0 - 4
David Allan (12)
Richard Macadie (27)
Richard Macadie (38)
Graham Bayne (88)
Stephen McKenzie for Kevin Flett (39)
Scott Miller for Lee Davidson (80)
Graham Bayne for Sam Mackay (56)
Ross Allan for Lukasz Geruzel (70)
Bryan McKiddie for Stevie Cunningham (80)
Lee Davidson (22)
Kevin Grant (23)
Jamie McKinnon (39)
Derek Leith (Referee)
Academy are away to Lossiemouth today on the hunt for another win. Barry Wilson starts with the same 11 that beat Turriff United last weekend. James Pickles has recovered from his flu bug and he makes the bench. Shaun Sinclair and Stewart Ross sit this one out. Lossiemouth are without the services of Sam Milton, Garry McDonald and Chris Ross, but Jordan Main and Matthew Davidson are in the home squad.
Academy get off to a great start scoring in the 12th minute. The ball is played up the wing to Davie Allan who ran onto it beating keeper Earl Watson to the ball. Allan dinked the ball over him and it crept over the line.
0 - 1
Lees Davidson picked up a booking for a late tackle on Sam Mackay. Gary Manson floated the free-kick into the box and Michael Steven had a free header but he sent it straight to keeper Watson.
Academy double their advantage just before the half-hour. Lukasz Geruzel picked up a throw-in and had a shot on target that was blocked by keeper Watson. The ball looped up into the air and Geruzel rose for it and headed to the feet of Richard Macadie who fired a low shot from the edge of the box into the bottom right hand corner of the net.
0 - 2
Macadie scores his second of the game 7 minutes before the half time break. He picked up a thrown-in on the right, controlled the ball and fired in a cross-cum-shot that beat keeper Watson and ended up in the top corner of the net. That goal made Macadie the club's top goal scorer as he moves a goal ahead of Gary Weir on a total of 106.
0 - 3
Lossiemouth are forced into a change with their captain Kevin Flett coming off injured and he is replaced by Stephen McKenzie.
Academy have a final chance with a minute of the first half left. Davie Allan drove at the Lossiemouth defence before passing to Macadie. Macadie slipped the ball into Geruzel but the big Polish striker screwed his shot wide of the target.
Half Time - Lossiemouth 0 - Wick Academy 3
10 minutes into the second hand and Lossiemouth have started it well but as yet haven't really managed to create any clear cut chances.
Academy make a change in the 56th minute. Sam Mackay is replaced by Graham Bayne. This is a landmark for Bayne as it notches up his 300th appearance in senior football.
Lossiemouth have a half-sniff at a goal. A long ball is played up to Anthony Ross and he knocked it into the path of Matthew Davidson who took it on the volley from 30 yards out but his shot whistled just wide of Gray's left hand post.
Lossiemouth are playing far better in the second half and Academy are struggling really to make anything click.
In the 69th minute Academy create a chance. The ball is played out wide to Davie Allan who played a cushioned pass to Macadie on the edge of the box but he fired his shot straight at keeper Watson.
With 20 minutes of the game left to play Geruzel is substituted for Ross Allan.
Academy have another chance. Davie Allan played the ball into Bayne who had a shot that was spilled by keeper Watson. The ball fell back to Bayne who looked to set someone up, but with no takers he turned his man and got another shot on target that was blocked by the Lossiemouth defence.
With 10 minute left to play both sides make a change. Lee Davison comes off for Lossiemouth and is replaced by Scott Miller, and Stevie Cunningham is replaced by Bryan McKiddie.
6 minutes from time and it looked as if Academy had scored their 4th when Ross Allan scorched into the box and his shot was beaten away by Watson. The ball ran onto Davie Allan who was stretching for it and he turned it wide of target with the goal at his mercy.
Academy came close again in the next attack when the ball fell to Bayne inside the box and his shot across the face of goal smacked off the post and back into Watsons arms.
Lossiemouth broke downfield and from the edge of the box Ricky Wardop had a a good attempt from the edge of the Academy box but his curling shot went just wide of the target.
Back into the Lossiemouth half and Davie Allan played Bayne into the box and his shot across goal smacked of the base of Watson's post and was cleared for a corner. The resulting corner was whipped in by Macadie and Bayne got his head to it but the ball went straight into Watson's open arms.
As the clock ticked down Academy created yet another chance. The ball was played up-field to Macadie who chipped it over the head of the Lossiemouth defence for Davie Allan to run onto but his shot flashed just wide of the target.
The closing minutes was all Academy as they hunted for the 4th goal. Substitute Bryan McKiddie sent Ross Allan on a run up the left flank and he ran into the box before firing in a low shot that bounced off the Lossiemouth back post and flew out for a throw-in.
With 2 minutes left to play the Academy pressure finally resulted in another goal. Good link-up play between Davie Allan and Macadie started the move before Macadie slid a great pass into McKiddie who's shot was parried away by Watson. The ball fell to Bayne in the box and from a tight angle he shot across the keeper into his opposite corner of the net to put the icing on his 300th competitive senior appearance.
0 - 4
Full Time Lossiemouth 0 WAFC 4
The win today put the Scorries back to the top of the table with a 2 point advantage and a game in hand over Cove Rangers. Academy's next game is at home next Saturday the 19th of January when we welcome Rothes to Harmsworth Park.
Match report written by Luke Bunch
|Michael Gray (GK)||-||23||-||48||-|
|Bryan McKiddie (sub)||-||9||1||161||6|
|Ross Allan (sub)||19||19||-||79||1|
|Graham Bayne (sub)||-||2||2||2||2|