Keith 2
Wick Academy 3
League


Keith 

2 - 3

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Kynoch Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stuart Massie (35)
Hamish Ritchie (55)
Sam Mackay (5)
Richard Macadie (20)
David Allan (56)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
David Dey
Aaron David Scully
Stewart Hutcheon (C)
Grant Mitchell
Michael Ralton
Bruce Milne
Matthew McDonald
Hamish Ritchie
Michael Ewen
Ryan Stewart
Stuart Massie
Graeme Williamson
Grant Campbell
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Sam Mackay
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir
David Allan

Bench
Greg Smith
Robbie Collinson
Finlay Stables
Scott Whelan
Nathan Greig
Daniel Bell
Sean McCarthy
Gordon Connelly
Sandy Sutherland
Joe Wilson

Substitutions
Greg Smith for Ryan Stewart (62)
Scott Whelan for Aaron David Scully (62)
Finlay Stables for Grant Mitchell (83)
Sandy Sutherland for Gary Weir (82)

Cautions
Bruce Milne (43) David Allan (52)
Gary Weir (64)
Michael Steven (71)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Liam Duncan (Referee)
Neil Matheson & Daniel Rae (Assistants)





Match Report


Academy racked up a record 12th away win of the season today beating Keith by 3 goals to 2. The away win record smashes the previous best achieved of 8 in seasons 2008-09 and 2012-13.

We are also on course to beat our league goals conceded in a season record. We have currently conceded 43 goals. That matches the previous best total last achieved in season 2000-01, but we only played 26 league games in that season. Our current goals conceded to game ratio is 1.3 per game and if we can keep it tight at the back in our last game of the season against Strathspey Thistle (concede 3 goals or less) we will beat our previous goals conceded to games played ratio of 1.41 goals per game.

Academy got a great start opening the scoring in the 5th minute. Grant Campbell played the ball up the middle of the park to Davie Allan. Allan had a shot on target that keeper David Dey saved with his feet, but the ball looped up in the air and Sam Mackay followed in to head it home from 6 yards out.

0 - 1

The Scorries doubled their advantage 15 minutes later. A throw-in on the left went to Gary Weir who back-heeled the ball into the box. Richard Macadie ran onto it and fired home inside the keeper's right hand post.

0 - 2

Weir came close to increasing the lead but it was the home side that were next to get on the score-sheet. Matthew McDonald got the right flank bye-line and fired in a low cross which Graeme Williamson fumbled and the ball crossed the line for an unfortunate own-goal.

1 - 2

Half Time - Keith 1 - Wick Academy 2

The first chance after the re-start fell to Academy. Gary Manson played the ball to Gary Weir to square to Steven Anderson but his left foot shot was saved by the keeper.

Keith squared the scores in the 54th minute. Michael Ewen delivered a low cross into the Academy box which got a flick onto Hamish Ritchie and he made no mistake in tucking it home.

2 - 2

Two minutes later Academy regained the lead. Davie Allan was voted as the supporters' Player of the Year last weekend and he showed why when he got the ball within sight of goal and drilled a perfectly struck low drive into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

2 - 3

Academy then had multiple chances to increase the scoring. Steven Anderson had a shot on target that was saved for a corner kick by keeper Dey. The Keith keeper found himself in the action again moments later. A Richard Macadie free-kick found Grant Campbell on the edge of the box. He chipped the ball over the top for Sam Mackay who went one-on-one with the keeper, but Sam took a touch too many allowing Dey to close him down and make a smart save with his feet.

Academy kept on the attack. This time Seven Anderson hit the by-line and delivered a cross to the back post for Richard Macadie. Macadie took the ball down but his shot was saved at the post by the keeper.

Another chance fell to Academy that they couldn't convert. Gary Manson played the ball up-field to Davie Allan. He ran into the box and squared for Macadie who had a great chance to convert but he side-footed the ball past the outside of the post.

Academy looked threatening in every attack. Weir played the ball into the feet of Macadie who slipped it onto Anderson but from 15 yards out keeper Dey again made a great save with his feet.

Full Time - Keith 2 - Wick Academy 3

Match report written by Luke Bunch



Squad Statistics (as at April 25th, 2015)


2014/2015 All Time
Age
Graeme Williamson (GK) - 1 - 3 -
Grant Campbell - 353593
Michael Steven25 34 - 1476
Grant Steven22 3311213
Richard Macadie28 4116374147
Alan Farquhar27 39 - 2173
Gary Manson31 34149034
Sam Mackay26 321020287
Steven Anderson22 38133813
David Allan25 4015240112
Gary Weir17 3516382151
Sandy Sutherland (sub) - 1 - 10 -






League Table (as at April 25th, 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 34 22 7 5 +63 73
4. WICK 33 22 3 8 +48 69
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. Nairn County 34 18 3 13 +45 57
9. Forres Mech 34 18 3 13 +12 57
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. Fort William 32 7 3 22 -46 24
14. Keith 34 7 3 24 -55 24
15. Lossiemouth 34 7 2 25 -55 23
16. Huntly 34 5 5 24 -63 20
17. Strathspey 33 3 5 25 -86 14
18. Rothes 34 2 5 27 -110 11