Fort William 1
Wick Academy 5
League


Fort William 

1 - 5

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Claggan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Scott Hunter (90) Penalty Sam Mackay (40)
Richard Macadie (67)
Alan Hughes (68)
David Allan (81)
David Allan (88)

Team Managers
Russell MacMorran Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Callum Lingerwood
Aidan Taylor
Christopher Stratford
Callum Fraser
Cameron Bolton
Ryan Henderson
Scott Hunter
Robert Nevison
Jordan Morrison
Jordan Andrew
Greg Miller
Gordon Clark
Danny Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Marc MacGregor
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Alan Hughes
Richard Macadie
Ross Allan
David Allan
Craig Gunn

Bench
Kyle Dignan
Ruairidh MacDonald
Sam MacKenzie
Liam Gilchrist
Greg Mackay
Mark Macadie

Substitutions
Kyle Dignan for Jordan Morrison (69)
Ruairidh MacDonald for Ryan Henderson (84)
Mark Macadie for Richard Macadie (73)
Greg Mackay for Alan Farquhar (73)

Cautions
Jordan Andrew (53)
Jordan Andrew (55)
Robert Nevison (83)
Ross Allan (63)

Red Cards
Jordan Andrew (53)
Aiden Taylor (73)
None.

Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)
David Alexander & Tommy Creighton (Assistants)





Match Report


Tom McKenna may not have been overly impressed with Saturday’s victory against Fort William – but looking at the season as a whole he is happy with the progress made by his Wick Academy side. The Scorries rounded off their 2018/19 Highland League campaign with a comfortable 5-1 win at Claggan Park, although they only began to pull clear after their lowly opponents had two players sent off within an eight-minute spell early in the second half.
The result meant McKenna’s men achieved their end-of-season target of seventh in the table – five places higher than last term.
“It was three points and that’s what we wanted,” the manager said.
“At 11 versus 11 there wasn’t much between the teams, to be honest. The sendings off made a big impact and that’s what changed the game.”
It took until the 40th minute for Academy to make the break-through, courtesy of Sam Mackay, and his goal separated the sides at the interval.
Fort’s Jordan Andrew got his marching orders on 55 minutes for a second yellow and the home side were reduced to nine men after 63 minutes when Aiden Taylor was red-carded.
Academy took full advantage with Richard Macadie doubling the lead on 67 minutes before Alan Hughes added a third a minute later.
Davie Allan struck twice, in 81 and 88 minutes, either side of a Panenka-style penalty by Fort’s Scott Hunter.
“I spoke to the lads after the game and thanked for them for their support,” McKenna said. “I came in six months into our first season together and we finished 12th. Now we’ve got seventh, so there is progression there.
“If we can keep progressing then I don’t think we can ask for much more.”

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, May 1, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at April 27th, 2019)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Gordon Clark (GK)24 8 - 8 -
Danny Mackay28 2611365
Alan Farquhar31 34 - 3164
Ross Allan25 12121911
Richard Macadie32 378527195
Alan Hughes23 281985
Sam Mackay30 274325140
Gary Manson35 39663446
Marc MacGregor24 321512339
Craig Gunn31 3468435
David Allan29 3410346145
Greg Mackay (sub)17 6 - 7 -
Mark Macadie (sub)16 4 - 4 -






League Table (as at April 27th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 34 30 3 1 +88 93
2. Brora Rangers 34 27 4 3 +87 85
3. Fraserburgh 34 26 1 7 +88 79
4. Formartine Utd 34 22 6 6 +60 72
5. Inverurie Locos 34 20 6 8 +48 66
6. Forres Mech 34 21 3 10 +39 66
7. WICK 34 15 7 12 +15 52
8. Buckie Thistle 34 14 7 13 +18 49
9. Huntly 34 14 7 13 -8 49
10. Rothes 34 13 8 13 +16 44
11. Nairn County 34 13 3 18 -6 42
12. Deveronvale 34 13 2 19 -10 41
13. Keith 34 10 7 17 -6 37
14. Strathspey 34 10 3 21 -43 33
15. Turriff United 34 9 5 20 -17 32
16. Clachnacuddin 34 6 6 22 -35 24
17. Lossiemouth 34 2 2 30 -110 8
18. Fort William 34 0 2 32 -224 -7