Wick Academy 2
Strathspey 1
League


Wick Academy
2 - 1
Strathspey 

League
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Harmsworth Park. Att. 270
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Sam Mackay (60)
Gordon MacNab (71)
Scott Lisle (38)

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Gordon Nicolson

Starting Eleven
Gordon Clark
Ross Allan
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Craig Gunn
Richard Macadie
David Allan
Gordon MacNab
Sam Mackay
Michael MacCallum
Cameron Lisle
Christopher Innes
Martin Duncan
Nicholas Mochan
Stephen Rennie
James McShane
Scott Lisle
Ross Naismith
David Watson
Scott Graham

Bench
Jack Henry
Mark Macadie
Alan Hughes
Andrew Hardwick
Cameron Montgomery
Jack Halliday
Craig MacMillan
Lee Wilson
John Cameron
Richard Tawse
Robert Flett

Substitutions
Andrew Hardwick for Ross Allan (78)
Alan Hughes for Craig Gunn (78)
Craig MacMilland for Ross Naismith (57)
Richard Tawse for Nicholas Mochan (78)
John Cameron for Christopher Innes (84)

Cautions
Ross Allan (24)
Nicholas Mochan (56)
Christopher Innes (66)
James McShane (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Fillipo Mazzoni (Referee)
Molly Alexander & Gary McCarthy (Assistants)




Match Report


Scorries boss Tom McKenna admits last week’s 2-1 win against Strathspey Thistle was one the Wick Academy of old would have thrown away.
Goals from Sam Mackay and Gordy MacNab cancelled out Scott Lisle’s first half strike that gave the visitors the lead.
The four seasons in one day style weather did not help either side in terms of playing their respective natural games and medals should be in the post to the fans who showed up to bear the wind, sun, rain, cloud and hail.
McKenna said: “A win’s a win and while you want to do it with a good display, there will be days where you have to dig deep to get one.
“We struggled with this one and we didn’t play to our usual standard.
“We had a wee chat at half time. I felt we were sitting in too deep and letting Strathspey come at us. I told the boys that we needed to play higher up the park and press Strathspey back.
“We got the win and credit to the boys because earlier in the season, we would have dropped points in a game like that.
“You saw it against Deveronvale and Clach but against a Strathspey side that’s come a long way and turned a corner this season we managed to find something within ourselves to get through this and win.
McKenna also praised the vital contribution made by goalscorers Mackay and MacNab – especially the latter. He added: “I had a good feeling about Gordy when I first saw him. He’s come on in leaps and bounds since coming from the summer leagues. He’s a big influence on games.”

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, March 13, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 2019)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Gordon Clark (GK)24 6 - 6 -
Michael Steven29 21325516
Danny Mackay28 2011305
Sam Mackay29 191317137
Alan Farquhar31 26 - 3084
Ross Allan25 6121411
Gary Manson35 31662646
Gordon MacNab24 3084814
Richard Macadie31 287518194
David Allan29 288340143
Craig Gunn31 2757734
Andrew Hardwick (sub)26 175566
Alan Hughes (sub)23 22 - 934


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at March 9th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 28 25 2 1 +74 77
2. Brora Rangers 29 24 2 3 +82 74
3. Fraserburgh 30 23 1 6 +80 70
4. Formartine Utd 28 18 5 5 +46 59
5. Inverurie Locos 31 17 6 8 +38 57
6. Forres Mech 29 18 2 9 +30 56
7. Buckie Thistle 28 13 4 11 +18 43
8. WICK 26 12 5 9 +14 41
9. Huntly 26 10 4 12 -8 34
10. Deveronvale 29 11 1 17 -10 34
11. Rothes 27 9 6 12 +12 30
12. Keith 27 8 6 13 -15 30
13. Strathspey 28 9 3 16 -27 30
14. Turriff United 29 8 4 17 -25 28
15. Nairn County 26 8 2 16 -13 26
16. Clachnacuddin 25 5 5 15 -26 20
17. Lossiemouth 30 2 2 26 -99 8
18. Fort William 26 0 2 24 -171 -7