Wick Academy 5
Strathspey 1
League


Wick Academy
5 - 1
Strathspey 

League
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Richard Macadie (2)
Richard Macadie (31)
Stevie Cunningham (38)
Gary Weir (67)
Gary Weir (85)
Gary Sutherland (pen.) (27)

Team Managers
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Donly McLeod

Starting Eleven
Allan Bokas
Alex Lamb
Shaun Sinclair
Gary Manson
Craig Shearer
Stevie Cunningham
Alan Farquhar
Richard Macadie
Martin Gunn
Gary Weir
David Allan
Willie Ridgers
Fraser Tulloch
Darren Jarvie
Craig Ireland
Gary Sutherland
Terry Swinton
David Ritchie
David Ross
Ross Mackay
Joe Hardie
Ross MacKenzie

Bench
Grant Campbell
Andrew MacLeod
Sam Mackay
Bryan McKiddie
Stewart Ross
George Russell
Roddy MacPhee
Jordan Wardrope
Simon Hill
Scott Hendry

Substitutions
Sam Mackay for David Allan (68)
Grant Campbell for Gary Manson (72)
Bryan McKiddie for Craig Shearer (76)
Roddy MacPhee for Terry Swinton (58)
Simon Hill for David Ritchie (58)
Scott Hendry for Darren Jarvie (72)

Cautions
Martin Gunn (78)
David Ritchie (39)
Gary Sutherland (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Ross (Referee)




Match Report


A good performance by Academy today saw them pick up their first 3 points of this years campaign. Richard Macadie and Gary Weir both bagged a double, and Stevie Cunningham also got his name on the card with a sweetly hit 20 yard volley. Martin Gunn started his 300th league game for the Scorries today becoming the first player in the Club's history to hit this milestone.

Academy took the lead after just two minutes when Martin Gunn - starting his 300th game for the club - played the ball through the middle and Macadie ran on unchallenged to place it low past Willie Ridgers.

The Grantown Jags got themselves level after 27 minutes when Craig Shearer was adjudged to have fouled Ross Mackay in the box and Gary Sutherland made no mistake from the spot.

Wick regained the lead five minutes later when Macadie drilled the ball along the ground and into the corner of the net. It was the midfielder's seventh goal in three games against Strathspey.

Stevie Cunningham extended the lead when he fired the ball through a crowded penalty area and beyond the unsighted Ridgers with 37 minutes on the clock.

It was pretty much one-way traffic after the break as Academy attacked down the slope.

Weir made it 4-1 in the 67th minute when he took a pass from David Allan and forced the ball in at the third attempt. Then, with five minutes remaining, some fine passing by Bryan McKiddie and Richard Macadie allowed Weir to create a bit of space for himself and blast home his second.

Co-manager Richard Hughes was delighted with another five-start home performance, following on from the 5-2 victory against Brora in the North Cup.

"That's two wins out of two at home and hopefully we can continue that and make sure this is a hard place for everyone to come," he said. "We aim to get results here this season.

"In recent years we have enjoyed some of our best results away from home and we want to continue that as well, but we certainly want to gain as many points as possible at home."

Strathspey boss Donly McLeod said: "We are disappointed but not downhearted. Wick were just too good for us - they are so good at keeping the ball."

Full time 5 - 1

Match report written by John Briskham



Squad Statistics (as at August 7th, 2010)


2010/2011 All Time
Age
Allan Bokas (GK) - 3 - 36 -
Shaun Sinclair - 3 - 130 -
Alex Lamb - 3 - 1562
Richard Macadie23 3217952
Alan Farquhar22 3 - 40 -
Stevie Cunningham - 317713
Craig Shearer - 3 - 36249
Gary Manson26 3131329
Martin Gunn - 3 - 39175
David Allan20 326333
Gary Weir13 3420666
Grant Campbell (sub) - 1 - 23 -
Sam Mackay (sub)21 313720
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 3 - 1024






League Table (as at August 7th, 2010)


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