Wick Academy 7
Rothes 0
League


Wick Academy
7 - 0
Rothes 

League
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Harmsworth Park. Att. 500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Marc MacGregor (9)
Marc MacGregor (33)
Marc MacGregor (35)
David Allan (53)
Michael Steven (65)
Colin Macrae (74)
Marc MacGregor (88)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Danny McCarthy
Michael Steven
Danny Mackay
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Alan Farquhar
James Pickles
Stewart Ross
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor
David Allan
Matthew Mackie
Nathan Smith
Stuart Thomson
Connor Bain
Gary Ewen
Jack Lingard
Ryan McPherson
Donald Horsburgh
Gordon Younie
Craig MacMillan
Gary Irons

Bench
Michael Gray
Colin Macrae
Ryan Campbell
Owen Christie
Ross Allan
Scott Riddoch
Derek Thomson
Jack Faren

Substitutions
Ross Allan for Stewart Ross (54)
Colin Macrae for Craig Shearer (69)
Ryan Campbell for Gary Manson (80)
Derek Thomson for Craig MacMillan (18)
Scott Riddoch for Ryan McPherson (76)

Cautions
Danny McCarthy (85)
Garry Irons (65)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Robertson (Referee)
Molly Alexander & Billy Murray (Assistants)




Match Report


A make-shift Academy team had too much today for visitors Rothes and cruised to a 7-0 win. Gordon Connelly had 7 regulars missing; Gary Weir and Sam Mackay were suspended following their red cards against Lossiemouth. Steven Anderson, Grant Steven, Grant Campbell, Richard Macadie and Sean McCarthy were all unavailable.

Rothes also struggled with several regulars missing and they drafted in 55 year old Gordon Younie who played for the full 90 minutes.

That gave the chance for young Danny McCarthy to make his first start between the sticks. Craig Shearer, Stewart Ross and Michael Gray rolled back the years as they came back to help out, and Owen Christie and Ryan Campbell from the under 17's also got on the teamsheet.

Marc MacGregor got a start up front and didn't disappoint as he bagged 4 goals and was awarded man of the match. Other scorers were Davie Allan, Joe Seven and substitute Colin Macrae grabbed his first goal in Academy colours.

Academy opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Alan Hughes free kick was flicked on by Danny Mackay which found the foot of Marc MacGregor to guide the ball into the net from 10 yards out.

1 - 0

Rothes could have equalised when Derek Thomson launched a sensational effort from 35 yards which looked as if it was going to dip over the head of teenage keeper Danny McCarthy, but he went air-born to make a finger-tip save to put the ball over the bar.

MacGregor then doubled Academy's lead when Stewart Ross' header was blocked by the Rothes defence but from 20 yards the youngster from John O'Groats thundered the rebound into the net with the goal of the game.

2 - 0

MacGregor completed his hat-trick two minutes later when Davie Allan's cross from the left wing found him in the six yard box and despite his first strike being blocked he made no mistake with the rebound.

3 - 0

Half Time - Wick Academy 3 - Rothes 0

Davie Allan made it 4-0 in the 53rd minute when he beat the offside trap to run on to Ross' pass and calmly struck the ball past Matthew Mackie.

4 - 0

Midway through the second half Michael Steven latched on to Ross Allan's cross to score from ten yards to make it 5-0 with a neat finish.

5 - 0

It was also a memorable moment of Helmsdale teenager Colin Macrae who came off the bench and after being on the pitch for only 5 minutes he scored his first goal for the club. Gary Manson's shot from 15 yards was saved by Mackie but Macrae was alert to the rebound to find the net from 10 yards to make it six.

6 - 0

MacGregor completed the rout two minutes from time when he scored again from close range to send the Scorries into seventh heaven.

7 - 0

Full Time - Wick Academy 7 - Rothes 0

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at October 10th, 2015)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Danny McCarthy (GK)17 1 - 1 -
Danny Mackay24 161161
Michael Steven25 1511637
Alan Hughes20 3 - 341
Stewart Ross - 1 - 19618
James Pickles25 14 - 10813
Alan Farquhar27 16 - 2333
Craig Shearer - 1 - 49667
Gary Manson31 17150836
Marc MacGregor20 135135
David Allan26 174258116
Colin Macrae (sub)17 3131
Ross Allan (sub)22 2 - 1427
Ryan Campbell (sub)16 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at October 10th, 2015)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 12 12 0 0 +26 36
2. Brora Rangers 13 10 1 2 +35 31
3. Formartine Utd 13 10 1 2 +31 31
4. Turriff United 13 9 2 2 +29 29
5. WICK 12 8 0 4 +19 24
6. Forres Mech 13 8 0 5 +4 24
7. Nairn County 13 7 0 6 -2 21
8. Buckie Thistle 12 7 0 5 -8 21
9. Fraserburgh 11 6 1 4 +3 19
10. Lossiemouth 13 6 1 6 -8 19
11. Inverurie Locos 12 6 0 6 +12 18
12. Keith 13 5 0 8 -14 15
13. Clachnacuddin 13 3 1 9 +2 10
14. Huntly 12 3 1 8 -7 10
15. Deveronvale 12 2 4 6 -15 10
16. Strathspey 13 3 0 10 -13 9
17. Fort William 13 2 0 11 -25 6
18. Rothes 13 0 0 13 -69 0