1 - 2
|Shawn Scott (55)||
David Allan (4)
Martin Gunn (pen.) (23)
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Gary McNichol for Kevin Flett (74)
Michael MacGregor for Jordan Main (86)
John Ross for Sean McIntosh (86)
David Cowie for Shaun Sinclair (69)
Ross Allan for David Allan (75)
Alan Farquhar for Stevie Cunningham (86)
Steven Sim (25)
J Urquhart (42)
Shawn Scott (83)
Matt Northcroft (Referee)
Just kicked off in the top of the table clash at Grant Park. Academy have Craig Shearer, Gary Farquhar, Bryan McKiddie and Stewart Ross missing today, but new signing Alan Farquhar makes the bench. The starting line-up is unchanged from the side that beat Strathspey last weekend.
Academy have flown out of the blocks and have taken the lead with 4 minutes on the clock. Gary Weir and David Allan have a neat interchange of passes before Weir slides Allan into the box. He ran into the corner of the 6 yard box and fired the ball back across keeper McConnachie into the corner of the net.
0 - 1
In the 23rd minute David Alan yet again has a run at the Lossiemouth defence and is taken down inside the box. Referee Northcroft points to the spot. For the second consecutive week Martin Gunn claims the ball and fires into the bottom right hand corner.
0 - 2
Lossiemouth defender Steven Simm is booked for scything down Gary Manson.
Academy almost increase their lead even further from a corner in the 33rd minute. Macadie floated the corner into the box and Andrew Macleod towered above the defence but his header went just over the top of the cross-bar.
That's half-time so Academy take a 2 goal lead into the second half.
Half-time 0 - 2
Lossiemouth have controlled the first 15 minutes of the second half and pull a goal back in the 55th minute. Shawn Scott latches onto a long ball, draws More and fires past him into the corner.
1 - 2
With 68 minutes played James More makes the save of the game to deny Shawn Scott the Lossie equaliser. A Lossiemouth corner is swung into the box and Scott rose unchallenged and sent a bullet header towards goal. More went air-born and made a fantastic one handed save tipping the ball over the top of the cross-bar.
5 minutes to go and Richard Macadie shaves the post with a free-kick. Cunningham comes off and Alan Farquhar comes on for his first Academy action. Lossiemouth have been the better team in the second half but Academy are so far managing to hold onto their narrow lead.
Referee Northcroft blows for the end of the game and the result sees Academy retain their top spot in the table on goal difference from Deveronvale and Cove Rangers.
Full time 1 - 2
This is the first time since joining the league that Academy have won their first two opening league games, so it’s a fantastic start to the season to have early points on the board.
Match report written by Alan Farquhar
|James More (GK)||20||3||-||84||-|
|Alan Farquhar (sub)||21||1||-||1||-|
|Ross Allan (sub)||16||3||-||3||-|
|David Cowie (sub)||-||3||-||187||10|