevenycard, Andrew Hardwick, Grant Steven, Danny Mackay, Gary Manson, Steven Anderson, Sam Mackay, James Picklesycard, Richard Macadie(Marc MacGregor 58), Davie Allanycard

Subs: Ross Allan, Andrew Mackay, James McLean, Michael Petrie, Marc MacGregor, Gary Weir, James More.

  Brora Rangers F.C.   2 (Alexander Sutherland 5, Andrew Greig 24)

brorarangers_nike_homeTeam: Joe Malin, John Picklesycard, Ally Macdonald, Colin Williamson, Dale Gillespie, Ross Tokely, Gavin Morrisonycard(Steven Mackay 71), Martin Macleanycard, Alexander Sutherlandycard, Alan Pollockycard(James Ross 93), Andrew Greig(Craig Campbell 69).

Subs: James Ross, Steven Mackay, Craig Campbell, Scott Lisle, Grant Munro, Cameron Lisle, Daniel Cormack.

 Referee:   Billy Baxter
 Bookings:   James Pickles 23
  John Pickles 40
  Gavin Morrison 44
  Alan Pollock 55
  Davie Allan 57
  Martin Maclean 66
  Alexander Sutherland 91
  Michael Steven 92
 Sponsors Man of the Match:   Davie Allan
 Match Photos - Mel & Bob Roger:
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Derby night under the Harmsworth lights attracted a crowd of about 700 who witnessed Brora run out 2-1 winners.

Zander Sutherland latched onto the end of a goal kick to open the scoring after only 5 minutes, and a deflected Andrew Greig shot put the visitors in at the break with a two goal lead.

Davie Allan pulled a goal back on 67 minutes, but unlike last year's encounter Academy couldn't find an equalizer.

Academy were first to threaten and it took a spectacular Joe Malin save to deny Sam Mackay the opening goal. Macadie squared a cross for Mackay on the edge of the box and his shot looked destined for the top right hand corner but Malin went air-born and tipped the ball onto the bar and over for a corner.

In the next move Brora took the lead. Malin launched a goal kick and Zander Sutherland nipped in between Andrew Hardwick and Danny Mackay before firing passed McCarthy into the bottom corner of the net from 15 yards out.

0 - 1

Steven Anderson almost restored parity with a fine header that whistled just passed the post.

Brora won a corner on 24 minutes which fell to Andrew Greig and his 20 yard drive took a flick off a defender leaving McCarthy with no chance as the ball flew passed him and into the net.

0 - 2

Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Brora Rangers 2

Academy came out fighting for the second half and on 67 minutes Davie Allan hit the burners shaking off two markers to get onto the end of a Gary Manson pass, and he powered home passed Malin from just inside the box.

1 - 2

Academy hunted for the equaliser and Anderson again came close with a header from a Marc MacGregor cross.

At the other end Craig Campbell crossed to Sutherland and he was unlucky not to record his second goal of the game as his shot hit the woodwork.

In the final minutes the tension built as Academy almost grabbed a leveller. Manson whipped a free kick into the box and Michael Steven got his header on target but Malin was on hand to gather.

In the last action of the game McCarthy parried away a Campbell shot and Brora ran down the clock to claim all three points.

Full Time - Wick Academy 1 - Brora Rangers 2

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