2 - 2
Hrvoje Kovacevic (10)
David Booth (pen.) (39)
Richard Macadie (7)
David Allan (82)
Paul McCarthy for Hrvoje Kovacevic (43)
Sean McKinstry for Russell Guild (65)
Petr Stepanek for Marek Madle (86)
Ross Allan for Lukasz Geruzel (75)
Hrvoje Kovacevic (41)
Pawel Nowacki (57)
Paul McCarthy (86)
Craig Dorrat (93)
Gary Weir (90)
Mat Northcroft (Referee)
Academy battled out a 2-2 draw today with Huntly at Christie Park. The Scorries had several regulars missing today; Alex Lamb got married yesterday and Craig Shearer was his best man, Sam Mackay was ill and Grant Steven is still out with injury.
Academy opened the scoring after 7 minutes played. Davie Allan picked the ball up and chipped it over the top of the Huntly back-line. Richard Macadie beat the off-side trap, ran onto the ball and went one-on-one with keeper Shaun Barney. Macadie kept his cool and took the ball around Barney and fired home into the empty net.
0 - 1
Academy could only hold the lead for 3 minutes. The Academy defence failed to clear a high ball that was pumped into the penalty area. It dropped to the Croatian midfielder Hrvoje Kovacevic and he made no mistake in finding the net beating Michael Gray.
1 - 1
It's end-to-end entertainment and 6 minutes before the half-time break the hosts took the lead. Gary Manson was adjudged by referee Mat Northcroft to have committed a foul in the Academy box and Huntly were awarded a penalty. Former Banks O' Dee striker David Booth sent Gray the wrong way as he slotted home into the opposite corner.
2 - 1
Just before the break Kovacevic was booked for a foul on Davie Allan, and moments later he was substituted for Paul McCarthy.
Half Time - Huntly 2 - Wick Academy 1
11 minutes into the second half and referee Mat Northcroft awards the second penalty of the game, this time to Academy, for a hand-ball in the Huntly box. Lukasz Geruzel took the spot-kick but keeper Shaun Barney dived the right way and made a good save turning it around his post for a corner.
Academy kept battling and got their just rewards with the equaliser. David Allan picked up the ball after it had bounced off the back of Gary Weir and he chipped it over keeper Barney from 8 yards out.
2 - 2
Academy had the bulk of the game in the second half but couldn't muster a late winner and come back up the A9 with a share of the points.
Full Time - Huntly 2 - Wick Academy 2
Match report written by Colin Stewart
|Michael Gray (GK)||-||7||-||64||-|
|Ross Allan (sub)||20||10||-||98||1|