Fort William 0
Wick Academy 3
HL Cup (1st Round)


Fort William 

0 - 3

Wick Academy


HL Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Claggan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Jack Halliday (65)
Richard Macadie (70)
David Allan (72)

Team Managers
Russell MacMorran Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Mateusz Bulbacki
Callum Browett
Lewis Campbell
Michael Gillespie
Darren Quigg
Andrew Martin
Craig Rennie
Gary Carroll
John Treasurer
Sean Grant
Aidan Taylor
Gordon Clark
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Craig Gunn
Jack Halliday
Marc MacGregor
Richard Macadie
David Allan
Gordon MacNab
Ross Allan

Bench
Brandon Lopez
Stephen Lopez
Joshua Knowles
Jacek Zinko
Iain Macintyre
Callum Lingerwood
Grant Aitkenhead
Grant MacNab
Billy Miller

Substitutions
Joshua Knowles for Gary Carroll
Brandon Lopez for John Treasurer
Stephen Lopez for Michael Gillespie
Grant MacNab for Marc MacGregor (60)
Grant Aitkenhead for Gordon MacNab (78)

Cautions
Gary Caroll (35)
Michael Gillespie (75)
Richard Macadie (59)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)
Eddie Nichol & Barry Stuart (Assistants)





Match Report


Wick Academy had to be patient before booking their place in the last eight of the Highland League Cup with three second-half goals at Fort William on Saturday.
Jack Halliday, Richard Macadie and Davie Allan were on target as the Scorries set up a quarter-final tie at home to Forres Mechanics that will take place on December 8.
Perennial strugglers Fort showed dogged determination but Academy didn’t allow frustration to get the better of them and the outcome was never in doubt after Halliday made the breakthrough after 65 minutes. Richard Macadie and Davie Allan went on to score two more in as many minutes to put the tie to bed.
Wick manager Tom McKenna said: “I thought the lads were brilliant. We came up against a side that parked the bus.
“Fort William had 10 bodies behind the ball for most of the game and they made it very difficult for us to break them down.
“We created around umpteen chances, we dominated possession and yet we were met by this barrier of Fort William players.
“I’m not knocking their game plan at all. You have to give Fort William credit as they were very well organised, they never stopped running and I’m sure they’ll collect points.
“The patience our lads showed was superb. It would have been so easy for frustration to creep in but it didn’t.
“We played in the right areas of the park in order to keep the pressure on them.
“Once we got the first goal, though, we were never in doubt that we were going to win. There was a wee sigh of relief on the touchline as it’s always in the back of your mind when you play well and don’t score that it’s going to be one of those days and the opposition are going to pinch one on the break.
“We were not really under pressure but we showed our professionalism and displayed great patience throughout.”

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, Nov 21, 2018.



Squad Statistics (as at November 17th, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Gordon Clark (GK)23 4 - 4 -
Danny Mackay27 13 - 1234
Alan Farquhar30 16 - 2984
Richard Macadie31 207510194
Gary Manson34 20661546
Gordon MacNab24 2043810
Marc MacGregor23 15710631
Ross Allan25 1 - 20810
Jack Halliday24 185649
Craig Gunn31 1836832
David Allan29 198331143
Grant MacNab (sub)26 3 - 171
Grant Aitkenhead (sub)16 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at November 17th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 14 14 0 0 +45 42
2. Fraserburgh 17 13 1 3 +46 40
3. Brora Rangers 16 13 0 3 +40 39
4. Inverurie Locos 18 11 3 4 +23 36
5. Formartine Utd 16 11 2 3 +25 35
6. Forres Mech 17 11 1 5 +28 34
7. Buckie Thistle 16 9 0 7 +18 27
8. WICK 16 7 3 6 +10 24
9. Huntly 16 7 2 7 +2 23
10. Keith 17 6 3 8 -8 21
11. Nairn County 16 6 2 8 -3 20
12. Deveronvale 17 6 1 10 -8 19
13. Rothes 17 6 3 8 +7 18
14. Turriff United 17 5 3 9 -1 18
15. Strathspey 16 4 3 9 -18 15
16. Clachnacuddin 15 2 3 10 -22 9
17. Lossiemouth 17 1 0 16 -66 3
18. Fort William 18 0 2 16 -118 -7