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Strathspey 

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Wick Academy


League
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Seafield Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
David Ross (20) Richard Macadie (22)
Sam Mackay (49)
Sam Mackay (pen.) (62)

Team Managers
Unknown. Davie Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Andrew Klarklins
David Ritchie
Jordan Wardrope
Euan Donaldson
Fraser Munro
Gary Sutherland
Joe Hardie
David Ross
Craig Rothney
Jason Hill
Jamie Rodgers
Allan Bokas
Grant Steven
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Martin Gunn
Stevie Cunningham
Gary Weir
David Allan

Bench
Mateusz Bobrowski
Simon Hill
Terry Swinton
Fraser Tulloch
Willie Ridgers
Shaun Sinclair
Michael Steven
Alan Hughes
Ross Allan
Bryan McKiddie

Substitutions
Terry Swinton for Craig Rothney (38)
Mateusz Bobrowski for David Ritchie (80)
Michael Steven for Gary Manson (67)
Shaun Sinclair for Richard Macadie (80)
Bryan McKiddie for David Allan (80)

Cautions
Jamie Rodgers (63)
Mateusz Bobrowski (81)
None.

Red Cards
None. Michael Steven (79)

Match Officials

Craig Sim (Referee)





Match Report


Davie Kirkwood started today's game with the same starting line-up that beat Buckie Thistle last Saturday. Two changes on the bench today with Shaun Sinclair and Michael Steven back in the squad. Academy have played Strathspey at home twice so far since they joined the league. We drew 2-2 in our first game in 200910, and were beat 3-2 last season. Hopefully we can come away today with all 3 points.

Just kicked off on a bright but breezy day at Seafield Park.

Strathspey take the lead in the 20th minute. David Ross took the ball down off his chest and lashed a 35 yard volley over the top of Allan Bokas and it dipped under the bar.

1 - 0

Academy's response is instant as within a minute they level the scores. Richard Macadie stole the ball from some slack defending and went round keeper Andrew Klarklins before slotting home his first goal of this season's campaign.

1 - 1

Academy are playing the better football and both Sam Mackay, Gary Weir and David Allan have had chances to put us into the lead but the score stays at 1-1.

Bad news for the home side in the 38th minute as Craig Rothney picks up an injury and he is replaced by Terry Swinton.

Half Time 1 - 1

4 minutes after the re-start and Academy take the lead. Gary Weir knocked a long ball down to Sam Mackay who collected the ball inside the Strathspey box, twisted his way past two defenders and curled a shot past keeper Klarklins into the corner of the net.

1 - 2

Academy are forced to make change. Gary Manson comes off injured and is replaced by Michael Steven.

Just past the hour Academy come close again when Richard Macadie swung a cross into the Jags box. Gary Weir got his head to the ball but the ball smacked off the post.

Academy give themselves a 2 goal cushion. Sam Mackay went round the keeper Klarklins with the ball at his feet and Klarklins takes him down. Referee Sim points to the spot and Sam takes the penalty, slotting a right foot shot into the left hand side of the net.
1 - 3

With 10 minutes to go Academy go down to 10 men. Michael Steven is involved in an off the ball incident and he gets his marching orders from referee Sim.

Weir had a great chance just before full time to grab another for the visitors. Sam Mackay picked him out with a super crossed ball and Weir is unmarked and gets a free header but he sent it wide of target from 6 yards out.

The final action of the game saw Bokas make a great stop as he tipped a Fraser Tulloch strike onto the crossbar.
Full Time 1 - 3

That's back to back wins for the Scorries and we now face another away trip next weekend - away to Rothes.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at August 20th, 2011)


2011/2012 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 4 - 61 -
Grant Steven19 5 - 5 -
Richard Macadie24 5122079
Stevie Cunningham - 5111524
Martin Gunn - 5 - 42176
Alan Farquhar23 5 - 77 -
Sam Mackay22 546731
Craig Shearer - 5 - 40156
Gary Manson27 5 - 35230
David Allan21 219742
Gary Weir14 4224482
Shaun Sinclair (sub) - 1 - 162 -
Michael Steven (sub)21 31251
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 4 - 1365






League Table (as at August 20th, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Nairn County 4 3 0 1 +10 9
2. Cove Rangers 4 3 0 1 +10 9
3. Buckie Thistle 4 3 0 1 +5 9
4. Inverurie Locos 4 3 0 1 +4 9
5. Fraserburgh 4 2 2 0 +2 8
6. Forres Mech 4 2 1 1 +5 7
7. WICK 4 2 1 1 +3 7
8. Lossiemouth 4 2 1 1 +1 7
9. Rothes 4 2 1 1 -2 7
10. Keith 4 2 0 2 +4 6
11. Clachnacuddin 4 1 2 1 +1 5
12. Formartine Utd 3 1 1 1 0 4
13. Deveronvale 4 1 1 2 -1 4
14. Huntly 4 1 1 2 -5 4
15. Turriff United 4 1 0 3 -6 3
16. Brora Rangers 4 0 1 3 -11 1
17. Strathspey 4 0 0 4 -9 0
18. Fort William 3 0 0 3 -11 0