Wick Academy 4
Forres Mech 3
League


Wick Academy
4 - 3
Forres Mech 

League
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 400
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Lukasz Geruzel (15)
David Allan (23)
Lukasz Geruzel (37)
Lukasz Geruzel (39)
Ross Archibald (2)
Lees Fraser (36)
James More (og.) (47)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Charlie Rowley

Starting Eleven
James More
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Sam Mackay
Grant MacNab
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir
David Allan
Lukasz Geruzel
Stuart Knight
Paul Smith
Simon Allan (C)
Scott Harry Moore
Lee Fraser
Craig McGovern
Steven Fraser
Dachi Khutsishvili
Ross Archibald
Ryan Mackintosh
Stuart Soane

Bench
Michael Gray
Sean Campbell
Richard Macadie
Jack Halliday
Bryan McKiddie
Kuba Koziol
Graeme Grant
Kris Duncan
Andrew Fraser
Fraser Forbes
Steven Simpson

Substitutions
Richard Macadie for Lukasz Geruzel (74)
Bryan McKiddie for Grant MacNab (84)
Kuba Koziol for Gary Weir (88)
Graeme Grant for Scott Harry Moore (63)
Kris Duncan for Simon Allan (65)
Fraser Forbes for Ross Archibald (86)

Cautions
Kuba Koziol (93)
Scott Harry Moore (26)
Stuart Knight (35)
Dachi Khutsishvili (53)
Stuart Soane (76)

Red Cards
None. Stuart Knight (93)
Match Officials

Graham Elder (Referee)
Bob Gunn & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Wick Academy bounced back from their cup defeat today beating visitors Forres Mechanics in a seven goal thriller. The three points secured at least a 4th place finish for the Scorries.

In an action-packed game Lukasz Geruzel bagged a hat-trick and Richard Macadie also got his name on the score-sheet.

The visitors made a great start to the game going a goal up within the first 2 minutes. Dachi Khutsishvili drove the ball in low from the left and Ross Archibald diverted it into the Academy net from 6 yards with a neat touch.

0 - 1

Academy pulled back the equaliser on the quarter hour when Lukasz Geruzel latched onto a Steven Anderson cross from the left wing from 6 yards out.

1 - 1

What followed must be a contender for the goal of the season. Anderson fed the ball to Davie Allan on the half-way line. He surged forward beating 3 Forres defenders and from 16 yards out hammered a perfectly guided shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

2 - 1

Allan turned provider for the next goal as he teed up Gary Weir but Weir's shot was saved by keeper Stuart Knight. Geruzel was on the re-bound in a flash and he hammed home to give the Scorries a two goal advantage.

3 - 1

That advantage however lasted for less than a minute when Academy failed to clear a Khutsishvili cross and Lee Fraser smashed home with a low drive.

3 - 2

Unbelievably a third goal was scored in as many minutes. Sam Mackay fired a long ball up to Geruzel in the Forres box. His shot caught keeper Knight cold and he celebrated a well taken hat-trick with his fellow players.

4 - 2

Half Time - Wick Academy 4 - Forres Mechanics 2

Straight from the restart Forres pulled back the deficit. A Stuart Soane pile-driver smashed off the underside of the cross-bar, hit the back of James More's heat and into the net.

4 - 3

Neither team could find another goal and a very entertaining match ended with another three points for the Scorries. Keeper Stuart Knight picked up his second booking of the day as the teams left the park as he and referee Graham Elder exchanged words.

Half Time - Wick Academy 4 - Forres Mechanics 3

After the game Davie Allan was announced as the Supporters' Player of the Year and Under 17 player Ian Ross picked up the Youth Player of the Year.

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at April 18th, 2015)


2014/2015 All Time
Age
James More (GK)26 10 - 146 -
Grant Steven22 3211203
Michael Steven25 33 - 1456
Gary Manson31 33148834
Grant MacNab23 2 - 131
Sam Mackay26 31920086
Alan Farquhar27 38 - 2163
Lukasz Geruzel - 30169948
David Allan25 3914238111
Gary Weir17 3416380151
Steven Anderson22 37133713
Richard Macadie (sub)28 4015373146
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 3 - 1787
Kuba Koziol (sub)19 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at April 18th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 34 30 4 0 +121 94
2. Turriff United 34 27 2 5 +50 80
3. Cove Rangers 33 21 7 5 +60 70
4. WICK 32 21 3 8 +47 66
5. Formartine Utd 34 19 7 8 +26 64
6. Inverurie Locos 34 20 3 11 +42 63
7. Fraserburgh 33 18 8 7 +42 62
8. Forres Mech 34 18 3 13 +12 57
9. Nairn County 33 17 3 13 +44 54
10. Buckie Thistle 34 15 5 14 +5 50
11. Clachnacuddin 34 14 3 17 -11 45
12. Deveronvale 33 9 9 15 -28 36
13. Keith 33 7 3 23 -54 24
14. Lossiemouth 34 7 2 25 -55 23
15. Fort William 30 6 3 21 -47 21
16. Huntly 34 5 5 24 -63 20
17. Strathspey 32 3 5 24 -85 14
18. Rothes 33 2 5 26 -106 11