Brora Rangers 4
Wick Academy 0
NOS Cup (Quarter Final)


Brora Rangers 

4 - 0

Wick Academy


NOS Cup (Quarter Final)
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Dudgeon Park
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Craig Campbell Pen (58)
Steve Mackay (66)
Craig Campbell (67)
Kyle MacLeod (90)
None.

Team Managers
Steven Mackay Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Joe Malin
Neil Macdonald
Ally Macdonald
Colin Williamson
Mark Nicolson
Gavin Morrison
Paul Brindle
Martin Maclean
Zander Sutherland
Craig Campbell
Steven Mackay
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Jack Henry
Craig Gunn
Jack Halliday
Richard Macadie
Gordon MacNab
Sam Mackay

Bench
Jon Campbell
Kyle MacLeod
Dale Gillespie
Colin Macrae
William Counsell
Marc MacGregor
David Allan
Greg Mackay
Alan Hughes
Grant Steven
Gordon Clark

Substitutions
None. David Allan for Sam Mackay (63)
Alan Hughes for Richard Macadie (72)

Cautions
Kyle MacLeod (90) David Allan (87)
Gary Manson (88)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Harry Bruce (Referee)
Molly Alexander & Eddie Nichol (Assistants)





Match Report


It was a night to forget for Wick Academy as they were outplayed for long spells by a slick Brora Rangers side who eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in their North of Scotland Cup quarter-final clash.
Following on from their heroics at Formartine United on Saturday, much was expected from the Academy players. Unfortunately, they failed to deliver in front of a large travelling support. The Scorries had already lost 2-0 to Brora in the opening league game at Dudgeon Park and Wednesday night’s visit was to prove even less productive.
Academy were on the back foot right from the kick-off. Brora were dominant and they should have made the breakthrough in the 28th minute. Zander Sutherland sent a defence-splitting pass through to Paul Brindle but the Brora forward hesitated before being forced wide of goal and when he did get his shot away it ended up in the side netting.
Brindle then tried an audacious 30-yard lob in an attempt to catch McCarthy off his line but the ball just cleared the crossbar.
Academy rarely troubled the Brora defence but, more in hope than expectation, Sam Mackay let fly with a long-range effort which flew high and wide of target.
The second half started in the same fashion with Brora well on top and the opener eventually arrived just before the hour mark. Player/manager Steven Mackay was bundled off the ball by Michael Steven in the box in the 59th minute and referee Harry Bruce had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Craig Campbell stepped up and coolly sent McCarthy the wrong way.
The Cattachs were 2-0 up in the 66th minute when Brindle jinked past a couple of defenders and laid the ball on a plate for Mackay.
There was no let-up on the Academy defence. A quickly taken corner was flicked on by Mackay and Campbell was left with a simple tap-in.
Substitute Kyle MacLean added a stunning fourth in the 87th minute which flew into the net off the under-side of the crossbar.

Match report written by Match Report from John o Groat Journal - Fri, Aug 24, 2019.



Squad Statistics (as at August 22nd, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 7 - 143 -
Michael Steven28 3 - 23713
Danny Mackay27 6 - 1164
Jack Henry26 71231
Richard Macadie31 74497191
Gary Manson34 7360243
Jack Halliday24 71535
Alan Farquhar30 7 - 2894
Sam Mackay29 6 - 304136
Gordon MacNab24 72258
Craig Gunn31 625631
Alan Hughes (sub)23 6 - 774
David Allan (sub)29 63318138


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at August 22nd, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Fraserburgh 5 4 0 1 +13 12
2. Cove Rangers 4 4 0 0 +12 12
3. Formartine Utd 5 4 0 1 +10 12
4. Brora Rangers 5 4 0 1 +5 12
5. Inverurie Locos 5 3 1 1 +13 10
6. Turriff United 5 3 1 1 +12 10
7. Forres Mech 4 3 0 1 +10 9
8. WICK 5 3 0 2 +8 9
9. Keith 4 3 0 1 +2 9
10. Buckie Thistle 5 2 0 3 +10 6
11. Huntly 5 2 0 3 +2 6
12. Deveronvale 5 2 0 3 0 6
13. Nairn County 5 2 0 3 -6 6
14. Rothes 5 2 0 3 +5 3
15. Clachnacuddin 4 1 0 3 -5 3
16. Strathspey 5 0 0 5 -18 0
17. Lossiemouth 5 0 0 5 -27 0
18. Fort William 5 0 0 5 -46 -9