Wick Academy 2
Clachnacuddin 2
League


Wick Academy
2 - 2
Clachnacuddin 

League
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Richard Macadie (21)
David Allan (39)
Stuart Leslie (35)
Stuart Leslie (54)

Team Managers
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Ian Polworth

Starting Eleven
Allan Bokas
Andrew MacLeod
Shaun Sinclair
Craig Shearer
Shane Sutherland
Martin Gunn
Bryan McKiddie
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
David Allan
David Harrison
Neil MacDonald
Brian MacLeod
Mark Dougall
Scott Davidson
John MacAskill
Daniel MacLeod
Stuart Lesliey
Sam Urquhart
Chris Ross
Ian Penwright

Bench
Stevie Cunningham
Murray Coghill
David Dunnett
Gary Weir
David Cowie
Martin Clark
Alan Smith
Ken Dougall
Kyle Maclean
Douglas MacLennan

Substitutions
Gary Weir for Shane Sutherland (62)
Stevie Cunningham for Andrew MacLeod (76)
David Cowie for Alan Farquhar (88)
Alan Smith for Ian Penwright (84)

Cautions
Shaun Sinclair (60)
Stuart Leslie (45)
Chris Ross (73)
John MacAskill (80)
Brian MacLeod (85)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Martin Kerrigan (Referee)




Match Report


Academy welcomed Clachnacuddin to the Harmsworth Park today and in a game that really failed to catch alight the teams shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw. There was a lot of heavy rain through the night and early morning and the Academy ground-staff did very well to clear the surface water to get the game on. The kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes as a result of the Clach bus breaking down in Brora.

Clach came close to opening the scoring in the 12th minute when Ian Penwright managed to nick a toe to the ball inside the box. The ball looped up and looked goal-bound but Craig Shearer headed clear off the line.

A minute later Shane Sutherland found himself with space in the middle of the Clach box but he could only scuff his shot straight to keeper David Harrison.

The Lilywhites almost capitalised on slack Academy defending with a quarter hour played. Bokas came among a ruck of players to punch away a free kick but didn't get a clean contact on it. It dropped to Penwright who had his back to goal and he tried an overhead kick but it went a yard past the outside of Bokas's left hand post.

The Scorries made the breakthrough in 21 minutes. Mcadie latched onto a through ball and turned on the after-burners to go one-on-one with keeper Harrison. The tall Clach keeper spread himself to try to block Macadie's attempt, but the Macadie kept his nerve and slotted home for his 17th league goal of the campaign.
1 - 0

Clach almost equalised in their next attacking move. A high ball was punted into the Academy box which was half cleared as far as Mark Dougall. He strolled forward into space and from 25 yards fired a screamer that looked a certain goal, but Bokas went air-born and managed to palm the ball round the post for a corner.

Clach levelled the scores in the 35th minute with a strange type of goal. Sam Urquhart managed to hit the bye-line and crossed into the box. Stuart Leslie managed to get his head to it and sent a looping header towards goal. Bokas scrambled across his line and managed to get a hand to the ball but it had already crossed the line.

1 - 1

Four minutes later Academy regained the lead. The ball was played from midfield by McKiddie into the Clach box. Manson took a great touch to take it under control and knocked it into the path of Davie Allan who smashed it into the back of the net.

2 - 1

Half Time 2 - 1

Academy made their first change with just over an hour played. Gary Weir came on for Shane Sutherland and Weir's first involvement saw him in the thick of the action as he clipped a shot over the top of the crossbar.

With the park cutting up the remainder of the second half was a pretty flat affair but Clach did managed to mount one good attack which rewarded them with their equaliser. Bokas made a poor contact with a goal-kick which fell to Sam Urquhart. He drove forward with Clach support in numbers and played the ball into the box. A bit of a melee ensued but Stuart Leslie managed to get a grip of the ball and he made himself a half-yard of space to turn on the ball and poke it home.

2 - 2

Neither team could muster a winner and the game fizzled out to the full time whistle for what was probably a fair result based on the balance of play.

Full Time - 2 - 2

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at April 2nd, 2011)


2010/2011 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 16 - 49 -
Andrew MacLeod - 19 - 2936
Shaun Sinclair - 25 - 152 -
Martin Gunn - 25141376
Shane Sutherland - 124124
Craig Shearer - 26538554
Gary Manson27 26233630
Richard Macadie23 282120471
Alan Farquhar23 26 - 63 -
Bryan McKiddie - 22 - 1214
David Allan21 2588539
Stevie Cunningham (sub) - 2579919
Gary Weir (sub)13 271423076
David Cowie (sub) - 8 - 21112






League Table (as at April 2nd, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 28 19 4 5 +25 61
2. Deveronvale 27 19 3 5 +51 60
3. Keith 28 19 3 6 +34 60
4. Cove Rangers 27 15 5 7 +40 50
5. Inverurie Locos 28 15 5 8 +26 50
6. Forres Mech 26 15 4 7 +15 49
7. Turriff United 27 14 5 8 +31 47
8. Formartine Utd 28 13 3 12 -2 42
9. Nairn County 24 11 6 7 +18 39
10. Brora Rangers 30 11 6 13 -12 39
11. Lossiemouth 30 10 8 12 -11 38
12. Huntly 25 10 5 10 -1 35
13. Fraserburgh 28 9 7 12 +3 34
14. Clachnacuddin 27 7 7 13 -11 28
15. WICK 23 7 3 13 -5 24
16. Rothes 26 4 3 19 -37 15
17. Strathspey 28 1 4 23 -84 7
18. Fort William 24 1 3 20 -80 6