Buckie Thistle 5
Wick Academy 2
League


Buckie Thistle 

5 - 2

Wick Academy


League
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Victoria Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Sam Robertson (4)
Callum Murry (19)
Steven Ross (42)
Declan Milne (82)
Sam Robertson (86)
Jack Halliday (49)
Craig Gunn (89)

Team Managers
Graeme Stewart Tom McKenna

Starting Eleven
Daniel Bell
Lewis MacKinnon
Sam Morrison
Kieran Adams
Jay Cheyne
Andrew MacAskill
Steven Ross
Callum Murray
Sam Robertson
Declan Milne
Allen MacKenzie
Sean McCarthy
Craig Gunn
Grant Steven
Gary Manson
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Jack Henry
Jack Halliday
Marc MacGregor
Richard Macadie
David Allan

Bench
Lucas Davidson
Drew Copeland
Andrew Skinner
Stephen Bruce
Lee Herbert
Gordon MacNab
Grant Aitkenhead
Greg Mackay
Gordon Clark

Substitutions
Andrew Skinner for Jay Cheyne (63)
Lucas Davidson for Declan Milne (85)
Drew Copeland for Steven Ross (85)
Gordon MacNab for Gary Manson (66)

Cautions
Declan Milne (83)
Kieran Adams (89)
Marc MacGregor (12)
Craig Gunn (65)
David Allan (87)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Proctor (Referee)
Davy Robertson & Arran Cruickshank (Assistants)





Match Report


Buckie got off to a flyer with a Sam Robertson goal after just four minutes.
Academy had a penalty claim turned down shortly afterwards which saw Marc Macgregor booked for simulation. But the home side went 2-0 up in the 20th minute through Callum Murray.
Buckie added a third goal just before the break with Steven Ross on target.
Academy got back in contention in the 48th minute when Jack Halliday knocked in a Macgregor assist.
The visitors looked the more likely to score at this stage but they were hit by two late goals from Declan Milne and Robertson to put the outcome beyond doubt.
A superbly struck free-kick by Craig Gunn in the final minute, which nestled in the top corner of the net, proved a mere consolation.

Match report written by Caithness Courier - Wed, Sept 19, 2018.



Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 2018)


2018/2019 All Time
Age
Sean McCarthy (GK)25 12 - 148 -
Grant Steven26 9 - 2198
Danny Mackay27 8 - 1184
Jack Henry26 121281
Alan Farquhar30 12 - 2944
Richard Macadie31 126502193
Gary Manson34 12460744
Jack Halliday24 112576
Marc MacGregor23 739827
David Allan29 115323140
Craig Gunn31 1136132
Gordon MacNab (sub)24 122308


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at September 15th, 2018)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cove Rangers 9 9 0 0 +30 27
2. Fraserburgh 10 8 0 2 +26 24
3. Brora Rangers 10 8 0 2 +21 24
4. Inverurie Locos 10 7 1 2 +23 22
5. Forres Mech 10 7 0 3 +19 21
6. Buckie Thistle 10 6 0 4 +22 18
7. Formartine Utd 9 5 1 3 +13 16
8. Huntly 10 5 0 5 +4 15
9. Turriff United 10 4 2 4 +5 14
10. Rothes 10 5 1 4 +8 13
11. WICK 10 4 1 5 0 13
12. Keith 10 4 1 5 -4 13
13. Nairn County 10 4 1 5 -6 13
14. Deveronvale 10 4 0 6 -4 12
15. Strathspey 10 1 2 7 -20 5
16. Clachnacuddin 8 1 1 6 -15 4
17. Lossiemouth 10 0 0 10 -47 0
18. Fort William 10 0 1 9 -75 -8

Manager's Programme Notes


Tom McKenna interviewed by Matt Leslie, Caithness Courier

Tom McKenna feels his Wick Academy players deserve the “rub of the green” in order to kick-start their season after Saturday’s 5-2 loss to Buckie Thistle at Victoria Park. The Academy manager was left puzzled as on-form Buckie made it four wins on the trot.
McKenna said: “I thought it was an evenly balanced game, but we made a few errors and they capitalised on them. I felt sorry for the lads – they worked really hard. It was an honest performance, but we made it difficult for ourselves.”
He added: “When we were 3-0 down at half-time I just said to the players to try and minimise the mistakes and continue in the same vein. I couldn’t fault them for effort – the players worked tremendously hard and played some good football at times.
“The lads just need a bit of luck at the moment – a rub of the green so they can turn the corner.”
McKenna even received some sympathy from his counterpart, Graeme Stewart.
“The Buckie manager said after the match he couldn’t believe we came away with nothing after playing so well,”
McKenna said. “It is testament to the lads’ work ethic.”
He added:
“It is a trying time for everyone. But after seeing the effort and the body language of the lads I don’t see anyone giving up. There is still a good atmosphere amongst the players.”

Buckie’s Graeme Stewart said:
“We were really happy with the performance. Wick are a good team and they played well. We only had five or six chances and scored most of them.”
He added: “I was disappointed with the two goals we conceded which came from our mistakes.”