Wick Academy 3
Orkney 2
Ken Green Cup


Wick Academy
3 - 2
Orkney 

Ken Green Cup
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
12:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Craig Gunn (26)
Marc MacGregor (33)
Jack Halliday (36)
Liam Delday (9)
Jamie Flett (38)

Team Managers
Gary Manson
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Graeme Williamson
Alan Hughes
Ross Allan
Danny Mackay
Ryan Campbell
Jack Halliday
Jack Henry
Richard Macadie
Marc MacGregor
Craig Gunn
David Allan
Liam Valentine
Connan Rendall
Owen Young
Neil Aim
Steven Hellewell
Jamie Flett
Owen Rendall
Aiden Drever
Daniel Hourston
Craig Gillon
Liam Delday

Bench
James More
Brandon Sinclair
Gordon MacNab
Grant Aitkenhead
Alan Farquhar
Mark Macadie
Jonah Martens
Scott MacDonald
Neil Aim
DJ Moffat
Toby McLeod
Joe Wilson
Callan Jessiman
David Delday

Substitutions
Brandon Sinclair for Alan Hughes (59)
Alan Farquhar for Richard Macadie (59)
Mark Macadie for Craig Gunn (59)
Jonah Martens for David Allan (67)
Gordon MacNab for Marc MacGregor (67)
None.

Cautions
David Allan (39)
Liam Delday (58)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alexander McDonald (Referee)




Match Report


Craig Gunn kept up his run of goals in pre-season friendlies as Wick Academy saw off an Orkney AFA select in a constant downpour at Harmsworth Park on Saturday. The striker got the first of the Scorries’ goals in a 3-2 win as they continued their preparations for the new Highland League season, which has been delayed until November 28 at the earliest.
All the scoring came in the first period. Steven Hellewell’s opener was cancelled out by Gunn as he cut in from the left and found the net with a cross-cum-shot. Marc Macgregor put Wick in front and Jack Halliday added the third with a first-time strike from about 16 yards after a good move up the left. Orkney’s Jamie Flett reduced the deficit shortly before the break after a mix-up in the box.

Match report written by Alan Hendry



Squad Statistics (as at October 3rd, 2020)


2020/2021 All Time
Age






League Table (as at October 3rd, 2020)


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

Manager's Programme Notes


Wick manager Gary Manson admitted that both the islanders’ goals had been “completely preventable” but added that overall it had been a good workout as Academy picked up the Ken Green Challenge Cup. In the previous friendly wins against Halkirk United and Thurso, Manson had fielded a completely different line-up in each half but he changed his approach for the latest closed-doors match. “I treated it more like a competitive game rather than a pre-season friendly so I didn’t do the two elevens this time,” he said. “I just made substitutions in the second half, but everyone got a run out and a decent length of time on the pitch. “We went 1-0 down but they only really had two forays into our half. They didn’t have to work hard to get their goals – they came from two cross balls into the box. “Other than those two incidents, we completely dominated the first half and it was good viewing. “In the second half the weather got worse, the rain was just incessant, the pitch was getting really heavy and with all the substitutions it was a bit scrappy. ”