Keith 1
Wick Academy 6


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Wick Academy

Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Kynoch Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jonathan Smith (84) Lukasz Geruzel (22)
Lukasz Geruzel (25)
Stevie Cunningham (31)
Richard Macadie (35)
Michael Steven (54)
David Allan (70)

Team Managers
Unknown. Barry Wilson

Starting Eleven
Murray Kinnaird
Craig Phillips
Stewart Hutcheon
Gary McNamee
Kristopher Niddrie
Bruce Raffell
Murray McCulloch
Andrew MacAskill
Cameron Keith
Jonathan Smith
Sean Keith
James More
Grant Steven
Shaun Sinclair
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Stevie Cunningham
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
David Allan
Lukasz Geruzel

Andrew Anderson
Adam Morrision
Craig MacAskill
Sebastien Anzevui
Ricky Horne
Michael Gray
Ross Allan
Bryan McKiddie
Barry Wilson

None. Ross Allan for Lukasz Geruzel (37)
Bryan McKiddie for Craig Shearer (55)
Barry Wilson for David Allan (77)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. Ross Allan (52)

Match Officials

Ryan Milne (Referee)

Match Report

Academy have travelled to Kynoch Park Keith for today's game. Alan Farquhar, Sam Mackay and James Pickles are missing for the Scorries, but Craig Shearer makes his return from Injury. Manager Barry Wilson is named among the subs. Keith are without the services of Graham Lonie.

Academy set up with Richard Macadie on the left and Davie Allan on the right.

Keith have the first chance of the game on 16 minutes. Shean Keith got the better of Shaun Sinclair on the left and crossed a dipping ball which flashed to the back post but was cleared by Gary Manson.

Academy break up-field and Manson and Macadie link up but Macadie's shot is caught by keeper Murray Kinnaird.

On 20 minutes Academy have another chance. A Weir shot from 20 yards is blocked by the Keith defence. The ball fell for Davie Allan with his back to goal. He turned and shot but his effort went just wide of the post.

Academy are looking as if there is a goal in them, as Macadie has another crack from 18 yards out, but it flew straight into the arms of keeper Kinnaird.

On the 23rd minute the Scorries opened the scoring. Grant Steven picked the ball up in the centre circle and played Davie Allan up the right flank. Allan flicked the ball onto Lukasz Geruzel who got the better of his marker and from 15 yards out he fired the ball off the outside of his right foot into the bottom right hand corner giving keeper Kinnaird no chance.

0 - 1

2 minutes later Academy doubled their lead. Stevie Cunningham drove at the Keith defence and slipped the ball wide to Davie Allan. He hit the after-burners and burst into the Keith box before crossing for Geruzel to tap in from 6 yards out for his second goal in as many minutes.

0 -2

The home side had chance from the re-start. Craig Phillips drove a low cross to the back post and Stuart Hutcheon came diving in and got his head to the ball but put the effort wide of target.

Academy are on fire and score their 3rd just after the half-hour mark. Davie Allan drove into the Keith box and Weir blocked his path, but picked up the ball and teed it up for Stevie Cunningham who came in from the left, side-stepper keeper Kinnaird and fired home.

0 - 3

On 35 minutes Academy score again. Weir won the ball and drove into the box, had a few of his trade-mark step-overs and fired a shot that was parried out by Keeper Kinnaird, but Macadie followed in and headed the ball home into the open net from 6 yards out.

0 - 4

Bad news minutes later as Geruzel is taken off with what looks like a groin strain. He is replaced by Ross Allan who goes wide on the right, and Weir goes up front.

Academy have the last chance of the half when Macadie, Sinclair and Ross Allan have a great series of interchanging passes up the right flank before Macadie slid Ross Allan in behind the Keith defence. He screamed into the box and tried to cut the ball back but the danger was cleared by the Keith defence.

Half Time - Keith 0 - WAFC 4

Academy start the second half where they left off again pressurising the Keith defensive back line. Davie Allan worked the ball to the edge of the box before cutting it back to his brother Ross. His shot was deflected for a corner. The corner was floated in and an effort from Weir was also cleared for another corner, which Keith cleared down-field.

On 52 minutes Academy go down to 10 men. Ross Allan looked to be clipped and retaliated. Referee Ryan Milne reached for his pocket and flashed him a straight red card.

Despite being down to 10 men the Scorries go nap in the 52nd minute. Academy won a corner on the left that is delivered into the box by Macadie. Michael Steven rose the highest, got a free header and powered it home.

0 - 5

Straight from the re-start Craig Phillips punted a long ball up-field to Cammy Keith. He floated a dangerous ball to the back post but Academy dealt with it and cleared the danger for a corner. Sean Keith took the corner and fired it to the back post. Jonathan Smith laid it back to Andrew MacAskill who side-stepped a challenge but he drove his effort high and wide of target.

Academy miss a great chance to score again. Weir drove down the flank, chipped the ball over the top of Kristopher Niddrie, got to the bye line and flashed a cross across the face of goal that Macadie was inches away from turning in.

Keith broke and Sean Keith flew up the right wing before cutting in and whistled a shot across goal and just wide of More's left hand post.

You wouldn't believe Academy have a man short, and they score again 20 minutes before full-time. The ball is worked from right to left from a throw-in to Macadie. He laid it off to Davie Allan who cut inside, made himself some space and from 20 yards out drove a right foot low shot inside the Kinnaird's right hand post.

0 - 6

Academy are not finished and in the 77th minute Weir and Macadie played a neat 1-2 on the right flank and Macadie is into the box but he fired over the cross-bar under pressure from his defender.

Davie Allan has run his heart out, and is replaced by Manager Barry Wilson.

9 minutes from full time and Keith are pressing for a consolation goal. MacAskill slide the ball to Stuart Hutcheon who fire a low cross into the box that Joanathan Smith hit on the half-volley but Grant Steven did just enough to force Smith to shoot wide of goal.

3 minutes later and More is forced into his first real save of the game. Smith got the better of Wilson up the right and had a shot on target that More beat away for a corner. The corner was delivered to the back post area and was whipped back across goal for Smith to head home. More did get a hand to the ball but couldn't keep it out.

1 - 6

In the final attempt of the game Phillips provide a cross to the far post for Cammy keith but he headed straight into the hands of More who made a comfortable catch.

Full Time - Keith 1 - Wick Academy 6

So a great way to bounce back following the mid-week disappointment. The result is Academy's biggest ever win at Kynock park and with Formartine not in action today our lead at the top of the table goes back to 5 points.

Match report written by Luke Bunch

Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 2013)

2012/2013 All Time
James More (GK)24 3 - 111 -
Michael Steven23 232685
Shaun Sinclair - 12 - 193 -
Grant Steven20 281602
Craig Shearer - 26245462
Gary Manson29 29240732
Richard Macadie25 2923282110
Stevie Cunningham - 31417840
Gary Weir15 2612298108
Lukasz Geruzel - 28202820
David Allan23 301015975
Ross Allan (sub)19 25 - 851
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 1111636
Barry Wilson (sub) - 3 - 3 -

League Table (as at March 9th, 2013)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. WICK 24 18 0 6 +39 54
2. Formartine Utd 20 16 1 3 +41 49
3. Cove Rangers 22 15 4 3 +41 49
4. Nairn County 19 14 3 2 +26 45
5. Deveronvale 23 14 3 6 +23 45
6. Forres Mech 26 13 4 9 +27 43
7. Clachnacuddin 20 14 1 5 +16 43
8. Brora Rangers 28 13 3 12 +14 42
9. Inverurie Locos 24 12 4 8 +21 40
10. Keith 22 10 3 9 -2 33
11. Buckie Thistle 23 9 5 9 +1 32
12. Huntly 25 10 2 13 -5 32
13. Fraserburgh 22 9 4 9 +15 31
14. Turriff United 19 7 3 9 -7 24
15. Strathspey 24 4 0 20 -65 12
16. Rothes 26 3 2 21 -72 11
17. Lossiemouth 24 3 0 21 -54 9
18. Fort William 23 1 2 20 -59 5