5 - 2
5 - 2
Gary Weir (9)
Lukasz Geruzel (16)
Richard Macadie (22)
Alan Farquhar (75)
Richard Macadie (80)
Ryan Farquhar (41)
Callum Dunbar (65)
James Murray for Lukasz Geruzel (68)
Gary Manson for Ross Allan (70)
Shaun Sinclair for Craig Shearer (86)
Jordan Main for Greig Watson (73)
Willie Mathers for Ryan Farquhar (77)
Jordan McBain for Matthew Davidson (77)
Gary Weir (51)
Anthony Cooper (Referee)
Academy had Sam Mackay, Grant Steven and Alex Lamb missing today. Gary Weir and Lukasz Geruzel started their first game together, and the Scorries attacking power proved to be too much for visitors Lossiemouth with Academy running out 5-2 winners.
Academy looked in total control for the first half-hour as goals from Gary Weir, Lukasz Geruzel and Richard Macadie saw them in the drivers-seat, however the home side seemed to then drop their tempo and let Lossie back into the game when Ryan Farquhar scored 4 minutes before the half-time break beating Michael Gray with a 30 yard drive that dipped under the cross-bar.
Lossie battled on and on 64 minutes they received another lift when Callum Dunbar pulled back another goal to make it 3-2.
In a strange sort of game Academy then had another commanding spell during which Alan Farquhar scored his first Academy goal, and Richard Macadie completed the nap hand when he grabbed his second of the game 10 minutes before full-time.
It all started so well for Academy with a couple of near misses when Davie Allan and Gary Weir forced keeper Errol Watson into a double save. The opener wasn't long in coming though when Michael Steven broke down the wing and crossed for Gary Weir who ran onto the ball and drove his right foot shot from the middle of the box past Lossie keeper Errol Watson's left hand.
1 - 0
Weir and Ross Allan had shots deflected for corners and Watson thwarted Craig Shearer with an instinctive one handed save. Wick added a second goal in the 16th minute when Lukasz Geruzel rose to power home header from 10 yards as the ball came in from a corner on the left.
2 - 0
Within 6 minutes it was 3-0 when a Stevie Cunningham thunderbolt crashed down off the bar and Richard Macadie drilled in the rebound from 8 yards.
3 - 0
Academy then seemed to take their foot off the gas, but Lossie battled to stay in the game and in the 41st minute Scott Miller set up Ryan Farquhar who fired the ball high into the Wick net from 25 yards.
3 - 1
Keeper Watson made a spectacular save to keep out Michael Steven's header just before the break.
Half Time - Wick Academy 3 - Lossiemouth 1
Wick struggled to assert themselves and midway through the second half were shocked by a second Lossie goal when a 25 yard shot from Callum Dunbar was deflected past Michael Gray.
3 - 2
Wick were getting the ball forward but passes were going astray in the final third though again Steven brought the best out of Watson, this time with a powerful low drive, the Lossie keeper diving to turn it past the post.
James Murray came on for Lukasz Geruzel and he crossed the ball which took a deflection and fell to Gary Weir who flicked it into the box but Lossie cleared the danger.
James Pickles then drove a 25 yard shot that looked goal-bound but keeper Watson got down well and turned it around the post with his left hand.
Wick nerves were eased in the 75th minute when Davie Allan broke down the wing and crossed into the box which Lossie failed to clear and the ball fell to Alan Farquhar who pounced to volley it acrobatically into the net from 15 yards for his first Academy goal.
4 - 2
Davie Allan again had a hand in Academy's final goal when he burst up the wing and crossed to Macadie who was free in the box and he struck a first time shot into the roof of the net to put the game beyond the visitors.
5 - 2
Full Time - Wick Academy 5 - Lossiemouth 2
The win saw Academy stretch their unbeaten Highland League home record to 33 games over almost two years.
Match report written by John Briskham
|Michael Gray (GK)||-||4||-||61||-|
|Shaun Sinclair (sub)||-||10||-||205||-|
|Gary Manson (sub)||29||10||1||427||33|
|James Murray (sub)||-||2||-||4||-|