Wick Academy 1
Buckie Thistle 2
League


Wick Academy
1 - 2
Buckie Thistle 

League
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Richard Macadie (41)
Sam Urquhart (47)
Sam Urquhart (pen.) (55)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly
Graeme Stewart

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Richard Macadie
James Pickles
Ross Allan
Gary Manson
Ross Maciver
Gary Weir
Steven Anderson
Daniel Bell
Shaun Wood
Lewis MacKinnon
Hamish Munro
Craig Dorrat
Ceiran Mclean
Kevin Fraser
Craig Cowie
Drew Copeland
Sam Urquhart
John Mcleod

Bench
Danny McCarthy
Brandon Sinclair
Andrew Miller
Colin Henstridge
Marc MacGregor
Andrew Mackay
James Fraser
Shaun Carrol
Jay Cheyne
Christopher Angus
Stuart Taylor
John Maitland
Darren Strong

Substitutions
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (58)
Andrew Mackay for Richard Macadie (78)
Jay Cheyne for Drew Copeland (61)
Christopher Angus for John Mcleod (70)

Cautions
Grant Steven (66)
Andrew Hardwick (88)
None.

Red Cards
Steven Anderson (37)
None.
Match Officials

Alan Proctor (Referee)
Andrew Bannerman & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Buckie Thistle claimed a valuable three points in their quest to become league champions with a 2-1 win today at Harmsworth Park. Danny Mackay was suspended for this one, Sam Mackay was unavailable, Davie Allan and Alan Farquhar still out injured. Sean McCarthy started his 100th game for Academy and he was handed the captain's arm-band.

Steven Anderson was sent off for something said to the linesman with only 37 minutes played, but Richard Macadie put the 10 men in front a few minutes later. Sam Urquhart however bagged a double in the second half to secure the win for the visitors.

The match started with action at both ends of the field. Buckie forced a corner with only 2 minute played which Academy cleared, and up the other end a mad scramble in the Buckie box was eventually cleared.

On the quarter hour Buckie looked as if they had taken the lead when a corner kick from Ceiran McLean found its way right through a packed penalty area before being hacked to safety by Ross Allan at the base of the back post.

Drew Copeland was next to have a pop but his effort went just wide of target, and John McLeod then fluffed his lines as he scuffed a weak attempt straight to Sean McCarthy.

Urquhart had a further chance to put the visitors in front but he smoked his attempt well over the top of the Academy crossbar.

Buckie were having the best of the game and gained a real advantage on 37 minutes. The south-stand linesman called over referee Alan Proctor after something was said to him by Steven Anderson, and the Academy striker was given a straight red card.

Ten men Academy took the lead on 41 minutes. Ross Maciver lobbed the ball over the top of the Buckie defence for Richard Macadie who timed his run to perfection. He ran in on target one-on-one with Daniel Bell and kept his cool to slot home with a well taken goal.

1 - 0

Half Time - Wick Academy 1 - Buckie Thistle 0

Two minutes after the re-start Buckie drew level, Hamish Munro cleared a high long ball out of defence up to Sam Urquhart on the edge of the box. He did well to hold off his markers before driving the ball low into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

1 - 1

Less than 10 minutes later and Buckie were awarded a penalty. Kevin Fraser was played into the box and Michael Steven was adjudged to have fouled him. Referee Proctor waved away Academy's protests that no contact had been made and Urquhart fired home from the spot for his second of the game.

1 - 2

Buckie had further shots from John Mcleod and substitute Chris Angus that were comfortably saved by McCarthy and they ran the clock down to the final whistle.

Full Time - Wick Academy 1 - Buckie Thistle 2

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at March 11th, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)23 23 - 100 -
Michael Steven27 26320811
Andrew Hardwick24 18 - 18 -
Grant Steven24 25 - 1816
Ross Allan23 13 - 1749
James Pickles26 27215716
Richard Macadie29 2912445177
Gary Manson33 26155537
Steven Anderson24 291710950
Gary Weir19 234442167
Ross Maciver - 5 - 5 -
Marc MacGregor (sub)22 2666318
Andrew Mackay (sub) - 20 - 20 -






League Table (as at March 11th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 27 21 3 3 +73 66
2. Brora Rangers 29 21 3 5 +62 66
3. Cove Rangers 27 20 5 2 +66 65
4. Fraserburgh 28 16 6 6 +24 54
5. Formartine Utd 24 16 4 4 +30 52
6. WICK 26 14 6 6 +26 48
7. Turriff United 27 15 2 10 +12 47
8. Keith 31 14 2 15 -5 44
9. Forres Mech 26 12 5 9 +8 41
10. Clachnacuddin 29 10 8 11 -13 38
11. Lossiemouth 29 11 4 14 -5 37
12. Inverurie Locos 28 9 8 11 +8 35
13. Huntly 28 7 7 14 -40 28
14. Nairn County 29 7 6 16 -13 27
15. Deveronvale 28 7 3 18 -22 24
16. Rothes 26 5 3 18 -65 18
17. Strathspey 27 2 3 22 -64 9
18. Fort William 29 2 2 25 -82 8

Manager's Programme Notes


Sean McCarthy became the latest Academy centurian today clocking up 100 competitive appearances for the club.