Wick Academy 2
Inverurie Locos 1

Wick Academy
2 - 1
Inverurie Locos 

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stevie Cunningham (17)
Richard Macadie (62)
Craig Ross (85)

Team Managers
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes

Starting Eleven
James More
Andrew MacLeod
Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Stevie Cunningham
Richard Macadie
Martin Gunn
Sam Mackay
Alan Farquhar
Gary Weir
David Allan
Andrew Reid
Jamie Michie
Neil Mclean
Ryan Broadhurst
Kieran Adams
Simon Scott
Craig Ross
Clark Bain
Neil Gauld
Patrick Vigures
Adam Maitland

Allan Bokas
Shaun Sinclair
Bryan McKiddie
Jack Halliday
James Mackay
Jamie McKinnon
Greig Watson
Ardivan Djahansouzi
Jack Strachan
Kenny Coull

Bryan McKiddie for Gary Weir (88)
Jack Halliday for Stevie Cunningham (90)
Ardevan Djahansovzi for Adam Maitland (63)
Jack Strachan for Patrick Vigures (67)
Kenny Coull for Neil Mclean (84)

Gary Manson (66)
Stevie Cunningham (91)
Jamie Michie (71)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Scott MacDonald (Referee)

Match Report

Academy put a dent in Locos title challenge today with a fine 2-1 win. Stevie Cunningham opened the scoring with 17 minutes played. With a strong wind at their backs and playing down-hill the Scorries kept the Locos camped pretty much in their own half for the bulk of the first period. When the Locos did break up-field James More was on hand 3 times to make good first half saves.

Academy doubled their lead with a good flowing move that saw Richard Macadie score his 13th league goal of the season. More had two or three additional wonder saves to keep the Locos at bay before Craig Ross lashed in a cracking strike with only 5 minutes left to set up a gripping final few minutes. Academy however held on and ran out deserving winners.
The first real chance of the first half resulted in Wick Academy taking the lead, Sam Mackay ran towards the Locos defence and played the ball to Richard Macadie, Macadie played it first time to Davie Allan, Allan's low cross was blocked but he fired it back into the mixer, Macadie knocked it down to Stevie Cunningham on the edge of the box he coolly slotted the ball home into the bottom right corner of the goal to give Wick the lead.

Just four minutes later Sam Mackay drove a wind assisted free kick from 35 yards towards goal which Andy Reid held comfortably.

On the half hour mark, Inverurie had their first real chance, Clark Bain played in Craig Ross behind the Wick defence and Ross made towards the Wick goal, James More made himself big and managed to convert the ball behind for a corner.

On 41 minutes Locos went close to an equaliser, Adam Maitland crossed from the right and Alan Farquhar headed the ball off the Wick goal line and out wide, Patrick Vigurs managed to hook the ball back in to the danger area, More could only punch the ball into the path of Ross but Ross volleyed high and wide.
Just two minutes later and Locos threatened again, this time the threat came from the left, Maitland this time on the left crossed into the box and the break of the ball fell kindly to Neil Gauld but More was quick to react and make a good smothering save.

Half time Wick 1 - Inverurie 0

With just a minute of the second half gone Wick playing up the slope and into the wind nearly doubled their advantage, Gary Weir played the ball to Macadie who showed a deft touch to let Mackay onto the ball, Mackay sent Allan up the inside right channel and from just inside the box he dragged his shot wide.

Just before the hour mark Gauld turned away from Farquhar on the left edge of the box and his curling shot was beaten away by More.

On 62 minutes Wick doubled their lead, Allan drove in from the left towards goal drawing the keeper, he then squared the ball along the face of goal for Macadie to tap into the empty goal.

Five minutes later and Locos created a good chance, Bain crossed low from the right which More got a good hand to to push the ball away, it fell to Ardivan Djahansouzi and he looked like he had an easy chance to score but Farquhar thought differently throwing himself in front of the ball to knock it behind for a corner.

On 74 minutes it should have been game over, Weir held the ball up in the Locos box and he played it back to Cunningham and he crossed towards the back post where he found the unmarked Mackay, Mackay volleyed the ball into the ground and across the face of goal but the ball went agonizingly wide.

Co manager Kenny Coull was on the field a matter of seconds before he set up a goal for Locos, he skipped a couple of challenges before teeing up Craig Ross and from 22 yards ross curled the ball into the top right hand corner of the net to give Inverurie a consolation.

Full time Wick 2 - Inverurie 1

Match report written by Luke Bunch

Squad Statistics (as at February 12th, 2011)

2010/2011 All Time
James More (GK)22 9 - 96 -
Andrew MacLeod - 14 - 2886
Michael Steven20 13 - 16 -
Martin Gunn - 19140776
Richard Macadie23 221619866
Stevie Cunningham - 2069418
Gary Manson27 21233130
Alan Farquhar23 20 - 57 -
Sam Mackay21 1845223
David Allan21 2178138
Gary Weir13 221322575
Jack Halliday (sub)16 1 - 1 -
Bryan McKiddie (sub) - 16 - 1154

League Table (as at February 12th, 2011)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Buckie Thistle 18 14 1 3 +21 43
2. Keith 20 13 2 5 +24 41
3. Inverurie Locos 18 12 3 3 +29 39
4. Turriff United 20 12 3 5 +28 39
5. Deveronvale 18 11 2 5 +19 35
6. Nairn County 19 9 5 5 +18 32
7. Forres Mech 18 10 2 6 +10 32
8. Lossiemouth 21 8 6 7 -3 30
9. Formartine Utd 19 9 2 8 +2 29
10. Cove Rangers 18 8 4 6 +17 28
11. Brora Rangers 21 7 4 10 -16 25
12. Huntly 16 7 2 7 0 23
13. Fraserburgh 20 6 5 9 -2 23
14. WICK 18 7 1 10 0 22
15. Clachnacuddin 19 5 5 9 -4 20
16. Rothes 18 1 3 14 -33 6
17. Strathspey 18 1 3 14 -49 6
18. Fort William 17 1 1 15 -61 4