3 - 6
3 - 6
Jack Halliday (17)
Gary Weir (53)
Sam Mackay (pen.) (91)
Neil Gauld (24)
Andy Hunter (25)
Ross Still (28)
David Ross (38)
Ross Allan (OG) (61)
Martin Bavidge (84)
Steven Anderson for Richard Macadie (72)
Bryan McKiddie for Jack Halliday (83)
Gary Manson for David Allan (83)
Scott Begg for Andy Hunter (66)
Marc Young for Ross Still (80)
Sam Mackay (44)
David Allan (75)
Grant Steven (87)
Mark Souter (46)
Ross Still (56)
Scott Begg (68)
Dean Donaldson (71)
Douglas Ross (Referee)
Inverurie Locos kept their 100% league record beating Academy 6-3 today at Harmsworth Park. Lukasz Geruzel and Grant Campbell were both suspended and James Pickles picked up an injury in the pre-match warm-up.
Academy started well with Richard Macadie missing a good chance before Jack Halliday opened the scoring with his first goal in Academy colours. Locos then scored 4 unanswered goals from Gauld, Hunter, Still and Ross in the space of 15 minutes to put the visitors in at half-time with a 4-1 lead.
Gary Weir pulled a goal back for the Scorries 8 minutes into the second half, but Hunter and Ross went on to bag their second goals of the game before Bavidge waded in with a goal of his own. Sam Mackay scored an injury time penalty but the Locos took the points in this high-scoring encounter.
The last time Academy shipped 6 goals in a league game at Harmsworth Park was in December 2007 when Forres Mechanics beat us by the same score-line as today.
Wick took the lead in the 17th minute when a cross-field pass from Richard Macadie put Jack Halliday clear to drill the ball low past the advancing Andy Reid.
0 - 1
On 24 minutes Neil Gauld volleyed an equaliser from 10 yards.
1 - 1
Within a minute Locos were ahead, Dean Donaldson setting up Andy Hunter who lashed the ball past Sean McCarthy.
1 - 2
In the 29th minute a Martin Bavidge shot bounced off an upright and from 15 yards on the left, Ross Still fired the rebound into the far corner of the net.
1 - 3
After 39 minutes a Bavidge cross from the right was pushed away by McCarthy but David Ross had an easy tap in at the back post.
1 - 4
Half Time Wick Academy 1 - Inverurie Locos 4
Academy reduced the deficit after 52 minutes when Macdie crossed from the right and Gary Weir netted from 6 yards.
2 - 4
A cross from Ross on the Locos left deflected off the head of unfortunate Wick defender Ross Allan for an own goal
2 - 5
Bavidge nodded in the visitors' sixth goal from close range.
2 - 6
When Allan was pushed over by Ross Anderson, Sam Mackay smashed the spot kick into the net.
3 - 6
Full Time - Wick Academy 3 - Inverurie Locos 6
Match report written by John Briskham
|Sean McCarthy (GK)||21||6||-||6||-|
|Gary Manson (sub)||30||6||1||462||34|
|Bryan McKiddie (sub)||-||2||-||178||7|
|Steven Anderson (sub)||21||4||-||4||-|
Managers' Views on the Inverurie Locos Game
[Interviews by Will Clark]
Gordon Connelly (Wick Academy)
“We never turned up, we didn’t compete and we were no match against what was an Inverurie Locos side who were missing several players. We want to make Wick a hard place to come, but we were a soft touch. The minute we lost the equaliser they battered us and we were second to everything. We didn’t even make a game of it, which is disappointing. They are better players than that, but that doesn’t give them the right to win football matches, you have to work hard to earn that.”
Kenny Coull (Inverurie Locos)
“We were ruthless in front of goal which I was pleased to see after a poor result in the Aberdeenshire Cup against Fraserburgh. We were 4-1 up at half time but we weren’t content to sit back in the second half as we felt there were more goals to be had. There was also still a defensive job to do in the second half. We lost another three goals today which isn’t good enough, but to get three points at Wick, we’ll take it.”