Wick Academy 3
Fraserburgh 0
League


Wick Academy
3 - 0
Fraserburgh 

League
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Harmsworth Park. Att. 410
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Richard Macadie (14)
Richard Macadie (pen.) (26)
David Allan (32)
None.

Team Managers
Barry Wilson
Kris Hunter

Starting Eleven
James More
Shaun Sinclair
Michael Steven
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Gary Manson
Stevie Cunningham
Craig Shearer
Sam Mackay
Gary Weir
David Allan
Paul Leask
Courtney Cooper
Russell McBride
Marc Dickson
Scott Fowlie
Ryan Cowie
Grant Noble
William West
John Willox
Graham Johnston
Scott Barbour

Bench
Michael Gray
Alex Lamb
Gordon MacNab
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel
Peter Bruce
Neil Main
Steven Main
John Chalmers
Ryan Christie

Substitutions
James Pickles for Craig Shearer (46)
Lukasz Geruzel for Sam Mackay (66)
Gordon MacNab for Gary Weir (77)
Peter Bruce for John Willox (56)
Steven Main for Graham Johnston (67)
John Chalmers for Scott Fowlie (67)

Cautions
James More (25)
David Allan (90)
Graham Johnston (33)
Scott Fowlie (35)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Morag Pirie (Referee)
Stephen Tait & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Today's visitors Fraserburgh were the last team to beat Academy in the League at Harmsworth Park back in October 2011, but there was no repeat today as three first half goals for the Scorries won them the game. The win has given Academy their best ever start to a season with 3 wins, 14 goals scored and none conceded. Academy are the only team in the league not to have conceded a goal with 3 games played.

Today's result is also Academy's 19th League win on the spin at Harmsworth Park.

Fraserburgh dominated for the first 10 minutes, but a great move by Academy saw Richard Macadie score the opener with 14 minutes played. Macadie then bagged his double from the penalty spot after Fraserburgh keeper Paul Leask had brought down Gary Weir in the box. Davie Allan completed the scoring just after the half-hour to open his account for this season.

Both teams missed further good chances to add to the goal tally, but it's Academy that claim the 3 points, keeping them at the top of the table on goal difference.

Fraserburgh started the game in attacking mood and pegged Academy back into their own half for the first 10 minutes forcing 5 corners. They however failed to make the pressure count and it was Academy against the run of play that opened the scoring. Barry Wison changed the formation to three in mid-field pushed Davie Allan up front and within 2 minutes the change paid off. Gary Weir forged his way up the left flank and crossed into the box for Richard Macadie who tucked the ball home from a tight angle.

1 - 0

On the 26th minute Academy doubled the lead. Gary Weir broke into the Fraserburgh box and he was taken down by Broch keeper Paul Leask. Referee Morag Pirie booked Leask and awarded Academy a penalty which Macadie converted.

2 - 0

Academy were enjoying a great spell of attacking football and they scored their 3rd goal of the game just after the half-hour mark. Macadie split the Broch defence with a pin-point pass and Davie Alan burst through into the box and fired the ball low past Leask into the bottom corner of the net.

3 - 0

Just before half time Fraserburgh came close to pulling one back with only the cross-bar stopping Graham Johnston's effort.

Half Time - Wick Academy 3 - Fraserburgh 0

Sam Mackay forced Leask into two good saves at the start of the second half but Fraserburgh had the bulk of the early possession as they pushed for a way back into the game. More however stood resolute and dealt with everything that came his way with the help of the Fraserburgh front-line who wasted 2 or 3 great chances to get on the score-sheet.

Courtney Cooper had the best of their chances when capitalised on a mistake from Shaun Sinclair but unbelievably he blasted wide past the right hand post from only 12 yards with an empty goal at his mercy.

The pick of Academy's second half chances came from substitute James Pickles who hammered a sweet strike from 35 yards that keeper Leask got a hand to tipping it over his cross-bar for a great save.

Full Time - Wick Academy 3 - Fraserburgh 0

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at August 17th, 2013)


2013/2014 All Time
Age
James More (GK)24 5 - 123 -
Shaun Sinclair - 5 - 202 -
Michael Steven23 5 - 835
Richard Macadie26 57298121
Alan Farquhar25 5 - 144 -
Sam Mackay24 4614066
Craig Shearer - 5 - 46963
Stevie Cunningham - 5 - 19441
Gary Manson29 5142333
David Allan23 4217483
Gary Weir16 53314115
James Pickles (sub)22 3 - 382
Gordon MacNab (sub)19 2 - 2 -
Lukasz Geruzel (sub) - 313725


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at August 17th, 2013)


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