Wick Academy 2
Clachnacuddin 2
League


Wick Academy
2 - 2
Clachnacuddin 

League
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Harmsworth Park. Att. 200
8:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary Manson (pen.) (76)
David Allan (85)
Fraser Robertson (1)
Stuart Leslie (65)

Team Managers
Tom McKenna
Ian Polworth

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Richard Macadie
Jack Halliday
Gary Manson
Alan Hughes
Sam Mackay
Jack Henry
Alan Farquhar
David Allan
Alasdair MacLean
Iain Foggo
Michael Finnis
John MacAskill
Sean Webb
Fraser Robertson
Ian Penwright
James Fraser
Stuart Leslie
Keiran Chalmers
Liam Shewan

Bench
Billy Miller
Greg Mackay
Marc MacGregor
Gordon MacNab
Craig Gunn
Ross Mackillop
Scott Dunn
Kyle Maclean
Jordan Andrew
Struan MacArthur
Charles Watt
William Ridgers

Substitutions
Gordon MacNab for Sam Mackay (70)
Craig Gunn for Richard Macadie (70)
Struan MacArthur for Keiran Chalmers (76)
Kyle MacLean for Liam Shewan (82)
Jordan Andrew for Stuart Leslie (88)

Cautions
Michael Steven (38)
Jack Halliday (48)
Grant Steven (54)
Sean McCarthy (63)
Jack Henry (90)
Michael Finnis (76)
Alisdair Maclean (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Gordon Seago (Referee)
Graham John & Alexander McDonald (Assistants)




Match Report


Two pieces of good fortune got Wick Academy out of jail as they came from behind to snatch a draw with Clachnacuddin. Before the 75th minute, you got the impression that had the Scorries a compass, a map and a huge sign be-hind the goal saying “boot the ball in here”, they still would have been the wolf that huffed and puffed and failed to blow the third little pig’s brick house down. After all, given that the last seven days had seen them ship eight goals with none scored in return, not even a man sired by the seventh son of a seventh son would have had the visionary sight to predict a comeback. But they say football’s a funny old game – although Clach boss Iain Polworth’s Yosemite Sam impression in the dugout suggests he didn’t find Wick’s comeback amusing.
Clach had earlier got off to a flying start after only 50 seconds when Academy keeper Sean McCarthy flapped at a cross to leave Fraser Robertson with an easy tap-in.
Wick’s Michael Steven should have levelled when presented with an open goal, but he hit both the post and the crossbar following an error by Clach keeper Alasdair MacLean.
Clach doubled their lead when a mix-up involving McCarthy and his de-fence allowed Stuart Leslie to walk the ball into the net.
Academy got a lifeline when Keiran Chalmers fouled Jack Halliday with referee Gordon Seago deeming it to be inside the box when it looked outside. Gary Manson drilled in the spot-kick.
The comeback was complete with six minutes left. Davie Allan’s cross looked to be a routine clearance for Clach’s defence only for Fraser Robertson to steer the ball into his own net.

Match report written by John o Groat Journal - Fri, Aug 31, 2018.



Squad Statistics (as at August 29th, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 9 - 145 -
Grant Steven26 6 - 2168
Michael Steven28 5 - 23913
Jack Henry26 91251
Sam Mackay29 7 - 305136
Alan Hughes23 8 - 794
Gary Manson34 9460444
Jack Halliday24 91555
Richard Macadie31 94499191
Alan Farquhar30 9 - 2914
David Allan29 84320139
Gordon MacNab (sub)24 92278
Craig Gunn (sub)31 825831


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at August 29th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Fraserburgh 7 6 0 1 +23 18
2. Cove Rangers 6 6 0 0 +16 18
3. Brora Rangers 7 6 0 1 +9 18
4. Formartine Utd 7 5 0 2 +15 15
5. Forres Mech 6 5 0 1 +15 15
6. Inverurie Locos 7 4 1 2 +15 13
7. Turriff United 7 3 2 2 +9 11
8. WICK 7 3 1 3 +4 10
9. Keith 6 3 1 2 +1 10
10. Buckie Thistle 7 3 0 4 +15 9
11. Huntly 7 3 0 4 +2 9
12. Deveronvale 7 3 0 4 -1 9
13. Rothes 7 3 1 3 +6 7
14. Nairn County 7 2 1 4 -12 7
15. Clachnacuddin 6 1 1 4 -8 4
16. Strathspey 7 0 1 6 -21 1
17. Lossiemouth 7 0 0 7 -36 0
18. Fort William 7 0 1 6 -52 -8