2 - 0
Andrew Greig (10)
Steven Mackay (31)
Steven Ross for Zander Sutherland (74)
Craig Campbell for Kyle Macleod (84)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (72)
|Zander Sutherland (67)||
Gary Weir (67)
Danny McCarthy (83)
Alan Hogg (Referee)
Two first half goals from Andrew Greig and Steven Mackay earn Brora the win under the lights at Dudgeon Parkin the North Derby.
Brora came close to opening the scoring in the opening minutes. Kyle Macleod floated a free kick to the back post to Jamie Duff who forced a good save from Danny McCarthy.
At the other end of the field Academy then had a chance but a shot from Ross MacIver from the edge of the box curled just wide of target.
Richard Macadie then had an effort on target bit Joe Malin collected it comfortably.
On 10 minutes Brora took the lead. Zander Sutherland fired a long ball up to Andrew Greig and he ran ono it before coolly slotting passed McCarthy from about 8 yards out.
1 - 0
On the half-hour Brora were forced to make a change with Ally Macdonald coming off injured and he was replaced by Scott Houston.
A minute later the home side were two up. They won a corner which was fired in by Zander Sutherland and Steven Mackay rose highest to power home his header at the near post.
2 - 0
Just before the break Richard Macadie delivered a great corner for Danny Mackay but he headed just wide of the target at the Malin's back post.
Half Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0
On the hour Academy had a strong shout for a penalty waved away by referee Alan Hogg when a shot from Michael Steven looked as if it was blocked by a hand on the line.
Sutherland had a shot that was just wide of target before Brora had a penalty shout of their own when they claimed that Andrew Greig was fouled by Brandon Sinclair, but again the referee waved play on.
Both number 9's, Sutherland and Weir, made their way into the referee's notebook as they had a wee altercation off the ball which earned them both a yellow card.
On 73 minutes Brora won a free-kick 30 yards from goal which Zander Sutherland took, forcing McCarthy to tip it over his crossbar.
McCarthy was in action again minutes later from another free-kick, this time he made a fine save from Gavin Morrison.
In the final action James Pickles had a 30 yard drive that went just wide of target and Brora played out the final seconds to secure the win.
Full Time - Brora Rangers 2 - Wick Academy 0
Match report written by Luke Bunch
|Danny McCarthy (GK)||18||5||-||7||-|
|Marc MacGregor (sub)||22||32||7||69||19|