Wick Academy 1
Clachnacuddin 0
HL Cup (2nd Round)


Wick Academy
1 - 0
Clachnacuddin 

HL Cup (2nd Round)
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 550
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Sam Mackay (27)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Grant Campbell
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Alexander Ridgers
Andrew Skinner
Michael Finnis
Jamie Doran
David McGurk
Sean Fitzpatrick
Blair Lawrie
Martin Callum
Ian Penwright
Ryan Watson
Daniel McLennan

Bench
James More
Alan Hughes
Gary Manson
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
Paul Brindle
Scott Maclean
Fraser Robertson
Scott Davidson
Ryan Macdonald
Aidan Macdonald

Substitutions
Richard Macadie for Lukasz Geruzel (70)
Paul Brindle for Daniel McLennan (12)
Scott Davidson for Ian Penwright (74)
Scott Maclean for Sean Fitzpatrick (80)

Cautions
None. Blair Lawrie (25)
David McGurk (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)
Alexander McDonald & Sean Thomson (Assistants)




Match Report


Wick marched into their first ever Highland League Cup semi-final today with a 1-0 win over current cup holders Clachnacuddin.

The game failed to really catch fire as both sides toiled a little on a heavy pitch.

The visitors were forced into an early change when Daniel Mclennan took a blow to the face and he was replaced by Paul Brindle.

Clachnacuddin failed to really test Sean McCarthy throughout the whole game. The nearest they came was with a first half shot from Ian Penwright that looked goal-bound but just flew past the outside of the post.

Academy won a free kick on 27 minutes about 25 yards from goal. Sam Mackay stepped up and with a glorious swipe of his yellow boot he sent a peach curling over the Clach wall which kissed the under-side of the cross-bar on it's way into the top corner of the net.

1 - 0

Ross Allan forced keeper Alexander Ridgers into a good stop when he got a shot on target from an acute angle.

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Clachnacuddin 0

Into the second half Sam Mackay picked the ball up inside the centre circle, turned his man and drove towards goal. Davie Allan hit the burners to get himself into the box but was inches away from turning home Mackay's cross.

Substitute Brindle flashed another Clach attempt across the face of goal with no takers to poke it home.

Mackay then showed a great bit of skill plucked the ball out of the air in the centre circle before purshing towards goal. He delivered the ball to Lukasz Geruzel who had his back to goal and he set up James Pickles but the Orcadian's shot went straight to keeper Ridgers.

Scott Davidson skied a good opportunity over the cross-bar but Clach couldn't muster a reply and Academy ran the clock down to claim the victory. The reward for the Scorries is a home tie in the semi-final against Nairn County who beat Lossiemouth.

Full Time - Wick Academy 1 - Clachnacuddin 0

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at February 28th, 2015)


2014/2015 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)21 25 - 25 -
Grant Campbell - 273513
Michael Steven25 26 - 1396
Grant Steven22 2511133
Ross Allan21 2831387
Alan Farquhar27 29 - 2073
James Pickles24 2378713
Sam Mackay25 24919486
Lukasz Geruzel - 22119143
David Allan25 3012230109
Steven Anderson22 28102810
Richard Macadie (sub)27 3112364143






League Table (as at February 28th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 25 21 4 0 +96 67
2. Turriff United 25 21 2 2 +42 62
3. WICK 25 18 2 5 +40 56
4. Cove Rangers 26 16 5 5 +41 53
5. Fraserburgh 27 15 6 6 +37 51
6. Inverurie Locos 26 16 3 7 +36 51
7. Formartine Utd 24 15 5 4 +26 50
8. Nairn County 24 12 3 9 +27 39
9. Forres Mech 25 12 3 10 +6 39
10. Buckie Thistle 27 10 5 12 -2 35
11. Clachnacuddin 27 10 3 14 -10 33
12. Deveronvale 26 8 7 11 -15 31
13. Fort William 21 5 2 14 -29 17
14. Keith 24 5 1 18 -43 16
15. Huntly 28 4 3 21 -60 15
16. Lossiemouth 26 4 2 20 -48 14
17. Strathspey 24 2 4 18 -67 10
18. Rothes 26 2 4 20 -77 10