Highlights from the Wick Academy fantastic 3 - 0 win against Brora Rangers..
WELL, justice has been done - Reporter Noel Donaldson - 29 December 2012 Wick Academy, having had to suffer the ignominy of losing out to a manager who sneaked off over the Ord, to another job and added insult to injury by signing for derby rivals, Brora Rangers, responded in the most effective way – on the field of football. Their 3-O defeat of the Sutherland side, the second time this season and by the same margin, sent out a clear message to Davie Kirkwood, making his debut, yesterday, in the dugout at Harmsworth Park, for the first time since the controversy – “We are doing fine without you...in fact we’re doing better without you.” Wick Academy 3 Brora Rangers 0 First things first.
Wick Academy....3. Formartine United.......1.
Caithness 7s coverage of Skinandi's Matchday 6 - RG's v Melvich..
Report and Photos Noel Donaldson THERE can be nothing more agonising for a team, defeated in a cup tie, to have to face a long trip home and the 100-mile trek north, on Saturday night, must have seemed even longer for the vanquished Academy. The same would apply to their army of far-travelled fans and even the antidote of a dram or two, for some, would only dull the pain temporarily.7 There was doubtless a few sair heids as well as sair hearts this morning after the Scorries were dispatched from the North of Scotland Cup by a well-organised County outfit...the dream of winning the competition remaining as elusive as ever.
WICK ACADEMY...4...BROCH......1 Reporter Noel Donaldson MANY-A-FAN would probably have settled for a draw in Wick. Academy's encounter with on-form Fraserburgh on Saturday.
2nd half highlights of Wick Academy v Forres Mechanics in the North of Scotland cup final (Sept 2010) in Brora..
Rovers reign supreme in the rain Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy.....2.......Raith Rovers.....4 (h.t. 0-1) ACADEMY can hold their heads high, despite being overcome by the visitors who gave their lion mascot plenty to roar about at the final whistle.
Caithness United 3 v Orkney 0 (under 15's) for annual challenge cup. Scorers - Cameron Mackay (2) & Scott Cormack.
Scorries' second half form nets all three points - Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy......3.......Lossiemouth.......0....... (h.t.
Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy ....5 Nairn County....3. WICK Academy will well remember the fifth of November...the only difference was that their plot did go with a bang.
Report and Photos - Noel Donaldson A SINGLE goal and a penalty at that, tipped the Scottish Cup scales in favour of Keith, on Saturday, 22 October 2011, in the second-round tie at Harmsworth Park but it was hardly the stuff of cup magic. Nowhere are there so many if-onlys as in football, and the ones Wick Academy will reflect on, are the chances missed, not least Craig Shearer's header from a free kick which shot past the post.
Caithness United 6 v Inverness City 1 (under 15's 14-08-2011)..
Buckie Thistle....4.......Wick Academy...1 (half-time 1-1) Reporter - Noel Donaldson ANOTHER painful result for Wick Academy players and fans might be forgiven if they wished that the season was over. With a makeshift side, minus several key members, you would never have gone a bundle on the Scorries to win, if you were a betting person, particularly after Wednesday’s disaster against Nairn, and even a draw forecast would have been long odds.
Wick Academy....2.......Clachnacuddin....2 (half-time 2-1) Report By Noel Donaldson IT must be a frustrating trait for any soccer side. You go a goal up, maybe two, and, without getting complacent, you might start to think that the three points, if not in the (net) bag, are certainly beckoning..
Wick Academy 3.....Keith....5 (half time: 2-3) Report and photos by Noel Donaldson AT the Academy of football, their report card might have read- “Hardworking, promised great things but couldn’t deliver. Can do better with their home-work.” For the fans, this eight-goal thiller, at Harmsworth Park was well worth the entrance fee, complimented by the bonus of superb, spring-like weather.
Keeper More drives Inverurie loco More of the same, please, James Wick Academy...2 Inverurie Locos...1 - (ht: 1-0) Saturday 12th February 2011 at Harmsworth Park, Wick Reporter - Noel Donaldson STEVIE CUNNINGHAM and Richard Macadie were the guys who did the business on the goals front but the other hero of the 90 minutes, was keeper James More who pulled off a string of superb saves. He was tested in both halves and literally rose to all the challenges.
Wick Academy........2......Fraserburgh ...........0 (half time: 0-0) Reporter - Noel Donaldson IF ANYONE had been deluded into thinking that Wick Academy might be a trifle stale following a series of weather postponements, then their bet would have been misplaced. The Scorries delivered an emphatic, two-goal win against a club that has frequently had the upper hand in the past.
UKAEA Dounreay, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has donated new training equipment to Caithness United. Caithness United is a county based club which integrates the youth from the county.