Nairn County 1
Wick Academy 0
League


Nairn County 

1 - 0

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Station Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Gordon McNab (79) None.

Team Managers
Ronnie Sharp Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Dylan MacLean
Adam Naismith
Cohen Ramsey
Adam Porritt
Callum MacLean
Callum Ednie
Max Ewan
Glenn Main
Dylan Mackenzie
Gordon McNab
Liam Shewan
Sean McCarthy
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Ross Allan
Ryan Campbell
Jack Henry
Jack Halliday
Sam Mackay
David Allan
Craig Gunn

Bench
Ryan MacDonald
Angus Dey
Kenny McKenzie
Fraser Dingwall
Jack MacLean
Seamus McConaghy
James Kendall
Mark Macadie
Jonah Martens
Grant Aitkenhead
Gordon MacNab
Richard Macadie
Kuba Koziol
James More

Substitutions
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)

Cautions
None. David Allan (82)
Ross Allan (87)
Sean McCarthy (88)
Danny Mackay (89)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)
John Black & Alan Dawson (Assistants)






Match Report


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



Squad Statistics (as at October 19th, 2019)


2019/2020 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)26 15 - 183 -
Danny Mackay28 9 - 1455
Jack Henry27 2 - 494
Sam Mackay30 143339143
Ross Allan26 15123512
Alan Farquhar31 1213285
Jack Halliday25 1128113
Gary Manson35 15164947
Ryan Campbell20 7 - 131
Craig Gunn32 15119946
David Allan30 93355148
Richard Macadie (sub)32 153542198
Gordon MacNab (sub)25 1326716
Mark Macadie (sub)16 3 - 7 -


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at October 19th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 12 11 0 1 +24 33
2. Fraserburgh 11 9 2 0 +30 29
3. Brora Rangers 11 9 0 2 +31 27
4. Inverurie Locos 12 9 0 3 +15 27
5. Rothes 11 8 1 2 +19 25
6. Nairn County 11 7 2 2 +5 23
7. Formartine Utd 10 7 1 2 +23 22
8. Forres Mech 12 5 2 5 +10 17
9. WICK 12 4 2 6 -5 14
10. Keith 13 4 2 7 -24 14
11. Deveronvale 11 4 1 6 -3 13
12. Strathspey 11 3 1 7 -8 10
13. Turriff United 12 2 2 8 -19 8
14. Huntly 12 1 4 7 -18 7
15. Clachnacuddin 11 1 2 8 -16 5
16. Fort William 10 1 0 9 -29 3
17. Lossiemouth 12 1 0 11 -35 3

Manager's Programme Notes


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.”