WAFC 1 - Forres 0
|21st August 2010 - League||Harmsworth Park, Wick|
|Wick Academy F.C.||1 (Stevie Cunningham 61)|
Team: Alan Bokas, Shaun Sinclair, Gary Manson, Alan Farquhar, Alex Lamb, Craig Shearer, Martin Gunn, Sam Mackay(Bryan McKiddie 87), Gary Weir, Richard Macadie, Stevie Cunningham.
Subs: Bryan McKiddie, David Allan, Davie Cowie, Ross Allan, Daniel Budge.
|Forres Mechanics F.C.||0|
Team: Stuart Knight, Bruce Milne, Kevin Shortreed, Graeme Grant, Nathan Sharp, Ross MacPherson, Neil Whyte, Charles Brown, Kyle Scott, Scott Moore(Matthew Fraser 71), Ryan Green(Garry Tweedie 79).
Subs: Ian Penwright, Christopher Grant, Matthew Fraser,Garry Tweedie, Martin Taylor.
Gary Manson 30
|Match Sponsors Man of the Match:||Alan Farquhar|
A swirling wind at the Harmsworth Park today spoiled the game a little, but Academy battled out a 1-0 win with Stevie Cunningham grabbing the winner in the 61st minute. That was Stevies '4th goal in 4 games.
A second-half strike by Stevie Cunningham was enough to give Academy a 1-0 victory over Forres Mechanics in a match that will be remembered for Alan Bokas's superb penalty save in the closing stages.
The strong wind spoiled the game as a spectacle but the three points were what mattered most to the Scorries, with the added bonus of a first clean sheet of the season.
Co-manager Richard Hughes said recently he wanted Harmsworth Park to become a fortress, and results like this against tough opposition will certainly help to build up that reputation.
The closest to a goal in the first period was a snap-shot from Craig Shearer that came crashing back off the crossbar.
Half Time 0 - 0
Academy made the breakthrough after 61 minutes. Gary Weir's cross from the right was nodded down by Shearer and Cunningham ran on to slot it low past Stuart Knight.
Richard Macadie had a chance to double the lead when he found himself one-on-one with Knight but the keeper managed to snuff out the danger.
Final Score 1 - 0.
Sponsors Man of the match Alan Farquhar
Pictured receiving his award from Charlie Burness of match sponsor "The Tesco crew"