1 - 0
|Gordon McNab (79)||None.|
James Kendall for Dylan MacLean (21)
Kenny McKenzie for Liam Shewan (69)
Ryan MacDonald for Glenn Main (86)
Gordon MacNab for Ryan Campbell (63)
Richard Macadie for Jack Henry (70)
Mark Macadie for Craig Gunn (82)
David Allan (82)
Ross Allan (87)
Sean McCarthy (88)
Danny Mackay (89)
Billy Baxter (Referee)
Academy’s tough run of away games continued today with a trip to Station Park. A second half strike by ex-Academy player Gordon McNab was all that separated the two sides.
Davie Allan was first to have a crack at goal getting a good shot on target that was blocked by the feet of keeper Dylan MacLean. He then picked up an injury on his side and was replaced shortly afterwards by substitute keeper James Kendall.
Gordon McNab got a header on target up the other end which McCarthy tipped over the cross-bar.
Half Time – Nairn County 0 – Wick Academy 0
Into the second half and Adam Porritt had a crack from the edge of the penalty area which whistled past the outside of McCarthy’s left-hand post.
Davie Allan slid in Sam Mackay and keeper Kendall did well to get down to his effort making the block.
The only goal of the game came in the 79th minute. Dylan Mackenzie crossed the ball into the box from the right wing to Adam Naismith. He teed up McNab who made no mistake in picking his spot and firing past McCarthy.
Full Time – Nairn County 1 – Wick Academy 0
Match report written by John Briskham
|Sean McCarthy (GK)||26||15||-||183||-|
|Richard Macadie (sub)||32||15||3||542||198|
|Gordon MacNab (sub)||25||13||2||67||16|
|Mark Macadie (sub)||16||3||-||7||-|
Interview by Matt Leslie – Caithness Courier.
“As at Rothes the week before, we dominated large parts of the game and yet again we have nothing to show for it,” McKenna said.
“We created a lot of chances but unfortunately we couldn’t put any of them away.
“It was the same old story of late – a good display but we’ve come back home empty-handed.
“The performance was there, a high level of intensity was there, and the attitude of the players was superb.
“We just lacked one vital ingredient.
“We did concede one but before that we were defensively solid.
“We went from our usual 4-4-2 formation to 4-1-4-1 in order to be more compact and difficult to break down.
“Craig was playing as the lone striker but we had others joining him in support when we attacked.
“I think it’s going to take something daft like the ball hitting someone on the backside and flying back into the goal to trigger a goal rush for us.
“A wee bit of luck in front of goal is definitely what we’re needing right now – everything else about our style of play is there. We need to be more ruthless in front of goal.”