Match Highlights - Fort William v WAFC - 28th Sept 2019

Highlights of Fort William v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 28th September 2019.

Fort William 1 - Wick Academy 4. Link to Match Stats.

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Fort William 1 - Wick Academy 4

 28th September 2019 - Breedon Highland Football league 
  Fort William FC  1 (Harry Nicolson 17)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Martin Mackinnon (C), Gabriel Hastings, Donald Morrison, Harry Nicolson, Ryan Fyffeycard, Jack Brown, Ross Gunn, Ryan Henderson, Stephen McGhie (Roderick Harper Kennedy 46), Iain MacLellan, Aidan Taylor (Ronan Cameron 80).

Subs:  Roderick Harper Kennedy, Jordan Andrew, Ronan Cameron, Ruairidh MacDonald, Josh Knowles, Dylan Wilson, Mateusz Kulbacki.

  Wick Academy FC
  4 (Jack Halliday 34, Craig Gunn 43, David Allan 74, Jonah Martens 93)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Sean McCarthy, Craig Gunn, Gary Manson, Ross Allan, Ryan Campbell, Jack Hallidayycard, Ben Sinclair, Richard Macadie (Grant Aitkenhead 78), Gordon MacNab (Mark Macadie 65), David Allan, Alan Hughes (Jonah Martens 65).

Subs: Jonah Martens, Grant Aitkenhead, Mark Macadie, Gordon Clark.

 Referee:   Gordon Seago
 Bookings:   Ryan Fyffe (39)
  Jack Halliday (87)
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Academy came back from a goal down to run out 4-1 winners at Claggan Park. Sam Mackay, Grant Steven, Danny Mackay and Alan Farquhar were all unavailable for this game, so a manager Tom McKenna stitched together a make-shift back line.

The home side opened the scoring against the run of play in the 17th minute through Harry Nicolson. Jack Halliday and Craig Gunn put the Scorries in with a lead at half-time. Two more goals in the second half from Davie Allan and Jonah Martens, his first for the club, ensured the three points.

Academy started the game really well and created their first chance after 9 minutes. A Ryan Campbell cross was taken down by Richard Macadie and his volley was tipped over the bar by keeper Martin Mackinnon.

The home side took the lead against the run of play on 17 minutes. A corner in was fired on goal by Ryan Fyffe and blocked by McCarthy but Harry Nicolson snapped up the rebound and side footed home from 6 yards out.

Academy drew level in the 34th minute. Jack Halliday drove at the Fort defence and after a few ricochets the ball fell back to him on the edge of the box and he riffled home into the corner of the net passed the diving Mackinnon.

4 minutes before the break Fort keeper Mackinnon was again in the action, this time making a save to deny Davie Allan who had been played in on goal by Jack Halliday.

Two minutes later however Mackinnon made a mistake when a Craig Gunn free kick from all of 40 yards out seemed to slip through him and into the net to put Academy in at the break with their noses in front.

Half Time – Fort William 1 – Wick Academy 2

On 69 minutes Academy came close to increasing their lead. Richard Macadie broke down the left wing and cut the ball back to Jack Halliday but his first-time effort smacked back off post, and he sent the re-bound wide of target.

A minute later Macadie played a short corner to Ben Sinclair who crossed into the box to Ross Allan, but Allan sent his header straight at the keeper.

Academy however were not to be denied their third goal, Macadie crossed from the right into the heart of the Fort box to find an unmarked Davie Alan who headed home from 5 yards out.

Substitute Mark Macadie sent Davie Allan in one-on-on with keeper Mackinnon who pulled out another in a string of good saves to prevent Allan scoring his second of the game.

Fort had two good chances in the closing stages of the match, Ronan Cameron had a shot straight to McCarthy and Ross Gunn then had a great turn in the box and forced McCarthy to tip the ball around the post.

In injury time Academy scored their 4th when substitute Jonah Martens headed the ball home from only a yard out for his first Academy goal.

Full Time – Fort William 1 – Wick Academy 4

U17s - St Duthus 0 - WAFC 11

The Wick Academy Under 17’s kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a thumping 11-0 win away against St Duthus.

The lads couldn’t quite get going in the 1st half and it took an own goal by Ben Loy to get them started. Stuart Campbell scored a quick fire double before the break to put them in with a three goal lead at half-time.

The second half saw the lads play some brilliant football moving the ball about really well and scoring some great goals including a double from William Cannop, Sam Barclay and Alan Mathieson.

Goal scorers were: Sam Barclay (2), Stuart Campbell (2), Alan Mathieson (2), William Cannop (2), Scott Mowat, Conor Farquhar and an own goal.


Inverurie Locos 3 - Wick Academy 2

 21st September 2019 - The William Hill Scottish Cup - First Round 
 Inverurie Locos FC  3 (Chris Angus 55, 67, 71)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Andy Reid, Thomas Reid, Mark Souterycard, Sam Burnett, Eric Wason (C), Ryan Broadhurst, Greg Mitchell, Andrew Watt (Neil Gauld 66), Andy Hunterycard, Chris Angus (Neil McLean 88), Ryan Stott.

Subs:  Neil McLean, Neil Gauld, Kyle Gordon, Jordan Cooper, Craig Gill, Matthew Buckham.

  Wick Academy FC
  2 (Craig Gunn 6, 32)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Sean McCarthy, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar, Sam Mackay, Ross Allanycard, Jack Hallidayycard, Ryan Campbell (Ben Sinclair 75), David Allan, Gordon MacNab (Richard Macadie 57), Craig Gunn, Alan Hughes.

Subs: James More, Richard Macadie, Mark Macadie, Ben Sinclair, Kuba Koziol, Jonah Martens, Grant Aitkenhead.

 Referee:   George Calder
 Bookings:   Mark Souter (64)
  Ross Allan (80)
  Andy Hunter (90)
  Jack Halliday (90)
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Wick Academy suffered a heartbreaking first-round Scottish Cup defeat to Inverurie at Harlaw Park on Saturday.

Going in at the break two goals up only to lose 3-2 could easily be described as the archetypal “game of two halves”. More accurately it was a tale of two strikers.

Wick’s Craig Gunn netted two superb goals and saw a spectacular net-bound volley repelled by an even more spectacular one-handed save from Inverurie keeper Andy Reid just before the end.

Meanwhile, Inverurie’s Chris Angus had turned the contest on its head with a second-half hat-trick.

Gunn gave Academy a dream start with a seventh-minute goal. Gordon MacNab, Davie Allan and Alan Hughes built up an attack on the right and a speculative cross landed 25 yards in front of the Inverurie goal. As two defenders hesitated, Gunn nipped between them. The wind-assisted bounce deceived the keeper as Gunn caught up with the ball to the left of the goal and deftly lofted it over Reid’s head with the outside of his right foot.

Wick keeper Sean McCarthy was soon in action, saving from Ryan Stott and watching carefully as Andrew Watt poked a close-range effort just wide.

Academy counter-attacks saw Allan shoot only inches wide and Hughes cut in from the left to fire into the side netting.

McCarthy saved two efforts from Angus and pushed an Andy Hunter free kick round the post.

The resultant corner was cleared upfield and from 35 or possibly 40 yards Gunn rifled the ball in off a post, doubling the Wick lead after 32 minutes– surely a contender for goal of the round.

Half Time - Inverurie Locos 0 - Wick Academy 2

Allan went close with an early second-half effort but it was soon mostly one-way traffic.

McCarthy fielded a drive from Sam Burnett but had no chance in the 56th minute when a cross from the right fell to Angus, who turned it in from close range.

After repeated headed clearances by Alan Farquhar and Ryan Campbell, Angus netted a 68th-minute equaliser when he chased a through ball and steered it past McCarthy.

Wick’s attacks were limited to a couple of free kicks on the right by Gunn and a shot into the side net from substitute Richard Macadie.

Locos went ahead after 76 minutes when a long ball came over Angus’s shoulder and the striker smashed it first-time into the net.

Gunn’s 88th-minute volley was worthy of an equaliser but it was not to be.

Any attempt to describe and analyse Academy’s second-half slump would probably sound patronising or a feeble excuse: a backs-to-the-wall battle by our brave boys against physically stronger, streetwise strikers as they faced up to an aerial bombardment, dazzled by the bright sun. Whatever your interpretation of the action, it was a desperately disappointing way to exit the national cup competition.

Full Time - Inverurie Locos 3 - Wick Academy 2

Academy are away to Fort William this Saturday in a rearranged Highland League fixture.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal (Ken Wood) - Sun, Sept 22, 2019.