Wick Academy 0
Turriff United 1
HL Cup (1st Round)


Wick Academy
0 - 1
Turriff United 

HL Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Harmsworth Park. Att. 450
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Cameron Bowden (53)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Ross Jack

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Grant Steven
Michael Steven
Danny Mackay
Andrew Hardwick
James Pickles
Sam Mackay
Gary Manson
Richard Macadie
Gary Weir
Steven Anderson
Kevin Main
Christopher Herd
James Chalmers
Darren Wood
Cameron Bowden (C)
Paul Young
Leszek Nowosielski
Robert Allan
David Ross
David Booth
Neale Davidson

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Ross Allan
Marc MacGregor
Andrew Mackay
Nikolas Wozniak
Kenneth Mair
Liam Strachan
Ryan Bruce
Aaron Sherman

Substitutions
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (74)
Ross Allan for Andrew Hardwick (74)
Nikolas Wozniak for David Booth (80)

Cautions
Andrew Hardwick (42)
Steven Anderson (52)
Christopher Herd (22)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Graham Fraser (Referee)
David Alexander & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Academy were knocked out of the Breedon Highland League Cup today at the hands of visitors Turriff United. Academy had good chances with a Richard Macadie drive smacking off the cross-bar and keeper Kevin Main pulled off a great one-handed save to tip a Steven Anderson effort over the crossbar. Academy also had a fairly good shout for a penalty waved away by referee Graham Fraser when Steven Anderson looked to have been pushed over in the box. The winning goal came from Turriff captain Cameron Bowden in the 53rd minute and they now go onto the next round when they travel away again to face either Deveronvale or Nairn County (their game today was postponed).

Academy had the first sight of goal early on when Andrew Hardwick beat the offside trap to run on to a long ball from halfway. But the central defender fired a weak shot straight at goalkeeper Kevin Main from 18 yards.

Richard Macadie beat Main with a well struck effort from 25 yards but the shot smacked against the crossbar before the ball was punted to safety.

Turriff started to stamp their authority on the game and created a number of decent chances throughout the first half. David Ross had a great chance when the Wick defence failed to clear Neale Davidson's cross. But the forward could get no power on his shot, resulting in a comfortable save for Sean McCarthy.

Leszek Nowosielski also caused trouble when he found space and for a 20 yarder which stung the hands of McCarthy.

Half Time - Wick Academy 0 - Turriff United 0

Minutes into the second half, Academy felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Steven

Anderson appeared to have been pushed by an opponent in the box in a scramble for the ball. But referee Graham Fraser ruled no foul had take place, to the disbelief of the home support.

Academy's frustrations grew when Turriff took the lead from a Nowosielski cross from the left wing into the box. After a messy sequence, Bowden had the final say when he blasted the ball from close range into the back of the net.

0 - 1

Wick almost pulled one back immediately when Anderson caught the Turriff defence unawares to beat the offside trap and run on to Sam Mackay's pass. But his shot from 12 yards was brilliantly saved by Main who tipped the ball over the bar.

Academy continued to press for an equaliser and almost forced extra time at the death when Anderson once again caused problems in the Turriff defence by penetrating the visitors' back line. his shot was heading towards the bottom right corner when it was blocked by Main as Turriff held on to progress to the quarter finals.

Full Time - Wick Academy 0 - Turriff United 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at February 11th, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 20 - 97 -
Danny Mackay26 23 - 631
Michael Steven26 23320411
Grant Steven24 22 - 1786
Andrew Hardwick24 17 - 17 -
Sam Mackay27 2116262124
James Pickles26 25215216
Richard Macadie29 2611442176
Gary Manson33 23155137
Gary Weir19 204434167
Steven Anderson24 261710550
Marc MacGregor (sub)22 2566218
Ross Allan (sub)23 10 - 1699






League Table (as at February 11th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 26 20 3 3 +72 63
2. Brora Rangers 27 19 3 5 +58 60
3. Cove Rangers 25 18 5 2 +57 59
4. Formartine Utd 22 15 3 4 +29 48
5. Fraserburgh 25 14 5 6 +12 47
6. WICK 23 13 5 5 +26 44
7. Forres Mech 24 12 5 7 +10 41
8. Turriff United 25 13 2 10 +7 41
9. Keith 28 13 2 13 -4 41
10. Clachnacuddin 27 10 7 10 -10 37
11. Inverurie Locos 26 8 8 10 +6 32
12. Lossiemouth 26 9 4 13 -10 31
13. Nairn County 27 6 6 15 -17 24
14. Huntly 23 6 5 12 -31 23
15. Deveronvale 27 6 3 18 -23 21
16. Rothes 25 5 3 17 -60 18
17. Strathspey 24 2 3 19 -52 9
18. Fort William 26 2 2 22 -70 8