Fort William 3
Wick Academy 2
League


Fort William 

3 - 2

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Claggan Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
James Whyte (4)
Nicolas Stein (59)
Sean Grant (71)
Craig Campbell (31)
Gary Weir (33)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
David Osborne
Robert Smith
Andreas Broomfield
Andrew Hardwick
Willie Gemmell
Darren Quigg
Iain Maclellan
Callum Maclean
Nicholas Stein
James Whyte
Sean Grant (C)
James More
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Grant Campbell
Richard Macadie
Alan Farquhar
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Alan Hughes
Gary Weir
Craig Campbell

Bench
Martin Kerr
David Moffat
Iain Foggo
Lewis Campbell
Michael Ellis
Kenny Mackenzie
Robin Harvey
Sean McCarthy
Gordon Connelly
Steven Anderson
Lukasz Geruzel
David Allan

Substitutions
Kenny Mackenzie for Iain Maclellan (77)
Michael Ellis for Sean Grant (89)
Lukasz Geruzel for Alan Hughes (72)
David Allan for Gary Weir (72)
Steven Anderson for Richard Macadie (80)

Cautions
Robert Smith ( 90)
Andrew Hardwick (90)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Liam Duncan (Referee)
Ewan Jarvie & Harry Bruce (Assistants)





Match Report


The Scorries had their wings clipped at Claggan Park on Saturday when Fort turned a half-time deficit into a victory to claim their biggest scalp in a recent revival in the fortunes of the perennial highland League basement outfit.

For many, the biggest surprise was that the match went ahead at all given that it followed a run of seven weather-related postponements, with Gordon Connelly's men acting as belated first foots to their hosts for whom this was just their third match of 2015.

The home team made their intentions clear from the start and went in front in the third minute when James Whyte struck a powerful shot into the net from about 20 yards.

1 - 0

The loss of the goal seemed to spark Academy into life and they equalised in the 26th minute. Alan Hughes, who was making his first appearance of the season, had his shot blocked by Fort goalkeeper David Osborne. The ball, however, fell to trialist Craig Campbell, who slotted the ball in to the net from 16 yards.

1 - 1

Two minutes later Academy took the lead when experienced striker Gary Weir scored with a powerful drive from the right-hand side of the penalty box.

1 - 2

Half Time - Fort William 1 - Wick Academy 2

Academy managed to retain the lead until the hour mark when the home side got back on level terms. Nick Stein grabbed an equaliser with an impressive overhead kick.

2 - 2

The Fort keeper Osborne pulled off a decisive save to deny Weir and soon after the Lochaber men regained the lead when Australia-bound Sean Grant struck a swerving free-kick past Academy keeper James More.

3 - 2

Grant's strike proved to be the winner although Craig Campbell almost got an equaliser when his shot struck the crossbar from 18 yards.

But the home team were not to be denied a creditable victory which consigned the Scorries to their first back-to-back league defeats since mid-August. The defeat may also prove to be costly come the end of the season as it may cost Academy a place in the league table.

Full Time - Fort William 3 - Wick Academy 2

Match report written by Willie Wydmuch



Squad Statistics (as at March 14th, 2015)


2014/2015 All Time
Age
James More (GK)26 8 - 144 -
Michael Steven25 28 - 1406
Grant Campbell - 303543
Grant Steven22 2811163
Alan Hughes19 12 - 281
Sam Mackay26 27919686
Gary Manson31 27148234
Alan Farquhar27 32 - 2103
Richard Macadie27 3413367144
Craig Campbell - 1111
Gary Weir17 2811372146
David Allan (sub)25 3312232109
Lukasz Geruzel (sub) - 25129344
Steven Anderson (sub)22 31113111






League Table (as at March 14th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 28 24 4 0 +107 76
2. Turriff United 28 24 2 2 +52 71
3. WICK 28 19 2 7 +40 59
4. Fraserburgh 30 17 7 6 +43 58
5. Cove Rangers 27 17 5 5 +47 56
6. Inverurie Locos 29 17 3 9 +35 54
7. Formartine Utd 27 16 6 5 +27 54
8. Nairn County 27 15 3 9 +44 48
9. Forres Mech 27 14 3 10 +10 45
10. Buckie Thistle 30 12 5 13 0 41
11. Clachnacuddin 29 10 3 16 -14 33
12. Deveronvale 29 8 7 14 -28 31
13. Fort William 22 6 2 14 -28 20
14. Huntly 30 5 3 22 -60 18
15. Keith 27 5 1 21 -53 16
16. Lossiemouth 28 4 2 22 -57 14
17. Strathspey 27 3 4 20 -70 13
18. Rothes 29 2 4 23 -95 10