Inverurie Locos 0
Wick Academy 1
League


Inverurie Locos 

0 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, September 15th, 2007
Harlaw Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Richard Macadie (17)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Paul Jarvie
Murray McCulloch
Simon Scott
Tommy Wilson
Mark Simpson
Steven Park
Ritchie Singer
Craig Ross
Scott Michie
Nicky Gordon
Neil McLean
James More
Shaun Sinclair
Alan Sinclair
Stuart Sinclair
Andrew MacLeod
Martin Gunn
Gary Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Gary Weir

Bench
Gary Nicol
Roddy Mass
Shean McKinstry
Stewart Criab
Kyle Reid (GK)
Neil Traill
Bryan McKiddie
Sean Henstridge

Substitutions
Kyle Reid for Paul Jarvie (46)
Gary Nicol for Neil McLean (72)
Sean Henstridge for Gary Weir (65)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Bicknell (Referee)





Match Report


Locos are on top for the first 15 minutes and are putting Academy under real pressure.

Locos first attempt on goal comes after only 3 minutes. Scott Michie first in a shot from the left that skims across the greasy surface and More does well to hold onto it at his left hand post .

Singer fires in a free-kick from 30 yards that Michie gets his head to at the near post but it goes wide of target.

That is followed by a Craig Ross shot from 25 yards that is also wide of target.

Our back line of 3 Sinclair all have good clearing headers and blocks in the first 15 minutes to snuff-out the constant Locos attack.

Academy take the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute. Good work up the left by Farquhar to Manson who fires a cross in for Macadie to slot home from 6 yards out.

0 - 1

Loco have a goal chalked off for off-side with 25 minutes on the clock. Tommy Wilson putting the ball in the net with a McFadden style drive from 30 yards, but Michie is off-side and interfering with play.

Academy then have a good 5 minute spell playing in the Locos half really threatening their goal. Craig Shearer has a shot over the bar and Martin Gunn has a shot blocked in the box.

There is 5 minutes of extra time played in the first half due to 2 head-knocks that Neil McLean received. Locos pile on the pressure.

Craig Ross drove the ball in low from the left to Neil Mclean's feet at left post and More does well to smother the ball.

Stuart Sinclair has a couple of good headed clearances, one in particular from a Tommy Wilson curling shot.

Gunn did well to clear a corner, and Baba heads clear the second one.

So backs against the wall by Academy but they retain their slender lead going in at the half-time whistle.

Half time 0 - 1

Locos make a goal-keeper change at half-time with Kyle Reid coming on for Paul Jarvie.

Locos continue to press but can't penetrate the Academy defence and all of their efforts thus far have come from long range shots.

65 minutes played and Academy make their first change, Henstridge on for Weir.

73 minutes played and Academy win a free-kick 30 yards from the Locos goal. Farquhar floats it into the back-post and but the ball is just cleared off the top of Andrew MacLeods head for a corner-kick.

Locos continue to pile the pressure on but the boys do fantastically well to hold on and beat them for the first time away at Harlaw Park. Other teams around Academy do have game in hand, but this result lifts us to 4th place in the league.

Full Time 0 - 1

Match report written by Ken Wood



Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 2007)


2007/2008 All Time
Age
James More (GK)19 10 - 41 -
Alan Sinclair - 10 - 17111
Shaun Sinclair - 7 - 57 -
Andrew MacLeod - 8 - 1865
Stuart Sinclair - 5 - 19 -
Martin Gunn - 3 - 31465
Craig Shearer - 9126828
Gary Manson23 9221620
Richard Macadie20 82718
Gary Farquhar - 939323
Gary Weir10 7611224
Sean Henstridge (sub) - 71111






League Table (as at September 15th, 2007)


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