Cove Rangers 3
Wick Academy 1
League


Cove Rangers 

3 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, January 26th, 2008
Allan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Gant Fraser (44)
Phil Reid (56)
Robbie Henderson (80)
Gary Weir (70)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Lee Windrum
Clark Bain
Richie Livingstone
Eric Watson
Grant Fraser
Kenny McKenzie
Barrie Stephen
Phillip McKibben
Jamie Watt
Robbie Henderson
Phil Reid
James More
David Mowat
Shaun Sinclair
Alan Sinclair
Stewart Ross
Bryan McKiddie
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Martin Gunn
Gary Weir

Bench
Jerry O'Driscoll
Dean Lawrie
Ryan Whelan
Neil Cruickshank
Ivor Pirie
Craig Thomson
Alex Lamb
Graham MacNab
Grant MacNab
Murray Coghill

Substitutions
Dean Lawrie for Phil Reid (71)
Jerry O'Driscoll for Jamie Watt (76)
Ryan Whelan for Robbie Henderson (87)
Murray Coghill for Bryan McKiddie (55)
Alex Lamb for Alan Sinclair (78)

Cautions
None. Gary Weir (58)
Stewart Ross (81)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)





Match Report


Cove hit the top of the table with 3 - 1 win over a battling Academy side. A well taken header by Grant Fraser with a minute of the first half left put the home side in with their noses in front.

Half Time 0 - 1

Academy looked as if they had squared the game 5 minutes after the re-start when Martin Gunn saw his shot come back off the inside of the Cove post. A 20 yard wonder-strike by Phil Reid with 56 minutes played looked as if it would seal the points, but Wick never gave up and got their reward in the 70th minute when Gary Weir scored his 9th league goal of the season to give the Scorries a fighting chance.

Unfortunately a glory come-back was not to be and Cove wrapped the game up with 10 minutes to go when Robbie Henderson fired home.

Full Time 3 - 1

By all account Academy gave Cove a real tough game so much encouragement for the visit by Fraserburgh next weekend.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at January 26th, 2008)


2007/2008 All Time
Age
James More (GK)19 21 - 52 -
David Mowat - 3 - 721
Alan Sinclair - 21118212
Shaun Sinclair - 19 - 69 -
Gary Manson24 20322721
Richard Macadie20 2048310
Bryan McKiddie - 21 - 34 -
Stewart Ross - 1829611
Martin Gunn - 15332668
Craig Shearer - 21228029
Gary Weir10 151212030
Alex Lamb (sub) - 1 - 105 -
Murray Coghill (sub) - 7 - 281






League Table (as at January 26th, 2008)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 17 11 5 1 +38 38
2. Inverurie Locos 18 12 2 4 +20 38
3. Buckie Thistle 16 11 4 1 +26 37
4. Keith 15 10 5 0 +33 35
5. Deveronvale 14 8 5 1 +18 29
6. Huntly 14 8 3 3 +12 27
7. Fraserburgh 15 8 2 5 +8 26
8. Nairn County 15 7 1 7 -3 22
9. Forres Mech 17 6 2 9 +3 20
10. Clachnacuddin 18 5 5 8 -5 20
11. WICK 17 5 3 9 -11 18
12. Brora Rangers 18 3 3 12 -28 12
13. Rothes 15 2 1 12 -17 7
14. Lossiemouth 16 1 3 12 -31 6
15. Fort William 15 1 0 14 -63 3