Keith 1
Wick Academy 1
League


Keith 

1 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Kynoch Park. Att. 60
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Mitchel Foy (34) Gordon MacNab (76)

Team Managers
Ewan Robb Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Lewis Milne (T)
Michael Ralton
Ryan Spink
Adam Clark
Ryan Robertson
Gary McNamee
Andrew Smith
James Brownie
Cameron Keith (C)
Ryan Whelan
Mitchell Foy
Sean McCarthy
Brandon Sinclair
Aiden Reid
Danny Mackay
Marc MacGregor
Gary Manson
Jack Henry
Gordon C McNab
Jack Halliday
Richard Macadie
Steven Anderson

Bench
Keir Smith
Stewart Hutcheson
Bradley Manson
Bruce Raffell
Lewis Buxton
Danny McCarthy
Andrew Hardwick
Alan Hughes
Gordon MacNab
Sam Mackay
Korbyn Cameron

Substitutions
Keir Smith for Mitchell Foy (69)
Stewart Hutcheon for Ryan Whelan (72)
Gordon MacNab for Marc MacGregor (33)
Sam Mackay for Steven Anderson (60)
Alan Hughes for Gordon MacNab (82)

Cautions
Ryan Robertson None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)
Dave McLaren & Gary Falconer (Assistants)





Match Report


Gordon Macnab’s equaliser 14 minutes from time rescued a point for Wick Academy at Keith on Wednesday night. The trialist, who was brought on as a first half sub, made the vital breakthrough after the Scorries were given a tough time during their midweek venture to Moray.
It is not known if the Staxigoe United and Halkirk United striker will be signing a permanent deal at Harmsworth Park, but manager Tom McKenna is keen to introduce an open door policy to county players.
“With the geography of our team, we can only work with what we have available in our area,” he said.
“But there are a lot of football players in Caithness who are good enough to make the step up.
“I would like to invite them to trial with us – anyone who has the right attitude and application is more than welcome to come speak to me.
“The football club represents the county and I would welcome any players to join us if they think they are good enough.”
Despite the 170-mile journey to Kynoch Park, Academy were able to field a strong team, with only regulars Grant Steven and Michael Steven missing in defence.
Steven Anderson had a good chance to give Wick an early lead when he unleashed a 20-yard shot which Keith goalkeeper Lewis Milne fumbled but he managed to gather at the second attempt.
Keith dominated the first half and went very close when striker Cammy Keith’s 12-yard shot clattered off the left post.
Trialist Macnab was brought on 10 minutes before half-time after injury cut short Marc Macgregor’s involvement and soon after Academy found themselves behind. Mitchell Foy beat the offside trap and ran through unopposed to fire past Sean McCarthy.
The goalkeeper prevented Wick from going into the break facing a two goal deficit when he pulled off an impressive save to deny Ryan Whelan.
Keith started off the second half brightly with McCarthy doing well with a couple of saves to deny the hosts going 2-0 up.
Sam Mackay came on as a substitute midway through the second half and almost made an instant impact with an impressive 25-yard free kick which smacked off the crossbar.
He then helped Academy get back into the game with a defence-splitting pass which left Macnab one-on-one with Milne and he slotted the ball past the keeper.
Academy face a tough challenge at Harmsworth Park tomorrow when they face title-chasing Fraserburgh, who are level on points with Cove Rangers at the top of the league.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Fri, Nov 10, 2017.



Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 2017)


2017/2018 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)24 15 - 120 -
Danny Mackay26 181913
Aiden Reid18 6 - 8 -
Brandon Sinclair17 6 - 13 -
Richard Macadie30 188472185
Jack Halliday23 171322
Gordon C McNab29 124124
Jack Henry25 11 - 11 -
Gary Manson33 17157838
Marc MacGregor22 1558724
Steven Anderson24 17513158
Sam Mackay (sub)28 123281131
Gordon MacNab (sub)23 2181
Alan Hughes (sub)22 5 - 551






League Table (as at November 8th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 15 13 2 0 +59 41
2. Fraserburgh 17 13 2 2 +37 41
3. Inverurie Locos 18 12 2 4 +29 38
4. Brora Rangers 15 11 1 3 +17 34
5. Huntly 17 10 2 5 +4 32
6. Formartine Utd 16 10 1 5 +26 31
7. Buckie Thistle 16 10 1 5 +20 31
8. Forres Mech 16 8 3 5 +7 27
9. Deveronvale 17 8 1 8 +1 25
10. Rothes 16 7 3 6 +8 24
11. Turriff United 16 7 3 6 -2 24
12. Nairn County 15 7 1 7 -11 22
13. Clachnacuddin 17 5 3 9 -12 18
14. WICK 15 4 4 7 -1 16
15. Keith 17 2 2 13 -23 8
16. Lossiemouth 17 1 2 14 -41 5
17. Strathspey 17 1 0 16 -61 3
18. Fort William 15 0 1 14 -57 1

Manager's Programme Notes


Well done to Gordon MacNab who scored his first goal for Academy in tonight's game.