Wick Academy 2
Nairn County 1
HL Cup (Semi Final)


Wick Academy
2 - 1
Nairn County 

HL Cup (Semi Final)
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 800
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Steven Anderson (78)
David Allan (86)
Paul Macleod (27)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Grant Campbell
Sam Mackay
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Callum Antell
Sean Webb
Adam Naismith
Michael Morrison (C)
Martin Macdonald
Paul Macleod
Bradley Halsman
Alan Pollock
Robert Duncanson
John Cameron
Sam Urquhart

Bench
James More
Richard Macadie
Alan Hughes
Bryan McKiddie
Gary Weir
Ross Naismith
Conor Gethins
Jack Maclean
Christopher Mackinnon
Reece Barton
Craig Munro
Michael Maccallum

Substitutions
Richard Macadie for Lukasz Geruzel (72)
Gary Weir for Steven Anderson (90)
Conor Gethins for Paul Macleod (80)

Cautions
None. Martin Macdonald (53)
Adam Naismith (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Wayne Cusiter (Referee)
Chris MacLeod & Stephen Tait (Assistants)




Match Report


Wick Academy came from behind today to reach the first Highland League Cup final in the Club's history. A bumper crowed filled Harmsworth Park and the home contingent were silenced after 26 minutes when Paul Macleod got onto the end on a Sam Urquhart cross and from 10 yards out he powered home his header.

It looked as if it wouldn't be Academy's day but in the 78th minute Steven Anderson pounced on a loose ball in the Nairn penalty area and made no mistake in finding the net to level the scores.

Better was to come for the Scorries when with only 4 minutes left on the clock Davie Allan turned home a Steven Anderson cross to send the Harmsworth faithful into raptures and Academy played out the final minutes to march into the final. They will face Cove Rangers who defeated Turriff United by the same score-line.

The final will be played on the 11th April at Grant Street Park Inverness.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at March 21st, 2015)


2014/2015 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)21 28 - 28 -
Grant Campbell - 313553
Michael Steven25 29 - 1426
Grant Steven22 2911173
Sam Mackay26 28919886
James Pickles24 2679013
Alan Farquhar27 33 - 2113
Gary Manson31 28148434
David Allan25 3413234110
Steven Anderson22 32123212
Lukasz Geruzel - 26129544
Richard Macadie (sub)27 3513368144
Gary Weir (sub)17 2911376146






League Table (as at March 21st, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 29 25 4 0 +112 79
2. Turriff United 28 24 2 2 +52 71
3. Fraserburgh 31 18 7 6 +44 61
4. WICK 28 19 2 7 +40 59
5. Inverurie Locos 30 18 3 9 +41 57
6. Cove Rangers 27 17 5 5 +47 56
7. Formartine Utd 28 16 6 6 +22 54
8. Nairn County 27 15 3 9 +44 48
9. Forres Mech 29 15 3 11 +12 48
10. Buckie Thistle 31 13 5 13 +6 44
11. Clachnacuddin 30 11 3 16 -13 36
12. Deveronvale 30 9 7 14 -27 34
13. Fort William 24 6 2 16 -37 20
14. Keith 28 6 1 21 -51 19
15. Huntly 31 5 3 23 -61 18
16. Lossiemouth 29 4 2 23 -58 14
17. Strathspey 28 3 4 21 -76 13
18. Rothes 30 2 4 24 -97 10