Clachnacuddin 1
Wick Academy 1
League


Clachnacuddin 

1 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Grant Street Park
2:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Blair Lawrie (Pen.) (6) Richard Macadie (51)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Neil Hastie
David Watson
Gordon MacKenzie
Chris Ross
David Clark
Neil McCuish
Blair Lawrie
Andrew Fraser
Robbie Duncanson
David Mathieson
Gary Ross
James More
Andrew MacLeod
Stuart Sinclair
Shaun Sinclair
Craig Shearer
Stewart Ross
Richard Macadie
Gary Farquhar
Bryan McKiddie
Martin Gunn
Gary Manson

Bench
Chris Sutherland
Steven Sanderson
Gordon McNab
David Mackay
William Thomson (GK)
Grant MacNab
Martin Sutherland
Graham MacNab

Substitutions
David Mackay for David Clark (53)
Gordon McNab for David Mathieson (70)
Martin Sutherland for Martin Gunn (61)
Grant MacNab for Martin Sutherland (83)

Cautions
David Clark None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)





Match Report


Academy dropped down a place in the league last night to 10th as a result of Forres beating Rothes. A point today could put us back into 9th (depending on the Huntly result), with a win seeing us level on points with Clach.

The game has just kicked off with a very greasy surface on Grant Street Park. Gary Weir misses the game due to injury, and Alan Sinclair is also unavailable due to other commitments. The MacNab twins are drafted in and start on the bench.

6 minutes played and referee Fraser awards Clach a penalty kick, much to the bemusement of every player on the park, after Stewart Ross has the slightest of contact with Gary Ross. Blair Lawrie took the PK and fired home.

1 - 0

With 30 mins played the Clach keeper Hastie takes down Bryan McKiddie just inside the box, and referee Fraser awards the second penalty of the game. Martin Gunn took spot-kick and shot to Hasties left, but Hastie got to it for a good save.

The game is fairly even, with Academy sharing good spells of position, but we just can’t seem to be able to penetrate the Clach defence.

James More has a great one handed save before the half-time whistle and Lawrie has a good attempt that went just wide of the post.

Half time 1 - 0

With 6 minutes of the second half played Academy level the game. Craig Shearer takes an Academy corner that results in a scramble in the Clach box. The ball eventually falls to Gary Manson who squared it across goal where Richard Macadie was on-hand to slot home his 4th league goal of the season.

1 - 1

Just after the hour captain Martin Gunn is substituted for Martin Sutherland. Gunn looks as if he may have picked up a knock.

Richard Macadie almost scores his second of the game as he let fly with a 20 yard screamer that keeper Hastie got finger-tips to, turning the ball around his post for a corner-kick.

Martin Sutherland also finds himself in on goal with 15 minutes left to play but he shoots straight at keeper Hastie. Looks like a tense end to the game is in store!

Academy has another great chance to pull ahead, when Stewart Ross has a flashing header across goal that was inches wide of target.

Martin Sutherland picked up an injury in the 83rd minute and is replaced by young Grant MacNab. MacNab almost makes a dream debut as within 2 minutes of being on the field he runs onto a through ball and hits as sweet a strike as you are likely to see from 25 yards that went inches over the top of the Clach cross-bar.

Neither team can muster-up a winner, so the game ends with the points shared, and both teams are now off to watch the Scotland v Italy game.

"Come on Scotland"

Full time 1 - 1

So a point today sees Academy go back above Forres into 9th place, but this looks as if it won’t last for long, as with only fifteen minutes left Huntly are 2 – 0 up against in-form Inverurie Locos.

Match report written by Alastair Ross



Squad Statistics (as at November 17th, 2007)


2007/2008 All Time
Age
James More (GK)19 16 - 47 -
Andrew MacLeod - 13 - 1915
Shaun Sinclair - 13 - 63 -
Stuart Sinclair - 9 - 23 -
Richard Macadie20 1447710
Stewart Ross - 1219010
Craig Shearer - 15227429
Gary Manson23 14222120
Martin Gunn - 9132066
Bryan McKiddie - 15 - 28 -
Gary Farquhar - 1539923
Martin Sutherland (sub) - 5 - 5 -
Grant MacNab (sub)15 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at November 17th, 2007)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 11 8 2 1 +18 26
2. Inverurie Locos 11 7 1 3 +8 22
3. Cove Rangers 10 6 3 1 +21 21
4. Fraserburgh 9 6 2 1 +6 20
5. Nairn County 11 6 1 4 +3 19
6. Keith 8 4 4 0 +13 16
7. Deveronvale 8 4 3 1 +9 15
8. Clachnacuddin 11 4 3 4 +3 15
9. Huntly 7 4 1 2 +7 13
10. WICK 11 3 3 5 -3 12
11. Forres Mech 10 3 2 5 -3 11
12. Brora Rangers 11 2 2 7 -14 8
13. Lossiemouth 11 1 2 8 -15 5
14. Rothes 10 1 1 8 -12 4
15. Fort William 11 1 0 10 -41 3