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|Jonathan Hewitt (89)||
Gary Weir (26)
David Allan (33)
Richard Macadie (pen.) (48)
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Andrew Ferguson for Richard Finnis (65)
Bob MacGillivary for Graham Bamber (87)
Bryan McKiddie for Craig Shearer (86)
Shaun Sinclair for Grant Campbell (87)
Alan Farquhar for Sam Mackay (88)
Gary Weir (48)
Graham Fraser (Referee)
Academy have just kicked off the first of what will be four away games on spin at the Fort. As well as today's visit to Claggan Park the boys also have road-trips lined up against Turriff, Girvan, and Clachnacuddin. Including today's jaunt that's a total round journey of approximately 1,600 miles. Academy's next scheduled home game is not until the 7th of November v Huntly.
Academy will need to treat today's game with the utmost respect as the Fort beat Turriff 2-1 last weekend to end a 57 game winless streak, so they will no doubt be up for this one.
With 8 minutes played Academy have a chance to open the scoring. David Allan passed the ball from the centre of the field out to Sam Mackay. He squared to Richard Macadie but Richard sent his shot over the top of the Fort cross-bar.
22 minutes and Academy win a corner. Macadie fired it in low and Craig Shearer managed to get to the ball first but he put his shot just past the post.
The game is pretty even thus far.
Academy open the scoring in the 26th minute. Richard Macadie cut in from the left wing and crossed to Gary Weir in the middle of the box and he fired home with a low shot past keeper Campbell's right hand.
0 - 1
With just over the half-hour played Academy double their lead with a goal crafted by Gary Manson. He took on the Fort defence weaving past 3 or 4 of them before hitting the by-line and chipping the ball into the box. Gary Weir headed back to David Allan and he powered home his header from 6 yards out.
0 - 2
With 3 minutes of injury time played Academy go 3 up. Richard Macadie chipped the ball into the box for Gary Weir who homed in on goal and was taken down in the box by keeper Campbell. Weir was booked for throwing the ball at the keeper, but Referee Fraser pointed to the spot and Richard Macadie slammed the spot-kick to the left of keeper Campbell.
0 - 3
Half Time 0 - 3
5 minutes of the second half gone and Academy are on the attack again. Sam Mackay picked the ball up 25 yards from goal and burst into the box one-on-one with keeper Campbell but the goalie made a smart stop with his feet.
7 minutes later and Mackay repeats his previous move by bursting onto the box and going one-on-one with Campbell. With the keeper beaten Mackay this time squared the ball for the on-rushing Richard Macadie but he mis-kicked his shot and sent the ball wide of the target.
Academy have another chance to increase the scoring. Grant Campbell swung in a free-kick from the right to the back post. Craig Shearer did well to head it back across goal to David Allan but the young striker powered his headed attempt just over the top of the cross-bar.
Fort have had a few half-chances, but nothing of great danger, and Manson has had a powerful shot that went just wide of target. No further scoring thus far in the second half.
In the closing minute of the game Fort pull a goal back. Shaun Ellis crossed into the box and in the scramble Jonathan Hewitt got his head to the ball to knock it over the line.
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Full Time 1 - 3
Match report written by Colin Stewart
|Allan Bokas (GK)||-||5||-||5||-|
|Shaun Sinclair (sub)||-||7||-||113||-|
|Bryan McKiddie (sub)||-||6||1||86||4|
|Alan Farquhar (sub)||21||10||-||10||-|