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Wick Academy 0 Keith 1

23rd October 2011

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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. But Keith, who were always dangerous on the break, found finishing, just as much of a challenge.

The visitors had to rely on a penalty in the 35th minute, after striker Cammy Keith was tripped just inside the box by Craig Shearer, to take them through to the third round. Keith had a lot possession and were always quick to latch on to Academy passes that went astray but could not consolidate their lead, in windy conditions which frustrated play for both sides at times.

The second half was a slog with Academy pushing to level, through good efforts from David Allan, Sam Mackay and Stewart Ross, none of which produced that precious goal on which to build a possible win. Happiest person on the terracing was the supporter who pocketed a record 250 in Academy's regular 50/50 draw.

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