Deveronvale 2
Wick Academy 1
League


Deveronvale 

2 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Princess Royal Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Scott Fraser (62)
Mark Chisholm (79)
Shane Sutherland (45)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
James Blanchard
Kyle Rae
Magnus Barclay
Mark Chisholm
Scott Fraser
Scott Henry
Ross McKenzie
Chris Blackhall
Chris Mountford
Graeme Rodger
Graeme Watt
James More
Shaun Sinclair
Andrew MacLeod
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Bryan McKiddie
Shane Sutherland
Alan Farquhar
Martin Gunn
Jack Halliday
David Cowie

Bench
Derek Milne
David Smith
Craig Cowie
Jack Meldrum
Blair Tait
Murray Coghill
David Dunnett
Marc MacGregor
Alan Hughes

Substitutions
Craig Cowie for Chris Mountford (56) Murray Coghill for David Cowie (62)
Alan Hughes for Jack Halliday (80)

Cautions
None. Shaun Sinclair (69)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bryan Braidwood (Referee)





Match Report


An under-strength Academy side provided a stiff test for title hopefuls Deveronvale before succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at Princess Royal Park.

Shane Sutherland put the Scorries ahead on the stroke of half-time, raising hopes of a first away win of the campaign, but headed goals by Scott Fraser and Mark Chisholm turned the game in Vale’s favour.

Academy went into the match without Sam Mackay, Gary Weir, Craig Shearer, Stevie Cunningham, David Allan and Joe Steven. James More replaced Alan Bokas in goal, while Shaun Sinclair, Gary Manson and Andrew Macleod were also back in the starting line-up.

There was a first start for young Jack Halliday and a recall for David Cowie, who was replaced by Murray Coghill just after the hour mark.

A well-contested first half looked set to end goalless until Academy made the breakthrough in the 45th minute. Bryan McKiddie picked out Sutherland with a fine through ball and the ex-Golspie player took it past James Blanchard before finding the net from a tricky angle.

Half Time 0 - 1

Sutherland came close to doubling Academy’s lead before Vale got themselves level after 62 minutes when a cross from Mark Chisholm was nodded in by Scott Fraser via a post.

There were 11 minutes remaining when the Banff side secured all three points with another header. This time Chisholm got the goal after a delivery from Graeme Rodger.

Full Time 2 - 1

Academy co-manager Ian Munro said he was pleased with the performance, given that so many key players were missing, and he felt that the team’s current league position – 15th – gave a false impression.

“We had six or seven regulars out through injury or illness but I felt we edged the first half and deserved to be in front,” he said. “We knew they would play to their strengths with high balls but we managed to defend until they got the break with their first goal.

“We’re not getting the breaks at the moment but it will turn for us. We believe we’re in a false position.”

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at March 26th, 2011)


2010/2011 All Time
Age
James More (GK)22 13 - 100 -
Andrew MacLeod - 18 - 2926
Shaun Sinclair - 24 - 151 -
Gary Manson27 25233530
Richard Macadie23 272020370
Jack Halliday16 2 - 2 -
Martin Gunn - 24141276
Alan Farquhar23 25 - 62 -
Shane Sutherland - 114114
Bryan McKiddie - 21 - 1204
David Cowie - 7 - 21012
Alan Hughes (sub)15 1 - 1 -
Murray Coghill (sub) - 1 - 382






League Table (as at March 26th, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Keith 27 19 2 6 +34 59
2. Buckie Thistle 27 18 4 5 +21 58
3. Deveronvale 25 17 3 5 +45 54
4. Cove Rangers 26 14 5 7 +38 47
5. Turriff United 26 14 5 7 +36 47
6. Inverurie Locos 26 14 5 7 +25 47
7. Forres Mech 25 14 4 7 +12 46
8. Formartine Utd 27 13 2 12 -2 41
9. Brora Rangers 28 11 6 11 -10 39
10. Nairn County 23 11 5 7 +18 38
11. Lossiemouth 29 10 8 11 -6 38
12. Fraserburgh 27 9 7 11 +5 34
13. Huntly 24 10 4 10 -1 34
14. Clachnacuddin 25 6 6 13 -13 24
15. WICK 22 7 2 13 -5 23
16. Rothes 25 3 3 19 -38 12
17. Strathspey 27 1 4 22 -81 7
18. Fort William 23 1 3 19 -78 6