Academy Away To Fort William In HLC

Academy Away To Fort William In Highland League Cup

The draw for this year's Highland League Cup has taken place. Wick Academy will be away to Fort William in the first round, tie to be played on Saturday the 17th November. The full draw is as follows.

Preliminary Round - to be played on Saturday 3rd November 2018
Clachnacuddin v Brora Rangers
Nairn County v Buckie Thistle

First Round - to be played on Saturday 17th November 2018
Rothes v Nairn County or Buckie Thistle
Fraserburgh v Deveronvale
Strathspey Thistle v Forres Mechanics
Keith v Clachnacuddin or Brora Rangers
Cove Rangers v Turriff United
Fort William v Wick Academy
Formartine United v Inverurie Loco Works
Lossiemouth v Huntly

All ties are played to a finish at the first time of asking

The draw for the Second Round, scheduled for Saturday 8th December 2018, will take place after the close of play on Saturday 17th November.

The Semi-Finals are scheduled for Saturday 16th March 2019 and the Final is due to take place on Saturday 6th April 2019.

Academy at home to Auchinleck Talbot

Wick Academy Home To Auchinleck Talbot in SC 1st Round

The draw for the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup took place today. Wick Academy welcome Auckinleck Talbot to Harmsworth Park, tie to be played on Saturday the 22nd September. The full draw is as follows:

University of Stirling v Keith
Brora Rangers v Turriff United
Gala Fairydean Rovers v Lossiemouth
Inverurie Loco Works v Fraserburgh
Edusport Academy v Buckie Thistle
Nairn County v Beith Juniors
Forres Mechanics v Civil Service Strollers
Burntisland Shipyard v Cumbernauld Colts
Linlithgow Rose v Fort William
Gretna v Vale of Leithen
Dalbeattie Star v Kelty Hearts
Rothes v Clachnacuddin
Whitehill Welfare v Edinburgh University
Wick Academy v Auchinleck Talbot
Strathspey Thistle v Coldstream
Deveronvale v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Huntly v East Stirlingshire
BSC Glasgow v (BYE)

Academy Away Strathspey NSC

Academy away to Strathspey - 1st Round NOSC

The draw for this year's North of Scotland Cup took place last night. Academy have an away tie to Strathspey Thistle in the 1st round. That will be played on Wednesday night the 1st August. Full details of the draw is as follows.

1st Round - Wednesday 1st August

North Section

Invergordon v Golspie Sutherland

Strathspey Thistle v Wick Academy

Clachnacuddin v Brora Rangers

Ross County - Bye to quarter finals

East Section

Fort William v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Forres Mechanics v Rothes

Nairn County v Elgin City

Lossiemouth - Bye to quarter finals

 

Quarter Finals - Wednesday 22nd August

North Section

Ross County v Invergordon or Golspie Sutherland

Clachnacuddin or Brora Rangers v Strathspey Thistle or Wick Academy

East Section

Lossiemouth v Fort William or Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Nairn County or Elgin City v Forres Mechanics or Rothes

 

Semi Finals - Wednesday 12th September

Lossiemouth/Fort William/Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Nairn County/Forress/Rothes

Ross County/Invergordon/ Golspie v Clachnacuddin/Brora/Strathspey/Wick Academy

 

Final - Saturday or Sunday 6th or 7th October

Academy To Play Hibs In Pre-Season Friendly

Academy To Play Hibs In Pre-Season Friendly

After announcing our pre season friendly fixtures on Wednesday, we are now delighted to confirm that Hibernian FC have agreed to send an XI team to Harmsworth Park on Sunday 15th July to mark the Club's 125th anniversary year. Club Chairman James Innes has been in discussion with the Edinburgh Club since February and has secured their visit to the far north for the glamour tie friendly. The introduction of the Bet Fred Cup has meant it's near impossible to attract Clubs to venture this far north, as the competition starts in mid July, meaning that Clubs not in European cup competitions don't have time to fit in many games in what was traditionally the pre-season friendly month. A different approach was needed explained James.

Innes said "I spend a fair bit of time in Edinburgh on business and I decided it would make sense while I was in the city to try and get a Central Belt club to consider coming to Wick, I knew the only chance of Hibs coming would be if they were in Europe as that would mean they'd have more free weeks in July. The scatter gun approach just doesn't work." said James.

"You can fire off as many nice emails as you like asking Clubs to visit and you'll get lots of nice emails back saying thanks but no thanks, but after speaking to people I know in Edinburgh I thought we might have a chance with Hibs and eventually I was invited out to their Tranent training ground where I met up with their Director of Football George Craig and Operations Manager Finlay Stark. I'd to miss our AGM to attend but luckily the discussions went brilliantly and I left with a good gut feeling that if Celtic won the Scottish Cup and therefore Hibs qualified for Europe, then they would be on their way north this July"

"It should be a great occasion for the whole county and I hope the fans turn out in their numbers to welcome the Hibee's to our great Club and its historic anniversary year."