2 - 1
Sean McIntosh (11)
Michael Fletcher (33)
David Allan (39)
Stephen Robertson for Matthew Fraser (78)
Richard Forsyth for Michael Fletcher (90)
Bryan McKiddie for Craig Shearer (66)
|Michael Fletcher (85)||None.|
Thomas Shaw (Referee)
Academy field the same starting eleven for the 3rd game on the trot.
The game started with Rothes on top for the first 5 minutes, and just as Academy were settling into the game with a good period of possession the home side took the lead.
Matthew Fraser broke down the left flank and crossed from the left touch-line to the back post where Sean McIntosh ran in and headed past Bokas from a yard out.
1 - 0
Academy have launched plenty of attacks to try to get back into the game but our front line keep getting caught off-side.
Rothes win a free-kick 40 yards from goal on the right. The ball is sent into the penalty area and Michael Fletcher is unmarked with bags of room and he sent a looping header past Bokas which came off the inside of the post and into the net.
2 - 0
Academy almost go 3 down but Bokas made a great save from a Stuart Massey attempt.
The play goes straight to the other end of the field with Manson breaking up the left wing. He crossed low beyond the back post where Davie Allan stormed in and netted from 8 yards out.
2 - 1
In the next attack Academy have a chance to level the scores when Sam Mackay went one-on-one with keeper Horne, but the Rothes stopper cleared the ball out for a corner.
Half Time 2 - 1
Academy start the second half well and have a series of chances. Richard Macadie was clear through on goal but he pulled his shot wide of target. 2 minutes later Academy had a good series of passing play around the 18 yard line before the ball fell to Macadie but he chipped his attempt over the bar.
The play has been end to end with both sides in attacking mood. Academy have two further breaks on goal when a Manson drive that looked goal-bound took a deflection for a corner, and the Rothes keeper Horne again managed to clear with his feet when Weir went in on him one-on-one.
Academy make a change with Bryan McKiddie coming on for Craig Shearer with 66 minutes played.
It's like the Lossiemouth game all over again with Academy making plenty of chances but we just can't seem to take one of them.
Keeper Horne has been a busy boy yet again denying Davie Allan with a block with his feet. Macadie also has a shot that looks bound for the net but centre-half Michael Dunn bravely put his head in the way of the ball and cleared the danger.
Manson has a cross from the left kicked away at the near post and the ball still won't go in for Academy.
Rothes are looking dangerous on the break as Academy push for the equaliser so care needed in-case the back door is left open.
Full Time 2 - 1
Match report written by Ken Wood
|Allan Bokas (GK)||-||5||-||62||-|
|Bryan McKiddie (sub)||-||5||-||137||5|