Wick Academy 5
Nairn County 3
League


Wick Academy
5 - 3
Nairn County 

League
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Stevie Cunningham (24)
Sam Mackay (28)
Sam Mackay (pen.) (57)
Dale Gillespie (o.g.) (60)
Richard Macadie (87)
Steven Mackay (23)
Steven Mackay (30)
Conor Gethins (92)

Team Managers
Davie Kirkwood
Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Allan Bokas
Grant Steven
Shaun Sinclair
Craig Shearer
Gary Manson
Richard Macadie
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
Stevie Cunningham
Stewart Ross
David Allan
Callum Donaldson
Andrew Neill
Glenn Main
David Hind
Martin Macdonald
Wayne Mackintosh
Gregg Main
Steven Ellis
Robbie Duncanson
Steven Mackay
Dale Gillespie

Bench
Michael Gray
Alan Farquhar
Alan Hughes
Bryan McKiddie
James Mackay
Conor Gethins
Jamie Mackay
Scott Houston
Gavin Smith
Ally Ridgers

Substitutions
Alan Farquhar for Ross Allan (62)
Bryan McKiddie for Grant Steven (81)
James Mackay for Sam Mackay (86)
Conor Gethins for Steven Ellis (61)

Cautions
David Allan (66)
Bryan McKiddie (91)
David Hind (39)
Wayne Mackintosh (57)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bryan Braidwood (Referee)




Match Report


Wick outplayed second placed Nairn with a scintillating display.

The visitors looked strong early on and were rewarded midway through the half when Steven Mackay fired high into the net. Academy were level within a minute when Stevie Cunningham drilled the ball low into the net from near the penalty spot.

Wick took the lead when Cunningham's long cross from the right reached Sam Mackay on the far side and the midfielder cut in to lash the ball in from a tight angle.

Nairn were soon level when Mackay scrambled the ball past Alan Bokas at the foot of the post. Wick had a series of free kicks as Nairn fought desperately to contain a wave Wick of attacks.

Half time 2 - 2

After a few close calls at the Wick end after the break, there was drama in the Nairn box when Wayne Mackintosh tripped Ross Allan and Sam Mackay steered the spot kick low to keeper Callum Donaldson's right.

Wick stretched their lead to 4-2 when Davie Allan drove the ball in low from the right across the face of the goal and the unfortunate Dale Gillespie turned it into his own net.

As Wick continued to carve open the Nairn rearguard, Richard Macadie missed an open goal but made amends when he tapped in a Davie Allan cross. When Conor Gethins swerved a text book 20 yard free kick over the Wick wall in the dying seconds it was too little too late for the visitors to get back in the game.

Full Time 5 - 3

Match report written by Ken Wood



Squad Statistics (as at November 5th, 2011)


2011/2012 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 12 - 69 -
Grant Steven19 151151
Shaun Sinclair - 9 - 170 -
Craig Shearer - 14141057
Gary Manson27 15 - 36230
Richard Macadie24 15523083
Ross Allan18 7 - 391
Sam Mackay22 1277434
Stevie Cunningham - 15912532
Stewart Ross - 8 - 16917
David Allan22 12710748
Alan Farquhar (sub)23 14 - 86 -
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 9 - 1415
James Mackay (sub) - 3 - 15 -






League Table (as at November 5th, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Forres Mech 12 10 1 1 +23 31
2. Nairn County 13 7 4 2 +21 25
3. Cove Rangers 13 7 3 3 +15 24
4. Deveronvale 12 7 1 4 +14 22
5. Lossiemouth 13 7 1 5 +9 22
6. Turriff United 13 6 3 4 +4 21
7. Inverurie Locos 12 7 0 5 +4 21
8. Buckie Thistle 12 6 2 4 +13 20
9. Fraserburgh 11 6 2 3 +2 20
10. Huntly 12 6 2 4 0 20
11. Formartine Utd 13 5 3 5 +1 18
12. WICK 12 5 1 6 +8 16
13. Keith 10 5 1 4 +4 16
14. Clachnacuddin 12 4 2 6 -4 14
15. Rothes 13 4 1 8 -18 13
16. Brora Rangers 14 3 1 10 -33 10
17. Strathspey 13 0 1 12 -31 1
18. Fort William 10 0 1 9 -32 1