Brora Rangers 6
Wick Academy 0
NOS Cup (Second Round)

Brora Rangers 

6 - 0

Wick Academy

NOS Cup (Second Round)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Dudgeon Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Jordan Macrae (9)
Bjorn Wagenaar (45)
Mark Nicolson (60)
Alan Farquhar (OG.) (72)
Scott Davidson (77)
Colin Williamson (85)

Team Managers
Steven Mackay Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Joe Malin
Neil Macdonald
Ally Macdonald
Colin Williamson
Mark Nicolson
Gavin Morrison
Dale Gillespie
Martin Maclean
Jordan Macrae
Kyle Macleod
Paul Brindle
Sean McCarthy
Gary Manson
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Jack Halliday
Sam Mackay
Gordon MacNab
Richard Macadie
Craig Gunn
Alan Hughes

Scott Davidson
Bjorn Wagenaar
Niall Docherty
Greg Morrison
Craig Campbell
Steven Mackay
Steven Martin
Gordon Clark
Kuba Koziol
Ross Mackay
Danny Mackay
Jonah Martens

Bjorn Wagenaar for Paul Brindle (44)
Greg Morrison for Dale Gillespie (61)
Scott Davidson for Jordan Macrae (74)
Kuba Koziol for Gordon MacNab (68)
Jonah Martens for Craig Gunn (68)

None. Ross Allan (75)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Gordon Morrison (Referee)
Gavin Dearie & James McMillan (Assistants)

Match Report

Academy headed down the road to face derby rivals Brora in the second round of the Pat Munro North if Scotland Cup, but a clinical Brora side won out with a convincing 6-0 win.

The first goal came in the 9th minute. A Jordan Macrae shot from outside the box took a wicked deflection off Ross Allan leaving Sean McCarthy rooted to the spot.

Academy battled hard for the remainder of the first half and although they didn’t really threaten the Brora goal the feeling was if they could hold on to half time they were still in the game. Unfortunately that wasn’t to be. Paul Brindle went off injured just before the break and he was replaced by Brora’s summer signing Bjorn Wagennar. With his first touch of the ball he fired home a great free-kick to put the home side in for their cup of tea with a two goal advantage.

Half Time – Brora Rangers 2 – Wick Academy 0

Brora put the game to bed on the hour mark. Mark Nicolson steamed into the box unmarked and powered home with a close-range header from a corner on the right.

The fourth came shortly afterwards when Jordan Macrae sent a low cross into the box and in an attempt to clear it Alan Farquhar bundled the ball into his own net to an unfortunate own goal.

Substitute Scott Davidson put the Cattachs nap when he stabbed home from 4 yards out with Academy failing to clear their lines.

With 5 minutes left the final goal saw Academy again fail to clear the ball out of defence and Collin Williamson poked it home.

Academy nearly got a consolation goal back in the final minute but Joe Malin was on hand to pull off a great save from an Alan Farquhar header.

Full Time – Brora Rangers 6 – Wick Academy 0

In the semi-final Brora will now play Fort William, who beat Rothes 5-1 at Mackessack Park. Inverness Caledonian Thistle will play Clachnacuddin in the other semi-final. Next up for Academy are visitors Buckie Thistle on Saturday.

Match report written by John Briskham

Click here to view newspaper report.

Newspaper extract from John O' Groat Journal.

Squad Statistics (as at August 21st, 2019)

2019/2020 All Time
Sean McCarthy (GK)26 6 - 174 -
Grant Steven27 5 - 2308
Richard Macadie32 61533196
Gordon MacNab25 6 - 6014
Ross Allan26 6 - 22711
Alan Hughes24 6 - 1055
Sam Mackay30 62332142
Gary Manson35 6 - 64146
Alan Farquhar31 613225
Jack Halliday25 3 - 7411
Craig Gunn32 649039
Kuba Koziol (sub)24 4 - 8 -
Jonah Martens (sub)24 4 - 4 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at August 21st, 2019)

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

Manager's Programme Notes

Assistant Manager Richard Hughes interview with Matt Leslie, John O’ Groat Journal

Assistant boss Richard Hughes was left ruing a number of defensive errors that led to Academy being dumped out of the North of Scotland Cup.
The Scorries did themselves no favours with their lame attempt to put up a rearguard action during their 6-0 hammering at Dudgeon Park.
Hughes said: “This defeat hurts a lot – especially how we conceded the goals.
“The first one was a deflection but I thought we were still in it in the first half. Then we gave away a silly free kick and they got a second just before half-time.
“I’m not going to take anything away from the lad as it was a great free kick, but it did feel like a punch in the gut because we were still in this going into the interval.
“We were still in the game at 2-0 but that’s what Brora do to you – they grind you down. But the manner in which we lost the goals is disappointing.
“Hopefully we can get it sorted over the next few games.
“There were a lot of positives in that first half but that second goal was the killer. Yes, Brora controlled the second half, but our defending inside our own six-yard box was not good.
“We also gave away the ball too easily and were punished for it. We’ll just have to soldier on and try and bounce back from this.”