Turriff United 2
Wick Academy 3
League


Turriff United 

2 - 3

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, January 11th, 2020
The Haughs
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Cameron Bowden (90)
Murray Esson (91)
Jack Halliday (6)
Jack Henry (64)
Grant Aitkenhead (84)

Team Managers
Kris Hunter Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Fraser Hobday
Owen Kinsella
Christopher Fairley
James Chalmers
Cameron Bowden
Keir Smith
Liam Norris
Adam Cross
Matthew McDonald
Gavin Elphinstone
Luke Kinsella
Gordon Clark
Colin Macrae
Sam Mackay
Danny Mackay
Gary Manson
Ryan Campbell
Jack Henry
Jack Halliday
Alan Hughes
Richard Macadie
David Allan

Bench
Rory Brown
Murray Esson
Lee McAllister
James Robson
Roy McBain
Lewis Buxton
Jacob Otto
Craig Gunn
Gordon MacNab
Grant Aitkenhead
Mark Macadie
James More

Substitutions
Murray Esson for Liam Norris (68) Gordon MacNab for Alan Hughes (68)
Mark Macadie for Richard Macadie (75)
Grant Aitkenhead for Jack Halliday (80)

Cautions
Gavin Elphinston (43) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Filippo Mazzoni (Referee)
Christopher De Sykes & Brian Dean (Assistants)






Match Report


For the second year in a row Wick Academy have done the double over Turriff United. The last time Turriff managed to beat the Scorries was in April 2017. Danny Mackay made his 150th competitive appearance for the club today. Craig Gunn has missed the last four games through injury, but he was back on the bench. Grant Aitkenhead came on with 10 minutes of the second half to play and he scored his first goal for the club.

The two Jack’s, Halliday with a goal after only 6 minutes, and Henry on 64 minutes, had Academy two up.

Grant Aitkenhead came on as a sub in the 80th minute and he scored his first goal for the club four minutes later to put head-room between the sides.

So game over, not a chance, the last three minutes were pretty intense! Gavin Elphinston had a header come off the bar and Cameron Bowden then pulled a goal back on 90 minutes. A minute later It was 2-3 with substitute Murray Esson getting on the score-sheet and Academy’s three goal lead had almost evaporated.

Despite the late response from the home side, Academy held on to win the game. The result has lifted Academy up two places in the league to 9th.

Full report to follow.



Squad Statistics (as at January 11th, 2020)


2019/2020 All Time
Age
Gordon Clark (GK)24 2 - 10 -
Colin Macrae21 7 - 281
Danny Mackay28 14 - 1505
Jack Henry28 124598
Richard Macadie32 245551200
Sam Mackay30 213346143
Ryan Campbell20 181242
Gary Manson36 26466050
Jack Halliday25 2039014
Alan Hughes24 23 - 1225
David Allan30 194365149
Grant Aitkenhead (sub)18 71141
Gordon MacNab (sub)25 2137517
Mark Macadie (sub)17 9 - 13 -


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at January 11th, 2020)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 19 17 0 2 +65 51
2. Inverurie Locos 21 15 1 5 +35 46
3. Rothes 18 14 2 2 +33 44
4. Fraserburgh 17 13 3 1 +39 42
5. Buckie Thistle 18 13 0 5 +19 39
6. Nairn County 19 11 3 5 +5 36
7. Forres Mech 22 9 3 10 +12 30
8. Formartine Utd 16 9 2 5 +22 29
9. WICK 22 8 5 9 -6 29
10. Keith 20 8 4 8 -11 28
11. Deveronvale 21 8 3 10 -6 27
12. Huntly 21 4 5 12 -28 17
13. Strathspey 17 5 1 11 -16 16
14. Clachnacuddin 21 3 4 14 -27 13
15. Turriff United 21 3 3 15 -44 12
16. Lossiemouth 21 3 1 17 -51 10
17. Fort William 14 1 0 13 -41 3

Manager's Programme Notes


Very well done to Grant Aitkenhead who scored his first Academy goal today. Congratulations also to Danny Mackay on his 150th appearance.