Match Highlights - Brora Rangers v WAFC - 7th March 2020

Highlights of Brora Rangers v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 7th March 2020.

Brora Rangers 4 - Wick Academy 1. Link to Match Stats.

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Brora Rangers 4 - Wick Academy 1

 7th March 2020 - Breedon Highland Football league
  Brora Rangers FC  4 (Greg Morrison 10, 32, 74, Alan Farquhar 79)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Joe Malin, Tom Kelly, John Picklesycard, Colin Williamson, Mark Nicolson, Dale Gillsepie, Greg Morrison, Martin Macleanycard(Neil Macdonald 83), Jordan Macrae (Andrew Macrae 15), James Wallace (Bjorn Wagenaar 75), Paul Brindle.

Subs: Bjorn Wagenaar, Andrew Macrae, Steven Mackay, Neil Macdonald.

  Wick Academy FC
  1 (Sam Mackay 60)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Gordon Clark, Alan Hughes, Ross Allanycard, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Sam Mackay (Ben Sinclair 80), Ryan Campbell, Jack Henry (Richard Macadie 65), Jack Hallidayycard, David Allan, Craig Gunnycard(Mark Macadie 65).

Subs: Ben Sinclair, Richard Macadie, Mark Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Gordon MacNab, Jonah Martens, James More.

 Referee:   Scott Leslie
 Bookings:   Martin Maclean (26)
  Craig Gunn (26)
  Jack Halliday - Red (73)
  John Pickles (85)
  Ross Allan (88)
 Reporter   Alan Hendry - Caithness Courier
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Gary Manson and Stewart Ross took charge of their first game today following a run of four games that have been postponed due to the bad weather. Brora kept their title challenge on course with a 4-1 win.

Greg Morrison had the home side 2-0 up going in at half time, his second was a 20 yard screamer, before Sam Mackay pulled one back on the hour mark with a fine strike from 18 yards. 

With Academy still in the game at that point Jack Halliday got a straight red card when he took out Morrison on the edge of the Academy box whilst trying to recover from a bad cross-field pass.

Morrison went on to claim a hattrick and Academy were unlucky with an attempt coming off the woodwork.

Brora's 4th was an own-goal off the head of Alan Farquhar from a corner kick.

Wick’s new management duo, Gary Manson and Stewart Ross, would have wanted to keep Brora at bay for as long as possible but the opener came after nine minutes. Jordan Macrae slipped a clever ball through the Wick defence and Morrison poked it first-time past Gordon Clark.

Macrae’s involvement was cut short six minutes later when he fell awkwardly and went over an ankle.

Morrison doubled his tally on 33 minutes with a screamer from outside the right edge of the penalty area.

Half Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0

The second period began with Academy showing more urgency and Davie Allan was typically proving to be a handful as he ran at the Brora defence.

Most of the action was happening in the Brora half and Academy earned a succession of corners. It was from one of these, on 59 minutes, that they deservedly pulled a goal back.

Brora couldn’t clear properly from another Ross Allan delivery and when the ball fell to Sam Mackay on the edge of the box he fired a left-foot shot into the corner of the net.

Danny Mackay tried a speculative effort from long range which was deflected over for yet another Academy corner.

Then, after 73 minutes, Jack Halliday misjudged a cross-field ball which was instantly picked up by Morrison. As the Brora forward charged towards goal, the backtracking Halliday was over-zealous in seeking to atone for his error and his foul on Morrison just outside the box brought a red card from referee Scott Leslie.

Brora put the outcome beyond any doubt on 75 minutes. Substitute Andrew Macrae played the ball across the box to Morrison, who had time to steady himself before sending a low drive beyond Clark.

Brora’s fourth arrived with 10 minutes to go when Alan Farquhar diverted a header into his own net from a corner.

Wick came close on 87 minutes when substitute Richard Macadie sent a free kick into the box. It looked net-bound until Joe Malin produced a superb reflex save to tip the ball onto the underside of the bar.

Full Time - Brora Rangers 4 - Wick Academy 1

Match Highlights - Lossiemouth v WAFC - 25th Jan 2020

Highlights of Lossiemouth v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 25th January 2020.

Lossiemouth 0 - Wick Academy 2. Link to Match Stats.

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Lossiemouth 0 - Wick Academy 2

 25th January 2020 - Breedon Highland Football league
  Lossiemouth FC  0

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Stewart Black, Jack Macarthur, Kevin Flett, Scott Gordon, Michael Weir, Connor Macauleyycard(Scott Wilson 89), Liam Archibald, Ryan Sewellycard, Owen Loveland, Fraser Forbes (Ryan Stewart 65), Ross Elliott (Brodie Allen 71).

Subs: Connor Hutton, Scott Wilson, Ally Bellingham, Ryan Stewart, Brodie Allen, Kyle Ure, James Leslie.

  Wick Academy FC
 (Craig Gunn 42, Richard Macadie 93)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Gordon Clark, Gary Mansonycard, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackayycard, Ross Allanycard, Jack Henryycard(Richard Macadie 75), Ryan Campbell, David Allan, Craig Gunn (Alan Hughes 69), Sam Mackay, Mark Macadie (Gordon MacNab 69).

Subs: Richard Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Jonah Martens, Alan Hughes, Gordon MacNab, Lewis Gallacher.

 Referee:   Liam Duncan
 Bookings:   Connor McCaulay (33)
  Ryan Sewell (45)
  Jack Henry (45)
  Danny Mackay (59)
  Ross Allan (61)
  Gary Manson (88)
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Craig Gunn scored his 12th goal of the season today to open the scoring three minutes before the first half break. It looked as if that goal would be all that separated the sides, but substitute Richard Macadie knocked in a second deep into injury time to ensure the three points headed back to Wick.

The result caps a pretty good points return for Academy for the month of January, with three wins and just the one defeat at the hands of Forres Mechanics at Harmsworth Park last weekend.

Academy now welcome Nairn to Wick next Saturday.

Full match report to follow.

Match Highlights - WAFC v Forres Mechanics - 18th Jan 2020

Highlights of Wick Academy v Forres Mechanics - Breedon Highland Football League. 18th January 2020.

Wick Academy 0 - Forres Mechanics 2. Link to Match Stats.

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