Fort William 2
Wick Academy 2
League


Fort William 

2 - 2

Wick Academy


League
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Claggan Park
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
John Traeasuer (23)
Michael Gillespie (85)
Steven Anderson (77)
Steven Anderson (79)

Team Managers
Alistair Smith Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Martin MacKinnon
John Ferguson
Lewis Campbell
Farquhar Macrae
Iain Foggo
Ryan Henderson
Aiden Taylor
Michael Gillespie
John Treasurer
Stephen Lopez
Martin Munro
Danny McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Andrew Hardwick
Alan Hughes
Ross Allan
Richard Macadie
Alan Farquhar
Sam Mackay
Steven Anderson
Craig Gunn
David Allan

Bench
Billy Rydings
Andrew MacLean
Ryan Boyle
Ryan MacDonald
Sean McCarthy
Brandon Sinclair
Gordon MacNab
Korbyn Cameron

Substitutions
Not Known. Korbyn Cameron for Andrew Hardwick (83)
Gordon MacNab for Alan Hughes (84)

Cautions
Not Known. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)
Stephen McDade & Gordon Seago (Assistants)





Match Report


Wick Academy manager Tom McKenna was left frustrated by the result and viewed it as two points dropped rather than one gained. He felt his players dominated the game and created enough chances to win the encounter but failed to convert them. McKenna also felt the two goals conceded were avoidable.
“The pitch was really tight and looked like it had been moved from a north to south to east to west direction. I would question the size of the pitch. We like to play expansive football but it was difficult to do that there. The technical area had no seating and no cover.
“I accept that it is the same for both teams but if one just wants to battle and the other to play expansive football then it can make a massive difference,” he added.
McKenna feels the facilities played a part in the result although he thinks Academy did enough to win the game and take all three points.
“We outplayed them, created more chances but could not convert them and conceded two goals which were avoidable,” he said.
The home team took the lead midway through the first half when John Treasurer’s close range effort found the net.
Academy had the chance to draw level on 52 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Steven Anderson was felled in the box. But the Fort William keeper saved the effort to keep his team in front.
They led until 77 minutes when Anderson – Academy’s on-form winger – scored the equaliser. He drilled a low drive into the net and less than two minutes later powered a bullet header past the keeper to give the visitors the lead and take his tally to six in two games.
The strike looked enough to give Academy victory and three points but five minutes from time Michael Gillespie broke Wick hearts when he fired home the equaliser.
Academy now face high-flying Inverurie Locos at home on Saturday. Locos are second in the league and beat Academy 5-1 at Harlaw Park earlier in the season. McKenna knows it will be tough match but says his squad is stronger now and has been on a good run of form which has seen them climb the table.
“It will be a lot closer than last time and I will have no need to motivate the players on Saturday. They will want to do well,” he added.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Fri, April 13, 2018.



Squad Statistics (as at April 11th, 2018)


2017/2018 All Time
Age
Danny McCarthy (GK)19 7 - 15 -
Andrew Hardwick25 18 - 381
Danny Mackay27 3421074
Sam Mackay29 277296135
Alan Farquhar30 6 - 2784
Richard Macadie31 3210486187
Ross Allan24 25120510
Alan Hughes22 172673
Craig Gunn30 1644729
Steven Anderson25 331414767
David Allan28 61309135
Gordon MacNab (sub)23 116176
Korbyn Cameron (sub)18 9 - 11 -






League Table (as at April 11th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 30 27 3 0 +106 84
2. Inverurie Locos 33 24 3 6 +65 75
3. Formartine Utd 30 22 1 7 +60 67
4. Fraserburgh 30 20 4 6 +59 64
5. Forres Mech 31 20 4 7 +36 64
6. Brora Rangers 28 17 3 8 +43 54
7. Buckie Thistle 33 14 6 13 +18 48
8. WICK 30 12 10 8 +19 46
9. Huntly 32 14 4 14 -17 46
10. Deveronvale 31 14 2 15 -9 44
11. Rothes 30 13 4 13 +8 43
12. Nairn County 30 13 3 14 -17 42
13. Clachnacuddin 33 11 7 15 -15 40
14. Turriff United 30 10 4 16 -14 34
15. Lossiemouth 32 4 3 25 -73 15
16. Strathspey 30 4 1 25 -87 13
17. Keith 31 3 3 25 -56 12
18. Fort William 28 0 3 25 -126 3