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Wick Academy 3

Buckie Thistle 

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Wick Academy

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Victoria Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Craig Macmillan (85) Steven Anderson (33)
Lukasz Geruzel (52)
Richard Macadie (pen.) (80)

Team Managers
Unknown. Gordon Connelly

Starting Eleven
Andrew Burr
Iain Macrae
Shaun Carroll
Darren Wood
Lewis Mackinnon (C)
Jay Cheyne
Kyle Scott Gauld
Kevin Fraser
Christopher Angus
Andrew Low
Drew Copeland
Sean McCarthy
Grant Campbell
Grant Steven
Alan Farquhar
Ross Allan
Sam Mackay
Richard Macadie
James Pickles
Lukasz Geruzel
Steven Anderson
David Allan

Craig Macmillan
Liam Baxter
Graeme Stewart
Donald Munro
Shaun Wood
Stephen Gauld
Matthew McGinley
James More
Michael Steven
Alan Hughes
Gary Manson
Gary Weir

Liam Baxter for Kevin Fraser (75)
Craig Macmillan for Kyle Scott Gauld (78)
Donald Munro for Christopher Angus (83)
Gary Manson for Steven Anderson (84)
Gary Weir for Lukasz Geruzel (89)

Lewis Mackinnon (38)
Darren Wood (80)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Beaton (Referee)
John Black & Davy Robertson (Assistants)

Match Report

Wick Academy travelled to Victoria Park today with manager Gordon Connelly having a full squad at his disposal. Buckie had Chris Hegarty missing through suspension as well as Neil Davidson and Scott Adams unavailable.

A first half tap-in from Steven Anderson set Academy on the road to a fine 3-1 victory. Further second half goals from Lukasz Geruzel and a Richard Macadie penalty had the points in the bag, although substitute Craig MacMillan did pull back a consolation goal with 5 minutes of the game left that denied the Scorries their 4th clean sheet on the bounce.

The home side created the first chance of the game after 8 minutes. Grant Steven lost the ball on the edge of the Academy penalty area and it was played into Chris Angus. He had a shot on target that was saved by Sean McCarthy and the ball was then cleared to safety off the Academy line.

Just after the quarter hour mark Buckie created another good chance. This time Alan Farquhar lost the ball about 25 yards from goal. Christopher Angus delivered into Kevin Fraser just inside the box but his side-footed effort went just past the outside of the post.

In the 33rd minute Academy broke the dead-lock. Referee Graham Beaton over-ruled a Buckie throw-in, awarding it instead to Academy. Davie Allan snapped it up, drove up the left flank and cut inside to the Buckie bye-line before delivering the perfect cross across the face of goal for Steven Anderson to have a tap-in from 3 yards out.

0 - 1

In the 36th minute Davie Allan dispossessed Lewis MacKinnon and as he drove towards goal MacKinnon took him down and he was booked for his efforts. The resulting free-kick was taken by Sam Mackay about 23 yards from goal but his effort landed just over the cross-bar.

Half Time - Buckie Thistle 0 - Wick Academy 1

The wind picked up at the start of the second half and Academy are playing into it.

7 minutes after the interval Academy doubled their advantage. Sam Mackay pinched the ball from Iain MacRae and slid it to Davie Allan. Allan's attempt smashed off the post but Lukasz Geruzel was smart to follow-up to the rebound and he stuck it home.

0 - 2

On the hour Buckie won a corner on the right. It was swung in and MacKinnon delivered it across goal but there were no takers to turn it home.

At the other end Academy created another chance when Ross Allan played a neat one-two with brother Davie which saw Ross home in on goal but from a tight angle his drive went just wide of the target for a goal-kick.

A minute later Lewis MacKinnon took advantage of the strong back-wind and had a crack from 35 yards out that was saved by McCarthy.

With 10 minutes of the game left Academy sealed the points when Darren Woods took Davie Allan down in the Buckie box and referee Graham Beaton awarded Academy a penalty. Richard Macadie claimed the ball and although keeper Andy Burr guest the right way, Macadie fired it home low into the right hand corner.

0 - 3

With 5 minutes left Andy Low smacked a half-volley 30 yards from goal which looked goal-bound but Sean McCarthy made a great save managing to tip the ball around the post for a corner. From the corner the ball was knocked down to substitute Craig MacMillan and he riffled home from 6 yards out.

1 - 3

Buckie finished the last few minutes of the game with only 10 men as Darren Wood had to go off injured and they had no replacements left to take his place, and Academy claimed yet another away win, their 10th of this campaign.

Full Time - Buckie Thistle 1 - Wick Academy 3

Match report written by Luke Bunch

Squad Statistics (as at March 7th, 2015)

2014/2015 All Time
Sean McCarthy (GK)21 26 - 26 -
Grant Campbell - 283523
Grant Steven22 2611143
Ross Allan21 2931397
Alan Farquhar27 30 - 2083
James Pickles24 2478813
Richard Macadie27 3213365144
Sam Mackay25 25919586
David Allan25 3112231109
Steven Anderson22 29112911
Lukasz Geruzel - 23129244
Gary Manson (sub)31 25148134
Gary Weir (sub)17 2610373145

League Table (as at March 7th, 2015)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Brora Rangers 26 22 4 0 +99 70
2. Turriff United 26 22 2 2 +43 65
3. WICK 26 19 2 5 +42 59
4. Fraserburgh 28 16 6 6 +39 54
5. Inverurie Locos 27 17 3 7 +38 54
6. Cove Rangers 26 16 5 5 +41 53
7. Formartine Utd 25 16 5 4 +28 53
8. Nairn County 25 13 3 9 +36 42
9. Forres Mech 26 13 3 10 +7 42
10. Buckie Thistle 28 10 5 13 -4 35
11. Clachnacuddin 28 10 3 15 -12 33
12. Deveronvale 27 8 7 12 -16 31
13. Fort William 21 5 2 14 -29 17
14. Keith 25 5 1 19 -46 16
15. Huntly 29 4 3 22 -61 15
16. Lossiemouth 27 4 2 21 -50 14
17. Strathspey 25 2 4 19 -69 10
18. Rothes 27 2 4 21 -86 10