Wick Academy 4
Clachnacuddin 3
NOS Cup (2nd Round)


Wick Academy
4 - 3
Clachnacuddin 

NOS Cup (2nd Round)
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Harmsworth Park. Att. 400
6:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Weir (25)
Richard Macadie (37)
Richard Macadie (49)
Bryan McKiddie (85)
Gordon Morrison (52)
Martin Laing (58)
Martin Laing 68)

Team Managers
Barry Wilson
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
James More
Michael Steven
Shaun Sinclair
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Stevie Cunningham
Craig Shearer
Gary Weir
David Allan
Jamie Fraser
Andrew Skinner
Michael Finnis
Martin Laing
Alistair MacLeod
Brian MacLeod
Mark Dougall
John Mackay
Gordon Morrison
Kyle Whyte
Blair Lawrie

Bench
Michael Gray
Ross Allan
Bryan McKiddie
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel
Martin Callum
Ryan MacDonald
Scott Davidson
Matthew Grant
Fraser Robertson

Substitutions
Bryan McKiddie for Shaun Sinclair (63)
Lukasz Geruzel for Gary Weir (63)
Ross Allan for Stevie Cunningham (82)
Martin Callum for Mark Dougall (77)
Ryan MacDonald for Blair Lawrie (84)

Cautions
None. Martin Laing (91)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)




Match Report


Academy are through to the semi-final of the North of Scotland Cup after beating Clachnacuddin by 4 goals to 3. Goals from Richard Macadie and Gary Weir put Academy in at half-time with a 2 goal lead, and Macadie increased the lead to 3 shortly after the re-start. A looping header from Gordon Morrison put the Inverness men back in the game, and Martin Laing scored with two good strikes to level the tie. The game was settled 5 minutes from full time by super-sub Bryan McKiddie.

Academy opened the scoring in the 25th minute. Richard Macadie floated a long ball up-field which was collected by Sam Mackay. He marched past a couple of defenders before laying it on a plate for Gary Weir who hammered it home.

1 - 0

Mackay was also provider of Academy's second when he teed up Richard Macadie and he fired a screamer into the top left hand corner of Jamie Fraser's net.

2 - 0

Half Time: Wick Academy 2 - Clachnacuddin 0

More goals to follow as Macadie grabbed his second of the game 4 minutes after the re-start. Stevie Cunningham fired over a great cross which Macadie collected and made no mistake in picking his spot and firing home.

3 - 0

So Academy 3 goals up and game over, not a chance! On 52 minutes Blair Lawrie pumped a long ball into the Academy box. More came out of his goals to try to get something on it, but Gordon Morrison got his head in first and it looped into the net.

3 - 1

6 minutes later Clach broke the Academy off-side trap allowing Martin Laing to burst into the box. He took the ball around an advancing More and slotted home from an acute angle.

3 - 2

Game on! Academy looked as if they had it in them to score again, but in a cracking come-back Clach levelled the tie. Laing again managed to beat the off-side trap and he cracked his second of the game home from the edge of the penalty area.

3 - 3

Academy pressed for the winner but Clach keeper Jamie Fraser made a few excellent blocks before the tie was won by substitute Bryan McKiddie. Alan Farquhar slid him in on target and he made no mistake in hammering home a great goal into the bottom left corner of the net from about 20 yards to out the Harmsworth faithful into a rapturous celebration.

4- 3

Full Time: Wick Academy 4 - Clachnacuddin 3

Academy now face the winner of the Thurso v Brora Rangers tie in the semi-final.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at August 7th, 2013)


2013/2014 All Time
Age
James More (GK)24 3 - 121 -
Shaun Sinclair - 3 - 200 -
Michael Steven23 3 - 815
Sam Mackay24 2313863
Craig Shearer - 3 - 46763
Stevie Cunningham - 3 - 19241
Gary Manson29 3142133
Richard Macadie26 33296117
Alan Farquhar25 3 - 142 -
David Allan23 2 - 17281
Gary Weir16 31312113
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 311717
Ross Allan (sub)20 1 - 891
Lukasz Geruzel (sub) - 1 - 3524






League Table (as at August 7th, 2013)


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