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Academy to the four as they take three points in Keith clash

28th September 2014

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Wick Academy 4 Keith 0

Reporter Noel Donaldson.

THERE can be nothing more demoralising for any football team team than being hammered 7-1 and days later losing 4-0 with no immediate prospect of things improving.

That's the morale-sapping story for Keith F.C who must be quaking at the thought of meeting their next opponents, Brora Rangers, albeit it at home.

Contrastingly, the Scorries were flying high, having recorded their sixth straight win on the bounce - the last three, without reply - and, if they keep complacency at bay, must be a good bet to secure another three points in their next outing, away to Strathspey Thistle to keep in touch with the league leaders.

Academy nearly stunned their opponents in the opening stages of Saturday's encounter and had the bar been a couple of inches higher, it might have been all over, before it really started.

The early onslaught jolted Keith into action and it wasn't until the 14th minute that Wick put an official stamp on their authority. Lofty Lukasz Geruzel powered his way through the Keith defence to get his goal strike away, despite the valiant efforts of a Maroons defender. James Pickles made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute and a Richard Macadie penalty, before the break, virtually made it a game of one half.

The Kynoch Park outfit huffed and puffed in the second half but never looked like grabbing any consolation goals and Academy's Gary Weir came on to put them out of their misery in the dying minutes.

 

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