Formartine Utd 2
Wick Academy 1
League


Formartine Utd 

2 - 1

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
North Lodge Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Graeme Rodger (42)
Wayne Mackintosh (85)
Alan Hughes (82)

Team Managers
Unknown. Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Kevin Main
Jonathan Crawford
Stuart Smith
Archie MacPhee
Jevan Anderson
Wayne Mackintosh
Graeme Rodger
Andrew Greig
Conor Gethins
Garry Wood
Scott Barbour
Sean McCarthy
Danny Mackay
Gary Manson
Alan Hughes
Jack Halliday
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Ross Allan
Jack Henry
Steven Anderson
David Allan

Bench
Jamie Michie
Calum Dingwall
Liam Burnett
Kieran Lawrence
Ewen Macdonald
Brandon Sinclair
Sam Mackay

Substitutions
Not Known. Brandon Sinclair for Ross Allan (62)

Cautions
Not Known. Ross Allan (11)
Danny Mackay (20)
Jack Henry (45)

Red Cards
Jevan Anderson (80) None.

Match Officials

Alan Proctor (Referee)
Gary Falconer & Clyde Buchan (Assistants)





Match Report


A valiant effort from Wick Academy went unrewarded as they ended their Highland League season with a defeat. The Scorries succumbed to a 2-1 defeat after a late winner from 10-man Formartine United who them-selves clinched second spot in the league and gained a bye into the second round of next season’s Scottish Cup.
Alan Hughes’s superb long-range effort had cancelled out Graeme Rodger’s opener for the home side who by then had defender Jevan Anderson red-carded. But with four minutes left, the 10 men snatched a winner via Wayne Mackintosh’s close-range shot.
It was a bitter pill for Tom McKenna’s men to swallow – especially as they had dominated the second half and had earlier squandered a chance from the penalty spot when Steven Anderson saw his shot blocked by Kevin Main.
However, McKenna is proud of the way his side fought – more so given that at one stage last week they were struggling for numbers to put up a team.
“I’m very pleased at the way the lads gave a good account of themselves,” he said. “We only had 12 fit players available to us for this one. I know the teamsheet says we had 13, but Sam Mackay couldn’t really play at all and was along to sit on the bench.
“We had Alan Farquhar and Davie Allan struggling to make it, but they did. The pair of them are only recently back from long-term injury and have played a lot of games in such a short time since they came back. Maybe in doing so it took a lot out of them given they’ve been out for so long.
“As for the game itself, I thought we looked tired against Cove Rangers the previous week but there was a new spring in the lads’ step and they played very well against a Formartine side that had something to play for.
“We had a great chance in the first half with the penalty. Ando was brought down in the box and we were expecting to see Richard Macadie take it.
“However, Ando decided he wanted to, and the lads seemed to sort it out among themselves to let him take it. Sadly he had his shot saved and Gary Manson hit the rebound over.
“We then went a goal down – to be fair to them it was a good strike. We had a lot of the ball in the second half and got our reward with a brilliant shot from Alan.
“You think then the momentum is with you – especially as by then they’re down to 10 men. But credit to Formartine, even with a man down they kept playing football and they got their winner late on.
“It was disappointing to lose, but if we can carry the same level of commitment and intensity that we displayed on Saturday into next season then it all bodes well for the club.”

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, May 2, 2018.



Squad Statistics (as at April 28th, 2018)


2017/2018 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)24 31 - 136 -
Danny Mackay27 3721104
Alan Farquhar30 10 - 2824
Jack Halliday24 313464
Alan Hughes22 213714
Gary Manson34 34359540
Jack Henry26 16 - 16 -
Ross Allan24 28120810
Richard Macadie31 3610490187
Steven Anderson25 371415167
David Allan28 91312135
Brandon Sinclair (sub)18 10 - 17 -






League Table (as at April 28th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 34 29 3 2 +105 90
2. Formartine Utd 34 26 1 7 +83 79
3. Inverurie Locos 34 25 3 6 +67 78
4. Fraserburgh 34 23 4 7 +63 73
5. Forres Mech 34 23 4 7 +43 73
6. Brora Rangers 33 19 3 11 +46 60
7. Buckie Thistle 34 15 6 13 +24 51
8. Deveronvale 34 16 3 15 -3 51
9. Nairn County 34 16 3 15 -10 51
10. Rothes 34 15 4 15 +7 49
11. Huntly 34 15 4 15 -15 49
12. WICK 34 12 10 12 +13 46
13. Clachnacuddin 34 11 8 15 -15 41
14. Turriff United 33 11 4 18 -14 37
15. Keith 33 4 3 26 -59 15
16. Lossiemouth 34 4 3 27 -84 15
17. Strathspey 34 4 2 28 -98 14
18. Fort William 33 0 4 29 -153 4