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Wick Academy 2 Lossiemouth 1

Submitted by Noel Donaldson

28th February 2016

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Match Date 27th February 2016.

Macadie makes the difference in late kick-off tussle.

THIS was a hard-earned win for Academy after some uncertainty over whether the game would proceed.

Puzzled fans, queuing at Harmsworth Parks main gate in perfect match play weather, were rewarded for the late kick-off (3.30pm) when an early breakaway caught Lossie cold. With the game only seconds old, Marc Macregor had no difficulty in finishing things off from close in, from a right side cross.

Anyone prepared to bet this was going to be - easy, easy - though, would have lost their cash. Academy were unable to capitalise on their early pressure, partly due to the woodwork and some fine goal-keeping. Lossie rallied and the equaliser came courtesy of Scott Millar who pounced on a short back-pass from Alan Farquhar.

The second period developed into a hammer-and-tongs battle with both sides committed to securing the crucial decider.
The deadlock was broken in the 63rd minute when Richard Macadie came off the bench to drive home a Sam Mackay cross high into the net.

Lossie made changes in a bid to salvage a share of the points but the fresh legs did not make any difference to the final score.

 

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