Clachnacuddin 1
Wick Academy 3
League


Clachnacuddin 

1 - 3

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Grant Street Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Kieran Chalmers (11) Michael Steven (57)
Jack Halliday (65)
Gordon MacNab (75)

Team Managers
Brian Macleod Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Ryan Macleod
Colin Macrae
Michael Finnis
Sean Webb
Martin Macdonald
Ryan Mackintosh
Blair Lawrie
John MacAskill
Alasdair Gillies
Kieran Chalmers
Iain Maclellan
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Jack Henry
Jack Halliday
Richard Macadie
Craig Gunn
Marc MacGregor
David Allan

Bench
Ian Penwright
James Beeston
Paul Smith
Ross Mackillop
Ross Logan
Thomas Mcinnes
William Ridgers
Gordon MacNab
Grant Aitkenhead
Grant MacNab
Mark Macadie
Gordon Clark
Alan Hughes

Substitutions
Ross Logan for Iain Maclennan (60)
James Beeston for John MacAskill (68)
Ian Penwright for Kieran Chalmers (76)
Alan Hughes for Craig Gunn (68)
Gordon MacNab for Marc MacGregor (73)
Grant MacNab for Jack Halliday (73)

Cautions
Michael Finnis (49)
John MacAskill (49)
Jack Henry (48)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Paul McAvinue (Referee)
Eddie Nichol & James McMillan (Assistants)





Match Report


“We rolled up our sleeves and battered out a result” was Wick Academy boss Tom McKenna’s verdict after the 3-1 victory at Clachnacuddin on Saturday.
Goals from Michael Steven, Jack Halliday and Gordon MacNab completed a second-half come-back for the Scorries after Clach led 1-0 at the interval courtesy of Kieran Chalmers.
The windy conditions at Grant Street Park ensured this wasn’t one for the purists. However, Wick adapted and ground out a win that finally arrested their festive drop in form.
McKenna said: “Over the Christmas and new year period we only took one point from three games. That is unacceptable, no matter what level of football you play at.
“Although we try to play good, attractive football, this one was about rolling up our sleeves and battering out a result.
“We had to make a few adjustments. Sam Mackay had to fill in at right-back, despite being a mid-fielder, while Michael Steven and Andrew Hardwick paired up in the centre of defence for the first time in my spell at the club.
“It was good to see Sam get 90 minutes as he’s missed a few games due to his work commitments. Despite a wee bit of naivety, with playing out of position, he put in a really good shift.”
Clach took the lead when playing against the wind and Wick found the so-called weather help to be a hindrance in the first half.
McKenna said: “We were playing far too many long balls that were blown into touch instead of reaching one of the lads.
“At half time, I told the boys that we can make playing against the wind in the second half an advantage. We pulled the ball on the deck and the winds would hold the ball up for us. It’s just a matter of being clever in dealing with the conditions. And it worked.”

Click on the link below to read a newspaper report for this match.

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, Jan 16, 2019.


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Newspaper extract from Caithness Courier - 16th January 2019.




Squad Statistics (as at January 12th, 2019)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 22 - 158 -
Michael Steven28 18325316
Andrew Hardwick26 135526
Richard Macadie31 247514194
Gary Manson35 27662346
Jack Henry27 233393
Sam Mackay29 15 - 314136
Jack Halliday24 2266910
Marc MacGregor24 22911333
Craig Gunn31 2457434
David Allan29 258338143
Gordon MacNab (sub)24 2664412
Alan Hughes (sub)23 18 - 894
Grant MacNab (sub)27 8 - 221


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at January 12th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 21 20 0 1 +55 60
2. Fraserburgh 23 18 1 4 +61 55
3. Brora Rangers 21 18 0 3 +54 54
4. Formartine Utd 22 17 2 3 +46 53
5. Inverurie Locos 24 14 4 6 +32 46
6. Forres Mech 23 14 2 7 +28 44
7. Buckie Thistle 22 10 3 9 +15 33
8. Huntly 22 10 2 10 +2 32
9. WICK 22 9 4 9 +11 31
10. Deveronvale 24 10 1 13 -10 31
11. Rothes 22 9 3 10 +18 27
12. Keith 22 7 5 10 -7 26
13. Strathspey 22 7 3 12 -15 24
14. Turriff United 23 6 4 13 -12 22
15. Nairn County 21 6 2 13 -12 20
16. Clachnacuddin 21 4 3 14 -25 15
17. Lossiemouth 24 1 1 22 -92 4
18. Fort William 23 0 2 21 -149 -7