Wick Academy 3
Keith 5

Wick Academy
3 - 5

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stevie Cunningham (6)
Richard Macadie (20)
Sam Mackay (65)
Sean Keith (22)
Sean Keith (25)
Cameron Keith (38)
Sean Keith (85)
Jonathan Smith (89)

Team Managers
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Darren Still

Starting Eleven
James More
Shaun Sinclair
Alan Farquhar
Bryan McKiddie
Craig Shearer
Gary Manson
Martin Gunn
Richard Macadie
Stevie Cunningham
David Allan
Gary Weir
Andrew Shearer
Jonathon Watt
Kristopher Niddrie
Stuart Walker
Gary McNamee
Adam Morrison
Sean Keith
Jonathan Smith
Cameron Keith
Jamie Lennox
Dean Donaldson

Allan Bokas
Andrew MacLeod
Jack Halliday
Sam Mackay
James Mackay
Craig McGovern
Craig Phillips
Darren Still
Steven King

Andrew MacLeod for Craig Shearer (18)
Sam Mackay for Stevie Cunningham (60)
James Mackay for Andrew MacLeod (90)
Craig McGovern for Dean Donaldson (78)

Gary Weir (86)
David Allan (91)
Kristopher Niddrie (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Sim (Referee)

Match Report

Sean Keith scored a hat-trick for the visitors today to sink the Scorries at the Harmsworth Park. Things looked to be going well for Academy when Stevie Cunningham opened the scoring in the 6th minute, and Academy looked to be in the driving seat 14 minutes later when Richard Macadie doubled the advantage. Sean Keith however had other ideas and he fired in a double within the space of 3 minutes to take the visitors level. His brother Cameron also got himself on the score-sheet to put the visitors 3-2 up going into the half-time break.

Stevie Cunningham was substituted for Sam Mackay on the hour mark and Mackay was only 5 minutes on the park when he fired home from the edge of the box to square the scores. Sean Keith won the game for the visitors 5 minutes from full-time when he scored with a great curling shot that beat an out-stretched More and nestled in the top right hand corner of the net. A mix-up in the Academy box with time almost up saw referee Sim award a direct free-kick only 6 yards out when More was deemed to have lifted the ball up from a pass-back. Jonathan Smith smashed the ball through a line of Academy defenders to put Keith Nap and the win takes them into second place in the table.

In an entertaining game at the Harmsworth Park it was Wick who drew first blood after 6 minutes, Richard Macadie was tackled on the edge of the Keith box and the ball fell kindly to Stevie Cunningham 15 yards from goal and he made no mistake in placing the ball into the back of the net.

On 12 minutes Keith had their first chance, a throw in on the right found Cammy Keith and he laid the ball off on the edge of the box to Jamie Lennox but his shot was well held by James More.

With 20 minutes played Wick found themselves two goals to the good, a long kick out by James More was headed backwards by Sean Keith, Gary Wier rose highest to flick the ball beyond the Keith defence for Macadie to run onto, Macadie found himself 1-on-1 with keeper Andy Shearer but he placed the ball wide of him and into the back of the net.

Just 2 minutes later and Keith had got themselves back into the game, Sean Keith skipped past the Wick defence who did not want to concede a foul in a dangerous place and he steered the ball low into the net through the keepers legs.

Three minutes later on 25 minutes it was two each, the ball was worked left to right to Sean Keith and he drove into the Wick box before placing the ball into the top left corner.

On 38 minutes Keith took the lead, a long ball into the box found Cammy Keith and he showed great control to take the ball down before riffling home a left footed effort.

Half time Wick 2 - Keith 3

With just a minute of the second half played Wick were given a chance to draw level, a low cross from Davie Allan bounced up and hit Adam Morrison on the hand, the referee Craig Sim did not award the penalty but the nearside linesman did, Gary Weir took the spot-kick but Shearer dived to his right to make a fantastic two handed save.

On 52 minutes Jamie Lennox missed a sitter, a cross from the left was nodded down by Sean Keith into the 6 yard box to Lennox and he somehow managed to head wide of goal.

Academy made it 3-3 with a goal from sub Sam Mackay, Macadie knocked the ball back to him on the edge of the box and he seemed to miss-hit his shot but it caught out Shearer to nestle in the back of the net.

With 6 minutes to go Mackay ran at the Keith defence and from 20 yards his shot fizzled just over the top corner of the goal. Keith then broke up the park and a deep cross from the left found Sean Keith and he cut inside Gary Manson to fire the ball into the back of the net to complete his hat-trick.

With a minute left Keith made sure of the victory, Wick's Andrew Macleod went down in the Wick box with a nasty head wound but the ref failed to stop the game, a cross came in and was controlled by Martin Gunn, James More then picked the ball up and the ref awarded an indirect free kick to Keith in the Academy penalty box. From the free kick Cammy Keith knocked the ball back to Jonathon Smith and he blasted the ball home.

Full time Wick 3 - Keith 5

Match report written by Luke Bunch

Squad Statistics (as at February 26th, 2011)

2010/2011 All Time
James More (GK)22 11 - 98 -
Shaun Sinclair - 22 - 149 -
Alan Farquhar23 22 - 59 -
Bryan McKiddie - 18 - 1174
Craig Shearer - 24538354
Gary Manson27 23233330
Martin Gunn - 21140976
Richard Macadie23 241820068
Stevie Cunningham - 2279619
David Allan21 2378338
Gary Weir13 241322775
Andrew MacLeod (sub) - 16 - 2906
Sam Mackay (sub)21 2055424
James Mackay (sub) - 5 - 5 -

League Table (as at February 26th, 2011)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 21 16 2 3 +23 50
2. Keith 23 15 2 6 +26 47
3. Turriff United 22 14 3 5 +38 45
4. Inverurie Locos 21 13 4 4 +29 43
5. Deveronvale 21 13 3 5 +28 42
6. Nairn County 22 11 5 6 +19 38
7. Forres Mech 20 11 3 6 +11 36
8. Formartine Utd 22 11 2 9 +1 35
9. Cove Rangers 20 9 5 6 +22 32
10. Lossiemouth 23 8 6 9 -5 30
11. Brora Rangers 23 8 4 11 -16 28
12. Huntly 19 8 3 8 -2 27
13. Fraserburgh 22 7 5 10 +1 26
14. Clachnacuddin 21 6 5 10 -2 23
15. WICK 20 7 1 12 -4 22
16. Rothes 21 1 3 17 -39 6
17. Strathspey 21 1 3 17 -64 6
18. Fort William 18 1 1 16 -66 4