Wick Academy 1
Buckie Thistle 3
League


Wick Academy
1 - 3
Buckie Thistle 

League
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Harmsworth Park. Att. 320
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Sam Mackay (19)
Robert Scott (1)
Scott Adams (26)
Robert Scott (65)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Danny Mackay
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Richard Macadie
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
James McLean
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir
Greig Sim
Shaun Wood
Stuart Hodge
Iain Macrae
Lewis Mackinnon
Drew Copeland
Kevin Fraser
James Fraser
Christopher Angus
Scott Adams
Robert Scott

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Ryan Campbell
Marc MacGregor
Alan Hughes
Darren Strong

Substitutions
Marc MacGregor for Richard Macadie (73)
Alan Hughes for Colin Macrae (73)
Ryan Campbell for James McLean (82)
None.

Cautions
Danny Mackay (22)
Sean Wood (17)
Lewis MacKinnon (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)




Match Report


Visitors Buckie Thistle recorded their first win at Harmsworth Park since April 2011. Both teams were short on personnel for the Wednesday night game under the floodlights. Buckie only has goalkeeper Darren Strong on the bench whilst Academy were without the services of Michael Steven and Davie Allan (both suspended), Grant Steven was out injured and James Pickles was unavailable.

First minute goals at Harmsworth Park has become common-place this season, but this time it was the visitors that drew early blood. Alan Farquhar didn't get enough on his header back to Sean McCarthy which allowed Robert Scott the chance to nick the ball and he converted the opportunity.

0 - 1

Buckie number 9 Chris Angus had a great game for the Jags and the came close to doubling the lead with a flashing shot that went just wide of target.

Sam Mackay showed his class to draw the Scorries level with a great goal on 19 minutes. He picked the ball up on the left before driving into the box and from a tight angle fired a thunder-bolt into the roof of the net.

1 - 1

Seven minutes later however Buckie regained their lead. Scott Adams beat the off-side trap to sprint forward and he kept a cool head to find the net passed McCarthy from 20 yards out.

1 - 2

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Buckie Thistle 2

Chris Angus had another attempt the flashed just wide of the target and for Academy James McClean had a well struck volley that flew just over the cross-bar.

It was Buckie however that increased their lead on 65 minutes. A slack clearance by the Academy defence was punished when the ball fell to Robert Scott and he notched home his second goal of the match.

1 - 3

Academy pushed to try to get back into the game in the remaining quarter hour but failed to really threaten the Buckie goal. Indeed it was the visitors that had the best chances to go further ahead through Robert Scott, but McCarthy was twice on hand to deny him his hat trick.

Academy had to finish the last 8 minutes of the game with only 10 men, having made all of their substitutions, when Ross Allan had to be taken off with a hamstring injury.

So a poor night for the Scorries but Buckie deserved their win and Academy now face a tricky away trip to Keith on Saturday.

Full Time - Wick Academy 1 - Buckie Thistle 3

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at March 16th, 2016)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 38 - 71 -
Colin Macrae18 101101
Danny Mackay25 371371
Richard Macadie28 3411409159
Sam Mackay27 3419236107
Gary Manson32 31152136
James McLean - 8 - 8 -
Ross Allan22 1921589
Alan Farquhar28 31 - 2483
Gary Weir18 3012412163
Steven Anderson23 35157328
Alan Hughes (sub)20 13 - 441
Marc MacGregor (sub)21 309309
Ryan Campbell (sub)17 4 - 4 -






League Table (as at March 16th, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 27 23 1 3 +83 70
2. Cove Rangers 26 22 1 3 +47 67
3. Formartine Utd 26 21 3 2 +82 66
4. Turriff United 25 17 4 4 +53 55
5. Inverurie Locos 30 17 2 11 +28 53
6. Nairn County 27 15 2 10 +16 47
7. Buckie Thistle 29 15 2 12 -6 47
8. Fraserburgh 27 13 6 8 +16 45
9. Keith 29 15 0 14 -10 45
10. WICK 27 13 5 9 +23 44
11. Lossiemouth 30 11 2 17 -22 35
12. Forres Mech 23 11 1 11 -5 34
13. Deveronvale 27 8 6 13 -7 30
14. Clachnacuddin 25 7 1 17 -13 22
15. Huntly 26 5 3 18 -34 18
16. Strathspey 27 5 1 21 -58 16
17. Fort William 25 3 1 21 -61 10
18. Rothes 28 0 1 27 -132 1