Buckie Thistle 4
Wick Academy 1
League


Buckie Thistle 

4 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 24th, 2007
Victoria Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Mark Hamilton (43)
Stephen Bruce (45)
John Coutts (60)
Andy Matheson (69)
Shane Sutherland (63)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Kevin Main
Jamie Shewan
Paul Lamberton
Kevin Small
Ritchie Davidson
Lewis MacKinnon
Mark Hamilton
Donnie Munro
Stephen Bruce
Andy Low
Graeme Stewart
James More
Andrew MacLeod
David Mowat
Martin Gunn
Gary Farquhar
Stewart Ross
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Gary Weir
David Cowie
Shane Sutherland

Bench
Michael Grant
Andy Matheson
John Coutts
Mike Macdonald
Darren Strong (GK)
Bryan McKiddie
Gavin Henderson
Martin Sinclair

Substitutions
John Coutts for Andy Low (31)
Andy Matheson for Donnie Munro (65)
Michael Grant for Kevin Small (76)
Gavin Henderson for Gary Weir (67)
Martin Sinclair for Richard Macadie (88)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ronnie Wright (Referee)





Match Report


Academy start the game today without injured Craig Shearer and Stuart Sinclair. Shaun Sinclair sits out the first of a two game suspension following his sending off at Rothes last week. Gavin Henderson makes a welcome return to the squad, and starts on the bench.

A firm pitch, no wind and clear blue skies at Buckie today and the game has just kicked off.

15 minutes played and honours are even. Neither side has really threatened to score, and Academy are competing well.

With just over half an hour gone Buckie are forced to make a change. Andy Low is injured after an awkward fall, and is replaced by John Coutts.

Academy are passing the ball well, but haven’t as yet caused any real threat on the Buckie goal.

Buckie take the lead with only 2 minutes of the first half remaining. A deep cross into the Academy box and slack defending sees Hark Hamilton get a free header and made the most out of it by scoring.

1 - 0

Worse to come for Academy when in the final minute a repeat play of a cross into the box, but this time Stephen Bruce rises unchallenged to head home.

2 - 0

Half time 2 - 0

With an hour gone and substitute John Coutts scores to surely seal the game for Buckie. For the 3rd time in the game a cross is sent into the Academy box and Coutts gets a free header and he picked his spot to leave James with no chance.

3 - 0

3 minutes later and is it just possible that Academy can make a dramatic come-back. A long ball is punted up the field. 16 year old Shane Sutherland takes the ball down on his chest, turns inside and smacks the ball home into the top corner. That is Shane’s 3rd goal in 4 games.

3 - 1
69th minute and Buckie regain their 3 goal advantage. Yet another cross to the back post, and more poor defending as this time Andy Matheson gets his head to it and sends it home.

4 - 1

Buckie have one further good attempt on goal, but James makes a good save from a 20 yard drive to stop them increasing their lead.

Full Time 4 - 1

Forres managed to draw with Keith today, so they manage to increase their lead over Academy to 4 points in the battle for the 11th league place.

Match report written by Alastair Ross



Squad Statistics (as at March 24th, 2007)


2006/2007 All Time
Age
James More (GK)18 19 - 25 -
Andrew MacLeod - 2611745
David Mowat - 221631
Gary Manson23 23220114
Richard Macadie19 285585
Stewart Ross - 21 - 738
Gary Farquhar - 2537820
Martin Gunn - 22530662
Shane Sutherland - 186186
David Cowie - 2711327
Gary Weir9 2669915
Gavin Henderson (sub) - 1 - 813
Martin Sinclair (sub) - 3 - 4 -






League Table (as at March 24th, 2007)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Deveronvale 24 15 3 6 +34 48
2. Keith 22 15 3 4 +29 48
3. Buckie Thistle 22 14 6 2 +25 48
4. Inverurie Locos 22 15 3 4 +21 48
5. Huntly 22 15 2 5 +30 47
6. Cove Rangers 22 12 4 6 +16 40
7. Nairn County 24 11 4 9 +13 37
8. Rothes 23 10 0 13 -6 30
9. Fraserburgh 20 8 5 7 +6 29
10. Clachnacuddin 25 8 5 12 +3 29
11. Forres Mech 23 6 5 12 -5 23
12. WICK 22 6 1 15 -28 19
13. Brora Rangers 24 6 1 17 -45 19
14. Lossiemouth 24 2 4 18 -36 10
15. Fort William 17 2 0 15 -57 6