Forres Mech 1
Wick Academy 3
League


Forres Mech 

1 - 3

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Mosset Park. Att. 160
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Craig McGovern (52) Richard Macadie (7)
Grant Campbell (47)
Steven Anderson (80)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Stuart Knight
Paul Smith
Simon Allan
Lee Fraser
Craig McGovern
Duncan Jones
Andrew Fraser
Steven Fraser
Dachi Khutsishvili
Fraser Forbes
Stuart Soane
James More
Grant Campbell
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Richard Macadie
Ross Allan
Alan Farquhar
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel
Steven Anderson
David Allan

Bench
Graeme Grant
Ross MacPherson
Kris Duncan
Connor MacIver
Ryan MacKintosh
Brandon Hutcheson
Mark Bowden
Michael Gray
Alan Hughes
Stevie Cunningham
Jack Halliday
Gary Manson
Gary Weir

Substitutions
Ross MacPherson for Fraser Forbes (54)
Kris Duncan for Duncan Jones (75)
Ryan MacKintosh for Stuart Soane (81)
Jack Halliday for Grant Steven (57)
Gary Manson for Richard Macadie (67)
Stevie Cunningham for Steven Anderson (90)

Cautions
Duncan Jones (42)
Ross MacPherson (69)
Steven Fraser (72)
Craig McGovern (72)
Stuart Soane (78)
Ryan MacKintosh (82)
Michael Steven (52)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Beaton (Referee)
Gary Falconer & Ian Moeller (Assistants)
Bill Machray (Fourth Official)





Match Report


Academy travelled to Mosset Park today and pulled off a fine 3-1 win to keep them at the top of the table. The result stretched the Scorries unbeaten league run to 13 games - 12 wins and a draw.

James More started between the sticks for Academy and with Sean McCarthy out injured Michael Gray returned to the Academy ranks. Sam Mackay was unavailable through wok commitments, but Davie Allan returned after sitting out his one match suspension.

Academy got off to a great start going a goal up inside 7 minutes. The move started with Lukasz Geruzel just inside the Forres half. He took a high ball down, turned and played it wide up the right flank to Davie Allan. He hit the bye-line and crossed for Richard Macadie to tap home at the back post.

0 - 1

On the half-hour Academy created another good chance when Grant Campbell had a shot that was deflected wide for a corner.

7 minutes later Forres crafted their first decent chance of the game. Dachi Khutsishvili slid a good ball into the feet of Andrew Fraser who worked his way into the Academy box down the left channel and he got his shot on target but James More got both hands to it to turn it around the post.

Duncan Jones picked up a booking for the Can-Can's just before the break and that concluded the first half action with Academy holding a slender advantage.

Half Time - Forres Mechanics 0 - Wick Academy 1

2 minutes after the re-start Academy doubled their lead. Grant Campbell was played through one-on-one with keeper Stuart Knight. Campbell showed great composure and from the edge of the box stuck home with a right footed shot for his first goal since re-joining the Scorries in the summer.

0 - 2

5 minutes later the home side pulled themselves back into the game. A corner on the right was fired in by Captain Simon Allan. Craig McGovern headed it into the ground and it bounced up into the net. In a wrestling match to take the ball out of the net Michael Steven picked up a booking.

1 - 2

Academy kept on the attack and on 58 minutes Macadie played a neat one-two with Geruzel which sent Macadie free into the box but his left foot shot across the face of goal went just wide of the post.

Forres almost levelled the scores when a cross from the left by Craig McGovern found Lee Fraser free about 7 yards from goal and his glancing header looked bound for the bottom corner but More got down to pull off a superb save to tip it around his post.

Ten minutes from full-time Academy sealed the win. Steven Anderson won the ball inside the Academy half and he drove forward at the Forres defence. He played a one-two with Geruzel and found himself one-on-one with keeper Knight who saved Anderson's first shot but the Academy striker reacted quickly and stuck home the re-bound.

1 - 3

The home side created one final chance before the end of the match when a Steven Fraser header was deflected off an Academy defender for a corner.

Full Time - Forres Mechanics 1 - Wick Academy 3

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 2014)


2014/2015 All Time
Age
James More (GK)26 2 - 138 -
Grant Steven22 1811063
Michael Steven24 20 - 1326
Grant Campbell - 191431
Richard Macadie27 2210355141
James Pickles24 1577713
Alan Farquhar26 20 - 1983
Ross Allan21 1931287
David Allan25 216220103
Steven Anderson21 197197
Lukasz Geruzel - 1798541
Gary Manson (sub)30 16147134
Jack Halliday (sub)20 91121
Stevie Cunningham (sub) - 18124642






League Table (as at November 8th, 2014)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. WICK 18 14 1 3 +34 43
2. Turriff United 18 15 1 2 +23 43
3. Brora Rangers 15 13 2 0 +56 41
4. Inverurie Locos 18 12 3 3 +29 39
5. Formartine Utd 17 12 2 3 +24 38
6. Cove Rangers 17 10 3 4 +25 33
7. Fraserburgh 17 10 3 4 +21 33
8. Forres Mech 17 9 1 7 +4 28
9. Nairn County 17 8 3 6 +16 27
10. Clachnacuddin 16 7 2 7 +8 23
11. Buckie Thistle 18 6 3 9 -4 21
12. Deveronvale 18 5 6 7 -8 21
13. Lossiemouth 17 3 1 13 -29 10
14. Keith 17 3 1 13 -33 10
15. Huntly 18 2 3 13 -38 9
16. Rothes 17 2 2 13 -54 8
17. Strathspey 17 1 3 13 -41 6
18. Fort William 16 1 2 13 -33 5