Match Highlights - Buckie Thistle v WAFC - 28th Dec 2019

Highlights of Buckie Thistle v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 28th December 2019.

Buckie Thistle 4 - Wick Academy 0. Link to Match Stats.

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Buckie Thistle 4 - Wick Academy 0

 28th December 2019 - Breedon Highland Football league
  Buckie Thistle FC  4 (Joe McCabe 5, Sam Urquhart 23 (Pen), Jacck Murray 64, Kevin Fraser 91)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Lee Herbert, Joe McCabe, Hamish Munro, Mark McLauchlan, Jack Murrayycard, Kevin Fraser (c), Craig Cowie, Andrew MacAskill, Sam Urquhart (Sam Robertson 63), Kyle Macleod (Marcus Goodall 71), Scott Adams (Callum Murray 63).

Subs:  Lewis MacKinnon, Steven Ross, Sam Robertson, Callum Murray, Marcus Goodall, Sam Morrison, Darren Strong.

  Wick Academy FC

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Sean McCarthy, Colin Macrae (Scott Mowat 89), Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Gary Manson (Sam Barclay 56), Ryan Campbell, Alan Hughes, Richard Macadie, Grant Aitkenheadycard(Scott MacDonald 89), Jonah Martens, David Allanycard.

Subs: Sam Barclay, Scott Mowat, Scott MacDonald, Gordon Clark.

 Referee:   Scott Leslie
 Bookings:   David Allan (51)
  Grant Aitkenhead (73)
   Jack Murray (81)
 Reporter:   Ken Wood
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Wick Academy travelled to Victoria Park for the last game of the decade and were well beat by Buckie.

An already long injury list, player sickness and unavailability gave manager Tom McKenna a real selection nightmare. Grant Aitkenhead and Jonah Martens both started the game, and there were three of the Under 17’s squad on the bench; Sam Barclay, Scott Mowat and Scott MacDonald.

Joe McCabe opened the scoring for the home side after only 5 minutes, and Sam Urquhart converted from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute to give Buckie a firm grip on the game going into the half-time interval.

Jack Murray put the game to bed in the 64th minute when he scored Buckie’s third.

Daniel Bell was suspended for today's game, but his replacement Lee Herbert earned his stripes in the 70th minute when he saved a Richard Macadie penalty.

Kevin Fraser put the icing on Buckie’s Christmas cake when he scored their 4th in injury time.

After five minutes a Wick clearance hit referee Scott Leslie who restarted the game with an uncontested drop ball to Buckie. They worked it out to their left to Andy MacAskill whose cross was volleyed into the net by Joe McCabe at the back post.

McCarthy did well to save a Scott Adams free kick and set up a counter-attack, Martens crossing from the left to Hughes who headed it just wide of the back post.

Buckie went two goals up on 23 minutes with a harsh penalty award after Sam Urquhart collided with MacRae. Urquhart himself fired in the spot-kick.

The Jags dominated for a spell. Kevin Fraser was denied at point-blank range by McCarthy and MacAskill missed a chance, slicing his shot wide.

After another decision went against his team, manager McKenna was yellow-carded for dissent.

Academy’s best effort came just before the break, Macadie driving a 25-yard free kick against the wall and forcing a diving save from Lee Herbert with his rebound effort.

Half Time - Buckie Thistle 2 - Wick Academy 0

Wick competed well in the second half but Martens fired over the bar on 55 minutes, then Manson went off and Barclay came on.

On 65 minutes MacAskill set up Jack Murray for the Jags’ third goal. A fantastic run from man of the match MacAskill from the right-hand side had him beat two Wick defenders before passing it into Murray who struck it high into the net from close range.

Wick had a huge chance to get a consolation when they were awarded a penalty after Murray pushed Alan Farquhar to the ground in the box from a corner, but Herbert made a fantastic save getting his hand on the ball to keep Richard Macadie out.

Buckie finished the game off in style in injury time as substitute Callum Murray glided past two Academy players on the left and pulled the ball across goal for Kevin Fraser to score a tap-in into an empty net.

Mowat and MacDonald came on for a brief taste of first-team football.

Academy had a gruelling year on the road in 2019, with three trips each to Inverurie and Fort William and two to Cove and Huntly among their 25 away league, cup and pre-season matches.

Fort William are first-foots at Harmsworth Park on the 4th January.

Full Time – Buckie Thistle 4 – Wick Academy 0


Match Highlights - WAFC v Clachnacuddin - 21st Dec 2019

Highlights of Wick Academy v Clachnacuddin - Breedon Highland Football League. 21st December 2019.

Wick Academy 1 - Clachnacuddin 1. Link to Match Stats.

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Wick Academy 1 - Clachnacuddin 1

 21st December 2019 - Breedon Highland Football League
 Wick Academy FC  1 (Jack Henry 17)

fortwilliam nikeTeam: Gordon Clark, Colin Macraeycard, Alan Farquhar, Danny Mackay, Gary Mansonycard, Ryan Campbell, Jack Henryycard(Richard Macadie 65), Jack Hallidayycard, David Allan, Sam Mackay (Mark Macadie 79), Gordon MacNab (Alan Hughes 65).

Subs:  Richard Macadie, Grant Aitkenhead, Mark Macadie, Alan Hughes, James More.

  Clachnacuddin FC
 1 (Scott Graham 6)

WAFC Home Shirt 18 19Team: Jake Williamson, Ryan Mackintoshycard, Michael Finnisycard, Sean Webb (Martin Macdonald 13), Eachinn Miller, John MacAskillycard, Alastair Gillies, Martin Callum (James Anderson 78), John Cameron, Scott Graham, Ross Logan.

Subs: Martin Macdonald, Thomas Lewis, James Anderson, Ronan McBride.

 Referee:   Billy Baxter
 Bookings:   Jack Henry (44)
  John MacAskill (45)
  Ryan Macintosh (56)
  Michael Finnis (57)
  Gary Manson (63)
  Jack Halliday (87)
  Colin Macrae (91)
 Reporter:   John Briskham & Alan Hendry (John O' Groat Journal)
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Academy welcomed ex-player Sandy McLeod and his Clachnacuddin side to Harmsworth Park today and the sides shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Craig Gunn picked up a knock in the Deveronvale game at the end or November which he’s not yet fully recovered from so he didn't make the squad. Sean McCarthy was a late call-off through illness so Gordon Clark started between the sticks.

Scott Graham smashed home the opening goal on 6 minutes after picking up the ball after it had re-bounded off the Academy wall during a Clach free-kick. 11 minutes later Jack Henry levelled the scores with his seventh goal of this campaign.

Gordie MacNab and Ryan Campbell both came close to finding the net and keeper Jake Williamson had a great first-half save to thwart McNab as Academy hunted for their second.

Neither side in truth though seemed to have the cutting edge today in front of goal to find a winner and the game ended at 1-1.

Clach forged ahead in their first attack, with six minutes gone, after being awarded a free kick on the edge of the box in a central position. Graham’s dead-ball attempt was charged down by the wall, but the rebound fell kindly for him and he hooked a dipping shot into the net to the left of the diving Gordon Clark.

The equaliser on 18 minutes owed much to the determination and persistence of Sam Mackay. He battled for possession on the right, close to the by-line, and just as the midfielder looked to have been crowded out he managed to win the ball back. It was played across the edge of the box taking a small flick off a Clach defender before Henry struck an unerring left-foot shot beyond Jake Williamson into the bottom corner.

It was Academy’s first goal at Harmsworth Park for more than three months – since Richard Macadie completed the scoring in the 5-1 victory over Lossiemouth on September 14.

Ryan Campbell was off target with a long-range effort after a marauding run down the left by Gary Manson, linking up with Davie Allan.

Allan was involved again in another fast-paced attack as he put Gordon MacNab through, but the striker’s low effort was blocked by Williamson with his feet.

Academy won a free kick on the edge of the box after a foul on Mackay by Michael Finnis. Mackay took the kick himself but dragged it just wide.

An incisive move on the right culminated in Campbell playing the ball across the face of goal and Jack Halliday looked certain to score from point-blank range. However, he was denied either by a bobble or by the slightest of touches from a backtracking defender – or a combination of both.

Half Time – Wick Academy 1 – Clachnacuddin 1

The visitors carved out a series of half-chances early in the second half. Martin Callum latched on to a loose ball and his opportunist strike trundled just past a post, a free kick by Callum was nodded wide by Finnis, then Ross Logan broke clear but lost control.

The sponsors’ man of the match trophy went to Ryan Campbell, who impressed with his ball-winning ability and intelligent distribution.

Full Time – Wick Academy 1 – Clachnacuddin 1

Man of the match as chosen by match sponsor Bremner Fishing Company was Ryan Campbell. Ryan is pictured receiving his trophy from Rhona Bremner

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Match Highlights - Formartine United v WAFC - 14th Dec 2019

Highlights of Formartine United v Wick Academy - Breedon Highland Football League. 14th December 2019.

Formartine United 1 - Wick Academy 2. Link to Match Stats.

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