Fraserburgh 2
Wick Academy 1
League


Fraserburgh 

2 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
Bellslea
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Graham Johnston (49)
Graham Johnston (61)
Richard Macadie (6)

Team Managers
Charlie Duncan Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
Paul Leask
Bryan Hay
Russell McBride
Gavin Wemyss
Dean Elrick
Jonathan Garden
Zak Conway
William West
Allan Hale
Graham Johnston
Steven Main
Allan Bokas
Shaun Sinclair
Martin Gunn
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Stevie Cunningham
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Bryan McKiddie
Gary Weir
David Allan

Bench
Robert Morrice
James Duguid
Scott Ritchie
Sean Bremner
Joe Barbour
Sam Mackay
Alan Hughes
James Mackay

Substitutions
Robert Morrice for Gavin Wemyss (57)
Sean Bremner for Zak Conway (64)
James Duguid for Graham Johnston (88)
Sam Mackay for Bryan McKiddie (57)
James Mackay for Stevie Cunningham (88)

Cautions
Steven Main (31)
Russell McBride (38)
Richard Macadie (77)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Martin Kerigan (Referee)





Match Report


Academy have been described as the Arsenal of the Highland League by a number of admirers during the reign of Richard Hughes and Ian Munro, and the latest to make the comparison was Fraserburgh boss Charlie Duncan after Saturday's game at Bellslea Park.

Just like the celebrated Gunners, though, Academy have a tendency to frustrate their supporters by failing to turn slick passing football into solid results.

At Bellslea, the Scorries led through Richard Macadie's well-taken sixth-minute goal - his 25th of the season in all competitions. The goal came from a high ball over the top of the Fraserbugh defence and as they appealed for off-side Macadie played to the whistle and ran onto the ball before lobbing keeper Paul Leask. Academy then went on to dominate the match for long spells. However, Fraserburgh's Graham Johnston scored with two second-half free kicks, after 49 and 61 minutes, to give the home side all three points.

Alan Bokas has proved to be a good instinctive shot-stopper during his time with Academy but he will have been disappointed by his inability to deal with either of Johnston's efforts. At the other end, Broch keeper Paul Leask was in inspired form and was awarded the man of the match.

"It was like playing against Arsenal," veteran boss Duncan said afterwards. "They were absolutely brilliant. They were really good and should have won the game but they were poor defensively.

"Some of the football Wick played was a joy to watch. It was criminal goalkeeping, and their back four wasn't very clever either, but their midfield and forwards were tremendous.

"They led us a merry dance for long spells. We stuck at it, though, and how we won is beyond me."

Academy co-manager Richard Hughes said: "We had enough chances to win. Their keeper had an exceptional game and the good sign for us is that the boys are still capable of playing quality football, and hopefully they can continue doing that."

Match report written by Colin Stewart



Squad Statistics (as at May 7th, 2011)


2010/2011 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 21 - 54 -
Shaun Sinclair - 33 - 160 -
Bryan McKiddie - 3011295
Richard Macadie24 362521275
Alan Farquhar23 32 - 69 -
Stevie Cunningham - 33710719
Craig Shearer - 34739356
Gary Manson27 34234430
Martin Gunn - 26141476
David Allan21 3299240
Gary Weir13 351723879
Sam Mackay (sub)22 2565925
James Mackay (sub) - 10 - 10 -






League Table (as at May 7th, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 34 24 5 5 +42 77
2. Deveronvale 34 23 3 8 +55 72
3. Keith 34 22 4 8 +39 70
4. Cove Rangers 33 21 5 7 +56 68
5. Forres Mech 34 19 6 9 +16 63
6. Inverurie Locos 34 19 5 10 +31 62
7. Nairn County 32 16 9 7 +32 57
8. Turriff United 34 15 8 11 +29 53
9. Formartine Utd 32 15 3 14 +6 48
10. Brora Rangers 34 13 6 15 -13 45
11. Lossiemouth 33 12 8 13 -6 44
12. Fraserburgh 33 11 9 13 +5 42
13. Huntly 33 12 6 15 -10 42
14. Clachnacuddin 33 8 7 18 -23 31
15. WICK 31 9 3 19 -14 30
16. Rothes 32 6 4 22 -43 22
17. Strathspey 33 2 4 27 -92 10
18. Fort William 33 2 3 28 -110 9