Keith 2
Wick Academy 1
League


Keith 

2 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Kynoch Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Michael Ewen (57)
Scott Begg (90)
Steven Anderson (79)

Team Managers
Allan Hale Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
David Dey
Courtney Cooper
Andrew Smith
Bradley Manson
Bruce Milne
Scott Begg
Craig Cormack
James Brownie
Cameron Keith
Michael Ewen
Craig MacAskill
Danny McCarthy
Grant Steven
Andrew Hardwick
Richard Macadie
James Pickles
Ross Allan
Gary Manson
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Marc MacGregor
Steven Anderson

Bench
Gary McNamee
Stewart Hutcheon
Michael Ralton
Bruce Raffell
Kris Duncan
Luke Barbour
Ross Salmon
Sean McCarthy
Colin Macrae
Andrew Miller
Korbyn Cameron

Substitutions
Luke Barbour for Michael Ewen (84)
Bruce Raffell for Craig MacAskill (84)
Korbyn Cameron for Ross Allan (37)
Andrew Miller for Alan Farquhar (63)
Colin Macrae for Andrew Hardwick (80)

Cautions
Craig Cormack (31)
Craig MacAskill (43)
Bruce Milne (69)
James Pickles (70)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dan McFarlane (Referee)
Brian Dean & Andy Ewen (Assistants)





Match Report


A last minute winner from Scott Begg won the game for Keith today at Kynoch Park. Michael Ewen put the home side in front and shortly afterwards Academy had the chance to pull level but keeper David Dey saved Sam Mackay's penalty. Steven Anderson squared the scores with his 20 goal of the season. In the last minute of the game Scott Begg looked to have got the final touch to the ball to stick it home following a scramble in the Academy box to break Wick hearts.

Neither team really managed to threaten goal in a low-key opening period. Cammy Keith however should have opened the scoring on the half-hour mark but he missed a sitter firing over the bar from 10 yards out.

That seemed to spark Academy into life and Sam Mackay mad one of his trade-mark surging runs up the middle of the park which was halted when he was tripped-up 20 yards form goal. His resulting free-kick smashed back off the wall.

Macadie and MacGregor worked the ball to good effect playing a neat on-two which released the ball into the box but Keith keeper David Dey was quick off the mark and smothered the ball before Steven Anderson could latch onto it.

James Brownie had a great effort just before the interval that Danny McCarthy went air-born for, diving across his goal to make a fantastic blocking save.

Half Time - Keith 0 - Wick Academy 0

Keith enjoyed a good spell of possession at the start of the second half and Craig Cormack almost opened the scoring with a terrific strike that flew just wide of target.

McCarthy was back in action minutes later this time denying Michael Ewen who'd chanced his hand with a long-range attempt.

Academy then thought they'd taken the lead. Gary Manson crossed for Andrew Hardwick who rose above his marker to head the ball passed the outstretched Dey, but the ball hit the post.

Keith took the lead in the next attack. Michael Ewen again had a pop and this time he picked his spot to perfection and ball only just evaded McCarthy and found the net.

1 - 0

Steven Anderson had an attempt from a Gary Manson free-kick which was well blocked by Dey in the Keith net.

Up the other end and Danny McCarthy was kept on his toes as he pulled off three great saves on the spin to deny Michael Ewen, Cammy Keith and then Scott Begg, the young keeper really keeping Academy in the game.

15 minutes from full-time referee Dan McFarlane awarded Academy a penalty. Richard Macadie crossed into the box and Korbyn Cameron was tripped from behind. Sam Mackay who is normally deadly from the spot drove the penalty attempt straight at keeper Dey and Keith maintained their single goal advantage.

Academy however kept plugging away and Sam Mackay had a shot that smashed back off the crossbar for Steven Anderson to pounce onto and he drilled the ball home from 15 yards out, his 20th of the season.

1 - 1

In the last kick of the game Keith worked the ball into the Academy box and following a scramble it dropped for Scott Begg and he stuck it home to earn Keith all three points.

2 - 1

Full Time - Keith 2 - Wick Academy 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at April 15th, 2017)


2016/2017 All Time
Age
Danny McCarthy (GK)18 6 - 8 -
Grant Steven24 29 - 1856
Andrew Hardwick24 201201
Sam Mackay28 2619268127
Gary Manson33 33156237
Ross Allan23 18 - 1799
James Pickles26 33316317
Richard Macadie30 3612452177
Marc MacGregor22 3377019
Alan Farquhar29 1712714
Steven Anderson24 342011453
Colin Macrae (sub)19 5 - 201
Andrew Miller (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Korbyn Cameron (sub)17 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at April 15th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 34 26 3 5 +80 81
2. Buckie Thistle 33 25 4 4 +85 79
3. Cove Rangers 33 24 7 2 +74 79
4. Formartine Utd 32 22 5 5 +35 71
5. Fraserburgh 33 18 6 9 +27 60
6. Turriff United 34 18 4 12 +14 58
7. Forres Mech 33 17 6 10 +21 57
8. WICK 33 15 7 11 +23 52
9. Inverurie Locos 34 14 8 12 +18 50
10. Keith 34 15 2 17 -14 47
11. Clachnacuddin 34 11 8 15 -24 41
12. Lossiemouth 33 11 5 17 -13 38
13. Huntly 33 9 7 17 -41 34
14. Nairn County 33 8 7 18 -19 31
15. Deveronvale 34 9 3 22 -24 30
16. Rothes 33 7 5 21 -67 26
17. Fort William 34 3 2 29 -92 11
18. Strathspey 33 2 3 28 -83 9