Wick Academy 0
Formartine Utd 1
League


Wick Academy
0 - 1
Formartine Utd 

League
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Harmsworth Park. Att. 420
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Garry Wood (69)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Sam Mackay
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
James McLean
Steven Anderson
David Allan
Gary Weir
Andrew Reid
Hamish Munro
Stuart Smith
Callum Bagshaw
Johnny Crawford
Callum Dingwall
Graeme Rodger
Stuart Anderson
Neil Gauld
Garry Wood
Jamie Massom

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Brandon Sinclair
Ryan Campbell
Alan Hughes
Marc MacGregor
Neil McVitie
Scott Barbour
Jamie Michie
Max Berton
Cameron Keith
Ewen MacDonald

Substitutions
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (72)
Alan Hughes for Richard Macadie (79)
Scott Barbour for Jamie Massom (59)
Cameron Keith for Neil Gauld (68)

Cautions
David Allan (58)
Garry Wood (10)
Stuart Anderson (28)
Calum Bagshaw (90)
Scott Barbour (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Billy Baxter (Referee)




Match Report


Academy welcomed title chasers Formartine United to Harmsworth Park for this Wednesday night encounter. It was a match that both sides battled tooth and nail in, but Formartine grabbed the points from a single Garry Wood goal in the 69th minute.

Formartine travelled with a pretty much full squad, whilst Academy had Danny Mackay and Ross Allan out through injury. James Pickles was unavailable, but Grant Steven returned to the back line.

First minute goals are becoming the norm at Harmsworth Park and the visitors almost continued the trend when they came close in the first minute. Jamie Masson fired in a free-kick that Neil Gauld got a powerful header onto. Grant Steven rose and blocked it from going into the goal and it looked to take nick off the outside of the far post before going out for a corner.

Formartine pressed hard in the first quarter and Grant Steven made another good block from a Stuart Anderson shot from the edge of the box.

Academy started to settle into the game and Gary Weir got onto the end of a Sam Mackay free-kick but he couldn't keep his headed effort down and it went over the crossbar.

Graeme Rodger found himself in space down the other end of the park but he fluffed his lines and hammered high over the bar from 10 yards out.

In the last action of the first half Stuart Smith did well to cut out a Sam Mackay cross which would have released Weir into the box.

Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Formartine United 0

Second half chances were few and far between but just passed the hour Sean McCarthy pulled off a good save to deny Callum Bagshaw.

Academy had a shout for a penalty waved away by referee Billy Baxter when Weir went down on the box at the feet of keeper Andy Reid.

Formartine broke the deadlock in the 69th minute. Graeme Rodger broke down the left flank and whipped a great cross into the box for Garry Wood to get a glancing header onto which found the bottom right hand corner of McCarthy's net.

0 - 1

Academy pushed for the equalizer and Steven Anderson stung the hands of keeper Andy Reid with a powerful 25 yard drive on target.

In injury time Academy flooded forward but Formartine shut up shop and denied them any further sniff on goal.

Full Time - Wick Academy 0 - Formartine United 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at March 23rd, 2016)


2015/2016 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)22 40 - 73 -
Michael Steven26 3421818
Grant Steven23 3031526
Sam Mackay27 3519237107
James McLean - 10 - 10 -
Richard Macadie28 3611411159
Alan Farquhar28 33 - 2503
Gary Manson32 33152336
David Allan26 3814278126
Steven Anderson23 37167529
Gary Weir18 3212412163
Alan Hughes (sub)20 15 - 461
Marc MacGregor (sub)21 329329






League Table (as at March 23rd, 2016)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 29 24 2 3 +88 74
2. Cove Rangers 28 24 1 3 +54 73
3. Formartine Utd 28 23 3 2 +84 72
4. Turriff United 27 17 5 5 +52 56
5. Inverurie Locos 31 17 3 11 +28 54
6. Nairn County 28 15 3 10 +16 48
7. Buckie Thistle 30 15 3 12 -6 48
8. WICK 29 14 5 10 +23 47
9. Fraserburgh 28 13 6 9 +15 45
10. Keith 30 15 0 15 -11 45
11. Forres Mech 25 12 2 11 -4 38
12. Lossiemouth 31 12 2 17 -20 38
13. Deveronvale 29 8 7 14 -9 31
14. Clachnacuddin 27 7 1 19 -15 22
15. Huntly 27 5 4 18 -34 19
16. Strathspey 29 6 1 22 -62 19
17. Fort William 27 4 1 22 -65 13
18. Rothes 29 0 1 28 -134 1