Wick Academy 1
Halkirk 2
NOS Cup (First Round)


Wick Academy
1 - 2
Halkirk 

NOS Cup (First Round)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Harmsworth Park
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Sam Mackay (59)
David Cowie (80)
Paul Mackay (86)

Team Managers
Davie Kirkwood
Jocky Mackay

Starting Eleven
Allan Bokas
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Craig Shearer
Stevie Cunningham
Richard Macadie
Martin Gunn
Gary Manson
Stewart Ross
Alan Farquhar
Sam Mackay
Shaun Henderson
Colin Sinclair
Stuart Florence
Alan Sinclair
Colin Davidson
David Cowie
Gavin Henderson
Grant McNab
Nigel MacKenzie
Chris Sutherland
Alan Larnach

Bench
James More
Shaun Sinclair
Ross Allan
Bryan McKiddie
Michael Bremner
James Budge
Martyn Cook
Paul Mackay
Jordan Howden

Substitutions
Bryan McKiddie for Stewart Ross (64)
Ross Allan for Sam Mackay (74)
Michael Bremner for Grant McNab (12)
Paul Mackay for Chris Sutherland (69)
Martyn Cook for Gavin Henderson (72)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)




Match Report


Academy went into tonight's first round North of Scotland Cup game without the services of strikers David Allan and Gary Weir who were both serving carry-over suspension. In an unusual early cup exit Academy were knocked out at the hands of Halkirk United, who ran out worthy winners.

Halkirk had an early set-back when Grant McNab picked up an injury as early as the 15th minute. He was unfortunately stretchered off and replaced by Michael Bremner.

Academy should have opened the scoring after 21 minutes. Stevie Cunningham broke down the right wing and crossed into the heart of the Halkirk box. The ball was headed out by Colin Sinclair and fell for Richard Macadie who smacked it on the volley but he couldn't keep the effort down and it went over the top of the cross-bar.

Halkirk had their first sniff at goal 3 minutes later when substitute Michael Bremner had a shot on the run but it too went over the top of goal.

Academy had two further half-chances before the break with Stevie Cunningham firing just wide of Shaun Sinclair's right hand post, and Sam Mackay minutes later had a repeat attempt that also shaved the outside of the right post.

Halkirk had two or three great chances to take the lead before the half time break. Nigel MacKenzie hooked a shot from the middle of the box over the top of Bokas's goal, and Chris Sutherland then found himself with room in the Academy box after some ball watching from the Academy defence but he scuffed his shot and it trundled straight to Bokas. The half ended with Nigal MacKenzie threading Michael Bremner in on goal and he hit a shot on target that Bokas collected.

Half time 0 - 0

Academy started the second half with a little more intent and after only 4 minutes Craig Shearer flicked the ball onto Sam Mackay. He took the ball on his chest and hit it on the drop but keeper Henderson palmed it round the near post.

Academy opened the scoring in the 59th minute. Michael Steven slipped the ball to Sam Mackay through the heart of the Halkirk defence and he ran on a few yards with ball at feet before curling a right foot shot into the corner of the net.

1 - 0

Halkirk fought back into the game though and after a good 10 minute period of possession Nigel MacKenzie slipped the ball to Alan Larnach who in turn pushed the ball through the middle to Davie Cowie and the former Academy striker grabbed the headlines as he fired into the top corner of the net.

1 - 1

With 4 minutes left Halkirk scored the winner. Colin Sinclair drove out of his own half and sent Nigel MacKenzie on his way down the right flank. With the Academy defence scrambling back MacKenzie swung the ball into the back post for substitute Paul Mackay and he had the simplest of finishes as he nodded home un-challenged.

1 - 2

Academy couldn't find a reply and Halkirk now go into a second round home tie against Clachnacuddin, who beat Golspie Sutherland 4 - 1.

Final Score 1 - 2

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at July 26th, 2011)


2011/2012 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 1 - 58 -
Grant Steven19 1 - 1 -
Michael Steven21 1 - 23 -
Alan Farquhar23 1 - 73 -
Stewart Ross - 1 - 16217
Gary Manson27 1 - 34830
Martin Gunn - 1 - 41776
Richard Macadie24 1 - 21678
Stevie Cunningham - 1 - 11123
Craig Shearer - 1 - 39756
Sam Mackay22 116328
Ross Allan (sub)18 1 - 331
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 1 - 1335






League Table (as at July 26th, 2011)


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