Fraserburgh 2
Wick Academy 3


2 - 3

Wick Academy

Saturday, September 1st, 2018
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Campbell (15)
Paul Campbell (47)
Michael Steven (11)
David Allan (44)
Richard Macadie (53)

Team Managers
Mark Cowie Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Peter Tait
Lewis Davidson
Bryan Hay
Ryan Cowie
Kieran Simpson
Michael Rae
Stewart Rennie
Paul Young
Paul Campbell
Greg Buchan
Scott Barbour
Sean McCarthy
Michael Steven
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Gary Manson
Jack Henry
Gordon MacNab
Richard Macadie
Alan Hughes
Craig Gunn
David Allan

Ryan Christie
Aidan Combe
Cameron Buchan
Marc Dickson
Sean Butcher
William West
Paul Leask
Marc MacGregor
Greg Mackay
Kuba Koziol
Gordon Clark

Marc Dickson for Stewart Rennie (48)
William West for Greg Buchan (62)
Marc Dickson for Paul Campbell (83)
Marc MacGregor for Craig Gunn (83)
Kuba Koziol for Gordon MacNab (88)

Michael Rae (87) Gordon MacNab (43)
Alan Hughes (55)

Red Cards
Bryan Hay (80) None.

Match Officials

Dan McFarlane (Referee)
Daniel Donohoe & Etienne Dick (Assistants)

Match Report

It’s getting hard to predict which Wick Academy will show up for games. The Scorries’ side capable of downing Formartine at the latter’s own backyard or the one who folded with-out a whimper to Deveronvale? You would have been as well spinning a coin in order to predict which Wick would arrive at Bellslea Park to take on high-flying Fraserburgh. Thankfully, the one that manager Tom McKenna wishes would show up every week, was on display as a superb performance racked up an impressive 3-2 victory.
Goals from Michael Steven, Davie Allan – who was targeted for some rough treatment that saw his bruise receive bruises – and Richard MacAdie, the latter scoring on his 500th appearance for the club – earned them a de-served win. Paul Campbell’s double replied for Broch who themselves had Bryan Hay sent off.
Yet again Academy stood up to be counted against one of the Highland League’s top teams – you just wonder why when it comes to the rest, the Scorries switch from being brilliant to looking like they’ve just met each for the first time. It’s enough to make a manager tear his hair out – although given McKenna hasn’t much of that to play with, a new scalp might need to be ordered just in case.

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

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, Sept 5, 2018.

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Newspaper extract from Caithness Courier - 5th September 2018.

Squad Statistics (as at September 1st, 2018)

2018/2019 All Time
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 10 - 146 -
Grant Steven26 7 - 2178
Michael Steven28 6124114
Jack Henry26 101261
Alan Farquhar30 10 - 2924
Richard Macadie31 105500192
Gary Manson34 10460644
Alan Hughes23 9 - 804
Gordon MacNab24 102288
Craig Gunn31 925931
David Allan29 95322140
Marc MacGregor (sub)23 539627
Kuba Koziol (sub)23 1 - 2 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at September 1st, 2018)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 7 7 0 0 +27 21
2. Brora Rangers 8 7 0 1 +14 21
3. Fraserburgh 8 6 0 2 +22 18
4. Forres Mech 7 6 0 1 +19 18
5. Inverurie Locos 8 5 1 2 +18 16
6. Formartine Utd 8 5 1 2 +15 16
7. WICK 8 4 1 3 +5 13
8. Buckie Thistle 8 4 0 4 +16 12
9. Huntly 8 4 0 4 +6 12
10. Deveronvale 8 4 0 4 +1 12
11. Turriff United 8 3 2 3 +4 11
12. Keith 7 3 1 3 -2 10
13. Rothes 8 3 1 4 +4 7
14. Nairn County 8 2 1 5 -13 7
15. Clachnacuddin 7 1 1 5 -12 4
16. Strathspey 8 0 2 6 -21 2
17. Lossiemouth 8 0 0 8 -40 0
18. Fort William 8 0 1 7 -63 -8

Manager's Programme Notes

This was Richad Macadie's 500th competitive appearance for the club. A great achievement capped off by him also scoring the winning goal.

Tom McKenna interviewed by Matt Leslie, Caithness Courier

Tom McKenna was a happy man at Bellslea having seen his players justify his faith in them with a display that suggested the wrong team was at the top end of the table.
He said: “Their manager (Mark Cowie) said to me afterwards that his boys couldn’t get near us – especially in the first half. “The lads were absolutely brilliant. We tend to go from one extreme to the other and they know how to put me through the mill alright.
“I’ve said it before but I wish we could play the top teams every week as this type of fixture tends to draw something extra from the lads.
“There’s a reason why the likes of Fraserburgh are one of the top teams is that they are able to take care of fixtures against teams in the bottom half. We have not been doing that on a regular basis.
“However, this was a great win for us and we need to build on it. Winning here brought home the disappointing results against Clach and Deveronvale.”
McKenna praised his players to the hilt and was delighted at a fine all-round performance.
“Sean (McCarthy) in goal was exceptional. The back four were solid and got stuck in and our midfield never stopped working.
“The forwards caused Fraserburgh all sorts of problems that they took kicking Davie Allan off the park. They couldn’t handle his pace and the lad who got sent off was done for hacking Davie down to deny him a goalscoring opportunity.”