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Hats off to hat-trick man Sam

14th November 2016

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Reporter Noel Donaldson

Wick Academy 3 Keith 1

A SECOND, consecutive match hat-trick from Sam Mackay secured all three points for the Scorries and was a further step forward in recovering their home form.

Keith were no pushovers, however, and stuck to their task right to the final whistle. Academy playing towards the Harrowhill end goal, took the lead following a promising start, Sam Mackay slotting home from the spot after Davie Allan was upturned in the right side of the box.

Academy came under pressure as Keith pressed for the equaliser and Luke Barbour levelled things before half-time with a simple tap-in from keeper Sean McCarthy's best efforts.

The entertaining fixture swung back in Wick's favour in the second 45, dominating for most of the the period..

Man-of-the-match Mackay struck his second and went on to complete his hat-trick with a superb free kick putting the encounter out of Keith's reach despite their best efforts to try to make the scoreline a little more respectable.

Academy, now fifth in the league table, are away to Turriff on Saturday.

 

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