Forres Mech 4
Wick Academy 0
League


Forres Mech 

4 - 0

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Mosset Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stuart Soane (29)
Calum Howarth (40)
Stuart Soane (46)
Stuart Soane (52)
None.

Team Managers
Charlie Rowley Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Stuart Knight
Graham Fraser
Martin Groat
Scott H. Moore
Jordan Milne
Alan Pollock
Craig McGovern
Andrew MacRae
Robert Duncanson
Calum Howarth
Stuart Soane
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Gary Manson
Jack Henry
Jack Halliday
David Allan
Gordon MacNab
Alan Hughes

Bench
Simon Allan
Ross MacPherson
Liam Taylor
Romarrio Brudenell
Jamie Brown
Craig Gunn
Richard Macadie
Greg Mackay
Marc MacGregor
Billy Miller

Substitutions
Ross MacPherson for Jordan Milne (60)
Simon Allan for Martin Groat (68)
Laim Taylor for Stuart Soane (76)
Richard Macadie for Alan Hughes (65)
Craig Gunn for Gordon MacNab (65)
Greg Mackay for Danny Mackay (79)

Cautions
None. Jack Halliday (56)
Michael Steven (69)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Filippo Mazzoni (Referee)
John Black & Clyde Buchan (Assistants)





Match Report


Academy boss Tom McKenna has admitted he has had to do some soul-searching following a thumping 4-0 defeat away to Forres Mechanics. A lacklustre performance saw an out-of-sorts Academy overrun by the Can-Cans who cruised to an easy victory with Stuart Soane banging in a hat-trick and Callum Howarth also on target.
The last of the goals went in with 38 minutes of the game left and Wick were maybe fortunate that Forres appeared to take their foot off the gas. It comes off the back of another 4-0 loss days earlier when Academy crashed out of the North of Scotland Cup to Brora. It’s the first time they’ve lost two successive games by a four-goal margin or more since April 2006.

Click on the link below to read a newspaper report for this match.

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, Aug 29, 2018.


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Newspaper extract from Caithness Courier - 29th August 2018.




Squad Statistics (as at August 25th, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 8 - 144 -
Michael Steven28 4 - 23913
Danny Mackay27 7 - 1174
Grant Steven26 5 - 2158
Gary Manson34 8360443
Jack Henry26 81241
Alan Hughes23 7 - 784
Gordon MacNab24 82268
Jack Halliday24 81555
Alan Farquhar30 8 - 2904
David Allan29 73320138
Greg Mackay (sub)17 3 - 4 -
Richard Macadie (sub)31 84498191
Craig Gunn (sub)31 725731


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at August 25th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Fraserburgh 6 5 0 1 +19 15
2. Formartine Utd 6 5 0 1 +16 15
3. Cove Rangers 5 5 0 0 +15 15
4. Brora Rangers 6 5 0 1 +8 15
5. Inverurie Locos 6 4 1 1 +16 13
6. Forres Mech 5 4 0 1 +14 12
7. Turriff United 6 3 1 2 +9 10
8. WICK 6 3 0 3 +4 9
9. Huntly 6 3 0 3 +3 9
10. Deveronvale 6 3 0 3 +3 9
11. Keith 5 3 0 2 +1 9
12. Buckie Thistle 6 2 0 4 +7 6
13. Rothes 6 3 0 3 +6 6
14. Nairn County 6 2 0 4 -12 6
15. Clachnacuddin 5 1 0 4 -8 3
16. Strathspey 6 0 0 6 -21 0
17. Lossiemouth 6 0 0 6 -28 0
18. Fort William 6 0 0 6 -52 -9

Manager's Programme Notes


Tom McKenna interviewed by Matt Leslie, Caithness Courier

McKenna has been urging his players to show some consistency. While he’s not considering his own position at the club, he admits the Forres loss is so far his lowest point during his spell with the club.
He said: “Saturday was very disappointing. To be on the end of successive 4-0 defeats is very difficult to take.
“The start we’ve made to the season has been inconsistent and, given what happened at Forres, this is the most trying time for me since I’ve been at the club.
“The first 25 minutes were pretty even but then they got the opening goal and you could tell from the body language that ours lads’ morale seemed to go down.
“We went in at half-time 2-0 down and words were said to the lads. Then, instead of an improved performance, we concede a third two minutes after the restart.
“I spent the last couple of days doing some soul-searching and looking for answers. It would be wrong for me to walk away but I’ve never had a time like this.
“I’ve just got to find something with-in myself to get us out of this spell.”
Wick face Clach at Harmsworth Park tonight (8pm kick-off ) and the pressure is on both teams to get a result. McKenna added: “I gave the lads Monday night off from training as I felt they looked a bit tired during last week’s games. Hopefully they’ll be fresh when the Clach game comes around.
“Clach will be looking to bounce back themselves after a bad result. However, we’re at home and it’s a good opportunity for us to get back on the rails.”