Wick Academy 0
Cove Rangers 2
League


Wick Academy
0 - 2
Cove Rangers 

League
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Chris Steel (20)
Michael Ord (34)

Team Managers
Alistair Budge
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Don MacMillan
Paul McCallum
Andrew MacLeod
Alex Lamb
Martin MacGregor
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Nigel MacKenzie
Martin Gunn
Gary Farquhar
David Cowie
Buchanan
Cruickshank
G.Fraser
Hendry
S.Fraser
Morrison
Ord
Clark
Steel
Gordon
Brown

Bench
Graeme Reid
Gavin Henderson
John Farquhar
Gary Weir
Stevie Reid
Pressley
Livingstone
Devine
McCraw
Pirie

Substitutions
Stevie Reid for Andrew MacLeod (56)
Gavin Henderson for Gary Farquhar (56)
Gary Weir for David Cowie (77)
Pressley for Cruickshank (40)
Devine for Ord (76)
Livingstone for G.Fraser (79)

Cautions
Martin Gunn (82)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)




Match Report


Cove Rangers recorded their first win of the season thanks to two goals in the first half at Harmsworth Park leaving Wick pointless from their first outing.

A Gary Manson throughball sent Nigel Mackenzie scampering into the penalty box. The striker then cut the ball back into the path of Gary Farquhar who drilled it low from 15 yards only for the outstretched leg of Grant Fraser to deflect it off the line and away from a corner.

Cove took the lead in the 20th minute thanks to the alertness of Chris Steel. Gary Clark set up Michael Ord and although his 20 yard effort was well saved by Don MacMillan diving across to his right the ball spun up for Steel to nod home from close range.

Wick had edged it in terms of possession and were creating openings but they could not take the chances when they were created however the same could not be said at the other end with Cove going two up in 34 mins.

A long throughball by Scott Fraser, played over the top of Academy defence allowed Michael Ord to nip in between the defenders to lob Don MacMillan from 15 yards out.

While the first half had been pretty evenly fought the second half saw the Toonsers take control of the game and they never looked in danger of losing their lead.

Five minutes after the interval a John Brown cross was met by Chris Steel who powered a header just wide of goal from 10 yards out. Michael Ord was the next to go close, intercepting a slack pass out of defence by Craig Shearer and forcing his way into the box before firing narrowly over the top of don Macmillan's cross bar.

Scott Fraser went even closer in the 69th minute, striking the outside of the Wick keeper's left hand post following a foray up the field while the best of the home side's chances saw Craig Shearer lay the ball back for Martin Gunn, who feinted to shoot before laying it on for Gavin Henderson who drove just over the bar form 25 yards.

Full Time: Wick Academy 0 Cove Rangers 2

Match report written by Alan Farquhar



Squad Statistics (as at August 6th, 2005)


2005/2006 All Time
Age
Don MacMillan (GK) - 1 - 80 -
Andrew MacLeod - 1 - 1223
Paul McCallum - 1 - 474
Alex Lamb - 1 - 73 -
Gary Manson21 1 - 15012
Martin MacGregor - 1 - 331
Gary Farquhar - 1 - 249
Martin Gunn - 1 - 25850
Nigel MacKenzie - 1 - 17126
Craig Shearer - 1 - 20219
David Cowie - 1 - 755
Gavin Henderson (sub) - 1 - 593
Gary Weir (sub)8 1 - 569
Stevie Reid (sub) - 1 - 12010






League Table (as at August 6th, 2005)


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