Fraserburgh 4
Wick Academy 3
League


Fraserburgh 

4 - 3

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
Bellslea
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Graham Johnston (14)
Derek Milne (30)
William West (41)
Michael Steven (75)
Craig Shearer (19)
Gary Manson (23)
Gary Weir (77)

Team Managers
Unknown. Peter Budge

Starting Eleven
Billy Gordon
Derek Milne
Neil Main
Marc Dickson
Ryan Christie
John Ross
Kevin Norris
William West
Graham Johnston
Allan Hale
Michael Stephen
Daniel Bell
Alex Lamb
Shaun Sinclair
Andrew MacLeod
Neil Traill
Craig Shearer
Richard Macadie
Gary Farquhar
Gary Manson
David Cowie
Gary Weir

Bench
Dean Elrick
Neil McLaren
Graham Wemyss
Nico Marchi
Michael Thomson (GK)
James More
Stuart Sinclair
Bryan McKiddie
Shane Sutherland

Substitutions
Graham Wemyss for Graham Johnston (83) Shane Sutherland for Richard Macadie (83)
Bryan McKiddie for Gary Weir (89)

Cautions
None. Andrew MacLeod (79)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike Ritchie (Referee)





Match Report


Just kicked off at the Broch on a cold but crisp sunny day. Martin Gunn looks as if he'll be out for a few weeks with an injury he picked up in training last Thursday night, and David Mowat is also unavailable. Good news though is that Alex Lamb is back, after being injured in the game against Cove Rangers on the 9th of September.

Fraserburgh have had the better start, and take the lead in 14 minutes from a free-kick. Number 9 Graham Johnston the scorer.

1 - 0

19 minutes and Academy are level. The goal come from another free-kick. Gary Farquhar floats the ball into the Fraserburgh box and Craig Shearer gets his head to it first to score a well taken goal.

1 - 1

4 minutes later and Academy take the lead, Richard Macadie plays a fantastic ball over the top of the Fraserburgh defence. Gary Manson beats the off-side trap, and slots home past Billy Gordon from the corner of the 6 yard box.

1 - 2

Just over a half hour gone and Fraserburgh pull the game level again. A corner kick is fired into the Academy box and after a real scramble the Fraserburgh defender Derek Milne scores.

2 - 2

4 minutes before half-time and Fraserburgh take the lead for the second time in the game. Another corner and William West takes advantage of slack marking to head home.

3 - 2

Half Time 3 - 2

15 minutes gone in the second half and no clear goal scoring chances so-far. Both teams are cancelling each other out in mid-field.

20 minutes left and Fraserburgh are pretty much on top. Andrew Macleod is lucky not to get sent off as he takes down a Fraserburgh player on the edge of his own box, and looks to be the last man. Referee Ritchie though only produces the yellow card to the anguish of the Fraserburgh crowd. The resulting Fraserburgh free-kick whistles just inches past Bells right hand post.

Fraserburgh apply the preasure and with two separate attempts hit the bar, and then the post, but Academy manage to hold-out.

Fraserburgh increase their lead in the 75th minute. Another free-kick sees Michael Stephen score, and Fraserburgh look to have sealed all 3 points.

4 - 2

2 minutes later and never-say die Academy come back again. A short corner and the ball is played into the box, and after a real scramble Gary Weir scores with a header to give Adademy a life-line.

4 - 3

Unfortunately Academy can't muster-up another goal, so for the second time in as many away games we score 3 goals, but don't even get a point for our efforts.

Fort William beat Lossiemouth today 2-1, so that now sinks Academy to the bottom of the league. With Lossiemouth and Fort William both to come in the next 2 games this now makes them both key games that we must look to win.

Full Time 4 - 3

Match report written by Alastair Ross



Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 2006)


2006/2007 All Time
Age
Daniel Bell (GK) - 7 - 7 -
Alex Lamb - 5 - 98 -
Neil Traill - 7 - 253
Andrew MacLeod - 1411625
Shaun Sinclair - 12 - 35 -
Gary Farquhar - 1536820
Richard Macadie19 152452
Craig Shearer - 14424624
Gary Manson22 14219214
Gary Weir9 1338612
David Cowie - 14 - 1196
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Shane Sutherland (sub) - 6 - 6 -






League Table (as at November 18th, 2006)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 10 7 3 0 +15 24
2. Deveronvale 11 7 2 2 +17 23
3. Cove Rangers 12 7 2 3 +16 23
4. Clachnacuddin 12 7 1 4 +14 22
5. Huntly 12 7 1 4 +9 22
6. Inverurie Locos 11 7 1 3 +5 22
7. Keith 8 6 0 2 +6 18
8. Nairn County 12 5 2 5 +3 17
9. Rothes 12 5 0 7 -3 15
10. Brora Rangers 12 4 0 8 -18 12
11. Fraserburgh 9 3 2 4 0 11
12. Forres Mech 10 3 2 5 -5 11
13. Fort William 9 2 0 7 -22 6
14. Lossiemouth 12 1 2 9 -17 5
15. WICK 10 1 0 9 -20 3