5 - 2
Dean Donaldson (41)
Cammy Keith (58)
Dean Donaldson (70)
Dean Donaldson (73)
Cammy Keith (91)
David Allan (21)
David Allan (67)
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Jonathan Watt for Kris Niddrie (54)
Jamie Lennox for Neil Robertson (64)
Daniel Park for Sean Keith (65)
Ross Allan for Gary Weir (62)
Andrew MacLeod for Martin Gunn (77)
David Cowie for Richard Macadie (77)
|Derek Nicol (39)||None.|
Neil Watters (Referee)
Academy travel to Kynoch Park today brimming with confidence following last weekends win away to Deveronvale. The Scorries beat Keith for the first time in their history on their home patch last season with a 3-1 win, so no doubt today will be a tough encounter with Keith smarting for revenge.
Academy field the same team that played against Deveronvale last weekend. Keith make one change from the team that drew with Brora, Phil McCall in defence in place of Graham Lonie.
It's a beautiful sunny day at Kynoch Park and the game has just kicked off.
7 minutes played and Academy are yet to settle. Keith have had the majority of the initial possession and have also had a goal chalked off for being off-side.
19 minutes in and Academy have their first sniff at the Keith goal. Martin Gunn picked the ball up on the half way line and drove through the middle of the Keith defence. His shot from 25 yards was blocked by keeper Andy Shearer and David Allan nipped in for the loose ball which he clipped wide of the target, but in any event he was flagged offside.
21 minutes played and Academy open the scoring. Gary Weir gathered the ball in midfield and released Richard Macadie up the right wing. He drove forward and crossed to David Allan at the edge of the box and he turned and fired home his 27th goal of the season.
0 - 1
Keith look dangerous on the attack but have been unable as yet to break down the Academy back line.
4 minutes before half-time Keith level the scores. A cross is whipped in from the right wing and Dean Donaldson headed home to the right hand side of an outstretched Bokas from 6 yards out.
1 - 1
Half Time 1 - 1
Just before the hour Keith take the lead for the first time in the game. The ball is again delivered in from the and Cammy Keith volleys home from 6 yards out.
2 - 1
Academy make their first change with Ross Allan coming on for Gary Weir.
Craig Shearer slides a pass to Sam Mackay but he fires high of the target from 18 yards out.
Academy show their fighting qualities and are right back in the game. Craig Shearer has another shot that is blocked but the fall fell to David Allan and he continues his hot streak by rifling the ball home on the edge of the 18 yard line for his and Academy's second goal of the game.
2 - 2
Keith go right back up the park and regain the lead. Darren McAllister floated a free-kick to the back post and Dean Donaldson headed home from 7 yards out.
3 - 2
Keith look as if they have scored the vital goal as Dean Donaldson heads home his hat-trick from another McAllister cross from the right wing.
4 - 2
Keith go nap in the dying minutes. The ball goes ping-pong on the Academy box but Cammy Keith eventually latches onto it from 10 yards out and hammered it home to the left hand side of Bokas.
5 - 2
Full Time 5 - 2
Match report written by Colin Stewart
|Allan Bokas (GK)||-||26||-||26||-|
|Andrew MacLeod (sub)||-||27||-||267||5|
|Ross Allan (sub)||16||24||1||24||1|
|David Cowie (sub)||-||14||1||198||11|