Wick Academy 5
Brora Rangers 2
NOS Cup (1st Round)


Wick Academy
5 - 2
Brora Rangers 

NOS Cup (1st Round)
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Harmsworth Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
David Allan (5)
David Allan (38)
Sam Mackay (39)
Gary Weir (73)
Gary Manson (76)
Ronnie Jones (56)
Scott McKain (87)

Team Managers
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Andy Macleod

Starting Eleven
Allan Bokas
Alex Lamb
Shaun Sinclair
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Richard Macadie
Bryan McKiddie
Stevie Cunningham
Alan Farquhar
Sam Mackay
David Allan
Steve Martin
Mark McKernie
Alistair MacDonald
Scott Begg
Sean Munro
Mark Smith
Nigel MacKenzie
Gary Farquhar
Ronald Jones
Ross Suttar
Daniel MacKay

Bench
Andrew MacLeod
Martin Gunn
Gary Weir
Alexander MacLeod
Liam Baxter
Scott McKain
Evan Murray
Andrew Maitland

Substitutions
Gary Weir for David Allan (70)
Martin Gunn for Bryan McKiddie (75)
Andrew MacLeod for Alex Lamb (83)
Alexander MacLeod for Scott Begg (57)
Liam Baxter for Gary Farquhar (64)
Scott McKain for Ross Suttar (70)

Cautions
David Allan (67)
Scott Begg (46)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)




Match Report


Academy opened their season tonight with a comprehensive 5-2 win over local rivals Brora in the first round of the Highlands and Islands Training Services North of Scotland Cup. Wick shone through despite a 10 minute floodlight failure half way through the game.

It only took 5 minutes for the Scorries to open the scoring. Stevie Cunningham supplied a flicked pass for David Allan and he marched into the box and he drove a low shot past keeper Martin onto the back of the net.

1 - 0

Sam Mackay almost doubled the lead 2 minutes . David Allan stormed up the wing and play Mackay onto the box. He went one-on-one with the keep but hit his shot straight at the young goalie.

Macadie was next to have a run at the Brora back line hitting the by-line and whipping a great pass into the box. David Allan slipped his defender but couldn't get enough on his header to threaten the goal.

With just over a quarter hour played Mark Smith delivered a dangerous cross into the Academy box but Bokas came and plucked the ball off the head of Daniel Mackay.

in 38 minutes Academy doubled their lead. Sam Mackay pushed up-field and slid the ball to David Allan and he netted his second of the game lashing the ball past a helpless Martin.

2 - 0

A minute later Allan and Mackay combined again. This time Allan squared the ball across goal with his speed leaving the Brora defence at sixes and sevens and Mackay slotted home past an outstretched Martin in the Brora goal.

3 - 0

Half Time 3 - 0

Brora started the second half with a bit more vigour and 4 minute in Gary Farquhar has a good shot that Bokas palmed away.

4 minutes later Farquhar tried his hand again when he got onto the end of a punch-out clearance from Bokas but he couldn't keep his attempt down and it went over the cross bar.

in the 55th minute the floodlights went out. Fortunately it was still light enough for the game to continue, and Brora pulled a goal straight back. Ronnie Jones cut in from the right and curled an 18 yard shot past Bokas into the corner of his net.

3 - 1

Academy were awarded a penalty straight from the re-start. David Allan burst into the Brora box with the ball at his feet. Sean Munro slid in and looked to have won the ball, but referee Baxter pointed to the spot. Mackay took the spot kick but Martin made a good stop diving to his left to block the ball.

Gary Weir came on for David Allan with 70 minutes played and he got his name on the score sheet within 3 minutes of his arrival. Mackay played the ball up the line for Macadie who whipped a low curling cross into the box. It evaded the Brora defence and Weir stormed in at the back post and slammed home.

4 - 1

Nigel MacKenzie had two good attempts blocked by Bokas before Academy scored the best goal of the game. Gary Manson played a neat one-two with Mackay which won him a yard of space and he smacked a right foot shot off his lacers from 25 yards out that flew into the top corner of the net.

5 - 1

Brora managed to pull another back with 4 minutes of play left. Bokas came and flapped at a corner ball. It fell to substitute Scott McKain and his shot managed to find the net after it looked to have taken a slight flick off an Academy player in the box.

5 - 2

Full Time 5 - 2

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at July 28th, 2010)


2010/2011 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 1 - 34 -
Shaun Sinclair - 1 - 128 -
Alex Lamb - 1 - 1542
Alan Farquhar22 1 - 38 -
Stevie Cunningham - 1 - 7512
Bryan McKiddie - 1 - 1004
Richard Macadie23 1 - 17750
Craig Shearer - 1 - 36049
Gary Manson26 1131129
Sam Mackay21 113520
David Allan20 126133
Andrew MacLeod (sub) - 1 - 2756
Martin Gunn (sub) - 1 - 38975
Gary Weir (sub)12 1120463






League Table (as at July 28th, 2010)


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