Wick Academy 2
Turriff United 0
League


Wick Academy
2 - 0
Turriff United 

League
Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Harmsworth Park. Att. 325
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Craig Gunn (4)
Jack Halliday (67)
None.

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Kris Hunter

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Gary Manson
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Jack Halliday
Sam Mackay
Richard Macadie
Alan Hughes
Craig Gunn
Kuba Koziol
Fraser Hobday
Owen Kinsella
Luke Kinsella
James Chalmers
Ethan Smith
Drew Copeland
Dylan Stuart
Liam Norris
Robert Ward
Angus Grant
Michael Ewen

Bench
Jonah Martens
Danny Mackay
Gordon MacNab
Ross Mackay
David Allan
Gordon Clark
James Robson
Lewis Buxton
Keir Smith
Calum Reid
Rory Brown
Michael Ironside
Jacob Otto

Substitutions
David Allan for Kuba Koziol (55)
Danny Mackay for Grant Steven (66)
Jonah Martens for Richard Macadie (69)
Lewis Buxton for Owen Kinsella (43)
Michael Ironside for Angus Grant (50)
Kier Smith for Michael Ewen (77)

Cautions
Sam Mackay (92)
Fraser Hobday (49)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)
Barry Stuart & Gary McCarthy (Assistants)





Match Report


A delayed kick-off, and a 11-man defence could not stop Wick Academy helping themselves to three welcome points in Saturday’s Highland League match against Turriff United.
The Turriff bus suffered a break-down which meant a half-hour delay to the scheduled 3pm kick-off time at Harmsworth Park.
When the match finally started the visitors duly parked it inside their own penalty box.
Despite setting out their stall in such a fashion, it took the Scorries just five minutes to breach it. A ball over the top was latched onto by Kuba Koziol. The Pole bore in on goal and, while everyone was expecting him to have a go himself, he unselfishly squared the ball to Craig Gunn who slot-ted into an empty net.
Koziol once more raced off towards goal and this time decided to shoot on goal himself, only to drag his effort wide.
Turriff ’s Dylan Stuart was unlucky not to win a penalty when it appeared he had been clipped from behind by Alan Hughes.
The same player would later be denied when his shot from Robert Ward’s cut-back came back off a post.
At the other end, Richard Macadie must have thought he was about to stretch Wick’s lead when one-on-one with Fraser Hobday only for the Turriff keeper to pull off a great save.

Half Time – Wick Academy 1 – Turriff United 0

After the interval, Gunn had the ball in the net again when Hobday spilled a shot from Hughes into his path only for the Wick forward to be pulled up for offside.
In fact, offside was the pre-vailing theme of the second half.
After 67 minutes Jack Halliday decided to take a more direct approach to securing victory. Picking up the ball mid-way inside Turriff ’s half, Halliday proceeded to surge towards goal. Although he got a lucky ricochet en route, Halliday was in no mood to argue as he forged on to slam the ball past Hobday.
Hughes saw a powerful effort from outside the box beaten away by the keeper.
Turriff finally came out from their shell to threaten Wick’s goal only for skipper Alan Farquhar to thwart Liam Norris by clearing his headed effort off the line.

Full Time - Wick Academy 2 - Turriff United 0

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, September 11, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at September 7th, 2019)


2019/2020 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)26 8 - 176 -
Grant Steven27 7 - 2328
Sam Mackay30 82333142
Ross Allan26 8 - 22711
Alan Hughes24 8 - 1065
Richard Macadie32 82535197
Gary Manson35 8 - 64246
Alan Farquhar31 813245
Jack Halliday25 517512
Kuba Koziol24 6 - 10 -
Craig Gunn32 859240
Danny Mackay (sub)28 5 - 1415
David Allan (sub)30 31349146
Jonah Martens (sub)24 6 - 6 -


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at September 7th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Fraserburgh 7 6 1 0 +22 19
2. Inverurie Locos 7 6 0 1 +16 18
3. Buckie Thistle 7 6 0 1 +11 18
4. Brora Rangers 6 5 0 1 +23 15
5. Nairn County 6 5 0 1 +4 15
6. Rothes 6 4 1 1 +11 13
7. Formartine Utd 6 4 0 2 +15 12
8. Keith 7 4 0 3 -11 12
9. Strathspey 7 3 0 4 -5 9
10. Forres Mech 6 2 1 3 +3 7
11. WICK 6 2 1 3 -8 7
12. Deveronvale 5 1 1 3 -5 4
13. Turriff United 7 1 1 5 -14 4
14. Lossiemouth 6 1 0 5 -15 3
15. Fort William 5 0 0 5 -15 0
16. Huntly 6 0 0 6 -16 0
17. Clachnacuddin 6 0 0 6 -16 0