2 - 0
2 - 0
Marc MacGregor (44)
Sam Mackay (72)
Alan Hughes for Gordon MacNab (61)
Richard Macadie for Jack Henry (67)
Ross Allan for Danny Mackay (75)
Liam Shewan for Angus Day (61)
Gregg Main for Adam Porritt (61)
Ewen Urquhart for Kenny McKenzie (75)
Michael Steven (35)
David Allan (77)
Adam Porritt (62)
Glenn Main (77)
Glenn Main (81)
|None.||Glenn Main (81)|
Gordon Seago (Referee)
Wick Academy extended their un-beaten run in the Highland League to seven games with a 2-0 victory over Nairn County at Harmsworth Park on Wednesday night.
Marc Macgregor set the Scorries on their way with a well-taken opener on the stroke of half-time, and Sam Mackay added the second after an unfortunate slip by Nairn keeper Dylan MacLean. It was the ideal way for Academy to bounce back from their 3-1 de-feat in Saturday’s Highland League Cup semi-final at Cove.
Sean McCarthy returned in goal but otherwise Tom McKenna stuck with the team that finished the cup tie at Balmoral Stadium.
Nairn looked lively in the early stages and kept Academy pinned in their own half for most of the opening 20 minutes. Wick began to pick up the pace and Mackay saw an effort on goal spin just wide after a slick build-up involving Macgregor and Davie Allan.
A minute before the break, Mackay burst through on a solo run but saw his angled drive drift beyond MacLean’s left-hand post.
Academy made the break-through with the last action of the first half. Macgregor twisted and turned before confidently dispatching a low shot into the net from the edge of the box.
After 73 minutes Allan crossed to Mackay, whose volley was blocked. Mackay was not to be denied, however, as seconds later he took advantage of a disastrous miskick by MacLean and had the straightforward task of slotting the ball into the unguarded net.
The home side saw out the rest of the game comfortably enough. Nairn’s night went from bad to worse when Glenn Main was sent off with 10 minutes to go after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession.
Academy remain unbeaten in the league in 2019 and will look to extend that sequence when they entertain Buckie on Saturday.
Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Fri, March 22, 2019.
|Sean McCarthy (GK)||25||26||-||162||-|
|Ross Allan (sub)||25||7||1||215||11|
|Richard Macadie (sub)||31||30||7||520||194|
|Alan Hughes (sub)||23||23||-||94||4|